Category Archives: Copy

Ask the Wizards – Marketing Advice from the Wizard of Ads® and partners

Business owners and radio marketing executives get answers to their questions on marketing in a COVID-19 world by Roy H. Williams (the Wizard of Ads®) Ryan Deiss (founder of DigitalMarketer.com), and Daniel Whittington (Chancellor of Wizard Academy). Send your questions … Continue reading

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Ask the Wizard of Ads® – Free Now!

Roy H. Williams, the Wizard of Ads®, and Wizard Academy Chancellor, Daniel Whittington, recently announced that they will be offering weekly one-hour videos, in which they answer advertising and business questions submitted to them by email. It’s a generous offer … Continue reading

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Seeing With Your Ears

His canvas was our minds. His paintbrush, words. And the pictures he painted so vividly made us see. They made us think.  And they made us buy – whatever he was selling. Paul Harvey was the master of spoken-word communication. His choice … Continue reading

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Conversations in Advertising: Are You a Participant or an Eavesdropper?

By Photos by Bertilvidet, European People’s Party, Republican Conference of the United States House of Representatives. Collage/graphic by Didia [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Whether you’re a business trying to engage consumers or a political candidate wooing voters, … Continue reading

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Advertising Lessons from 1923 and 1927

He is “…hopelessly out of date, and amazingly current. He was the outstanding copywriter and strategist of his time; he made $100,000 a year and more writing advertising when that kind of money was important even to the U.S. Treasury.” … Continue reading

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Listening to These Commercials Can Make You a Better Writer

The finalists in the 2018 Radio Mercury Awards have been announced. The 100 or so commercials that made the cut represent some of the best work being done in radio advertising today. From this group, a dozen or two will … Continue reading

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How to Amplify Your Word-of-Mouth (Guaranteed)

You prize good word-of-mouth don’t you? We all do. Word-of-mouth may not create business, but it helps create a preference for your business or brand in the heart of the hearer. Good radio advertising can have the same effect, only multiplied and amplified. … Continue reading

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Putting Your Phone Number in a Radio Ad is a Bad Idea. Here’s Why.

You’re not one of those advertisers who puts their telephone number into their radio ads, are you? Good. Didn’t think so. Because you know better. You chuckle at the mental image of somebody pulling over as they’re driving down the … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal for Radio

 Do Most Radio Ads Suck? Jeff Sexton is an ad writer, and a damn good one. He occasionally teaches ad writing at Wizard Academy and is himself one of the Wizard of Ads® Partners. I subscribe to Jeff’s blog and … Continue reading

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For All Your [Fill-in-the-Blank] Needs

cli·ché (noun) – a phrase that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought Just for fun sometime, make a mental note of all the ads you encounter that contain these five words: “for all your __________ needs.”   Every time … Continue reading

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