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How to Optimise a Brand to Reach New Audiences — A Case Study

After a year of building insurance startup With Jack, it was time to optimise the brand message. Ashley, With Jack's founder and director, came to me because the existing website did a good job of conveying the brand ethos — but it didn't tell creatives why they should sign up.

Read this case study to learn more about this in-depth conversion copy project to find the messaging that would help grow the brand.

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Case Study: How to Write a High-Converting Newsletter Signup Page

This newsletter signup page I wrote and designed for multi award-winning social entrepreneur and mentor Nyasha Gwatidzo achieved a whopping 60% conversion rate.

While a conversion rate of 60% is certainly not a typical result, the steps I took to create this high-converting landing page are still a great guide to writing websites that convert well.

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3 Ways You Risk Companies Disregarding Your #PlasticFree Messages... And How to Get Them to Use Less Packaging Instead

2018 saw 3.4 million people from 177 countries sign up for Plastic Free July.

Lots of conscious consumers reached out to brands about reducing their plastic packaging. However, if done wrong, those messages may never make it to the right people, or they may be ignored altogether.

Here are three common mistakes I've seen, and what to do instead.

After all, Plastic Free July is just the beginning!

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6 Ways You Can Make Sure Your Lead Magnet Deserves the Name (and Attracts Leads)

As anyone who's ever tried to write an effective lead magnet can tell you, it isn't as easy as just writing a longish blog post.

So here are 6 ideas that can smooth your path to hitting 'publish' with confidence — knowing that your lead magnet will resonate with the right people, in the right way.

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How to reply to a customer asking #whomademyclothes — clearly & convincingly

During #FashionRevolutionWeek, social media is full of important questions which are tricky to answer. Especially in 220 characters. Even if you work for a responsible brand and you already know how to reply to a customer query, these kinds of questions can seem really daunting.

So here's a step-by-step guide for handling #whomademyclothes well. 

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3 GDPR mistakes that can damage your customer relationships... and how to fix them

“This will kill our company.”

“I might as well fold my business.”

“Lead magnets are dead.”

Those are just some of the reactions to the GDPR that we’ve heard. And they can seriously hurt customer relationships.

So, we've teamed up with Dwight Leatham from Word Space to shed some light on how words can help your business thrive despite — or even because of — the GDPR.

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Do the words you use "have your BACK"?

From not-quite-convincing declarations of love to "inadver-turtle-dly" cringeworthy product packaging: Valentine's Day has reminded us that it's worth spending some thought on how you want to come across.

So here's a practical, 4-step plan for choosing the right words for your business, all wrapped up in a memorable acronym: BACK.

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4 reasons why your website may not get you the sales you want

When you’re able to establish trust with a web visitor quickly, they're more likely to stay on the page, take in your entire message, and click through to buy from you.

We've identified 4 common mistakes that can put people off when they first come to your website.  Read on and fix those customer frustrations — for a website that's "on fire" with hot leads.

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