Ideas, tips and how-tos from our copywriters

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Script writing for Phone VoIP

When you sit down and chat to the experts at PhoneVoIP, you begin to wonder why anyone has a traditional landline anymore. The way they tell it, a phone that’s hooked up over the internet isn’t just (heaps) cheaper, it also comes with a swath of amazing features – ones that either aren’t available on […]

Copywriter’s Guide: How to write a case study

Case studies are better than testimonials. They don’t just tell people that you’re great – they use storytelling to show potential customers how and why you add value. If you’re writing case studies, here are six things you should be doing. 1. Approach it strategically Chances are you’ll have heaps of case studies you can […]

Advertising advice: cast fewer white men

By Helen Steemson

Even ignoring the cocaine budgets of the 80s, the advertising industry isn’t renowned for its ethics. We prey on insecurities, fears and ego to peddle poisons, carcinogens, junk food and pollutants. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. And I think, secretly, a lot of us are. So why do it? For most people in […]

Is your copy just writing?

Would you get a drink with your copy? Read your website. If it sounds like someone you wouldn’t mind having a beer with, then yay! Give yourself a star and stop reading this article – you’ve already nailed it. Everyone, from banks to cafes to web designers, wants their brand to have personality these days. […]

Don’t leave marketing up to marketers

“A business with a marketing department is like a church with a religion department” – Mike Hutcheson Slow clap, Mike. Slow clap. Marketing departments and marketing people – we’re the fluffy ones, the hipsters with the nice hair, buttoned up collars, buzz words and snazzy charts. Segmenting us off from the main business is comfortable […]

How to create useful content and stop being an internet bandit

By Helen Steemson

Content is king, right? Not really. Good content is king. Since the new Google algorithms were released last year, Google now more strongly favours content that’s relevant and shared – so, yeah, content people actually find useful. Suddenly churning out cheap, poorly written and conceived content isn’t worth the effort, so our copywriters have been getting a lot more […]

You’re hiring a copywriter, not a mind reader

How to brief your writers so you get the goods When you want to get the best from your copywriter, there’s no shortcut to a proper briefing. To do an effective job, your copywriter needs to know all about you and your company; otherwise you’ll be wasting their time – and your money. If you […]