Tone of voice (ToV) is extremely important when you’re trying to build a distinctive brand. It’s the personality of your business; the thing people will remember you by.
Briefing: AI copywriting - An overview
Copywriting, when done effectively, can have a hugely beneficial impact on click-throughs and conversion rates. Really excellent copy is funny and attention-grabbing, nuanced and empathetic, or plays subtly with our expectations and the meanings of words. Surely all of these things require a human touch?
In this briefing, we delve into how AI copywriting technology works; the benefits and limitations, the concrete results it can produce, and whether the fears about job losses are grounded in reality.
People eat with their eyes, or so the expression goes, which is why food brands tend to rely on high quality imagery and design to sell their products.
Given the choice between certainty and uncertainty in any given scenario, most would opt for the former. As a species, we humans are a lot more risk-averse than we like to think.
It’s a competitive world out there for martech companies.
Molly Elisha-Lambert is an AI language technician at Phrasee, a marketing platform that uses AI to create impactful email subject lines and social ad copy.
Towards the end of last year, I explored how the same tired words and phrases are regurgitated and recycled by agencies, to the point where they have become pretty much meaningless. Yes, I was the one that ripped your agency proposition to shreds. Sorry about that.
In 2015, Econsultancy profiled a startup called Phrasee, the brainchild of regular Econsultancy blog contributor Parry Malm, that uses advanced machine learning algorithms to optimise email subject lines until they perform better than human-created copy.
The bed-in-a-box mattress market has become particularly crowded in the past few years. According to Zion, it is set to grow even further in future, potentially reaching $43 billion by 2024.
Every now and again, an ad or marketing campaign comes along that’s so misguided, it’s baffling to think how it ever made it to fruition.
A bad idea or poorly executed theme is one thing, but when it involves copy that’s clearly been painstakingly created, reviewed, and approved – it’s all the more disconcerting.
Copywriting within the financial sector is notoriously difficult to get right.
According to a recent study by Edelman, even the top ranked websites are failing to reach expected standards of readability. This means many websites are made up of convoluted sentences in the passive voice and overly complex language.
The worlds of B2B and B2C marketing are more alike than they have ever been, from freemium model software such as Dropbox and Slack, to lookalike marketing or retargeting.
Sadly that means some B2B email marketers attempt clever, quirky or fun copy (like that more suited to smoothie packaging) and often fail to get their complex message across. One recent example I saw springs to mind – design studio Nucco Brain’s GDPR repermissioning email (shown below and taken from our repermissioning roundup), which flogs an analogy to death.
H&M has been regarded as a fast fashion leader for some time, with its agile supply chain enabling it to offer the latest trends at affordable prices – a winning combination for consumers.
But difficult trading conditions – including reduced consumer confidence and spending on the high street, and a ratcheting up of competition from fast-paced digital-first competitors like ASOS, which saw international sales up 31% in the six months to February 28th 2018 – have led to H&M reporting its biggest profit dip (20%) in six years.