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Oh, no! Were we wrong about exclamation marks?

Psst! I know your little secret. Come closer. Ready? You use exclamation marks. There! I said it. And in case you’re feeling embarrassed, let me state for the record: I use them too. We all do. In our social me...

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Young, gifted and male. Say what?!

My friend Vikki Ross recently tweeted this copywriting job: First of all, as Vikki herself said in the conversation on Twitter that followed, she wasn’t recruiting or even endorsing the client’s requireme...

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Towards a transformative hermeneutics of linguistic periphrasticism, or, why do people love jargon?

In authoring this thought-leadership white paper my strategic roadmap was to build a key deliverable for continuous professional development and learnings. Er, what now? I said, I wrote this article to help you...

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Are You So Old-School You’re Cool?

Think you’re a copywriting cool cat? Take our lighthearted, but deadly-serious 10-question quiz to find out your Copywriter Cool-Rating 1 Which of the following do you own: a)    A fountain pen b)   A Fil...

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Twas The Deadline Before Christmas

  Twas the night before Christmas, when at her pine desk The writer still strove for lines Ogilvy-esque. O’er keyboard her hands hovered, limp in the air, While she waited for insight that just wasn’t ther...

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The Future of Copywriting by Eric Moeller

There are a number of broad global business trends that have had an impact on copywriting and will continue to do so in the future. These trends include globalisation, customer centric marketing and technologic...

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Results of our 2014 blogging competition

The results are in. But before I reveal the winner and runners-up in our blogging competition on The Future of Copywriting – here are a few thoughts on how the event turned out. The first thing that surpr...

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The Future of Copywriting – by Chris Smith

Here is the winning entry in our 2014 Blogging Competition – “The Future of Copywriting”. Among a strong field, Chris Smith triumphed. According to the judges: “A tightly structured and...

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Why I hate grammar nazis

Here’s a little tip for getting traction in the Twittersphere. Tweet about grammar. I did it this morning, asking why copywriters feel that “good grammar” matters so much. Roughly eight milliseconds later my Tw...

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18 free copywriting ebooks

Here is a list of 18 sites offering free or almost free copywriting ebooks and PDFs to help budding copywriters find their feet. I have linked directly to the download/signup pages so you don’t need to hu...

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