Ex-Circus Clown Stumbles Across New Forex Trading System and Loses $43,764.29 in Three Weeks...

by The Copy Nazi Banned
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That's 'flawsome!'



* thread title inspired by Vin Montello's "Headlibs".
#$43 #clown #excircus #forex #loses #stumbles #system #trading #weeks
  • This has the most stunning effect here in the UK.

    The audience is hyper skeptical, critical and cynical.

    Big benefit headlines tend to crash and burn.

    But negative headlines are magnetic.

    Then slowly prove in the body copy (as if there are 5 supreme judges ready to send you to death row) that your stuff is good.

    And lo and behold you spark a remarkable response.


    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Yes, the old "damaging admission" technique.

    Interesting read.

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Hill
    Here's another variation of the corporate damaging admission, where Bodyform used humor to defuse a negative (and perhaps tongue in cheek) posting on their Facebook page. It's received over 5 million views, and over 19,600 Likes so far.

    Bodyform Responds :: The Truth - YouTube
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    In 1962.... Paula Green came up with the tagline for Avis rental car biz... "We are only #2 so We try harder"... which literally lasted 50 years.

    Like all other persuasion techniques... damaging admissions can help when you turn it right around and show the prospect how it can help them.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Well... it's more than "damaging admissions". Look again.
    We no longer buy ad campaigns that are too good to be true. Consumers now want honest conversations about products and appreciate brands that show some maturity, humility, and humour.
    Consumers are hip to the old "damaging admissions" schtick. That's old hat. What we're seeing is much more sophisticated - and honest - marketing. Driven by social media. Which is why I borrowed that Clickbank-style headline and turned it on its head. My bet is people would want to know "How did the clown lose all that money?" And then, of course, the yarn could segué into how he lost a pile of dough on a Forex Bot... but then recouped it and went on to make good money on Flash Harry's Fabulous Forex System.

    But... bottomline... the product or service needs to be fair dinkum*. People are sick of the B.S. and the stench coming off internet marketing and advertising in general.

    (Did somebody say "supplements"? )

    Consumers are mature and knowledgeable and we want to acknowledge that. Generations of people have grown up surrounded by marketing and are very adept at decoding it, very sensitive to anything that isn't honest.
    * fair dinkum: Australian slang for true, real, genuine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bob Teller
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      What is even more amazing is that 'copywriters' here on this forum still have to be taught this basic elementary stuff.

      Then even when you explain the absolute basics they still don't get it.


      - Bob Teller
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Hill
        Originally Posted by Bob Teller View Post

        What is even more amazing is that 'copywriters' here on this forum still have to be taught this basic elementary stuff.

        Then even when you explain the absolute basics they still don't get it.


        - Bob Teller
        Care to explain how that comment applies to this particular thread?

        You're apparently new to this forum, yet all I've seen are endless criticisms and complaints. Do you have anything substantial to add?
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        • Profile picture of the author copyassassin
          Steve,

          I agree with you on "Bob Teller".

          Did a quick google search... nothing comes up.

          Who is this troll?



          Originally Posted by Steve Hill View Post

          Care to explain how that comment applies to this particular thread?

          You're apparently new to this forum, yet all I've seen are endless criticisms and complaints. Do you have anything substantial to add?
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          • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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            Originally Posted by copyassassin View Post

            Steve,

            I agree with you on "Bob Teller".

            Did a quick google search... nothing comes up.

            Who is this troll?
            God you guys are real geniuses aren't you. You only have to look at the language and it sticks out like dogs balls who it is. If you can't pick it you have no business being in this game.
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            • Profile picture of the author max5ty
              Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

              God you guys are real geniuses aren't you. You only have to look at the language and it sticks out like dogs balls who it is. If you can't pick it you have no business being in this game.
              LOL...from the first post I thought, hmmm...could it be?
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              • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
                Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

                LOL...from the first post I thought, hmmm...could it be?
                Yup. It is. He found yet another glitch in the system.

                New name. But he just can't hide those telltale traits.

                It's getting Smoking Hot in here!
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            • Profile picture of the author Steve Hill
              Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

              God you guys are real geniuses aren't you. You only have to look at the language and it sticks out like dogs balls who it is. If you can't pick it you have no business being in this game.
              Roflol... yep, that would explain it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sidneyng
    LOL. Great article and nice subject line.
    I think now more than ever - its about being authentic to how and what you market.

    I see most greenhorn marketers / copywriters take John Carlton's "make a sensational headline that grabs your readers by the lapels" too seriously and end up fabricating headlines and angles.

    Most consumers can smell BS from a mile away..
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    • Profile picture of the author JakeDaly
      Agreed 100%

      Good thread, Mal.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    lol .... I can just see the new WSO headlines:

    Raunchy ex-con with bad breath and stinking feet shows his secrets to making a little bit of money!
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