How To Make More Sales Through Judicious Application Of Giraffes

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Copywriting | 0 comments

Let’s talk about those e-mails you write. You’ve probably wondered now and then whether you should be concentrating on curiosity to get as many prospects to the page as possible, or talking about the benefits of the offer to send more targeted clicks and get better EPCs. Here’s the short answer: yes. If in doubt, you’re probably better off talking about the benefits. It’s lower variance and easier to do well. But...

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How To Not Suck At Writing Headlines

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Copywriting | 0 comments

When you’re trying to write a headline, think about where your prospect is coming from. What do they know about you already, if anything? When you know that, you’ll know how to attract their attention right away. Gene Schwartz, direct response god, puts it better than I do: If your prospect is aware of your product and realises it can satisfy his desire, your headline starts with your product. If he is not aware of your product...

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8 Presidential Ways to Become Better At Selling

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Copywriting, Marketing | 0 comments

Take 5 minutes, and read this: 8 powerful speech techniques used by Barack Obama Good sales copy, in the words of the prophet, is salesmanship in text. And make no mistake, all those techniques ARE salesmanship. Every one, from the repetitions to the tone to the focus on story, is designed to sell you – in this case, sell you on Barack Obama. Of course, to the crowd in front of him on election night, the sell was easy. To the people it...

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Writing at the 11th hour

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Copywriting | 0 comments

Normally, I’ll block off 2 weeks for writing a sales letter. This is so I’ve got enough time for research, thinking through a few different approaches and have a gap of a couple of days at the end where I can put the letter in a drawer, forget about it, and then come back fresh for a final edit. But sometimes, I don’t have that luxury. On Sunday I was approached for an 11th-hour job – the launch was happening on...

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Are you a Green or a Purple?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Copywriting, Marketing | 0 comments

Read this: Workplace discrimination prompts ‘whitened’ job applications Does it seem familiar? It’s fairly common knowledge that there’s a bias in favour of white people in the employment market, but here’s something you may not know: it’s not just bigotry. In fact, it’s rational. Tim Harford talks through the psychology behind this in The Logic Of Life. In the experiment, students were divided into 2...

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