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13 Wacky Words That Make You Fade Away, Not Stand Out

As a follow-up to our previous post “26 Vanilla, Vague and Overused Words That Weaken Your Web Copy" here are a few words that may have been fresh, interesting and wacky at first but have become total clichés over...

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26 Vanilla, Vague and Overused Words That Weaken Your Web Copy

“Words aren’t content, they are code. Code that tells people whether to pay attention, or not. Whether to listen to you, or not. Whether to buy from you, or not” Ashley Ambirge, Copywriter, TMF Project.

No matter what your organisation...

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The 3-Word Formula for Writing Concisely

Copy Hack: The 3-Word Formula For Writing Anything

If you’re anything like us, then your problem isn’t that you don’t know what to write about.

It’s that you’ve got SO much passion, so many ideas and just so much to say that you often don’t know where to start.

The more you know about something, the harder it is to communicate it clearly and concisely.

But in a distracted...

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From Refugee to Entrepreneur: June's Kiva Loan

In light of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU, there has been a sickening rise in racist attacks and intimidation towards both Europeans living in the UK and non-white Britons.

Therefore, it seemed particularly important to us that our Kiva loan for June showed solidarity with those who have been victimised, and those who are...

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Create a brand language library

Build a Wordbank of Go-To Phrases: 57 Ideas to Start You Off!

In this installment of our brand language series I’m going to contradict myself slightly.

It’s perfectly fine to use run-of-the-mill words sometimes. Sometimes you need to ‘say what it does on tin’.

So, as well as your lexicon of...

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Why The Language Of Brexit Has Framed The Argument From The Start

What’s in a name? A lot when it’s ‘Brexit’.

As the polling stations open this morning for the EU referendum, nobody can predict what the outcome will be. At the time of writing, The Economist was reporting level pegging between...

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Word Up: The Power of Language (With Scripts and Apps)

In this next instalment of our brand language series we’re thrilled to bring you this guest post from Jo Gifford of Killer Content Academy- we know you’ll love her as much as we...

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How To Create Your Own Catchy Headline Library, Plus 21 Bonus Prompts.

Last week I wrote about how easy it is to fall back on the same bland, well-worn phrases that everyone else in your industry uses.

Instead, I recommended that you build a lexicon of interesting words that express your brand personality and help you communicate with a consistent tone-of-voice.

Your

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How To Do Brand Language Like Jamie Oliver

In a tone of voice workshop I ran several years ago, I tasked the group with using the tone of voice of different celebrities. The funniest one by far was the press release written in the personality of Jamie Oliver. He has such a distinctive way with words, everything’s “pukka”, “rockin”, “outrageous” or “new stylee” in Jamie’s world....

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Recycling On The Bolivian Plateau: Meet May’s Kiva Entrepreneur

To the South-West of La Paz, Bolivia’s administrative capital, lies the area of Cruce Villa Adela, the crossroads beyond which the remote villages of the arid Altiplano spread out.

Whilst Bolivia’s economy has taken an upturn from a starting point of economic and political instability in recent years, it remains South America’s poorest...

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Copywriting is about listening

June Copy Hacks: 5 Stealthy Ways to Get Inside Your Customers' Brains

Last month we explained that the #1 rule of copywriting isn’t about writing at all; it’s listening.

But in this world of websites, text messages and quick comments, it’s not always easy to get quality...

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Win a Workshop

Make Your Message Magnetic: Win a Workshop Worth £1000

In 2003, Jesse and Julie Mecham were only just married. They were also completely broke… and stressed.

They were anxious because they wanted to finish University without sinking into debt. To help them get by, Jesse created an Excel spreadsheet to manage their meagre income.

It was so useful, he then decided to sell the...

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