Is advertising evil?

Let’s face it, advertisers aren’t seen as the most honest people around. As practitioners of the dark arts, they trick and fool people into parting with their money for things they don’t need. But on the inside, things are a little different. Or at least that’s what...

Who are the ’mass market’? Upset them and you’ll find out

Mass appeal. Can there really be such a thing? It looks like the old-school mass marketing techniques of previous years are all but out of fashion. Like a quaint relic of a time when people questioned things less and expected less, simply because they had fewer...

Advertising: Good art or bad science?

How do we know what constitutes a good advertisement? And who can make such a decision and how? Advertising is usually set among the creative industries and as such it is situated among the arts.  University courses in advertising are arts rather than science courses....

Online ads and the click-through rate debate

Click-through rates. The percentage of online ad views that turn into those ever-precious clicks. How much do they matter? To many, they mean everything. They are like an all-important sprocket in the mechanism of online advertising and are the measure of a web...

How much do copywriters charge?

How much do copywriters charge? This is a question many first-time clients ask. As with any product or service, most people like to know a price upfront. Shouldn’t there be a general market price for website, brochure, blog, or email content? Any astute business that...

SEO and Google: Making sure clients find your business

SEO is key. Why? We’ve all heard the riddle: If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear, does it make a sound? Well, it's the same for any business that wants to be found online. You may have a website; but can people see it? And if people can’t see...

Finding the right words is never often easy

Finding the right words to express your company’s ideas and message is never often easy. This can be worrying, especially when you read throughout the internet, ‘content is king, CONTENT IS KING’. Well yes, content is king, to a point. However, remember ‘Otumfuo Opuku...

Penmanship and the double-edged sword of content marketing

Paradoxically, there’s never been a better or worse time to ramp up your company’s marketing. The trouble is, even though there are now more opportunities than ever for you to engage with your clients and customers, those very same opportunities exist for all of your...

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