The Adweek Copywriting Handbook

Author: Joseph Sugarman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111842879X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Copywriter s Handbook

Author: Robert W. Bly
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429900157
Format: PDF
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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

Making Ads Pay

Author: John Caples
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048648601X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A veteran copywriter offers advice on how to spark ideas and then capture them in copy, how to write headlines that attract attention, how to make ads believable and motivate readers to act, and how to learn from failure as well as success. Readers will discover principles, procedures, and practical suggestions for every medium and style of advertising.

Ogilvy on Advertising

Author: David Ogilvy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804170053
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

How to Write Great Copy

Author: Dominic Gettins
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749448628
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In our visually dominated age, there is an even greater reason for copy to be beautifully and sharply written, to have impact and immediacy. Dominic Gettins spent many years writing copy and training others to do so. In this slim elegantly written guide, he clearly demonstrates his ability to get his message across and shows readers how to do the same. He articulates the uncodified knowledge copywriters and art directors use when writing ads for readers to apply to any communications they have to produce.The techniques and principles can be applied to any form of promotional writing, in national press, newsletters, press releases, direct mail shots, posters, TV, radio, and even internal reports and memos. He presents these in the form of 8 essential rules: 1.Know your target market; 2.Do research; 3.Answer the brief; 4.Be relevant; 5.Be objective; 6.Keep it simple; 7.Know your medium; 8.Be ambitious.

The Complete Guide to Writing Web based Advertising Copy to Get the Sale

Author: Vickie Taylor
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382324
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since the advent of the Internet and since more and more people are making purchases online, writers have had to adapt to composing copy for the Web. Contrary to what many people think, writing for the Web and writing for print are not the same and involve very different skill sets. Instead of struggling to find the right words, copywriters should read this new book from cover to cover to discover how to write sales-generating copy. The Complete Guide to Writing Web-based Advertising Copy to Get the Sale will teach you how to make your copy readable and compelling, how to reach your target audience, how to structure the copy, how to visually format the copy, how to forget everything you ever learned about writing, how to pull in visitors, how to convince visitors to buy, how to outline and achieve your goals, how to create a customer profile, how to create a unique selling position, how to include searchable keywords in the copy, how to convert prospects to paying customers, and how to compose eye-catching headlines. In addition, you will learn about the trends in Web-based advertising; the categories of advertising; the important information that needs to be included in your copy, such as what you are selling, what sets your product apart from the competition s, where you are located, what makes your product affordable, and why you yourself would buy the product; writing in the inverted pyramid sty≤ the do's and don'ts of Web-based advertising; and key phrases to incorporate in your copy. We will also provide you with some common mistakes to avoid and tips for writing, revising, and proofreading. By incorporating the principles in this book, you will take your Web-based advertising copy from boring to brilliant, while boosting your sales and increasing your customer traffic. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Advertising Secrets of the Written Word

Author: Joseph Sugarman
Publisher: Delstar Pub
ISBN: 9781891686009
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Joseph Sugarman has been recognized worldwide for his ability to create persuasive advertising copy that turns a prospect into a customer. ADVERTISING SECRETS OF THE WRITTEN WORD is a comprehensive textbook that teaches you the step-by-step techniques you can follow to write advertising copy - the same lessons taught at his exclusive $3,000 seminars. The entertainingly illustrated book provides insights into the skills it takes to be a great copywriter & how to develop them. It then takes you into the thought process of ad creation, providing a very disciplined procedure that anybody can follow. A chapter reveals the "psychological triggers" & how they can be used effectively to "cause prospects to exchange their hard-earned money for your product or service." The book also presents many personal stories, advertising examples & many of Sugarman's own ads along with the reasons for their success or failure. Ray Schultz, editor of Direct Magazine says, "There is no better model for copywriters or magazine editors than Joe Sugarman." Quotes by Richard Thalheimer, President of The Sharper Image, Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul & Vice President Albert Gore are shown on the back cover.

Copywriting

Author: Mark Shaw
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780670003
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Secrets of a Freelance Writer

Author: Robert W. Bly
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429900148
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The definitive guide to becoming a successful freelance writer, now in an updated and expanded third edition Secrets of a Freelance Writer has long been the authoritative guide to making big money as a commercial freelance writer. In this new edition, you'll find out how to make $100,000 a year—or much more—writing ads, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, direct mail, Web pages, CD-ROMs, press releases, and other projects for corporations, small businesses, associations, nonprofit organizations, the government, and other commercial clients. You'll also learn how to start out as a freelancer, market yourself to clients, create a successful personal Web site to cull more sales leads, follow up on potential customers to build your practice, and run your business on a day-to-day basis. Secrets of a Freelance Writer is the definitive guide to building a successful and lucrative freelance writing practice.