Tag: copywriting

6 Linguistic Tricks that Stick

May 29th, 2015   •   no comments   

6 Linguistic Tricks That Stick

Can you guess what the above image is saying? (courtesy of Kritter5X)

Wonder why certain content dazzles and sparkles while others taste flatter than a day old beer?

The secret lies in how words are orchestrated to create a perfect symphony.
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Six Ways to Craft Killer Content in Marketing

April 7th, 2015   •   1 comment   

Air Asia Phuket Advertisement
Air Asia knows a thing or two about catching attention (source of image)

Let’s face it. We have all hit the content marketing wall.

Writers of all stripes and affiliations know what I mean. Your brain freezes. Your fingers stiffen. Your energy levels dip.

How are you going to deliver that compelling piece of customer-focused content?
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Content Rules: Book Review

December 9th, 2014   •   1 comment   

Content Rules Book Cover

Content is king! Content rules!

Yeah, we know that already. Thanks to the burgeoning growth of content marketing – the new “silver bullet” in a marketer’s arsenal – everybody is hopping onto the content marketing bandwagon.

However, how do we tap this rising trend? More specifically, what should you do to “create killer blogs, podcasts, videos, e-books, webinars (and more) that engage customers and ignite your business”?
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Six Qualities of Successful Bloggers

July 27th, 2014   •   no comments   

Have you voted for your favourite blogger yet? (from Singapore Blog Awards 2014)

Yes, it is time yet again for the Singapore Blog Awards. Organised by Omy.sg, this annual competition cum celebration of what’s new, hot and happening in the blogging scene is in its 7th year running, with over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won.

This year’s awards has a total of nine Editors’/Judges’ Choice categories and three new Followers categories. Other than the old favourites like Best Family blog, Best Food blog, and Best Photography blog, a Best New Blog award category has been created to acknowledge newbie bloggers who started their blogs in the past year.
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7 Ways To Write And Communicate Clearly

June 18th, 2014   •   no comments   

Typing photo

Communicating clearly is a constant pain for publicists like us. If we do it well, nobody is going to say a thing. If we botch it up, however…

Just yesterday, our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted on Facebook about the ongoing need for public officers to communicate more clearly to the public. He shared a link from The Irish Times which described how Apple’s “lost its way with words” in a recent employment ad using “gibberish”.
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10 Ways To Beat The Writer’s Blues

May 25th, 2014   •   4 comments   

10 Ways to Beat the Writer's Blues
Courtesy of An Adventure in Words

What is the most terrifying thing to a writer, blogger or author?

One that could totally ruin his or her day?
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8 Secrets to Great Writing

April 8th, 2014   •   1 comment   

As a communicator who blogs in his free time, I write both for work and leisure. While my years of experience does make a difference to how elegantly I can put digital pen to paper, it can still be a bitch trying to craft amazing copy on a regular basis.

What then are the secrets to writing well?

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How to Write for Your Audiences

October 27th, 2012   •   no comments   

Courtesy of NewGadget00

Consider the following two headlines:

“Optimise Your Basal Metabolism with Product X – The World’s Most Technologically Advanced Nutritional Supplement”

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The 5 Cs of Great Social Media Properties

May 20th, 2012   •   no comments   

The platforms are free but the time and effort producing them isn’t (courtesy of zenfolio)

Let’s face it. We are swamped by content.

What used to be physical has now invaded our virtual and mobile spaces. With a gazillion blogs, videos, photos, podcasts, slide presentations, and so on, consumers are literally “consumed” by data.

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10 Steps to Better Marketing Writing

April 11th, 2012   •   1 comment   

Source of image

Can you write in a compelling fashion? Are you able to persuade your marketing prospects with your prose?

In many marketing and sales professions, being able to write well gives you a significant edge over others.

Wordsmiths are highly valued in most organisations – especially if your words can magically transform complex and arcane concepts into attractive ideas exhibiting Zen-like simplicity.
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