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My mind is a mess. I mean, literally, a mess. There are too many ideas in there. Bits and bobs lying about all over the joint. Send help. Send a cleaner. Send a shrink. It’s like someone ran into a library with a barrel of explosives and let rip… There are pages everywhere. Ideas strewn across collapsed shelves. Quiet librarians shivering in corners, desperate to speak up but too shaken to speak clearly. I doubt…

We drop straight in this week to a brief chat I had over the bank holiday weekend with copywriter, networker-extraordinaire and all round nice person, Vikki Ross… GLENN (GF): OK, let’s forget all this copywriting event stuff for a moment and let me ask you a very important question: what’s your favourite capital letter? VIKKI (VR): That’s an easy one… it’s ‘V’, of course. GF: Of course, I should have known. To be fair, it’s…

Andy Maslen is sick to the back teeth with kids and their smart phones… “Why doesn’t anyone read books anymore,” he laments. “Or just observe the bloody world go by? Everyone has their head in a smart phone these days.” We’re talking about one of the key skills you need as a copywriter… The ability to observe. Andy worries people are losing this skill. Worse, he worries copywriters aren’t spending enough time studying people and what…

As the rain pelts down outside, we take our seats in the main hall. I guess this is what they call a buzz. To me, I’m not so sure, it’s more of a warmth. A glow maybe? It might just be the lights bouncing off the wood-lined walls. Maybe it’s that most people have a day off work. But I think it’s more than that. Looking around I get the sense others feel the same. This isn’t just an online platform…

A free report for you here, which will hopefully provide a lot of insight into the world of copywriting. I’ve collected together five of the interviews I’ve done with top copywriters from around the UK. Inside the report you’ll find the thoughts of three young freelance copywriters – Dan Adams, Stephen Marsh and Alastaire Allday – who are all doing great work right now… And you’ll hear from two highly-respected industry stalwarts – Drayton Bird and Andy Maslen…

With four best-selling books on copywriting under his belt – not to mention more than 12 years working as a marketer in the corporate sector – Andy Maslen is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular copywriters. I caught up with him to find out more about what influences him, how he works and to find out once and for all what the most essential word in copywriting is. With a nod to Twitter,…