slide into the voice

‘Twas exactly a year ago almost – late June 2016 – I began writing for my biggest brand to date – which was also my first venture into describing sporty apparel. I thrived on the challenge of inhabiting a new voice… while infusing my own soft-sell esprit into the equation. {Right-click the above and below screenshots for a closer read.}

crop-hoodie

From time to time in my peregrinations about Portland, Oregon, I’ll spot a woman – at an art exhibit reception or pushing a stroller on a neighborhood sidewalk — clad in an adidas/Brazilian FARM collaboration track jacket or hoodie. I want to tell her, “I sold you that!” (And yet, like a true gentleman, I curb this impulse… remaining forever an anonymous yet influential scribe.)

View other scintillating samples of my product copy & taglines here…. http://cargocollective.com/thompsoncopywriter/adidas-Originals

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a copywriter’s summer on island time

meander collection

If there’s any phrase a B2C copywriter likes nearly as much as “SOLD OUT!” (on e-com pages displaying his or her prose alongside exotic gems), it has got to be: “Only 1 left in stock.”

carnelian with citrines

And that wonderful phrase crops up again and again in these screen captures.

warm wedges
cognac earrings

Earlier this summer, a jewelry designer on the East Coast hired me to pen evocative ledes setting the stage for seven new collections of hers, followed by individual write-ups of 30 or so designs within.

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banner waves

From the department of Recent Work: banner ads for a retailer of floor lamps & outdoor light strands.

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Soaking in it

All done with taxes? Here’s what might relax us!

my Tub World intro

In the soak or be soaked world of marketplace Internet retail, one must gallantly strive to pen transcendent Copy that an upscale consumer’s senses positively cry out for.

Let them know the good news: Hot baths in deep soaking tubs can calm your mind, stimulate your collagen, and make that humblest of havens – the lavatory – into a showplace!

Here, I created the concept; curated products; and wrote pithy headlines as well as those sublimely sophisticated copy blocks.

Transform your lav into an in-home Spa: Click the pretty pictures for a closer read.

classic clawfoots

my tub world copy

my exquisite copy for Tub Temptations

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holiday shopping

Another Black Friday has come and gone (so has Cyber Monday for that matter), yet the glories of e-commerce burn brightly all through our wintry season — perhaps especially in copy I devised for an e-tailer of outdoor/indoor lighting fixtures.

Devoted readers of this portfolio blog, you know the drill, don’t you?

Add just the right dash of ambience to the long, dark winter nights with these strands (and click the pictures for a closer read).
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sparkling gems

No jewelry this time. Just sharing some recent work… Click the pictures for a closer read of my scintillating copy.

A watch

Above, copy I wrote for a watch designer in Europe. Below, a pair of cushy category descriptions for an Australian retailer of fine linens and other at-home necessities.

cushions
Australian linens copy

I also collaborated with the entrepreneur of an all-organic skin care label. I re-booted existing product copy, writing new sections to emphasize the “bling” while at the same time underscoring the products’ benefits for the consumer, for the co-ops who harvest the all-natural ingredients, and for our planet, too. Several of these new descriptions are making the rounds via social media…

On Facebook

honeysuckle FB

At Tumblr

ginger cinnamon lip balm mini

Getting the signage treatment!

lip balm copy

And on the main retail site.

Nectarine

where one relaxes…

Bringing home the bling, I recently wrote creative copy for a patio furniture e-tailer. I’m pleased to showcase a few screenshots from my expanding dossier of décor bon-bons.

4-piece set

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seeing the light!

Pear Champagne chandelier

No swinging from the chandeliers allowed! Instead, savor the copy I wrote for a Seattle-based lighting & home décor company. Continue reading