Legendary copywriter Herschell Gordon Lewis passed away on September 26 at the age of 90. Just a few weeks earlier, Herschell sent us what turns out to be his final annual “Best and Worst Catalog Copy” report, with the intent of it running in November. And here it is. See if you made Herschell’s final cut.
Curmudgeon at Large
“Be the first to write a review” is one of most negative messages retailers can show on their product pages. One way around this conundrum is for retailers to capture a sort of micro-review at the moment of purchase, rather than waiting weeks to ask for a traditional review by email. Here’s how a new type of customer-generated content captured online at the point of purchase can solve the problem of low customer review volume.