How To Write Better Copy

How To Write Better Copy

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Whether you're an agency writer in need of inspiration, a one-woman-band drumming up work from new clients, an established business trying to get more from that mysterious thing called 'content', or you simply want to persuade your colleagues to adopt your point of view, How To Write better Copy by Steve Harrison will help you write better copy.

It starts with the thinking before the writing, and how to create the all-important Brief. Then it takes you step-by-step from how to write a headline to how to get the response you want from your reader. With examples at every stage, and explanations based on both the author's twenty-five years' experience and recent scientific research, this book will help hone your skills - whether you're writing websites or press ads, e-zines or direct mail, brochures or blogs, posters or landing pages, emails or white papers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 14mm | 190g
  • Bluebird
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1509814574
  • 9781509814572
  • 63,394

Table of contents

Chapter - 1: What You Really Want is 'Effective' Copy
Chapter - 2: The Thinking Before the Writing
Chapter - 3: How to Write Your Brief
Chapter - 4: Getting Your Message in the Right Order
Chapter - 5: How to Write Your Headline
Chapter - 6: How to Write Your Body Copy
Chapter - 7: Your Second Draft: Put These Things In
Chapter - 8: Your Third Draft: Cut These Things Out
Chapter - 9: Rewrite
Chapter - 10: How to Lay Your Copy Out

Section - i: P.S. That was the theory: But what about the practice?
Section - ii: Notes
Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements
Index - iv: Index
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About Steve Harrison

Steve Harrison was European Creative Director (OgilvyOne) and Global Creative Director (Wunderman) either side of starting his own agency, HTW. At HTW, he won more Cannes Lions in his discipline than any creative director in the world. That discipline was direct marketing, which means his copy was judged not by how clever it was but by how many things it sold. When he left agency life, Campaign magazine described him as 'the greatest direct marketing creative of his generation'. Steve's work appears in The D&AD Copy Book, which features the world's top 50 copywriters of the past 50 years. His How to Do Better Creative Work became the most expensive advertising book of all time when it traded on at GBP3,854 a copy. It is published in English, Mandarin, Spanish and Italian.
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