direct response

Ep 192: Igniting Your Freelancing Moxie with Lorrie Morgan

   In This Episode When Lorrie Morgan lost her “miserable” job, she decided to go freelance and stumbled into the world of direct response copywriting. From running into the ladies room in tears of intimidation during the first marketing conference she attended, to creating an alter ego named Roxie that has helped her fight off …

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Ep 138: Erik Stafford – Attention-Grabbing Design Secrets That’ll Beef Up Your Sales Message

   In This Episode “For the longest time… it was always about the copy. But things are changing.” Erik said during our interview. “Right now, 65% of people are visual learners. So you’ve gotta start paying attention to that stuff. Most businesses completely overlook that.” My guest today is design specialist Erik Stafford. Erik helps …

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How to tell your story like Tolkien (and stop losing prospects to your competitors)

If you had to tell me your story right this second, would you be able to do it … or would you choke? You’d think it’s easy explaining who you are and why people should care. But if this were true, nobody would need copywriters. Bad storytelling means we risk confusing or boring people … …

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How Eugene Schwartz’s Branding Secret Ignites Direct Response Sales

Before I became a copywriter, I spent 29 years working with brands. The power of those brands allowed me to create multi-million dollar businesses around the globe. That’s a nice piece of change. It worked because each brand had a clear identity that resonated with certain consumers. In fact, the product itself was often secondary. …

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Ep 101: Parris Lampropoulos – Next-Level Persuasive Copywriting Pt. 1

   In This Episode Parris Lampropoulos is universally regarded as one of the best living copywriters. He’s a face on Brian Kurtz “Mount Rushmore of Copywriters” for the record number of control ads and revenue generated at Boardroom. His list of winners is mind-boggling. Parris credits his incredible success solely on the bullets in his …

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Ep 99: John Carlton – The One Skill Every Copywriter Must Master

   In This Episode A long overdue episode with the world’s most ripped off and respected copywriter alive, John Carlton. I’ve had the privilege of hosting a podcast with John called Psych Insights For Modern Marketers. It’s an amazing show that I describe as “hosting John’s brain”. Listeners of the show can’t get enough, and …

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Ep 96: Jenny Thompson – Using “Sticker Shock” To Double Your Sales

   In This Episode My guest today is Jenny Thompson, a brilliant marketer and fierce proponent of higher conversions. Jenny started working as a marketing manager with Agora Inc. back in 1996, and within her first 3 years, she successfully tripled profits for the Oxford Club. Then she began a new career in New Market …

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Ep 87: David Garfinkel – Brainstorming Great Hooks

   In This Episode David Garfinkel is a living legend in copywriting. Also known as the “world’s best copywriting coach,” David works exclusively with seasoned copywriters and direct response companies. He’s the coach that modern day copywriters like Chris Haddad and Million Dollar Mike Morgan credit with their development. David also wrote two best-selling books …

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5 Steps to Transform Your Personal Stories Into Sales Machines

“Story sells…” “Your customers connect with stories, not features and benefits…” “Thou shalt not bore thy customers…” If you study sales copy, you’ve no doubt heard variations of the above…that you should be telling stories. Stories are what people remember, and the way to your audience’s heart. And you can probably name at least two …

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