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Tom Trush is a Phoenix-based direct-response copywriter who helps business owners craft lead-capturing marketing materials. He is the author of “The ‘You’ Effect: How to Transform Ego-Based Marketing Into Captivating Messages That Create Customers” and “The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Creating Powerful Marketing Materials: 61 Easy Ideas to Attract Attention and Get More Customers.” More of his educational articles, videos and expert interviews are available on his website at writewaysolutions.com.

The Wrong Approach to Selling Professional Services

The Wrong Approach to Selling Professional Services

A dangerous epidemic continues to wash through the business community, especially among professionals selling services. In fact, the problem is so prevalent that I gave it a name— “The Juswanem Syndrome.” Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? I’ll explain what it means in minute. But first, let’s set the scene … As I mentioned many times, […]

8 Sure-Fire Tips for Enticing Readers In Your Marketing Materials

8 Sure-Fire Tips for Enticing Readers In Your Marketing Materials

Because I’m a copywriter, my opinion is likely a little biased, but I truly feel the power of the pen is mightier than the spoken word. When listening to someone, the words we hear are rarely repeated—unless requested—and they don’t have the same “staying power” as a phrase permanently placed on a piece of paper. […]

6 WORDS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A MARKETING SUPERSTAR

6 WORDS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A MARKETING SUPERSTAR

You’d probably hear several words repeated, such as “sales,” “selling” and “promoting.” But it’s likely many would miss mentioning a critical piece in the marketing process—something you need before anyone considers spending a single cent with you. Trust. That’s why I came up with the following definition: Marketing is the process of establishing trust in […]

4 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE BUYER BEHAVIOR

4 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE BUYER BEHAVIOR

In one of its latest commercials, Samsung, for example, seeks to push away the status-seeking crowd often associated with Apple products. In fact, the company blatantly alienates a huge audience. Is this a smart move? Well, I’m not a fan of attack tactics. But I understand the reasoning behind Samsung’s strategy. The company’s marketing staff […]

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