JESS COLLINS

THE Creativity Chronicles

A journal of creative thoughts, content commissions I'm working on and where I'm at right now. 
The life of a creative copywriter.

"Creativity takes courage" - Henri Matisse

INSPIRATION

THE WORD

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STUDIO LIFE

I’ve been devising a way to work with aspiring copywriters to mentor them to create a copywriting brand true to them.  I get asked a lot if I can work with copywriters to help them hone their brand offering so this is a way that I can do just that and create a great community […]

July 24, 2019

So You Want to Be a Copywriter?

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I never imagined I would create a course. The reason for this is because my work is so bespoke. It’s so built around the brand or the person in question that I couldn’t ever imagine putting together something that would offer a one-size-fits-all solution.

May 16, 2018

Why I created a course…

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One of the things I so often see is people spending time to grow their Instagram following to look successful and like they are doing well in business. This often means spending every waking hour on the platform, putting image after image up and obsessively liking and commenting on industry updates.

February 26, 2018

Profit Before Popularity

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When it comes to hiring a copywriter, this is perhaps my biggest piece of advice: tell me the truth. Sounds obvious, right? And yet so many people who come to me for writing start out by telling me the trivial and the contrived.

January 29, 2018

Treat Your Copywriter as Your Confidante

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It’s been many years since I’ve seen the film Single White Female but from what I remember, it goes a bit like this… woman puts up advert for a housemate, housemate moves in and basically wants to be the original housemate and starts slowly imitating her and taking on her persona until she then tries […]

January 15, 2018

Single White Female… Entrepreneur

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Each year I like to have a “word of the year”, sort of a focus word to pull me back to where I should be and keep that focus in mind. This year, my word was ‘calm’ and it has been.

December 21, 2017

Word of the Year: Mother

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I’m introducing a copy camp blog series aimed at telling some top tips for writing your own website copy.

December 4, 2017

Copy Camp: Stop Talking

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Years ago when I owned an agency, I made a name for being able to transform brands. To take something that was failing or considered unattractive to the target market and to turn it into something desirable.

November 10, 2017

The Great Brand Unravel

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It’s part and parcel of being in this industry that we (writers, photographers, designers, makers and more) have to accept criticism. And it is something that gets easier over time.

August 12, 2017

Criticism in the Creative Industry

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A lot of clients talk to me about this. About other people imitating their brand or their work so I wanted to address this in a blog post and explain why imitation is a problem… and not for those who are being copied. 

June 2, 2017

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Identity Crisis 

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