What is an Advertorial?

Advertorials have been around for a long time. Local newspapers, national magazines and daily papers all use advertorials as a way to market products and services. But unlike features and news stories, advertorials are still seen as mysterious – the black sheep of the writing family that nobody quite understands. So how do you make advertorials […]

Want Effective Copy? Then Can The Cliches

Writing can sometimes feel like walking a tightrope. That’s because you have to strike just the right balance if you (and your reader) are going to make it right to the end. Too much punch and not enough thought and you’ll both end up trailing off along the way. No matter what you are writing […]

Meaningful Communication

Most modern companies know just how important communication is. Whether it’s with clients, potential customers or staff, many will spend lots of time and money writing to customers, issuing statements and publishing newsletters. If they have a good marketing plan in operation, they will also be active on Facebook and have an army of followers […]

The Secret Behind Successful Advertorials

Whether we know it or not, We have all at some point read an advertorial. Flick through any magazine or newspaper, and you’re likely to come across a piece of writing which looks like any other article – apart from one crucial difference. Advertorials are paid for by companies and organisations who want to sell […]

Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]