An eye-catching copy is guaranteed to pull in customers for your brand or product. But possessing good creative writing skills is not just enough to create interesting copies. Here are a few useful tips to keep in mind when writing a copy:
Don’t Miss Out on Research:
Before you start your work, do not forget to read and find out as much as possible about the product, brand and target audience. Have a clear idea regarding the objectives of the company and the benefits they are offering the consumers. Who is your target audience and how would this product or service solve their problems? Gather information about the target audience demographics – their age, job title, income range and other general information. Create a profile of a typical user persona and use it to guide you in copywriting.
Bring in your Unique Style and Tone:
You want your copy to grab the attention of the audience and potential consumers. For this, your copy needs to have its distinct tone and style. Prior research on the audience and company also helps you decide on the tone of your copy. Brand personalities would have to be taken into account when writing the copy. This means the copy of a high-class premium brand like Titan would need to maintain the classy, refined style while brands like Zomato adopt a friendlier, humorous approach.
Focus on your UVP:
One of the most important things to highlight when advertising a product or service is its Unique Value Proposition (UVP) To get ahead of your competitors, you need to communicate to your audience exactly what sets you apart. This is the brand’s UVP. It should be included in the copy, explaining to the audience why they should choose your brand.
Keep it Concise and Short:
While including everything needed in the copy, make sure that it doesn’t get too wordy or lengthy. You need to get the message across as quickly as possible, so making it longer would only make your customers impatient and eventually lose interest. Having a short attention span also means you have to use simple, uncomplicated words which people would find easy to understand. Including unfamiliar words and jargon would simply irritate the readers. Too many adjectives and imperatives should also be avoided. Filling your copy with a lot of meaningless adjectives which would also require the audience to take extra effort to understand the meaning is not recommended.
Prove your Claims:
Providing proof for your claims with significant data can be useful in building credibility and trust in the brand. People tend to believe a familiar person or even a celebrity when they talk about how useful a product has been for them. These proofs could be presented in the form of customer testimonials, facts and statistics, case studies and success stories. But avoid making the testimonials appear too sweet and sugar-coated. Also, give specific numbers when presenting data and statistics.