We would like to
thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students
to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Today, more than ever, it is crucial that your ad copy explodes the reader's curiosity. Are you interested in simple yet powerful ways to improve your ad copy so your readers will rush to action? Invoking a reader's call to action can be communicated in various effective ways. Great ad copy is more than simply plain conversation; it takes special style. The words must be ordered in such a way that they unlock the reader's mind and walk right in.
Think about your ad copy for a moment. Does it inspire and thrust you into a blind rush to action? If not, take a giant step into increased profits today by enhancing your ad copy with the following tips.
CALL TO ACTION
To some, this might seem like an obvious step in crafting great ad copy. However, it is left out time and time again. Readers need to be told what you want them to do. Consider the following two examples:
Ad One: We guarantee you will lose up to 50 pounds safely with our new diet pill!
Ad Two: Take our new diet pill today and lose up to 50 pounds safely-guaranteed!
You probably noticed that Ad Two has a stronger pull to action. Ad One represents a common advertising line seen today. There is no call to action in this line. It hopes you will come to the conclusion that you need to take their pill. Ad Two is not only telling you the same information but also commanding that you take the pill and do so now.
Weak persuasion attempts in your ad copy will completely destroy any chance for action you had. Many times ad copy can make calls to action that are too subtle. When this happens, the whole attempt is out the window. Let's take a peak at a couple examples:
Ad Copy One:
Our new patented technology will assist you in promoting your website to its fullest potential. Order your copy of XYZ today!
Ad Copy Two:
Our new patented technology will assist you in promoting your website to its fullest potential. You'll wonder how you ever managed without it. Order your copy of XYZ right now!
Ad Copy One, while having a call to action, has a somewhat weak closing. It left the door wide open for the reader to ponder the action, which normally means no closure. Ad Copy Two adds a power line before the closing attempt that gives the reader the feeling of doing too much work and the thought that this tool is a requirement. Additionally, I changed "today" with "right now" to strengthen the added line. Let us look at some other persuading calls to the reader.
There are many more but this should give you an idea on how to make stronger persuading suggestions to your readers.
Perhaps the best way to improve your ad copy is by replacing simple common words with more descriptive ones. It is important that your ad copy reads well so don't just rapid fire in alternative words. Following are some common examples of words you might use and some excellent replacements.
Example: Our product is good.
Our product is top-of-the-line.
Phrase: Saves Money, Value Priced, etc.
Example: Our product is cheap.
Our product pays for itself.
Word: Money Making
Example: Our product will make you money.
With our product you will make money the easy way.
With a little crafting you can turn ordinary ad copy into a goldmine. Read through your ad copy many times to find the holes. Every word written down or spoken to a potential customer must make a statement. Competition on the business gridiron is brutal and you simply can not afford to drop the ball when it comes to ad copy. For more helpful tips, please visit Internet Business Entrepreneur.
©2005 Jason Andrew Martin LLC
Jason A. Martin has been conducting business on the Internet for 11 years. He is a free-lance writer on many topics and is currently working on obtaining a degree in Journalism and Law.
His official blog can be viewed at: Jason A. Martin
Why Blockchain Could Be The Downfall Of YouTube Advertising
With recent announcements showing that teenagers are now watching an hour a day of YouTube, you might think that this is huge news for the advertising industry. A captive audience stuck between ad breaks should be every advertiser's dream yet instead, ...
Northcraft, Miller take on new advertising roles
Northcraft started in advertising with the newspapers' parent company in 1997 as an ad representative with the Tyler Star News before becoming the advertising manager of the Star News and the Wetzel Chronicle. In 2006, The Green Tab was added under ...
Amazon to give Facebook, Google run for their money in advertising ...
BI PRIME: Amazon may be one of the quietest companies in the world, but marketers can't stop talking about the company's advertising business that's full of ...
New advertising leader onboard
Earlier this decade, Honeycutt was advertising director and eventually publisher for newspapers in the Tulsa area that were under common ownership with the five papers he now joins. He and the advertising executives for the Missouri papers already know ...
Amazon advertising is working directly with brands now, cutting out ad agencies
Amazon is increasingly working directly with brands on advertising deals. Amazon has always had a robust direct line to brands via an application programming interface for Amazon Marketing Services, the part of its ad business that includes self-serve ...
Democrats place false advertising
The Senate Majority PAC recently released a TV advertisement against Kevin Cramer. Within the ad, Cramer allegedly supported cutting Social Security and Medicare in order to pay for the new Republican tax plan. A fact check by Valley News Live, however ...
Snapchat Study Shows Advertisers How Much Potential the App Still Has for the Upcoming Holidays
The whole point of pulling out details like these of course is to show brands, retailers and marketers the power of using Snapchat for advertising, such as radius targeting, which only serves ads in a geofenced area. “Really, a goal of this is to be ...
How AI Is Making Advertising More Efficient and Consumer-Focused
In this war, they are little more than innocent bystanders forced to wade through disingenuous attempts at engagement and bombarded with disruptive advertising that serve little purpose other than getting in the way of the content they actually want to ...
Aiming to make billboard advertising more programmatic, Adquick raises $2.1 million
What he was looking for, and what he eventually found in Adquick was a company that had managed to map all of the billboard advertising options available in the U.S. and was offering would-be advertisers a way to digitally distribute their ads and book ...
IPG's #HaveHerBack Urges Women in Advertising to Continue Speaking Out on Harassment
And because she spoke out prior to #MeToo gaining momentum in the advertising industry, she was forgotten. When she first saw #HaveHerBack encouraging women to speak out against sexual harassment post-#MeToo, Leone said, she contacted the ...
ADVERTISING RELATED ARTICLES:
The SKINNY on Newspaper Advertising
The SKINNY on NewspapersUsing the paper is considered gospel by many people in business. Use it wisely and it can be a good tool.
Books, Bibles and Fast-Talkers
Every community has 'em. Fast talkers who roll into town with a clever idea to sell to people in business.
Take Your Radio Ads to the Next Level
Most small businesses do not have a high powered advertising agency to produce award-winning radio commercials for them. Most award-winning radio commercials win for the wrong reasons anyway.
Media Savvy - Treat Them As You Would Your Best Customer
The ability to lead, persuade and influence are integral skills for effective managers. The capability of telling a story that inspires, motivates and informs is an essential part of this process.
Choosing a Print Mail Dealer
"Print & Mail is a type of service that is popular among small mail order operators. It is an inexpensive way to get your ad material printed and mailed to people.
How To Write Super-Effective Ads and Sales Letters!
"The more things change, the more they stay the same". That saying couldn't be more true, especially when it comes to writing ads and sales letters.
How To Make A Fortune With FREE Advertising!
How To Gain FREE Advertising That Will Make You Rich!Okay-Just What Exactly Is "Free Advertising"???Before I get into the specifics of actually HOW to get free advertising - it's important for you to completely understand exactly what free advertising is."Free Advertising" is any mention, listing or "blurb" about your product in a magazine, newsletter, book, manual, directory etc.
Media Savvy - Media Skills For Rural Women
The ability to lead, persuade and influence are integral skills for effective leaders. The capability of telling a story that inspires, motivates and informs is an essential part of this process.
16 Methods for Getting Free Advertising
1. Place copies of your circular on bulletin boards throughout your community, such as in coin-operated laundries, grocery stores, barber shops, etc.
Advertising Through Moms
Moms have a very powerful influence on what their families eat, drink, wear, do, and buy. Moms are not only the driving force behind their families, but also the economy.
Hiring an Amateur Could Mean a Potential Lawsuit for Your Business
These days, everyone's looking to save a buck. But if you plan to cut corners by using a fledgling copywriter or marketer, expect to put the money you just saved towards a really good lawyer.
The Online Equivalent of an Effective Newspaper Advertisement is FREE
Ask anybody who has been in business for a long enough and they will tell you how newspaper advertisements have for decades helped to build countless small businesses.The advantages of a newspaper advertisement are many, but what has attracted small business entrepreneurs for decades is the speed at which a struggling entrepreneur (short of funds as many starting small businesses always are, and looking for customers fast) is able to get a very quick response.
What's The Frequency?
The more things change, some say, the more things stay the same. When it comes to marketing, I tend to agree.
Imaging Isn't Everything
Many home improvement contractors attempt to use advertising to expand their client base and increase profits. Whether it be yellow pages, mailers, ads, or valpak; for many it's a total waste of time and money.
More Cheap Tricks for Promoting Your Business
In a recent article, I shared five of my top 10 favorite tricks for promoting your business without spending much (or any) money. Several readers wrote and said they enjoyed the first five tips, so I'm hoping the next five will be just as helpful.
10 Tips to Use Giveaways Effectively
Walk around any trade or consumer show and you will be able to collect a bag full of advertising specialties, or giveaway items all designed to promote. But look a little more closely.
Why Not Use the Humble Fax in Your Advertising Strategy?
When my daughter complained recently about the prohibitive cost of news media advertising, we had a discussion about the ways in which she could sell her range of body products (hand creams, lip balms etc). I explained to her that huge firms like K Mart wouldn't spend millions of dollars annually for advertising if it wasn't necessary.
Trade Writing - For Cash!
Often considered as "plain Jane's" of the print world, trade magazines prove that there is more to a market than just a pretty face. Trade magazines are written for a specialized audience and typically focus on one specific area or industry.
How to Advertise with Flyers
When you first start out on your business venture, money is usually tight but you still need to advertise. One of the most affordable, yet very effective, ways to begin your advertising campaign is with flyers.
If You Want To Get More Customers, Here's 10 Powerful Stories To Improve Your Ads
Remember, as a child lying in bed and listening to stories. Remember how engaged you were.
Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It
Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It
Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It
Find homes for rent
Jim (James) Baughman Hosting Company of Akron, Ohio offers the finest in the CLOUD internet hosting service and solutions at affordable prices. The Hepsia control panel is a superior control panel unlike the old school cpanel you may be familiar with as well as downloadable daily backups, 24 hour tech support response time is less than 30 minutes, php version selection, unlimited bandwidth, are all included at no additional cost.
advertising agency advertising supply and services marketing and advertising internet advertising pay per click advertising newspaper advertising promotion online advertising free advertising business marketing and advertising promotional advertising specialty print advertising banner advertising agency promotional product advertising radio advertising company classified advertising web advertising outdoor advertising ppc advertising advertising agency and services local advertising art layout production service advertising direct internet marketing advertising web site advertising business advertising television advertising jobs advertising services restaurant advertising yellow page advertising agency tv advertising web banner advertising directory advertising services advertising slogan advertising photographer adsense advertising adwords apis cashing billboard advertising advertising balloon pay per click banner advertising gambling online magazine advertising yahoo advertising email advertising free internet advertising internet online marketing advertising business search engine advertising direct mail advertising services advertising design advertising age creative advertising targeted advertising advertising campaign media advertising career free online advertising mobile advertising ogilvy vintage advertising pen internet advertising agency car advertising subliminal advertising idea advertising and marketing employment cheap advertising pen advertising space online advertising company advertising sign career in advertising direct mail advertising small business advertising history of advertising internet marketing online advertising advertising card communication content integrated marketing perspective premium promotion internet banner advertising advertising outdoor billboard affiliate advertising advertising art advertising display advertising product advertising copy advertising affiliate program free web site advertising real estate advertising brand advertising advertising brand communication guerrilla unconventional advertising business internet online internet marketing promotion advertising advertising firm contemporary advertising coroplast akron ohio custom signs and advertising solutions at OfficeJax online flea market