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Display Ads: 3 Quick Copywriting Tips

Display Ads: 3 Quick Copywriting Tips

The other day I was stopped at an intersection behind this truck, with nothing to look at except a plate of yummy Memphis barbecue. I realized that this bit of display advertising and copywriting is an excellent example of how to do it right. The message at the top is...

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How to Do the Internet in Style

How to Do the Internet in Style

The other day I outed myself on Instagram. As I do have a bit of pride, it took some guts for me to do it, and some might say it would have been better left unseen. I might agree, except that there's a point. In my own defense (and I realize I need one), I have a...

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How to Write: My 8 Secrets

How to Write: My 8 Secrets

I don't remember a time when I didn't love to write and wasn't obsessed with words. I've done crossword puzzles since childhood and have been known to read the dictionary. I'm a natural writer — by that I mean no one has ever formally taught me how to write, but it's...

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Nine Commonly Misused Words

Nine Commonly Misused Words

Just like other bad habits, it's easy to fall into sloppy or ill-informed patterns where words are concerned. The more we see an expression — correct or incorrect — the more it becomes burned into our brain. Here are nine words that are commonly misused. Momentarily •...

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Don't Let Your Letters Get in the Way of Your Message

Don't Let Your Letters Get in the Way of Your Message

I stopped behind this van the other day at a stop sign. Even from about three feet away I could barely read the text. It appears that they do some sort of cleaning, but beyond that it's hard to say. What a wasted opportunity. Don't make these common mistakes: It's Not...

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Don't Make These Website Mistakes

Don't Make These Website Mistakes

I read a lot, look at zillions of websites and check out print pieces everywhere I go. Though I'm a laid-back person, there are some things I've been seeing a lot of lately that are like that certain sound that we all hate. Don't make these mistakes on your website....

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