Posts Tagged ‘features and benefits’


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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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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What’s In a Name? 3 Questions for Creating a Business, Product, or Service Name that Sticks & Sells

My oldest daughter asked me to help her brainstorm some names for a business her and a friend are launching. Being the marketing-minded Dad that I am I quickly launched into a marketing-101 lesson (why do I do this?). Hey, I’m passionate about my daughter’s success and avoiding the mistakes so many new launches make. [...]

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A 5-Question Filter for Your Marketing Content (Including Social Media)

You receive a marketing piece via mail…and Wow! Or you log onto a website and the embedded flash reminds you of a Vegas show. My first fleeting thought is – “Someone dropped some cash on that…!” Hold that thought…because there’s a deeper question that begs answering. And it’s a question that the ever-changing marketing landscape [...]

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What Elmer Wheeler Said That Can Enhance Your Marketing Content

As I write this post the Fourth of July holiday weekend is approaching. Soon, the familiar and annual sound of fireworks exploding overhead will symbolize how we Americans celebrate our freedom. And of course another sound will arise from BBQ grills across our grand land – the *sizzle* of hot dogs, burgers and steaks (hey…there’s [...]

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What’s unique about you?

My wife and I enjoyed dinner and good conversation with a friend last evening. Part of our conversation was about the value we bring to our work and the opportunities the marketplace gives us. Our friend is pursuing new job opportunities (and I happened to renew/write her resume – another value-add benefit of knowing effective [...]

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Does your marketing content survive the “3-second” rule?

You’re enjoying a favorite snack at home. And suddenly the morsel slips from your paws and on to the floor! That unfortunate moment sets a rule into play jokingly known as the “10-second rule.” Basically, the rule holds that any food item remains edible if it’s quickly scooped up and dusted off within ten seconds [...]

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How to be known as an “industry expert”

“What do I really have to offer the industry or more specifically – the niche – I work in?” It’s an important question that forces me to inventory the benefits I deliver. This week I’ve been writing and editing a report that I’ll deliver FREE to my prospective client list. There’s an important reason I’m [...]

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