Tag Archives: medical

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

Rate this:

Posted in Advertising, Advice, Commercial, magazine, radio, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What People Hear Vs. What Is Actually Said In Commercials – AKA “The Phantom Message”

We’ve all heard commercials where the offer you perceive is not actually the message trying to be communicated. HOW AND WHY THIS HAPPENS It all stems from my first rule of advertising: Every good commercial or advertisement is rooted in … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Advertising, Advice, Commercial, magazine, radio, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe Ingredient #10 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Asking A Dumb Question

A common misconception among copywriters is: “Don’t start off a commercial with a question. If the listener/viewer answers ‘no’, you’ve lost them“.   I agree with that to a point. But there’s one very important word missing from the first … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Advertising, Advice, Commercial, magazine, radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recipe Ingredient #9 To Make A Bad Radio Or Television Commercial: Script By Committee

What happens when too many people¬†offer opinions into a script? (note: This is most common with commercials in the medical field.) MYTH All decision-making employees should have an opinion on what the commercial should “say”…which leads to… Trying to cram … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Advertising, Advice, Commercial, magazine, radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

If “The Customer” Is “Always Right”, Why Do Most Commercial Advertisements Ignore Them?

“Rule Number One: The Customer Is Always Right. Rule Number Two: If The Customer Is Wrong, See Rule #1”. That sign is a staple of virtually every small business in the U. S. A. Recall how many times have you’ve … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Advertising, Advice, Commercial, radio | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment