Break Into Copywriting: Create Your First Spec Ad
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What is Copywriting?3:38
The Basic Elements of an Ad7:10
The Copy Doc3:05
The Creative Brief5:47
How to Write a Brief5:54
Working With a Designer2:21
Finding a Designer3:03
The Art of Concepting3:01
Turning Concept into Copy2:30
Editing and Revising4:05
Describing Your Solution2:58
Your Next Steps3:51
About This Class
So, you're interested in getting into copywriting, huh? Let me guess: You’ve discovered that you need a portfolio to get jobs…but you need jobs to get a portfolio. Not fair, right?
Also, not true.
“Spec” ads are essentially fake ads you create to show off your copywriting skills. They can be for real companies or for fake companies, but they need to show a creative director or prospective employer that you know how to write copy, you know how to solve a company’s problems, you know how to work with a designer and you know how to reach an audience. Spec ads are the perfect way to show off your skills before you get hired to write for real clients. And so that’s what you’re going to create in this class: your first spec ad!
This class will give you an intro into the basics of copywriting—enough to let you write a spec and enough to see if copywriting is a career you want to pursue. This is also perfect for people who are already serious about getting into copywriting and want a springboard to start creating work right away and start learning the fundamentals of the craft.
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Definitely recommended! My very first class in copywriting and the teacher broke down all the concepts making them easy to understand. Powerful examples are used. Very professional and have learnt a lot. Thank you!
I took this course as it was the only course I could manage for my attention span after viewing all the shorter training videos with limited satisfaction. I am not one to sit listening for 2-3hours so 49mins was just right for me. I got sucked in straight from the moment the slides opened. At the end, I wanted to see how many reviews it has received and it was not as impressive as I thought considering the contents. Here is my advice to anyone seriously thinking about copywriting as a career, this is the only course you probably need to actually make that decision. It is as comprehensive as you can get for a career decision. Ok Niki, this is for you and being straight and honest here, you may not want to be seen as hyping your own training but I think it is a disservice to the time and efforts you have put into it. I think the course banner need redesigning to create more awareness of the contents of this training. I will be looking forward to more of this in future. This is indeed a Superb training on copywriting. Thank you very much.
Nicki Krawczyk has been a copywriter for over a decade, working for and with clients including several TripAdvisor companies, Marshalls, Hasbro, Keurig, adidas and, yes, even Harlequin Romance novels. She’s worked for agencies, she’s worked in-house and she’s worked freelance.
She’s also the founder of FilthyRichWriter.com, a online resource for new and aspiring copywriters. The site, its courses and its services are dedicated to helping people learn to write effective copy, navigate the industry and create the career of their dreams.