Posts tagged with Copywriting

How to achieve the right tone of voice for your brand

The way a person speaks is one of the first things people notice.

Soft-spoken, polite, enthusiastic, rude, dull: you can make an instant judgement about somebody based on how they communicate. 

It is no different for brands. The way a brand speaks to its audience is extremely important, because that is how people are going to remember it. 

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Should writers be worried about automated copywriting?

Unless you're a reactionary, as a marketer you probably understand that automation is creating more jobs than it makes redundant.

Automation, for all the scale it enables, requires human mastery of technology, process flows and customer lifecycles.

Increasingly personal communications also entail the creation of more content, to suit each segment and event you identify.

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A beginner’s guide to A/B testing

How do you know your website pages are performing as well as they could be if you're not testing them to make sure? You don’t, is the honest answer. 

You could be missing out on a lot of potential sales, shares, clicks, or whatever it is you’re trying to get out of your visitors.

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How A/B tests improved add-to-basket levels by almost 30%: Case study

If you’re not constantly testing and tweaking pages on your ecommerce site you could be missing out on potential sales. 

But showing is always more powerful than telling, so I’m going to present you with some solid examples of A/B testing in action, along with the results. 

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How recruiters can practice what digital marketers preach

Recruiters should start thinking more like search marketers in order to get more traffic to (and quality leads from) their job listings.

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A copywriter's template for excellent product page descriptions

Here are 17 questions every copywriter should ask themselves when writing a product description.

I've included a few examples to illustrate my points.

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Why visitors only read 20% of your web page

20%? Please tell me you’re joking. I don’t spend hours crafting a perfectly worded article only to have four-fifths of it ignored!

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Five tips for writing cliché-free travel copy

How to address that classic content challenge familiar to every travel brand...

Writing fresh, interesting copy about the same old places.

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Mobilegeddon one month on: five rules of thumb

Google's new search algorithm, which has been dubbed 'Mobilegeddon', was feared to bring ruin to businesses without a mobile-optimised site.

One month on, what's actually changed?

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17 fantastically useful tools for content writers and bloggers

Writing requires discipline, focus, talent, sacrifice and a thick skin, so I have no idea how I’ve managed to survive this long without my editor noticing my fundamental lack of these skills.

What I do have though is an awesome arsenal of tools and web applications that help paper over any cracks in my expertise.

From idea generation, to writing without distraction, to creating jargon-free copy, these 17 tools should also help you improve your own craft and hopefully stop you from banging your head against the keyboard for too long.

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How Moosejaw's tone of voice creates hilarious multichannel experiences

Last month in my round-up of how seven ecommerce brands use highly persuasive copywriting I covered one of my all time favourite examples.

Moosejaw is a US-based retailer and ecommerce store specialising in outdoor recreation apparel and equipment.

What separates Moosejaw from its competitors is its consistently hilarious and quirky tone of voice that runs through all of its website copy, advertising and customer service channels.

I talked to Moosejaw’s CEO Eoin Comerford and customer service director Chad Caudhill about the importance of brand tone of voice, how it effects the company culture, its perception in the wider ecommerce world and the benefits of being an engaging, off-the-wall brand with bucket load of acerbic charm.

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Great copy from The Natural History Museum: email edition

The Natural History Museum relaunched its online shop this summer in a blaze of incredible copywriting.

We featured it on the blog because it was so much fun it had to be shared. And now, here's the follow up post with some more highlights from its summer email campaign.

Fans of the word, great lizards and ecommerce, you're in for a blimmin' treat.

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