Would Ogilvy Or Bird Have Written This Financial Ad…

…from HSBC in Australia? Financial copywriting and advertising is a specialised niche. The fundamental principles apply, of course… …but the context means that there are nuances that need to be considered and taken into account. Many years ago, Ogilvy and Mather ran a classic series of ads for their own services. One of them was […]

More Thoughts On Marketing Via Groupon

I’ve discussed using Groupon as a marketing channel in previous posts… “Marketing And The Holy Groupon” “When ‘Success’ Might Put You Out Of Business” “Before Running A Groupon Promotion, Read This…” However, as it seems that running a Groupon (or other “daily deal”) promotion is the latest “hot” trend in marketing… …I feel obliged to […]

What Copywriters Can Learn From Charles Dickens

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…and one of these lessons for copywriters is not what you might expect. Today, February 7, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens… …widely regarded as one of the greats in English literature. Author of classic novels such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations… …Dickens remains hugely popular to […]