Posts Tagged ‘copywriter’

I’d sure like to see this creative brief

Orangina Ladies suddenly the more vengeful sex in spots for ‘Miss O!’ diet drinks

A perfect product tie-in

Snoop Dogg Pimps Rolling Papers With Smokable Book of LyricsSnoop Dogg is promoting his new line of Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers with a unique smokable book, created from rolling papers printed with his lyrics.

Orange Enlists TSA Types to Silence Your Cell Phone at the Movies

Ad of the Day: Orange Enlists TSA Types to Silence Your Cell Phone at the Movies

“Until 40 percent off, ‘the customer doesn’t even pay attention.’” Amen.

Retailers Rush to Adjust to Price-Smart Shoppers. As power shifts to consumers, propelled by the Internet and apps, many stores are scrambling to move beyond the time-worn cycle of markups and discounts — and still make money.

An Argument Against the Usefulness of QR Codes

We’ve been talking about QR codes—those slightly out-of-focus, black-and-white squares—for several years now. “Conceptually, this is neat,” writes Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic. “People who are looking at paper but connected to the Internet via their phones can combine the two in one seamless experience.” We see QR Codes everywhere—but do we use them? Not really.

George Lois: How I Tricked Aunt Jemima Into Making Syrup

How legendary adman George Lois (claims that he) made Aunt Jemima get into the syrup business.

Advertising is a really weird business. Just ask Jean Paul Gaultier’s Marionettes.

Ad Campaign: Jean Paul Gaultier Whips Marionettes Into Shape for Diet Coke Diet soda is one of the few substances scientifically known to be ingested by fashion models. So, it’s not completely off the wall that Jean Paul Gaultier has been named creative director for Diet Coke in Europe. (He replaces Karl Lagerfeld in the […]

Brand Logos Redesigned for Hipsters

Brand Logos Redesigned for Hipsters. Any hipsters out there wanna comment?

Smells like another campaign, but so what.

I’m a sucker for CEOs who do their own company spots. (OK, not really, but it’s amusing.)’s 90-second promo clip is on the cutting edge, with more than 3 million views. Smells like Old Spice? Sure does, but also smells like cross-promo opp.

Brand keyword shoutout: Straus Family Creamery

Hey, Straus Family Creamery Super Premium Ice Cream Organic mint chocolate chip! More mint flavor, please. (Let’s see if they respond. This is as keyword-y as I can get.)

Miraval Resorts brand launch

I was copywriter and brand marketing strategist on the launch of this world-renowned spa in Tuscon, AZ. Most of the work was done while there were still bulldozers on the property and none of the rooms were finished. Sometimes we’re not just creatives, we’re illusionists.

How to convey passion and excitement in a case study

I’ve been wondering this for years, because as I explained to a client recently, while I think case studies are valuable, I think the case study format is tired. And I see a lot of tired writing plugged into case studies. I like Jack Price‘s answer to this question on Quora. He writes: “A common […]

How did a copywriter pick her client’s top-selling product?

When you think of a copywriter, you think of someone who puts words on a page. Someone who comes up with creative ideas for selling your product. Not someone who actually picks your biggest selling product of the season. And let’s face it, I didn’t expect to be in a position to be advising anyone […]

5 tips for creating a blog calendar

Writing a blog becomes a lot easier when you have a framework to follow. (Hey, it sure beats scratching your head each week trying to figure out what to publish.) What I found for most clients is that, at a minimum, it’s best to set a quarter as a goal for your plan. Even better […]

Features versus benefits: Can we end this now?

Copywriters write about benefits, not just features

On the very first day of Copywriter or Sales 101 class, you will hear the “features-versus-benefits” conflict. You will hear the professor say that people buy because of benefits. “Features tell but benefits sell” is a phrase that will likely be spoken. You’ll hear how features describe a product or service while benefits describe why […]

5 disturbing characteristics of a DM copywriter

Copywriters beware. If you’re reading this thinking you’re going to get lessons on copywriting, you won’t. See my earlier post about why this copywriter won’t write about copywriting. Instead, I’m going to give you a quick peek into the (potentially alarming) psyche of your DM copywriter: We study you. Constantly. Always. Looking for what makes […]

Why this copywriter will never write an article about copywriting

There, did I say copywriting enough times that Google crawls it and thinks I am one? Great, now that that’s out of the way. Here’s the deal. If you need a copywriter, you don’t need an article about 10 tips on copywriting. Like, if you need a heart surgeon, you don’t need an article about […]

Email Marketing According to Email Users

Key email marketing stats and lessons for you from surveys of Internet users and their typical email habits, preferences and opinions.

How Usable is Your Copy, Plus Interactive Copywriting & Design

How Usable is Your Copy? « Usability Post (tags: copywriting copywriter user_experience webdesign ui content writing) Interactive Copywriting & Design (tags: design copywriter copywriting user_experience)

Writing About Technology, Plus Why Agencies Suck at Social Strategies

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Copywriting FAQs; What Makes a Good Advertising Writer

Copywriting Frequently Ask Questions – Copywriting FAQs (tags: advertising copywriter copywriting) What Makes a Good Ad Copywriter (tags: advertising copywriter) Advertising Copywriter(tags: copywriter advertising)

Ad Concepts from 54 Pics, Plus Theater Lobbies

Creative AD Concepts | 54 Pics | (tags: ad_concepts advertising_concepts advertising) Creative advertising techniques and ideas + hundreds of example TV, email, print ads (tags: advertising creative inspiration strategy ideas advertising_concepts) Seeking New Ad Concepts for Movie Theater Lobbies – Advertising Age – Video (tags: advertising concepts)

Word Mapping, Plus Names and Naming

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus – An interactive thesaurus and dictionary word mapping tool (tags: copywriter naming brand branding) The Name Inspector ~ On Names and Naming (tags: copywriter naming brand branding marketing)

Anorexic Web Writing, Plus Content and Writing Guide

The User Experience – Writing Superior Content (tags: copywriting, user experience copywriter) A List Apart: Articles: Reviving Anorexic Web Writing (tags: copywriting user experience) The User Experience Group: Online Writing Guide (tags: copywriting, user experience)