A lot of us feel a tension between effective copywriting and content that fully respects our audiences. “Conversational Copywriter” Nick Usborne joins us to talk about why that’s a false choice.
Nick Usborne is an unusual writer. He has many years of direct response experience, but he talks more like a “content guy.” He’s here to talk about why we don’t have to choose between audience relationship and business results.
In this 27-minute episode, Nick and I talk about:
- Why Nick was in some ways a “reluctant copywriter”
- How a less-pushy approach works with the fundamentals of direct response like strong calls to action or using urgency in your message
- How this kind of copy works for B2B marketing
- Tackling the question of whether or not this kind of copy “works” as well as the hard-hitting stuff
- The approach that some “copy sharks” take that Nick never will, and why
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The Show Notes
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- Nick’s manifesto is a great place to learn more about his point of view: The Conversational Copywriter’s Manifesto
- My post on Remarkable Communication: Do You Have to Be a Soulless Shitweasel to be a Good Salesperson? (spoiler: No)
- Check out Nick’s approach in his post for us on How to Fix 5 Conversion-Killing Copy Mistakes
- Feel free to say hi or ask a question over on LinkedIn @soniasimone — or I always enjoy hearing from you right here in the comments 🙂
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