Posts by Sally Ormond

Benefits Sell; Features Tell

Peeking Behind the Sales Curtain   How many times have you heard that your copy should show and not tell? Even though it’s something you keep hearing, it’s not always something that’s easy to achieve. In fact, you might be of…

Focusing Your Message – What Are Your Priorities?

  One of the biggest issues I find in the marketing world is clients not knowing what their priorities are. Or, to be precise, they think they…

The Age of Fake: Why Seeing and Reading Isn’t Believing

  It would seem that nothing is as it appears today. Magazines are regularly being hauled over the coals for…

Copywriting Ramblings and the Power of Random

  Will you indulge me for a moment? For over ten years I have been writing about every aspect of copywriting, marketing and social media I can think of. I’ve…

Why Ignorance and Copywriting Go Hand in Hand

  Why should you go to the trouble of finding a copywriter who can create your content for you when you have a team of people already…

Why Politicians Make Crap Copywriters

  You can’t escape politics these days. Elections are never-ending (rather like the DFS sale), and every news bulletin seems to include a couple of politicians flinging muck at each other. They (the politicians) complain that the…

Let’s Face it. You’re Not Unique

How to stand out when you don’t have a USP Every marketer (including me) says you have to highlight your USP (unique selling point) to make your reader understand why he or she should…

SEO Copywriting is NOT Bad Copy

  Here’s a news flash for you, SEO copywriting is not bad copy. Granted, there is a lot of gobbledygook out there pretending to be high-quality content, but it’s usually written by someone who…

Why Traffic Isn’t the Be All and End All of Your SEO Strategy

  Websites and SEO (search engine optimisation) go hand…