Imperative Sentences – Using Commanding Language in Your Copy

The goal of any good piece of copy is to engage the audience and provoke an intended response. Imperative sentences are a useful tool that maximizes the odds of audience response. But what are imperative sentences? And how can you correctly implement them into your copy? Defining Imperative Sentences An imperative sentence conveys instructions or … Read more

How to Write a Fundraising Letter

I’ve worked with many charities over the years ranging from animal protection to child welfare, and sight and hearing loss. Each charity has its fundraising challenges, but all have the same goal – to engage donors with their stories and campaigns and hit their fundraising targets. This is vital to their work as without funding … Read more

Top 10 Copywriting Skills You Need to be Successful

A good copywriter isn’t simply a good writer. The copywriting skills required to truly excel run far beyond eloquence and good grammar.  In this article, I’ll look at the top 10 copywriting; skills, instincts and attributes I think you need to be successful.  What Are Copywriters? What Do They Do? The definition of a copywriter … Read more

Why Good Copy Goes Bad

Copywriting can be a tough gig. When it works – it’s great. All is going well, you’re getting the desired results, confidence is high and all boxes are ticked. Hurrah! Then you submit another piece of work that, for whatever reason, simply doesn’t hit the spot. Is it you? Did you wake up this morning … Read more

Hard Sell vs Soft Sell: Which Should I Use?

Firstly, I’ll try and explain the difference between hard sell vs soft sell. I will then show you how and when it can be used to your advantage in advertising and copywriting. What is a hard sell in advertising? A hard sell uses direct language and often creates a sense of urgency to attract attention … Read more

Energize Your Creativity with Our Top 10 Tips

Believe it or not, we’re all creative in our own unique way. Some people are naturally creative, some develop their creativity through necessity and effort, and others just need to find a way to unlock it. When it comes to writing successful copy, you need to harness your creativity. This will help you to create … Read more

How to Use a P.S. in Your Sales Copy

Whilst the use of P.S. has been around for years, that doesn’t mean its usefulness as a sales hook has diminished. So let’s explore how and why you should use a P.S. in your sales emails and letters. What does P.S. actually mean? According to Wikipedia: The term comes from the Latin post scriptum, an … Read more