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Forum: Copywriting 10th September 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,985
Posted By Doceye
Re: Who's your biggest copywriting influence?

The customer in front of me I'm supposed to be selling to.
Forum: Copywriting 20th August 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Doceye
Re: 1 Simple "Mind Hack" for Writing Stronger Copy

The subtle changes almost always have the greatest effect; the big changes knock too many other things over.

Well done, Rick.
Forum: Copywriting 18th August 2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,870
Posted By Doceye
Re: Disturbing trend in the copywriting world

Wow. What a piece of fiction.

You may indeed lose money on early attempts to nail a promotion. It's called: the price of doing business.

And the idea you learned nothing in those earlier...
Forum: Copywriting 11th July 2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Doceye
Re: You can have ONLY ONE page of notes as you write... what's on it?

My one page of notes would be a detailed map on how to get to Rezbi's place.
Forum: Copywriting 30th June 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By Doceye
Re: I need my copy reviewed by a pro

Here we go again. The "Entitlement Generation" is upset they didn't get what they wanted. Hurry, give it to them before their precious self-esteem gets dinged.

Sheesh.

And I got news for you,...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,715
Posted By Doceye
Re: $10,000 Prize To Beat This Control

So I guess I stuffed my middle-aged arse into this barely-there two-piece for nothing, right? Dan's saying the competition's over ... right?

Okay then.

Can someone come over and puhlease unhook...
Forum: Copywriting 7th June 2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By Doceye
Re: Please critic my video script and help me improve it

And once again, the discourteous and insulting presumption that working writers are going to take the time to help you make money. While they what, buckwheat? Watch you make money with their...
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Doceye
Re: This Site Converts Already - What Can I Improve?

"Give it away, give it away, give it away, now."
~RHCP
Forum: Copywriting 5th June 2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
Posted By Doceye
Re: How do YOU stay motivated to write this much copy

That leaves, uh ... sex. Which can make writing onerously difficult afterward.

Motivation? Wolf's at the door scratching for cash as Halbert, Gallapoo and others have posited. But for me, it goes...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By Doceye
Re: Where copywriters compete and hope they get paid...

Oh goody, a sword fight!

I'm putting odds on the "angry old man" kicking the snot out of the, er, snotty upstart.

Oops. Too late. He already did.

Man ... when are you whippersnappers going...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,388
Posted By Doceye
Re: Copywriters Tai-Chi Exercise to Increase Performance

I fear someone is trying to topple Doc from his comedy/copy throne.

And if correct, I must now stand erect and accept your challenge, Mark.

Just haven't figured out how to top the "375 wpm"...
Forum: Copywriting 4th June 2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By Doceye
Re: Where copywriters compete and hope they get paid...

Good one, Mal.

Oh ... and right you are. It wasn't Clairol, it was Colgate.

Gleaming white they become. Hee hee.

"Ring of confidence," hmm. Wasn't Bush's inner circle called the same thing?
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Doceye
Re: "My...this frypan really is hot!"

VL7,

Old enough to remember us all being sent home from school in tears after the JFK assassination; old enough to remember waiting all summer for the debut of the "new" Batman TV series in the...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Doceye
Re: "My...this frypan really is hot!"

Someone's been doing their naughty homework.

Seriously though, it's amazing what even an old guy can learn here on the WF.

So this Sabrina was in a movie called: "Ramsbottom Rides Again?" Not...
Forum: Copywriting 3rd June 2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Doceye
Re: "My...this frypan really is hot!"

Dagmars? Hell ... how 'bout dirigibles?

And before our fairer warriors cry foul, I am in no way breast obsessed. But c'mon, what is going on with this gal? Did they tighten that chrome belt so...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd June 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Doceye
Re: Whole Foods Copywriting

Nice succinct little round-up there, Joe D.

Kudos.
Forum: Copywriting 2nd June 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Doceye
Re: "My...this frypan really is hot!"

She didn't really need petrol, it's clear the left one is off three PSI.

And my gad, is that a hose clamp around her waist?
Forum: Copywriting 31st May 2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By Doceye
Re: Where copywriters compete and hope they get paid...

Pluralis, huh?

Didn't Clairol make an anal bleaching solution called that?

Oddly both products circulate around the same area of the body.

Coincidence?
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
Re: .

Because, my dear boy, much as with a horrible car accident you must see if the bodies strewn about still have all their parts intact.

There's a certain something no human being can look away from...
Forum: Copywriting 30th May 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By Doceye
Re: After 2 years in Im in convinced the most important skill is copywriting!

Big Ball,

It's common respect to edit posts (especially your head) when addressing a forum full of writers.

It just doesn't reflect well upon you. And I'm fairly certain you're a swell person....
Forum: Copywriting 29th May 2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By Doceye
Re: Copy Writing, Is it really worth it?

I asked myself this same question recently.

It was about 10 and we were lounging on the couch. Out of the corner of my eye I watched on tenterhooks as Lady Gaga tried once again to scratch out a...
Forum: Copywriting 28th May 2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,323
Posted By Doceye
Re: NLP copywriting power words

Okay, I'm going to bite, Ken ... how in blue blazes are words only 7% of written communication? And what comprises the other 93% copywriters are leaving out?

I'm hoping you simply misstated your...
Forum: Copywriting 27th May 2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Doceye
Re: Google Dumps on Facebook

Always love to hear about exceptions that make the rule, Rick. But I'm left wondering why so, so many cos. with money to burn don't "get" social media and botch it so badly.

Is it really that...
Forum: Copywriting 26th May 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,323
Posted By Doceye
Re: NLP copywriting power words

You simply sleep with someone who enjoys them.
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By Doceye
Re: Ultimate Headline Swipe File

Again, Rick comes through with the research gold. What are the rest of you doing, playing Warcraft or Diablo?

Thanks again to you, WF's hippie surfer dude.

All love and respect,

Doc
Forum: Copywriting 25th May 2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
Re: .

Thanks, Pusa ...

Spot loved to swim ... as you well know. You must remember that summer decades ago off the coast of Galveston when he cavorted with Mitzi, your beloved Shih Tzu, and that...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
Re: .

Ken, I really can't talk right now. <sniffle>

My friend two subdivisions over just called and said they found Spot's polka-dot collar in their backyard. Gaily-colored umbrella papier-mache...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
Re: .

KC,

Sadly, I can no longer satisfy your request for an audio file of Spot retching.

When I wasn't looking he aspirated the umbrella/parasol from my boat drink, took one deep breath ... then...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
Re: .

Kenny,

What is this STFU you speak of?

Where does the accent fall on that word? Is it: Sithfooo? Or is it: SithFooo?

Or is it pronounced the way my dog sounds when he ralphs up the grass he...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
Re: .

I question not the dots.

I question the dot master. He who controls the lowly dot's very existence.

And, hold on ... this just in: another dot post just bit the dust. Erased as if it never...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,323
Posted By Doceye
Re: NLP copywriting power words

Actually they're quite painful.

They torture you 24/7 with recordings of beach sounds until you promise to donate all your money to Greenpeace.

But you do get all the "boat drinks" you want....
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,030
Posted By Doceye
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I'm starting a thread to discuss the importance of "dots." You know, these things: "."

I've recently noticed others posting "dot" posts. So I thought I'd start my own.

The only thing I really...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,323
Posted By Doceye
Re: NLP copywriting power words

Maxie ... shhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Hold it down! The thought police are right next door dismantling another post that runs counter to the Fatherland's sense of propriety.

You don't want to get us sent...
Forum: Copywriting 24th May 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,323
Posted By Doceye
Re: NLP copywriting power words

Oh, my ...

It's Harlan Livingston Seagull.
Forum: Copywriting 23rd May 2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Doceye
Re: The Depressed Copywriter

Mal,

You find this exhilarating for the same reasons firefighters sport teak wood running back into conflagrations to find that poor someone lying near death in some hidden corner, just starting...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Doceye
Re: Google Dumps on Facebook

Yeah ... especially when those other "oh-so-smart" people purport to be more savvy than GM and oh, about a dozen other big-arse companies who are finally realizing FB is a complete hoax for...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Doceye
Re: Google Dumps on Facebook

Taylor, me dear laddie, since you won't listen to a marketer with 30 years under their belt re: this FB thing, how about a feller who's been doing it for 50?

And please don't attempt to "dinosaur"...
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Doceye
Re: The Depressed Copywriter

Okay, I wasn't depressed until I went down that list.

Everyone told me I'd eventually realize writing isn't a real job, it's just a very painful way to keep shrinks driving their Bentleys.
Forum: Copywriting 22nd May 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,715
Posted By Doceye
Re: $10,000 Prize To Beat This Control

And this, dear friends, is why you don't (ever, ever) write for free.

I don't know Dan at all, and maybe he's a good guy, but when there's this kind of cacophony over even the legitimacy of this...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By Doceye
Re: What is the Fastest way to learn how to write Acceptable copy?

And since no one else has mentioned it, another route is to swipe copy from promos in your niche that are acknowledged winners and adapt them to your piece.

Notice I said "adapt." It's not only...
Forum: Copywriting 21st May 2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Doceye
Re: Google Dumps on Facebook

People are finally catching on to social marketing's lack of teeth. Five-hundredths of one percent CTR? Are you freakin' serious?

Burning a bonfire of money to warm up your prospects would be...
Forum: Copywriting 10th May 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By Doceye
Forum: Copywriting 28th April 2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By Doceye
Re: I use to think WarriorForum was kind of noobish, But there's one thing you are pretty good at...

And the metallic swish of drawn metal resonates in the stone hollows of the great yard.

The only issue remaining is whose giblets fly from the yardarm come the morrow.

Gentlemen, defend...
Forum: Copywriting 28th April 2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,916
Posted By Doceye
Re: Examples of loops in copy

I thought nested loops were when the kid you thought you got rid of when they went off to college, returns home four years later because there aren't any jobs.

Bada boom.

And to think y'all are...
Forum: Copywriting 28th April 2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By Doceye
Re: I use to think WarriorForum was kind of noobish, But there's one thing you are pretty good at...

Noobs is not apostrophized as you use it.

Be forewarned that your next infraction will lead to possible severe penalties which may include being forcibly returned to the ranks of the noobs.
...
Forum: Copywriting 28th April 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,554
Posted By Doceye
Re: Are You Comfortable Using FEAR to Sell Your SOLUTION?

Uh, Mark ...

We were talking about Fear and Greed, were we not? I thought what I wrote was clever enough. However, not nearly clear enough, it would seem.

Comedy, she can be quite ugly when...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Doceye
Re: Here's what's really happening with the long sales letter..

Since when is being fifty years old considered "...aging"?

Literally taken, anyone could be considered to be aging from the moment they're yanked screaming and writhing into this crappy world.
...
Forum: Copywriting 27th April 2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,554
Posted By Doceye
Re: Are You Comfortable Using FEAR to Sell Your SOLUTION?

I'm afraid I didn't get every single thing I wanted out of this thread.
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By Doceye
Re: I need a favour!

Where the Hades is Mal when you really need him?

Figuring I must be the next oldest cranky copywriter, allow me to respond to the OP: P*ss up and off.

Doc

P.S. What I wouldn't give to have...
Forum: Copywriting 16th April 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Doceye
Re: TIP: MS Word and headlines

Wow. And I thought I knew my way around Word.

Ripping good find, Hugh.

Doc
Forum: Copywriting 5th April 2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,225
Posted By Doceye
Re: Vin Montello copywriting

And when Vin's ears ring, people pick up the phone. They desperately want to hear what he has to say.

Plus, I'm told, he's one snappy dresser.
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By Doceye
Re: Client Organisation Software?

Love Caucasian boards; only prob is they bring out the repressed artiste in everyone. Grew tired of erasing infantile interpretations of Escher and such.

Keep the board hid from others. Less'n...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By Doceye
Re: Internet Copywriting Myths. Agree?

Niche man,

All I have to add here is the author of that piece is bouncing back and forth between content writing and copywriting. Some of the "myths" referred to are not myths in one discipline,...
Forum: Copywriting 4th April 2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,853
Posted By Doceye
Re: Write if you want work

Told you old guys rock.

Laboring long in the fire doth anneal thy tongue.
Forum: Copywriting 1st April 2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Doceye
Re: Naked

And as much as it distresses me to envision Mal sans apparel, this post is just one of the reasons why the old guys rock this forum.

Doc
Forum: Copywriting 30th March 2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By Doceye
Re: Why Are You a Copywriter?

Because the terms of my parole dictated I drop the matches and pick up something just as incendiary, sans the property damage.
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