2012 was the year of major brand redesign. Some of the worlds biggest brands like eBay and Microsoft ditched their familiar images for straighter, simpler, and more serious versions of their previous looks. In this post we will review some of these logo designs and track the overall trend of a cleaner and more graphically adaptable brand that company’s are taking through-the-line.
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November 27, 2012
Bah Humbug! Christmassy fonts are the graphical equivalent of a Christmas sweater. They come out once a year, look awful, and embarrass everyone with any shred of dignity or graphical taste!
October 24, 2011
Whether you want to make a sale, get an opt-in for your email list, sign up a new subscriber for your blog, or just motivate readers to support an issue, the Four Bases will help you hit home runs when it comes to creating copy that prompts action. It’s such a simple system, you won’t [...]
September 2, 2011
It’s a debate that never ceases. Which works better –short copy or long copy? The answer: Long copy works better, providing, of course, that long copy is appropriate and done well.
July 1, 2011
John Caples made a name for himself in advertising and revolutionized – if not created – the specialty of direct response. Learn about the man and discover his 7 principles that lead to effective advertising.
June 10, 2011
Many of the most memorable advertising campaigns have been humorous. Over the years, countless advertisers have used this strategy to attract customers. Audiences want to be entertained, not subjected to a hard sell. People pay attention to humorous commercials because it makes them comfortable. This makes them let down their guard –leaving them open to be influenced.
May 27, 2011
As one of the greatest copywriters in the history of advertising, Claude C. Hopkins made a lasting impact on the way advertising is created. At the same time he brought great success to his clients and earned himself an unparalleled salary of $185,000 a year, in 1907!
April 29, 2011
Most writers make a similar mistake (who can blame them?). They believe that people love to read – an easy assumption to make because most writers love to read. Becoming a better writer requires this perception to be set aside and write to a reader who is reluctant at best and is, for the most [...]
April 1, 2011
Small businesses and large companies have something remarkable in common. They are run by people. And people are subject to emotions, have doubts, make mistakes and, more often than not, recognize and react to being treated like human beings. Here’s a short list of ways marketers can get in touch with their inner human-ness and [...]
March 4, 2011
Though the basis of content marketing has been around for ages, its recent popularity as a marketing buzzword makes it seem all shiny and brand new. And if you’re feeling like your “old” skills aren’t quite shiny enough for the new era, here are some quick content marketing tips to give you a little polish.
February 11, 2011
Information overload. We’re bombarded, bamboozled, or bored, by a never ending stream of too much of too much the same. You might have the greatest product since (fill in the blank with your favorite product here), but unless you get people to pay attention your business can still fail.
January 21, 2011
Awesome headlines are usually not created out of thin air. There are many tested headline formulas that can be adapted and used repeatedly. Of course, you need to understand why a particular headline works in order to know whether that formula is right for your post, or article, or landing page.
December 3, 2010
As you continue to develop your copy for the 2010 holiday season and fine tuning your last minute campaigns, keep the following tips in mind to help your small business make the most of the consumer spending season.
November 4, 2010
Testing your website’s usability is a key factor in being able to make improvements and increase conversion rates. And one of the places where you need to begin, is knowing what your customers are seeing when they view your site. The problem is, of course, that different browsers create different user experiences. And, let’s face [...]
October 29, 2010
Copy copy everywhere. It is impossible to have an online presence today without unique content. And if you can’t afford a stable of writers, then you have to write it yourself. These all-around writing tips are designed to help whether it’s for your posts, your emails, your landing pages, or social media.