Marketing to Pet Lover Lifestyles: Fabulous, furry 4-legged friends are great marketers

Marketing with pets

You've heard it. The saying goes something like this, “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” Well, as you may have discovered with each commercial you watch on TV, dogs are also a marketer’s best friend! In 2014 approximately $58.51 billion was projected to be spent on our pets, up from $35.9 billion in 2005 and a meager $21 billion in 1996, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). An estimated 2.8 million American households have horses, 45.3 million have cats, and 56.7 million … [Read more...]

Do You Know the 2 Keys to Creating Powerful Marketing Materials?

Keys to Copywriting

Whether you’re preparing to launch a Web site or print a brochure to promote your business, there are two key components you must have a firm handle on before you get started. What are they? 1. YOUR PRODUCT! 2. YOUR MARKET! It seems obvious, but I’m surprised - during an information-gathering session with clients – how often these elements are not clear or well-defined. The marketing manager is in a hurry to get a project done. His/her boss is on a deadline so they’re in such a rush, … [Read more...]

Six Copywriting Tips for Writing Video Content

Copywriting tips when writing video content

As the popularity of YouTube - as a marketing tool for business - continues to explode, it becomes increasingly important for business owners to pay close attention to the content they’re publishing online. As my friend, and YouTube authority, James Wedmore, explains to business professionals and entrepreneurs, “video is not about going viral.” It’s not about a funny video of your dog prancing around in a Santa suit. While that can be amusing & entertaining, unless you’re promoting a dog … [Read more...]

Are you writing from the inside out?

Julia Cameron writing from the inside out

Whether you're blogging or writing copy for a sales page or other marketing campaign, more and more prospects are drawn to content with heart, not hype. While they may want what you have to offer, they're turned off by the hard sales approach. They want to feel heard and understood on a personal level. That's why I love, and am inspired by, this quote from Julia Cameron: "When we write from the inside out rather than the outside in, when we write about what most concerns us rather than … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Get Great Results from Your Freelance Copywriter

4 ways to get great results from a freelance copywriter

Perhaps you're a solopreneur or a small business owner getting ready to launch a marketing campaign. Or maybe, you're an ad agency or design firm with an overflow of work you can't handle without extra assistance. You don't have the creative talent in-house so you know you'll have to call upon an independent writer and/or designer to assist you. However, last time you did that you were not prepared. There were vital questions that the copywriter asked you and you didn't know the answers. … [Read more...]