1. Research, research, research!
Understand the product and/or the company you are writing for, inside and out. Don’t stop at the company itself; look further into its competitors to see which campaigns have been successful, and which ones have flopped. Doing so will help jumpstart some of your own ideas. Dig deep!
If you don’t know where to start, try the following research methods:
- Define your target audience through surveys, social listening, or interviews
- Pinpoint your top competitors and take a deep-dive into how they speak to customers
- Identify your client’s unique voice by studying brands with voices that inspire you
2. Speak your audience’s language
Remember you are writing for your audience, not for you. You must cater to what your audience wants and needs, which is not only to purchase your products but to believe in your brand on a deeper level. If you’re having a hard time, get to know the audience — what they love, what they hate, and what they desire — by observing the way the talk on social media.
3. Keep it Simple
You only have a few seconds to capture someone’s attention, so be as concise as possible. Edit, edit again, and then edit some more. Every word of your copy should serve a purpose. To help during the revision process, ask yourself the following questions for each paragraph:
- Does the audience already know this information?
- Is this information valuable to my audience?
- Does this information help my audience solve a problem?