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.
When creating an effective sales message, choose one key element your targets are most likely to regard as significant and subordinate the rest. Want that in more proletarian language? Laundry lists are weak selling weapons. Here’s more from Herschell Gordon Lewis on making email subject lines resonate with your customers.
Too much time has passed for any of us to think of social media with the same attitudes we had when they first burst upon the communications horizon. Now, after the inevitable transition to a commercial posture, the “social” label is silly. As a medium, Facebook is no more social than conventional email.