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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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10 Tempting Reasons to Take Your Copy Seriously

by Scott Martin

The top copywriters earn more than top doctors. This may seem crazy as doctors save lives and copywriters put words on a page—but it’s true. According to an article in Forbes, the top paying medical specialty is orthopedic surgery with an average annual salary of $464,500; next was invasive cardiology…

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10 Reasons to Use TONS of Copy on Your Landing Pages

by Scott Martin

You’ve heard the old cliché, “A picture is worth a 1,000 words.” If this saying were true in marketing, every landing page would comprise blocks and blocks of photos with very little copy. Oh wait! That’s Pinterest, not a landing page. You’ve probably noticed, the overwhelming majority of web pages…

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Why Your Marketing Generates Yawns, Not Sales

by Scott Martin

buyers ask what's in it for me

My mentor in this crazy world of direct response copywriting was Andrew Wood, also known as “The Legend.” An excellent marketer and copywriter, Andrew hired me to write some copy and he gave me a checklist… One item: Always answer the most important question the customer is asking: What’s in…

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AIDA: A Proven Copywriting Formula for Generating Leads and Revenue

by Scott Martin

No, it’s not about Verdi’s Opera. AIDA stands for: Attention Interest Desire Action If you’re new to copywriting, or you’re a copywriter staring at a blank page, the AIDA copywriting formula is an “old standard” that routinely produces rock-solid results. You can use AIDA for every type of direct response…

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