After having diligently marketed my intimate, soft-sell, evocative approach to lifestyle branding in jewelry, watches, and home décor, it may or may not lift an eyebrow or two to learn that I also write copy for such testosterone-forward items as Jeeps, muscle cars, and sporty automotives along the Alfa Romeo line.
And yet, it’s true.
A good copywriter has the dexterity to tackle almost any topic and inhabit the realm of your target consumer.
Once upon a time, however, a creative director in Portland (or was he merely a content manager?) said to me: You write about fashion; you couldn’t possibly understand how to relate to high-tech products. Au contraire. There’s a lot more method acting involved in copywriting than anyone realizes. I’ve haven’t driven any of these cars, I haven’t gone mud-bogging in a Wrangler, and I haven’t worn kate spade jewelry either.
Research, imagination, empathy: along with impeccable grammar, these are an effective copywriter’s stock-in-trade. Writing words that sell isn’t about belonging to a particular demographic, as so many hiring managers wrongly assume. One needn’t be a fashionista or a tech nerd or an off-road, high-octane enthusiast in order to write believably about products that appeal to each and every specialized niche.
I expressed as much to my “friend.” But poor Briggsy, he just didn’t… get it.
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.
Our catalog copywriter (that’s me!) was recently hired to write descriptions for an online jewelry retailer. Click the screenshots above and below for a closer read of my evocative, ebullient copy.
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It’s always a pleasure to write Amazon copy for Vanessa Mooney’s designs.
Feel the summer warmth get a little bit warmer with the Vanessa Mooney Short Safari Necklace on Black Thread. Gold-tinted brass nuggets (10 in all) alternate with nine pieces of Ethiopian silver on an ebony cotton chain that clasps with a golden brass hook. While the nuggets have a certain Cubist charm, the oblong silver pieces suggest the handiwork of East African deities. Wear this one to a jazz club by night or at the botanical gardens by day. This handmade accessory is 18 inches long — its multiple ornamentation measures 1 inch in height and 1/2 inch in width.
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Short & savory copy for kate spade @ Amazon…
Ten pairs of glossy, warm pink baubles enwreathe crystal-accented, sparkling white stones in the kate spade new york “Enchanted Garden” bracelet. This 7-inch, 12k gold-plated wrist adornment ushers in a feeling of spring with its vibrant combination of rosy enamel and interlocking gold underpinnings. It’s like a corsage that will never wilt! A box clasp snaps your garland of floral pink “blossoms” securely in place.