How to Out-Do Your Competitors

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There’s something extremely powerful that every single business should have, but most don’t even feature it in their marketing and advertising materials. What a waste! Tracey Dooley shows you how to make sure you don’t miss out on building a stronger connection with your prospects — enticing them to buy from you, instead of the competition….

 

How can you be uniquely attractive to prospects, capture their trust and ultimately gain their custom? By developing your USP, that’s how! Every single business or person in business needs to have a USP. Ignore that sentence, and you’ve just made being in business unnecessarily more difficult.

As legendary copywriter Rosser Reeves, wrote in his book Reality in Advertising: “Too many businesses flop because they fail to create a well-defined USP.” And it’s still happening today.   

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How Aunty AIDA Can Help Make Your Business Fly

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Far from being the kind of lovely lady who rejoices in handing out cough drops while sipping chamomile tea, Aunty AIDA is more akin to Checkpoint Charlie in character. AIDA is in fact one of the most useful formulas for keeping your creative thinking on tap. And it has the potential to substitute flagging sales with a roaring trade . . . BUT only if you pay attention. Tracey Dooley covers the fundamentals of writing good copy for your business…

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How to Write a Winning Offer

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There’s an essential pillar of advertising and marketing that makes a huge difference to your ROI — but is often ignored by businesses AND even seasoned copywriters (silly billies).

What am I talking about? An irresistible offer. It’s a simple strategy that allows you to PULL in customers and clients, rather than pushing hard (at great expense). And it’s MUCH easier.

Here are five ways to create your compelling offer…

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Six Ways to Spruce Up Your Image

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People are increasingly being bombarded by advertising messages. Which means it’s going to take something rather special for a brand to stand out among the clutter. Tracey Dooley aims to help you just do that — regardless of whether you are just starting out or want to give your brand a new lease of life. If nothing else, it should help you really think about what you want to achieve over the next six months…

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Free Business Words Health Check

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You book your car in for its annual MOT, so why not your business words? (Are you sure they’re giving the right impression? Do they reap the desired results? Is your message being compromised by sloppy copy?)

While we can all ‘write’, copywriting involves so much more than simply penning a few well-crafted words. Before she or he writes, a good copywriter will spend a considerable amount of time researching the intended audience. They’ll make sure they understand buyer behaviour and how to craft your message in such a way that it really makes a splash.

Good copywriting can make confusing policies crystal clear. It can keep inter-company communications running smoothly through the careful use of words. And it can effectively ’sell’ a company’s products or services to its customers.

So if you’re not sure your copy is quite right, email me a paragraph (up to 200 words) of your poorly prose and the “Word Doctor” will nurse it back to life. Think of it as a ‘Try Before You Buy’ offer. Then you can decide whether to give me the go-ahead if you have any text that requires editing, copyediting, rewriting, proofreading, indexing or researching.

Don’t have the time or the inclination to write your own copy? I can do it for you. Just follow this link and you’ll soon be on your way to owning copy that gets results.

By Tracey Dooley, Copywriter | Editor | Proofreader

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