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6 Ways to Optimise Your Print Copy for Use Online

…or “How to turn great print copywriting into excellent SEO optimised copywriting that human readers will love too”. If you’ve had experience writing successful copy for offline functions, you’re most likely going to enjoy some success when writing copy for your website. However, you will need to add a few mildly techy, chiefly SEO-related tricks […]


Mistakes to Avoid When Writing for Your Business

Writing for your business is not an easy task but it’s something a lot of small business owners have to do. While I’d always advise investing in a copywriter (of course I would – I am one) it IS possible to handle small-scale copy yourself. You just need to make sure you don’t make mistakes […]


Five Ways To Channel Customers’ Emotions Into Sales With Your Content

Most of the decisions we make are driven by our emotions, and this includes purchasing decisions, from putting an offer on a £500k house to choosing a £15 personal organiser. Larry Pincin and Phil Glosserman, authors of Sell The Feeling, say: “Regardless of what you’re selling, whether it’s products, services or advice, people buy based […]


How to Write Emotive Copy

We’re all aware of M&S’s food adverts – the ones with sizzling butter atop caramelised steak or crisply snapping crudités. How those adverts LOOK is how emotive copy should read. Humans are emotionally and sensually reactive things. We cry at films. We find our mouths watering while reading a recipe. Our imaginations are so easily […]


How to Write App Notifications

Writing app notifications is super hard. Let me TELL you – it’s hard. It’s one of the only places in an app (filled with nice, functional micro copy) that you can get across some tone. But not at the expense of clicks. Problems you will definitely encounter with app notifications 1. Many, many conflicting priorities […]


How to Write Like a Copywriter

I’ve written about how to read like a copywriter (step one!), so this one’s about the actual doing: those pesky words. I’ve been trying to mentor a colleague through taking over some content writing and let me tell you: it’s tricky. There are lots of courses you can take that will show you good copywriting […]


How to Learn Copywriting by Reading

There are two elements to being a good copywriter: reading and, you guessed it, writing. Learning copywriting demands picking up the theory and analysing what’s already out there, plus trying stuff out for yourself and getting feedback on your work. This one’s about the reading bit. How to read like a copywriter 1. Internalise grammar, […]


How To Write On Demand, For Non-Writers

You’re not a writer. You never claimed to be. And yet someone has just asked you – YOU! – to write a blog post or company update because you made the mistake of not looking busy enough when the boss came in the door. She jangled out some vague instructions, handed you a napkin with […]


Do You Think Content Marketing Doesn’t Work? Read This

I’ve heard (and shouted) all the reasons content marketing is stupid and takes too long and can’t be bothered. Trouble is, it only bloomin’ WORKS, doesn’t it? So, here are the three reasons you’re not writing your piece of content right now – and the three reasons you need to get right back to it […]


How To Write Stand-Out Copy In A World Where Everyone’s A Writer

Not only has the Internet got people reading more, but it’s also got people writing more. Nearly everyone has at least one social media account, and according to Social Pilot, Facebook users collectively send 150,000 messages every minute. Now that people have their own platforms, they feel compelled to speak from them – no matter […]


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