Tag Archives: copywriting

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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“How to Write Good” – Help for Ad Writers from Federal Employees

Many resources are available to assist aspiring ad writers, but who’d have thunk that Employees of the Federal Government of the United States would be among them? Meet PLAIN, the Plain Language and Information Network, a group founded in the … Continue reading

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Finding and Keeping a Great Salesman

In a March 2012 blog post, Seth Godin noted the difference between the perception and the reality among professionals regarding their allocation of time in operating their business.  He used professional photographers to illustrate his point that managing time and … Continue reading

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Context Matters

Whenever I meet with a new advertising client or prospect, one of the first items of business is to come to a meeting of the minds concerning the singular importance of: The Message. What-the-ad-says has more to do with the … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Wizard of Ads Trilogy…FREE!

If Roy H. Williams has advertised this elsewhere, I’ve not seen it.  But earlier this week, as I was poking around the Wizard’s website, I happened to notice that he’s making available FREE (for how long?) all three of his … Continue reading

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DONT U MAKE THESE MISTAKE’S

Working in radio does not give us license to trash the English language. After all, we’re supposed to be professional communicators, right?  We radio folks may find it easier to hide our misspellings, grammatical and punctuation errors behind a microphone … Continue reading

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RADIO-MERCURY MUSINGS

Each year since 2004 I’ve retained copies of my best radio work from the previous year, with a view toward entering them in radio’s premiere creative competition, The Radio-Mercury Awards. My 2010-11 folder contains some 15 commercials from which I’d … Continue reading

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CAR DEALER RADIO ADVERTISING…IMPROVED

I had an opportunity to work with a colleague’s auto dealer client last week. His client, Mark, manages the local Chevrolet store and has been its radio spokesman for many years.  Mark writes all his own copy. This is the … Continue reading

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