September 2008

Business bull, buzzword bingo, biz speak and jargonese. Consultants and senior management love them. Copywriters hate them. Here are some overused phrases currently being banded about the boardroom (and a light-hearted look at what they really mean!)  1. Blue Sky thinking: You have our permission to come up with something really craaaaaazy. We will probably ignore you anyway.2. Going forward: Let...

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to hire a professional copywriter for your project. Now what?It’s tempting to tell your copywriter to just get on with it. But don’t. Taking time to brief a copywriter and giving them as much information as possible means you’ll get much better copy. It’s as simple as that. So what will your copywriter need to know?What...

I spent most of the summer looking at website home pages. And do you know what? Some are pretty darn awful. Remember, you have just a few seconds to grab your visitor's attention - so get to the point as quickly as possible. Tell them you understand their problem; explain the benefits of your product or service; and keep the...