The History of Copywriting: 13 Key Periods

As a copywriter, you’ve chosen quite an old profession. Evidence shows that the art of copywriting began as far back as 3000 BC. Let’s delve back into the history of copywriting:- 3000 BC: The Egyptian Papyrus of Slave Shem A piece of papyrus was discovered, dating back to the year 3000 BC. This is widely … Read more The History of Copywriting: 13 Key Periods

Before-After-Bridge Tells a Tale and Provides the Path to a Happy Ending

We all like happy endings. Fairytale princesses often have them. Unfortunately we, in the real world, are not as fortunate. The primary reason for this is, although we can envisage the ending, we often don’t know how to get there. In copywriting and marketing, a formula exists that shows us the way. The marketing model, … Read more Before-After-Bridge Tells a Tale and Provides the Path to a Happy Ending

The Four C’s Formula: Creating Clear, Concise, Compelling and Credible Copy

Bob Bly first presented The Secret of the Four C’s formula in his 2013 book, The Business-to-Business Marketing Handbook. As such, it is one of the newer copywriting formulas but it has made quite an impact in the industry in this short space of time. The Four C’s formula only works well with the proviso … Read more The Four C’s Formula: Creating Clear, Concise, Compelling and Credible Copy

Pain-Agitate-Solution: An Effective Copywriting Formula

Updated: 28 May 2021 Pain-Agitate-Solution. The three words alone invoke a reaction, don’t they? At a time when digital copy has become even more competitive due to the sensitive state of our World, what better way is there to promote anything than with empathy and through emotion? Commonly going by the acronym PAS, Pain-Agitate-Solution or … Read more Pain-Agitate-Solution: An Effective Copywriting Formula