Tag: effective marketing
Unless you have super high-speed Internet, you know it happens. You do a Google search, find a page of interest, and click. Then you wait. And wait. And Wait. And LEAVE. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your site is. It doesn’t matter if your content is the best on the web. It doesn’t matter if [...]
The first thing to remember when you set out to write an ad or a marketing letter is that most people want a good reason NOT to read it. They don’t want to miss anything that might benefit them, but they’re really hoping yours is a message they can simply toss or delete. Everyone gets [...]
This week’s mail brought a promotion for would-be copywriters. It’s all about teaching you to write copy that sells, and how to run a successful copywriting business. The whole thing was “formulatic.” It had the scarcity – only 20 spots, so act now. It attempted to make you want the program by saying “this isn’t [...]
Posted: May 23rd, 2012 under copywriting, e-mail marketing, editing, effective marketing, Uncategorized.
Tags: copywriting, effective marketing, email marketing, marketing, marketing copy, self-promotion
When writing to my real estate copywriting clients, I always nag about checking and double-checking the links on their websites and in their emails. But I have to admit, once in a while I get sidetracked and forget. I’m sure glad I didn’t forget today! Seeing that my Active Rain profile was in sad need [...]
Do you dream about your work? I do. And this morning I woke up dreaming that I was writing a blog post about potatoes. To back up a minute, last night I had a conversation with my husband and neighbor about planting potatoes. I said it was worth it to avoid the chemicals in commercial [...]
Posted: May 9th, 2012 under blogging, effective marketing, marketing, marketing copy, marketing real estate.
Tags: advertising, effective marketing, marketing, marketing copy, marketing mistakes, web marketing
Today I received a message for my husband from the Veteran’s Administration. For weeks they’ve been sending messages demanding that he sign up for “secure messaging” so last week I finally did it. Today’s message was a reply to the test message. I knew what it would be, but thought that “just in case” it [...]
With permission from Bob Bly, the following is reprinted from his April 2 email message: ***Does Facebook marketing fail?*** “Like seven-year old soccer players, we insist on chasing the ball in a pack. The latest ‘ball’ of course is social media,” says Ian Percy.* But, according to Ad Age, a six-week study of Facebook’s Fan [...]
If so, you aren’t alone. My own best friend is. Every time she calls me for help with copywriting, she apologizes for needing help. She, like many others, seems to think that since she’s an intelligent person, she should be able to write great copy. Why? She’s brilliant at accounting, and I’m not at all [...]
Posted: March 30th, 2012 under copywriting, effective marketing, marketing.
Tags: effective marketing, hire a copywriter, value of a copywriter, well-written letters, why hire a copywriter
Plenty of business people do. I see it online. I see in in print ads. And it’s not just real estate people telling it – it’s everyone from our local accountant to garage mechanics to insurance salesmen to building contractors. It annoys me first because it’s a lie. It annoys me second because it’s a [...]
Posted: March 22nd, 2012 under effective marketing, marketing, marketing copy, real estate marketing, real estate self promotion.
Tags: effective marketing, real estate marketing, specificity in marketing
If your marketing copy is falling flat, this might be the reason why.