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This week we’re talking about one of the most important, and difficult, parts of ad campaigns—the copy.

In this episode, expert copywriter Alex Cattoni sits down with Molly to talk about the 6 copy secrets used by top marketers, how to scale your campaigns by adding different angles, and why all marketers need to understand the basics of psychology.



  • Alex’s copywriting reverse engineering process of defining the features, benefits, pain points, core pain point, and the reason why a consumer hasn’t been able to solve their pain point(s) in the past
  • The 4 emotions to use in your ad copy: nostalgia, history, pride of knowledge, and schadenfreude
  • Why you need to be using visuals and video in your ad creative
  • The importance of brand guidelines and how to use congruence to lower your acquisition cost



Alex on YouTube

Ad Copywriting Tutorial: How to Write Ad Copy for Google Adwords, Facebook Ads & Display Campaigns

It's Not About the Nail

The 5 Levels of Customer Awareness | Cartoon | Facebook

The Cosmo Headline Technique for Content Inspiration by Brian Clark

How to Write Magnetic Headlines by Brian Clark

52 Headline Hacks by John Morrow

Episode 205: The Secret to Hooking the Right Customer


The Tier 11 Copywriting Book List:

Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

The Wizard of Ads: Turning Words into Magic and Dreamers into Millionaires by Roy H. Williams

How to Write a Good Advertisement by Victor Schwab

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

My Life in Advertising and Scientific Advertising Claude C. Hopkins

Tested Advertising Methods (fourth edition) by John Caples

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook by Joe Sugarman

Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy


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