Category Archives: Copywriting

Do You Guarantee Your Performance on the Job?

What’s not to like about a guarantee? Anyone in marketing knows how good a guarantee can be for business. A strong guarantee goes a long way toward removing any skepticism among your constituency and helps convert leads to sales. From

Presentation: 10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter

Send to Kindle 10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter from Bob Cargill My first job out of graduate school many years ago was as a copywriter for RCA Direct Marketing in New York City. And the rest, as they

My Blog Post on Video Series: 10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter

If you’re a content creator like me, someone who goes to great lengths to share your own knowledge and opinions via social media, you know how important it is to get the most mileage out of your original work. Frankly,

The 10 Qualities of the Professional Freelancer

For about seven years in the 1990s, I was self-employed, doing my thing as a freelance copywriter and creative director for my own small business, Cargill Creative. It was the time of my career, a period of exhilaration and entrepreneurship

My 218th Blog Post

Since my first post on February 17, 2004, I’ve written more than 91,000 words on A New Marketing Commentator, but these are going to be some of my last words here for a while. Yes, it’s time to give this blog a

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Parts 1-10

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Parts 1-10

If you’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, you know I’ve been writing a series of posts on copywriting. Similar to the approach I took with my series on social media, I’ve looked at copywriting from a 30,000-foot level,

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part 10

10. Use social media. A copywriter’s job is to use the written word to promote something or someone using a variety of media, anything from radio to TV, direct mail to email, websites to billboards, print ads to assorted signage, sky writing,

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Nine

9. Sweat the small stuff. It’s one thing to be a creative genius, to be that extra special someone in the room who can come up with surprisingly brilliant ideas practically on demand, time and time again. That’s the glamour and

10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Eight

8. Be a team player. Most copywriters are accustomed to working alone, sequestered away from the rest of the team, doors closed, blinds drawn, working feverishly against time. It’s what we do out of necessity, when there’s no room for