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Your Campaign Failed? GREAT!

by Scott Martin

“The problem with most copywriters is they don’t think in terms of selling,” says David Ogilvy in his video titled We Sell or Else. “They’ve never written direct response. They’ve never tasted blood.” When Ogilvy says, almost enthusiastically, “they’ve never tasted blood,” he’s talking about failure. Ogilvy founded one of the…

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The Problems You Face as a Marketer… And They’re Serious

by Scott Martin

man screaming at computer

On the “most difficult tasks on the planet” scale, I place marketing toward the top. It’s not as difficult as brain surgery or growing grass in Phoenix in July. But successful marketing is certainly more difficult than memorizing entire Shakespeare sonnets or contemplating the origin of the solar system. Marketing—specifically…

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7 Tips for Writing Effective Short Copy

by Christina Gillick

Long copy versus short copy… which converts better? The answer is often debated, but there’s only one truth when it comes to copy length. It depends. Depending on your product, target market, advertising medium, goals of your copy, and a million other factors, the length that’s most effective will vary.…

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Is Copy Dead? The Surprising Answer …

by Scott Martin

Poke around the Internet and you’ll find articles and blogs detailing the death of copy and, much to my chagrin, copywriters. Writing in USA Today, Michael Wolff states: “We just don’t look at advertising, respond to it, or believe it, as much as we once did, wherever it appears. Maybe…

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Show Me My Heatmap

Playing around w/ @CrazyEgg and like it so far. Quick, nice and simple. Also easily implementable with #googletagmanager built-in tag.

Brandon K. Lee

@elBKL