Copywriting

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April 8th, 2021

Are you a robot? If not (cue 5-min CAPTCHA asking you to identify traffic cones in a wide variety of weather conditions), you probably don’t expect to be spoken to as if you are one in your inbox. And I can’t say I’ve ever been too enthused to receive emails that read like they were written by a robot, either.

Say what you will about C3PO, but at...

irresistable-blog-post-titles
April 6th, 2021

Blog post titles are hard. You need to communicate a lot of information and capture the attention—and the clicks—of your audience, and you only have so many characters to do it.

That’s why I’m sharing nine tips for stronger blog post titles here:

  1. Avoid words that sound like spam
  2. Check the SERP for numbers
  3. Remember your keyword
  4. Follow a “how to”...
best words and phrases for marketing intro
January 13th, 2021

Every business owner is on the hunt for those silver bullet campaigns that will turn your organic website traffic, website pages, email newsletters, and other copy into dollar signs. Well, it doesn't actually work that way. There are some staples, like quality and trust—that have to be woven up through the center of all your content to build that marketing material bridge...

networking email subject lines and templates follow up email example
October 26th, 2020

Any aspiring professional or business owner knows the importance of networking, and while there’s no shortage of networking events and opportunities, whether virtual or in-person, the part where most individuals tend to fall short is the follow-up, which is almost entirely dependent on email (aside from LinkedIn).

In this post, I’m going to equip you with the tips and templates you...

marketing one-pager example
October 21st, 2020

If someone asked you what your business does, would you be able to describe it accurately in a concise, compelling manner?

Better yet: would your description inspire a potential customer to want to learn more about what you have to offer?

Even further, suppose multiple people wanted that description in writing—sales team members, potential customers, existing ...

macbook-air-copywriting-example
April 16th, 2020

Copywriting is simply a type of writing used to get an audience to act, but as any copywriter knows, achieving that is not so simple. As there are a number of factors that influence whether a reader takes action, there exists a plethora of copywriting formulas to help you cover all your bases. So which one should you use?

Different formulas work for different goals, content types, and...

marketing copy example from Mailchimp
January 22nd, 2020

If you’ve ever googled something and immediately scrolled through anything with an “ad” tag without stopping, it probably means the copywriters need to up their game. Alternatively—and I do this constantly—if you’re walking down the street and see some posters and do a double-take? Bravo, copywriter.

The most recent stop-and-stare that made me do a double-...

copywriting freewrite Peter Elbow quote
October 15th, 2019

Starting with a blank page is never a good idea. For me, it’s the quickest way to realize I need to check my inbox one more time. Or finally organize the files on my desktop. Or run to grab a coffee so that I can focus. (I don’t think I need to tell you that these coffees don’t do much for focus.)

The bottom line is that, whether I’m writing an email or a blog post or a tagline, if I...

copywriting-tips
August 15th, 2019

This post was co-written by Holly Niemiec and Conor Bond.

You need to develop a lot of different skills if you want your online advertising campaigns to achieve their full potential. Even if you’ve created watertight keyword lists and razor-sharp lookalike audiences, something still stands between your prospects and your business: ad copy.

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July 9th, 2019

This post was co-written by Holly Niemiec and Conor Bond.

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer’s in full swing. If you’re anything like me, the warm temperature and glorious sunlight has erased the appeal of anything that doesn’t involve drinking outdoors and listening to OutKast’s catalog on repeat.

As tempting as it is to grab an overpriced...

sitelinks ad example
April 22nd, 2019

We all make mistakes from time to time. It happens. We’re only human.

With ad copy writing, we’re given a number of open-ended text fields with no real guidance from the search engines as to what to put in there. Sure, there are some technical boundaries, like punctuation and symbol usage, but for the most part, it’s really one of the areas in a search account we’re given the most...

February 8th, 2018

How well do you know the people you're targeting?

And I mean really know them? Do you know why they're signing up? Do you know why they're buying? Do you know why they would click on your ad in the first place?

If you do, congratulations. You're a genius.

But if you're not 100% sure, you're in for a rough ride. You'll be left guessing what your target audience wants and...