Are Your Benefits Featureless?

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Whenever you read copy written by someone other than a copywriter, chances are it will scream Features! Features! Features! You might argue that features are a very splendid thing indeed and, therefore, readers do need to know about them. But not all of them. And NOT right up front.

Instead, you need to do what every good copywriter 
MUST do in order to educate or make the sale: turn features into benefits, and put those benefits at the beginning of your copy.

These benefits must be tied into your readers’ desires, needs and wants. So, when you solve your readers’ problems, they’ll go looking for the features — meaning they WILL bother to read the rest of your marketing message.

Tracey Dooley, CopyWriter | Editor | Proofreader

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Three Reasons You SHOULD Be Using Direct Marketing

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For small businesses, direct marketing is a particularly cost-effective option for dramatically increasing sales. Tracey Dooley reveals why you can’t afford NOT to have it in your marketing arsenal…

 

One of the largest and most efffective forms of marketing on the planet. That is what direct marketing is. And it works. Boy, does it ever. Just spend a little time Googling the term with the word “success” or “results” and you’ll see what I mean.It has many advantages over advertising and most conventional forms of marketing, including: Continue reading