Yesterday, I had the pleasure of catching up for a coffee with a fellow copywriter that I’ve been eager to meet with for quite a while now. I’ve always loved meeting up with likeminded entrepreneurial individuals for a casual chat to swap ideas and experiences. No sales pitches, no competitive awkwardness. Just an open and … Continue reading Left vs right brain? The magic created when two writers’ worlds collide.
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How long should a blog post be? Well, the simple answer to this is as long as it needs to be, but no longer. The length of a blog post should essentially be determined by the needs of the audience of whom you expect to consume the information. I.e a post on a technical or … Continue reading Why short blog posts work best.
I love to keep things simple. Maybe it’s because I’m a simple person… or maybe it’s simply because I know that it works. Whether it be in marketing strategy, copywriting, web design, content creation or any situation where an individual is communicating to an audience and hoping to achieve a desired result, I’ve found that … Continue reading Get in and get out! The simple trick to effective communication.
So, here we are in July 2019. Wow! That means that in less than 6 months, this decade will be all over. How can that be? As I look back over the past 10 years in marketing, so much has changed. During this time, I’ve seen more fads and trends come and go than I … Continue reading Want to be a great marketer in 2020 and beyond? Well, here’s the top skills you’ll need.
Successful brand storytelling is all about conveying facts through an engaging narrative. Most web pages, advertisements, blog posts, social media posts and the like are about conveying information. In each case, the intention is to bring something across to your audience that creates a positive association with your business. There are several ways of doing … Continue reading An introduction to brand storytelling part 2 – Conveying facts through narrative.
How do I write a really good blog post that people actually read and engage with? Now that’s the sort of question that I get asked a lot. Well, let me break it down really simply. In my opinion, the best blog posts are Engaging to the reader Easy to absorb Short and sharp They … Continue reading Write some ‘Kick Arse Blog Posts’ by understanding what they are and what they aren’t.
I’m sorry if this may come across as bad news for many business operators or entrepreneurs out there, but your customers don’t just buy your brand. You don’t simply call yourself Apple or Coca-Cola and instantly become loved all over the world. What people buy into is your story, and the more compelling and relatable … Continue reading An introduction to brand storytelling – Part 1
Right. I said quick fire… So, here we go. 1. THE RIGHT WORDS CAN BUILD YOUR IMAGE. Any copy you use in your marketing is a reflection on both yourself and your business. It should convey the quality and professionalism that you bring to your work. 2. GOOD COPYWRITING IS INVISIBLE. Well-written copy delivers your … Continue reading Top 4 quick fire benefits of writing ‘Quality Cut-through Copy’.
Writing is not like modelling, gymnastics, or playing tennis. It’s not something where if you missed it by the age of 19, you’re finished. It’s never too late. In fact, as you become older and wiser with more life experience under your belt, there’s a fair chance that you will become an even better writer. … Continue reading When writing transcends all boundaries.