Archive for the ‘Copywriter’ Category


How to Pump-Up the Slumps

I scrolled through some archived e-newsletter content I published three years ago (wow). Amazed that as a freelance copywriter, and (adding to the mix) now a blogger, social media content writer/strategist, and soon to be info-publisher, I’m – to the week – experiencing similar thoughts and challenges about life and business building. Labor Day weekend [...]

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How Copywriting Uncovers Hidden Value

A local paper ad caught my wife’s attention. It was promoting an international coin buyer’s event taking place over the weekend at a local hotel. Our experience prompted my thoughts about some important copywriting and marketing principles. I was reminded how it’s essential to think about the untapped value within your products and services. Along [...]

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How to Stimulate Your Reader’s Imagination

I’m a visual person. I default to thinking in pictures and images. For example, when I set goals I see the process, the path, and the end-result of achieving it. Then I move forward in that direction (at least that’s the plan). Visualization stimulates energy. Imagination taps into emotions. Images ignite thoughts and compel action. [...]

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“Est” Syndrome & How to Beat It in Your Content

Sometimes I can’t get-over-myself. This occasionally happens when I write proposals to promote my services to a potential client. My first hurdle with self promotion is taking myself just seriously enough to boldly inform someone that I’m the person to get-it-done for them. Something similar happens with product and service promotions. The “est” syndrome. This [...]

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How Un-Marketing & Social Media Can Transform Your Business

I’ve been reading Scott Stratten‘s book, Un-Marketing. I scanned the book nearly a year ago because a client asked me to review a few chapters to write some themed blog posts. I researched the book. Got intrigued. Wrote the posts. Yet I put it aside on my shelf. Thanks to social media (amazing how it [...]

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Does Your Content Pass the “Bar-stool Test”?

Does your marketing message connect? Is it rising above the content noise in today’s marketplace? As a professional copywriter and content publisher it’s essential that what I write connects. Clients pay me for the connect-ability of my writing to their target audience and market. When it connects, people buy, use their services, make an investment, [...]

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How to Make Your Content “Sticky”

I walked across our kitchen floor a few days ago and experienced that somebody-spilled-something-sticky-feeling on the bottom of my bare feet. Ever done that? That’s bad-sticky! But when we talk about sticky-content…that’s good-sticky! Speaking of sticky – do you know the story of the Post-it® Note? You know, those little yellow notes we can’t live [...]

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3 Blog Basics for Business

[Portions of this article - written by me - first appeared on the Dentoola Blog-01.11.2011 and have been re-published on my dental industry niche blog at DentalCopywriter.com] Businesses and service providers that “get” social media will move ahead of the crowd. What’s a good first step? Choices vary these days from Twitter, to Facebook, to [...]

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Vintage Copywriting: How to Re-Purpose Your Marketing Content

In my mid teen years my Dad bought an older house to salvage the lumber, brick, and stone for use to remodel our new home addition. I remember, as we speak, pulling what seemed like millions of nails from the lumber that would be re-nailed into flooring, wall studs, etc. in our new house. The [...]

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3 Ways to Sharpen Your Social Media Mindset for Business

“All businesses are being forced to go social.” That’s according to Michael Brito. Maybe you’ve been waiting to see if all the buzz about having a blog, a Facebook page or a Twitter account is just another passing trend. Delaying or avoiding social media altogether may have been the general mindset a few months ago [...]

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