Monthly Archives: September 2011

Commercial Advertising Mistake To Avoid: “Crutches”

“For all your ____ needs.”</em This is one of the most common mistakes I hear and read in advertising. HOW AND WHY THIS HAPPENS Copywriters who don’t know how to best convey their message rely on advertisements they’ve heard. Then … Continue reading

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TV Commercial Fail: FedEx “Auto Repair Shop”. Tim Burt Critiques

When you absolutely, positively have to have a misguided, lame advertisement….watch this 2011 commercial for FedEx: The first time I saw this my initial reaction was it was for Google or another search engine company. THE ISSUE When the “shop … Continue reading

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A Common Advertising Mistake To Avoid: Arrogance. Tim Burt Explains

Here’s a virtually sure-fire way to drive potential customers away from your business: arrogance (but not to be confused with ego). For example: “At ABC Orange Juice, our juice is the best. We use only the ripest Florida oranges, hand … Continue reading

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