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How's Your Copy?

By Bill Alpert / April 22, 2010

bmw ad.pdf It’s practically child’s play to make a great impression using print. Just take enough time to write some decent copy for your ad, brochure or mailer. That simple practice has become so rare that even a perfunctory effort at story telling gets attention. It’s really quite daring to step out and tell a […]

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BrandOne Marketing Coach Program

By Bill Alpert / April 12, 2010

Marketing is much like going to the gym. It’s something we should do every day, but often don’t get around to it. Frequently we do it wrong; only to make things worse. This is a huge problem for small businesses, where marketing gets stuck between a dozen other priorities. Even dedicated marketers within large corporations […]

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Selling on Price

By Bill Alpert / April 12, 2010

The letter arrived looking much like any other, in a plain white window envelope, with my name visible on the inside, and the sender’s company logo in the upper left. I was met with all the normal expectations, inaccurate information and claims that were simply too good to be true. This insurance agent spent fifty […]

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Writers of Short Sentences

By Bill Alpert / July 3, 2009

by Bill Alpert Perhaps you’re old enough to remember video of John Cameron Swayze delivering the iconic Timex slogan: Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking. Fans of the recent TV series Mad Men were recently reminded of the classic Think Small print ad campaign for Volkswagen. Both ads were conceived and penned by the […]

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