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    Local Bias Ad Copy
    Make your ad locally relevant by speaking the language of the people you are trying to engage. Where do they consider home? Do they use region specific language? People are proud of their roots or nationality. Incorporate local lingo or well-known destinations into your copy to increase your chances of making a genuine connection.Example:“Razors made in America”“Yinz will love this new home entertainment center.”“A deal as magnificent as the Golden Gate.”
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    Scarcity Ad Copy
    By indicating that an offer is due to run out or an item is going to run out of stock, you're more likely to inspire action. People won't want to miss out on something they think will soon be gone, so they'll be driven to click. Try running an ad referencing a time-limited offer or a "last chance to get X product" to drive up click through rate.Examples:“Only 15 limited edition razors left!”“Last chance to get the designer-branded jacket line!”“Only 10 spots left in our email marketing webinar!”
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    Free Content Ad Copy
    People love freebies, especially if they are highly-relevant. Create free, branded content that is easy to access and valuable to potential customers. And then, highlight the offer in your copy - linking the potential customer directly to a landing page with the content… not your homepage. This is an effective tactic to capture email addresses. And further down the line, if they are faced with a problem you can solve, they will be more inclined to contact you rather than the competition. Example:“Check out our eBook on the best uses if AI.”“A must see guide to SEO.”“Enjoy our free marketing plan template and crush your marketing goals.”
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    Nostalgia Ad Copy
    Take people on a trip down memory lane by evoking feelings from the past. Nostalgia often triggers memories of a pleasant place, person, or period of time. Create this positive association by skillfully crafting copy that makes people smile AND connects them with a time in the past. Nostalgia can be a strong generator of engagement. (Note: consider the shared experiences of your target audience.)Examples:“A razor your grandpa would have been proud of”“A video game that will transport you back to the 90s.”“Jewelry that will make you feel like you are back in high school.”
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    Testimonials Ad Copy
    Testimonials are inherently strong drivers of engagement because they come from individuals outside of your company, and therefore, have greater validity. Reach out to current, or past clients and satisfied users of your product asking them for a quote you can use publicly. Most will be happy to make a public statement of praise. Examples:“This product made marketing 10X easier.” - Tim, Tech Venture CEO“I don’t know what I would do without this.” - Kimberley, Data Scientist“These guys are worth every penny.” - Steve, Entrepreneur
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    Reviews Ad Copy
    Highlight positive reviews of your offer by explicitly mentioning ratings you have received by customers and news outlets. Reviews, like testimonials, can ease the concern of potential customers. This is especially powerful if you have a high priced offering, or are competing in a saturated space. A positive review can be the reason a person chooses your offering over the competition. (Tip: use Google Adword review extensions - they can boost clickthrough rate by up to 10%)Example:“Rated 5-stars by an independent rating agency.”“Tech Weekly gave our product a 10/10 rating.”“The highest rated electric toothbrush on Amazon.”
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    Control Ad Copy
    Promote the level of control a user or buyer has over your product. People like to know that they have the option to entirely customize an experience, if that level of customization is available. That feature can be a strong selling point for your product, especially if it's a feature that helps you stand apart from your competitors.Examples:“Try our customizable razor handles”"Fully customizable reporting dashboard""Complete control, at your fingertips"
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    Durability Ad Copy
    Durability is an important feature of almost all products, so why not highlight the characteristic in your ad copy? Your product will stand the test of time and be enjoyed for generations to come. Make that message crystalline, and those people that value durability will give great attention to your offer.Examples:“The longest lasting tools, guaranteed.”“A watch you will pass down to your grandson.”“This thing is literally UNBREAKABLE.”
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    "New Era" Ad Copy
    “The razor you’ve been waiting for”Push the newness of your product as a good way to position your business in marketing and ad copy. Talk about how far ahead of your old, behind the times competition you are, pushing technological innovation or a new approach as your primary value proposition to visitors. i.e "Tired of lousy service?"
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    Feature Showcase Ad Copy
    “Wide base titanium head for maximum surface area”Showcasing the important features of your product in your ad creative can be a way to successfully differentiate yourself from your competitors. Focus on features that may not be immediately visible in images but would be considered important to potential customers. This lets the most important attributes of your product do the selling.
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    Ease Of Use Ad Copy
    Simplicity and ease of use are major factors in people’s buying decisions. If your product has an ease of use factor that’s impressive for your customers, talking about it in your ad copy can get you more attention and clicks.Examples:“Razors now featuring our patented No-Slip Grip!”“Extra pockets for your convenience.”“Get your email list set up in 5 minutes or less!”
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    Surreal Ad Copy
    Engage people’s imaginations by creating ad copy that defies reality. Channel your inner Salvador Dali and push the limits of your offer’s benefits, while making it clear that you aren’t totally serious. Metaphors work well to execute this tactic - as do hyperboles. Be surreal, for real.Example:"A razor strong enough to shave a lion."“Luggage big enough to pack your entire closet.”“Headphones that will be permanently attached to your ears.”
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    Novelty Ad Copy
    Run an ad touting the novelty of your product offering. Whether it’s standout because it’s new and original or you provide the latest new product lines from other suppliers, novelty can be a powerful way to get people to click an ad. Examples:“Check out our new line of razors.”“Winter is coming! Try our new designer winter jackets!”“Get all the latest email marketing tools on one platform.”
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    Finality Ad Copy
    Craft bold copy that exclaims the finality of your offer. People will no longer have to search for alternatives after finding your solution. Finished. Finito. Their problems will be alleviated and you will be the hero. Make your offer their final, indefinite solution.Examples:“The last razor you will ever have to buy.”“An ERP system to end all ERP systems.”“Stop searching for the perfect pen, we have the only pen you’ll ever need.”
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    Technology Ad Copy
    Your product’s technological edge can be a great advantage for your ad copy. Viewers of the ad may not fully understand what benefits that technological edge gives them, but they’ll likely be intrigued enough to click on the ad and learn more. Use that technological advancement to benefit your ad copy approach.Examples:“Our razor is the latest in shave-tech”“Featuring proprietary StayWarm Technology.”“99.9% reliability in email delivery!”
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    Uniqueness Ad Copy
    If a major selling point of your product is its uniqueness compared to anything else on the market, you should be using that point in your ad copy. Promote your products with copy that depicts its unique features, comparing it to your competition.Examples:“The only razor with 3 rotating blades.”“Rated the warmest winter jacket on Earth!”“The only email marketing software to allow subscriber segmentation.”
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    Luxury Ad Copy
    Elevate the status of your offer by creating copy that screams luxury. Your offer is for people that prefer the finer things in life. People that don’t drive their own cars OR cook their own meals. Your offer deserves to be on the Red Carpet.Examples:“Gold-plated fine dining silverware that you won’t want to use.”“A beautiful, handcrafted bird bath that your neighbors will be jealous of.”“A diamond ring with with precision hand engraving.”
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    Conjunction Ad Copy
    By connecting an outcome with your product, you can create positive associations AND help people envision the effect your offer will have on their life. Get creative with the connections (but remain authentic) and keep your target audience in mind. The more you know about the potential customer = the greater the effectiveness.Examples:“A clean shave is the first step to a promotion”“Writing down your thoughts can lead to breakthrough ideas.”“A tailored suit will attract the right kind of attention.”
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    Influencer Proof Ad Copy
    Incorporate industry influencers in your copy to gain greater exposure from a targeted audience. Potential customers will be more inclined to engage if they recognize the influencer promoting the offer. Adding influencer proof gives your offer instant credibility and a face that people can associate with your product. (Tip: choose influencers that are highly-relevant to by examining the social profiles of your target audience.)Examples:“A perfume worn daily by @StylishSuzy”“Endorsed by LinkedIn influencer, Tommy Marketer.”“The favorite snack of Usain Bolt.”
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    Cost Savings Ad Copy
    Demonstrate the logical appeal of cost-savings to your customer by examining the benefits of your offer from the customer’s perspective. Quantify the monetary savings. Think about how much money your offer saves a customer in a day, week, year, etc.. Lay out the cost benefits clearly and and potential customers will be able to justify their investment.Examples:“Save $50 a day by switching to us.”“Average weekly savings of over $500”“The most fuel efficient car in the market. Stop spending so much on gas.”
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    Self-Deprecation Ad Copy
    Show people that you don’t take yourself too seriously and aren’t afraid to crack a joke. Ads usually act as a mechanism for showing off. By taking an alternative stance you are guaranteed to make people smile. You will also come off as more trustworthy because you are not sensationalizing your offer or contriving benefits.Examples:“Just an okay razor.”“Vacuum cleaner that sucks a little.”“A board game that will cause boredom.”
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    Rhyme As Reason Ad Copy
    As a marketer you have a solid understanding of why people are attracted to your offer. Spell out that reason by incorporating a playful rhyme. Put on your Dr. Seuss hat and rhyme your way to successful advertising. (Note: this can be difficult if your offer is oranges.)Example:“For that smooth shave you crave”“A new, energy efficient light for your delight.”“Visit a new shore that you are bound to adore.”
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    Alliteration Ad Copy
    Repeating a letter or sound throughout a phrase is downright fun AND an effective tactic for creating an ad that will stand out among the mundane. Beyond standing out, your copy will also be easier for people to recall. Alliterations are awesome. (See what I did there?)Example”“Super Soft Shave”“Crazy Cool Clothes”“Bouncy, Bountiful Beds”
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    Welcome Ad Copy
    Make people comfortable enough to engage with your offer by writing copy the is conversational and inviting. This laid-back approach to copy is the furthest thing pushy and definitely a warm tactic. It can be used to demonstrate a change in setting or establish context. When a potential customer clicks this ad they are transformed to a new place.Example:“Welcome to whisky country.”“Come on in and check things out. You’ll be happy you did”“Now entering the future.”
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    Endowment Ad Copy
    By giving indisputable value to a person you automatically increase the perceived value of your offer. People feel like they are getting a deal (or even a steal) when they are given freebies or trials. And an additional bonus, they will be more likely to continue using your product because people have the tendency to value things more if they already own them. For example, potential customers stand to lose their newly found, useful tool once their free trial ends.Examples:“30 day free trial”“$20 free play for signing up”“Try it for 14 days.”
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    Exclusivity Ad Copy
    Infuse your ad with copy that demonstrates exclusivity. This can increase the perceived value of your offer AND make people feel special. Explicitly state that your offer is not for everyone and people will be knocking at your front door. (Hint: give them the secret password to get in.)Examples:“Join now for exclusive access to our new offer.”“Get this crazy good deal by invitation only.”“Sign-up now for a chance to enter our private club.”
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    Press Ad Copy
    Take advantage of the press your offer generates by mentioning media outlets that have featured your product. Incorporating well-known media outlets or news sources can bolster your offer’s credibility while also acting as a guidepost for people to conduct additional research. Utilize earned media to it’s fullest extent... because, you earned it!Example:“New monitor featured on TechCrunch.”“In the New York Times last week.”“Recently featured on MTV.”
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    Anchoring Ad Copy
    Leverage the anchoring effect in your copy by creating an “anchor” that helps people make decisions without hesitation. People have the tendency to rely too heavily on the information that is first presented to them; take advantage of this tendency. Connect your offer with a specific price-point or a more well-known brand to give potential customers a frame of reference.Examples:“5 blades, only 1 dollar.”“50% softer than Kleenex.”“Laptops that perform better than Apple products.”
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    Zero Risk Bias Ad Copy
    “No risk, no reward” is an axiom that isn’t always true. Create copy that emphasizes that no risk can actually lead to a reward. Implementing this tactic will put minds to ease and will make the decision to engage with your offer that much easier. It will also allow potential customers to experience or test your offer before making a commitment to buy.Example:“30 day money back guarantee”“Try before you buy.”“Full refund if you aren’t fully satisfied.”
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    Loss-Aversion Ad Copy
    Pointing to a potential loss of not buying your product can be an effective way to drive clicks. Ad copy like “Only X items left!” or “Sale ends in X minutes!” drives a sense of urgency for a customer to avoid losing out on an item they’re interested in or a money-saving opportunity. This is because people are naturally risk averse and would prefer to avoid losing out on an opportunity to get a better deal or miss out on an item they want.
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    Negative Association Ad Copy
    Take a stance in your copy by negatively associating your offer with a well-known group, cohort, or culturally relevant reference. This is a playful approach that can give an edge to your offer AND help it stick out from a sea of conservative copy. (Note: be careful not to insult your target audience.)Examples:“Razors: Hipsters not welcome”“Not your Grandpa’s skateboard. Shred our new deck.”“Protein powder for maximum bulking. Not for wimps.”
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    Factoid Ad Copy
    A good way to get clicks on your ads is to include a fact in your ad copy. Facts backed up by research provide proof of the value of your product or service, so including them in your ad can draw additional attention to it.Example:“89% of men say our razor is better than the competition”
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    Social Proof Ad Copy
    Incorporating social proof into your copy can drive conversions by strengthening the validity of your offer. Social proof can be demonstrated by mentioning experts, celebrities, or groups of people that love your product. Another way to demonstrate social proof is stating the sheer amount of users of your product. Regardless of your strategy, make sure to connect your offer to people or groups your target audience cares about. Examples:“Most popular growth hacking tool in Silicon Valley.” “Used by NFL athletes.”“Trendy purse that all celebrities are carrying.”
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    Positive Association Ad Copy
    Highlight an existing positive association to your offer OR create one. Connecting your offer to something or someone that is generally considered positive can give you instant credibility. It will also be easier for a person to recall the offering in the future. Make positive associations that shed a positive light in your direction. What or who you associate with matters.Examples:“The official household cleaner for super moms.” “The Rolex of cars.”“Presidential suite of marketing tools.”
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    Reactive Devaluation Ad Copy
    Generating copy that is simultaneously reactive and devaluing of the competition can be tricky. One of the most important things to consider when deploying this tactic is timing. A well-timed ad, citing a current issue or perhaps an athlete during the Olympics, will convert like crazy. Your copy should strive to skew a recent, widely-known reference against the competition. Example:“The Verizon Guy doesn’t like Sprint, he was simply paid a great deal of moola.”(during Wimbledon) “Roger Federer is being paid to tell you to buy the other guy’s razors”“Gucci Mane is free, unlike our competitors' express shipping options.”
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    Automation Ad Copy
    Delivering the message that your offer will automate a laborious task is a definite plus. People want to make their lives easier and anyway you can facilitate this is highly-attractive. Your offer solves their problem with ease. Turn it on and it will do all the work for you. That was easy.Examples:“Put your morning shave on autopilot”“Auto-magically become more productive with our software.”“Go to sleep and let our laundry system clean your clothes overnight.”
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    Discount Ad Copy
    Try offering a discount in your ads. If you’re running a sale on a particular item, advertise that sale with your ad copy. If you’re not, consider running a sale for anyone that lands on a specific product page through an ad.Examples:“20% off all men’s razors.”“Get $50 off your first purchase.”“Limited time offer: Get your first 3 months free.”
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    Decoy Effect Ad Copy
    The decoy effect causes people to change preferences between two options when presented a third option that is clearly advantageous. This a common tactic deployed in pricing models, but it can also be leveraged for more effective copy. Present multiple options, but have a clear winner (aka your offer) that people can’t resist.Example:“Disposable razor: $5; Economy razor: $5; The Executive Razor: $6”
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    Gain-Seeking Ad Copy
    “For a smooth shave, try our razor. Limited time only: Buy one, Get one free!”Pointing to a tangible gain in performance (rather than avoiding a loss) can drive action effectively. For example, highlighting a BOGO deal on a product can drive a visitor to convert into a customer by targeting their desire to own more of something than they may actually need. They’ll be driven to act by the prospect of gaining something for seemingly nothing.
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    Appeal To Ego Ad Copy
    People like to be reminded how awesome they are (even if they won’t admit it). Craft copy that strums a person’s ego and they will view your offer positively. An important part of successfully pulling off this tactic is to understand your target audience. What are they proud of? What characteristics do they like to show off? What are they the best at?Example:“The razor a hard-working guy deserves.”“A winter coat for the most adventurous in their circle.”“A new gadget that will show off your tech-savvy.”
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