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Copywriting: Learn how to incentivise your audience to take some form of action

Copywriting is the process of translating technical product and service descriptions into accessible text, which can be understood by non-technical audiences. In this video you will learn copywriting tips which can help to improve your online content.

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Please watch this video to the end before attempting the activities. When you are watching the video for the second time and reach an activity (see below a list of these with recommended links) pause the video, complete the activity and then press play again, proceeding to the next activity:

This video features the following industry speaker:

Martin Williams – UKcopywriting.com

Activity 1 - Visit this web page: http://businessculture.org/blog/2013/05/31/social-media-results-lessons-from-social-media-optimisation-in-practice/

Can you see how the four elements of AIDA have been used here?

For example:

Attention: starting the post with a question

Information: several headings of the page are dedicated to the details of the main points being highlighted

Desire: highlighting the qualities of the research and its unique insights

Action: the reader is prompted to read the full article and download it from an open repository.

Activity 2 - Draft a blog post about your Search and Social Media Marketing for International Business course. Start with the following four headings:

Attention:

Information:

Desire:

Action:

Consider how you can complete these four headings with your message. Once you have drafted your message you can delete these four headings.

Publish your blog post and share a link to it using #SSMMUoS on Twitter. Read what others have said and comment on their blog posts.

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Quick Links

Follow these links to find the next video/activity:

  1. Personal branding online
  2. Twitter
  3. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  4. Use of social media for international business development
  5. Facebook
  6. YouTube
  7. LinkedIn
  8. Google+
  9. Copywriting online
  10. Legal implications of social media
  11. Monitoring and reporting
  12. Blogging