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Advertising will make or break your business. It is crucial to your success that you learn to write great ad copy. Here are a few simple concepts to get you there.
1. The Headline
This is THE most important part of your ad, especially when using online advertising. The point of the headline is to grab a potential customer's interest and then entice the reader to go on and read the rest of your ad. The best headlines tend to be those that emphasize the benefits to the customer, ie. what your product or service can do for them, WHY they MUST have it - right now!
If your ad is taking the form of a webpage, or any other ad that allows the use of HTML/formatting, take advantage of it. Make sure your headline stands out from the rest of your ad by using a larger font, bolding, italics (careful here: make sure it is readable, some fonts aren't), or a different color. Remember to ensure that the overall look is business-like.
Some ad sites (like AOL) allow you to post a graphic along with your ad: definitely do so! It will really make your ad stand out compared to the ads of those who haven't bothered and makes you look much more professional.
If you're advertising to safelists or using any other type of email advertising, use interesting characters to make your subject line stand out, some examples: >>
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Immersv raises $10.5M to shake up mobile advertising with some ...
Immersv, a mobile 360 VR ad network, wants to use the strengths of VR to bring improve mobile advertising, not only on headset but smartphones as well.
VR advertising platform Immersv raises $10.5M | VatorNews - Vator.tv
Interactive advertising platform Immersv scores $10.5 million funding round
Immersv Raises $10.5M Investment to Bring Ads into VR and Mobile ...
10 Years On: The iPhone's Impact On Advertising
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Borough advertising for new manager
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Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
One of the big advertising groups is partnering with Digital Content ...
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
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Fire department says company misusing its name to get advertising business
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Why Data-Driven Advertising Will Be The Next Frontier
I had a chance to interview John Kenny, the Chief Strategy Officer of FCB Chicago, which describes itself as "the industry's largest startup – the oldest and newest advertising agency in Chicago." This bold vision rings true when you hear how Kenny ...
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
BrandLab study reveals lack of diversity in marketing and advertising; how is your company doing?
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
The BrandLab, a nonprofit organization that's focused on improving diversity in the Twin Cities marketing and advertising industry, recently released a study that analyzed demographic data from 40 organizations to determine how diverse the Twin Cities ...
Droga5 Wants to Introduce Poets, Playwrights to Advertising ...
Droga5 is creating an academy to introduce people outside of the industry to advertising.
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