Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited success.
The classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated third edition This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, account executives, creative directors, freelance writers, advertising managers . . . even entrepreneurs and brand managers. It reveals dozens of copywriting techniques that can help you write ads, commercials, and direct mail that are clear, persuasive, and get more attention—and sell more products. Among the tips revealed are • eight headlines that work—and how to use them • eleven ways to make your copy more readable • fifteen ways to open a sales letter • the nine characteristics of successful print ads • how to build a successful freelance copywriting practice • fifteen techniques to ensure your e-mail marketing message is opened This thoroughly revised third edition includes all new essential information for mastering copywriting in the Internet era, including advice on Web- and e-mail-based copywriting, multimedia presentations, and Internet research and source documentation, as well as updated resources. Now more indispensable than ever, The Copywriter's Handbook remains the ultimate guide for people who write or work with copy. "I don't know a single copywriter whose work would not be improved by reading this book." —David Ogilvy
Author: Mark Shaw
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Writing copy is often assumed to be a natural talent. However, there are simple techniques you can employ to craft strong written content with ease. With insightful interviews from leading copywriters, as well as illustrated case studies of major brands, this new, expanded edition teaches the art of writing great copy for digital media, branding, advertising, direct marketing, retailing, catalogs, company magazines, and internal communications.
Writing for the web. Web word wizardry. Web writing that works. What does that mean? Your online copy must persuade - it's integral to getting your visitors or readers to register, subscribe, qualify as leads, and yes, even buy from you. It's writing that must earn its keep. And to effectively manage the quality of your online writing, you need to understand what works, why it works and how to make it work better for you.Whether you are the marketer responsible for the bottom line or the writer creating the copy, Persuasive Online Copywriting provides the tools you need to get results.Bryan Eisenberg, Jeffery Eisenberg and Lisa T. Davis are Future Now, Inc., an agency Specializing in online conversion since 1998. In addition to offering seminars and workshops, the trio's publications include The Marketer's Commom Sense Guide to E-Metrics, an ROI Marketing column for ClickZ and GrokDotCom.
The Copywriting Sourcebook
Author: Andy Maslen
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
It’s OK knowing the theory, but when it’s 9am and you have just been given until lunchtime to write some copy for a new sales email, landing page, press ad or brochure, what you really need is a shortcut. This book takes the grind out of planning and writing almost any type of copy by providing step-by-step advice on the best layouts, approaches and styles to suit everything from an email subject line to recruitment ad, direct mail letter or website. Prepared by one of the best copywriters in the B2B sector, this book also provides the reader with templates for 13 of the most common copywriting tasks for maximum effectiveness and speed.
"YOU CAN LAUGH AT MONEY WORRIES --- IF YOU ACQUIRE THE COPYWRITING TECHNIQUES FROM THIS BOOK" This copywriting book contains all the essential elements that must exist in an effective sales letter, to pull in money or get the call to action you want from the prospects.This could be to subscribe to your list, share your content, or even buy it now! This book is targetted for beginning copywriting students and the entrepreneur or business owners who want to get better results through effective copywriting skills and best practices. Especially now that marketing happens a lot in social media, email, our websites--writing effective copy is a MUST to thrive! An effective sales-letter that gets the result is just ticking checkboxes in the prospect's mind. If you know what these psychological triggers are, and how to trigger them? Then you can expect to get consistently powerful results, every time! Heres a preview of what you'll learn in this book: Website Product Copywriting Blog Posts Copywriting The 4Us Formula The Aida Formula Landing Page Copywriting What Makes A Good Landing Page? Call-To-Action Copy Email Marketing Crafting An Effective Email Marketing Copy Sales Letter Sales Page Copywriting Keep It Laid-Back Valuing Your Customers And Your Product And Services Show Through In A Hundred Subtle Ways Understanding Your Prospects The Ideal Customer Their Pains And Struggles The Sales Letter Structure Headline Essentials Types Of Headlines Bullets Subheadings/Sub-Headline Some Common Ways To Create An Engaging Subheading Usp Versus Esp Usp Or Unique Selling Proposition Crafting A Value Proposition Establishing Your Areas Of Difference Story Driven Copywriting Help The Reader Picture And Feel Call To Action (Cta) Managing Objections Reviews The Guarantee Faqs Postscripts (P.S) Great Reasons Why You Should Buy Subheadings Ad Errors Price Order Options Legibility More Information Free-Items Copywriting Mistakes To Avoid Trying To Sell Before First Giving Value Sounding Too Formal Wasting Your Reader's Time Make A Claim Without Proof Attempting To Sell To Everyone Do Not Begin At The Start Be Flexible Leave Out Needless Words Discuss Your Prospects' Issues Swipe Files The Better Letter Checklist: Finishing Up Download your copy now!
Corporations and agencies outsource most of their copywriting and need copywriters more than ever today--including for Internet marketing. Most copywriters cannot keep up with the demand for their services, and many make between $50,000 and $150,000. Start & Run a Copywriting Business is your essential guide to getting started and prospering in an industry that offers subst
From Miles Young, worldwide non-executive chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, comes a sequel to David Ogilvy's bestselling advertising handbook featuring essential strategies for the digital age. In this must-have sequel to the bestselling Ogilvy On Advertising, Ogilvy chairman Miles Young provides top insider secrets and strategies for successful advertising in the Digital Revolution. As comprehensive as its predecessor was for print and TV, this indispensable handbook dives deep into the digital ecosystem, discusses how to best collect and utilize data-the currency of the digital age-to convert sales specifically on screen (phone, tablet, smart watch, computer, etc.), breaks down when and how to market to millennials, highlights the top five current industry giants, suggests best practices from brand response to social media, and offers 13 trend predictions for the future. This essential guide is for any professional in advertising, public relations, or marketing seeking to remain innovative and competitive in today's ever-expanding technological marketplace.
Ogilvy on Advertising
Author: David Ogilvy
A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business." Told with brutal candor and prodigal generosity, David Ogilvy reveals: • How to get a job in advertising • How to choose an agency for your product • The secrets behind advertising that works • How to write successful copy—and get people to read it • Eighteen miracles of research • What advertising can do for charities And much, much more.
The Copy Book
Now in its seventh reprint, this volume selects the world's best copywriters and asks them to explain how they work. Ranging from the serious to the seemingly glib and flippant, it features wisdom, hints and tips for the advertising industry.
Author: Joseph Sugarman
Publisher: Delstar Pub
Joseph Sugarman, recognized as one of the nation's top copywriters, marketers & catalog pioneers, has sold millions of dollars of products through the power of his pen. In TRIGGERS, Sugarman applies principles of direct marketing to the field of personal selling through 25 powerful techniques he calls "psychological triggers." These techniques effectively influence, persuade & motivate a prospect to make a positive buying decision. By learning just a few of these triggers any sales or marketing person can make a dramatic difference in their selling success. Whether it be selling in person or creating advertising that sells, knowledge of these psychological triggers is essential in a global competitive environment. Many of the triggers may surprise you because they are not obvious & yet are highly effective. Others are obvious but are applied in unique & different ways. Simply understanding these principles can trigger positive responses to any sales message, regardless of form. This invaluable book offers subtle but powerful tips for any salesperson, advertising executive or marketer.
GET 44 YEARS OF ADVERTISING WRITING EXPERIENCE IN THE TIME IT TAKES TO READ THIS BOOK! You can learn to write compelling advertisements that will make people notice them, read them, and act upon them. In fact, you can learn to write such powerful advertisements that people actually go out and demand the product advertised and no other. How can you do this? By using the same elements that have made top copywriters like Victor O. Schwab excel at their craft. How to Write a Good Advertisement is a short course in writing powerful, hard-hitting copy that can help you make your products and services irresistible to potential customers. This remarkable book has turned many novice mail order entrepreneurs into expert copywriters and many experienced copywriters into masters of their trade. Whether you are new to the craft or have been writing copy for years, your knowledge and practice of advertising fundamentals will determine the extent of your success. How to Write a Good Advertisement presents these fundamentals from the perspective of a 44-year veteran in the copywriting business. Following these proven techniques and tips, anyone can write professional advertisements that create a memorable image, pull in mailboxes full of orders, or attract new customers to their service. LEARN HOW TO: Grab reader attention immediately Write compelling copy that holds attention Write a call to action that’s difficult to refuse Design winning layouts Increase the number of orders Convert more inquiries to orders GET ANSWERS TO IMPORTANT TECHNICAL QUESTIONS: Effective advertisement length...use of color...smart media placement...and much more.
Author: Joseph Sugarman
Revised edition of the author's Hey Whipple squeeze this!, 2012.