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

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It’s International Women’s Day! I thought I would take this opportunity to put together a blog post featuring 10 of my favourite feral female clients of all time. It was a tough time picking just 10 and there’s so many more I want to shout out but here’s 10 (it ended up being 11) wild […]

March 7, 2021

Shout Out to the Feral Female Clients

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The reason you don’t know what to write is most likely because you aren’t sure of what you want to say. So many businesses aren’t clear on their core messages – the things that are important for your audience to understand from the outset or what sets you apart. That’s why all of my courses […]

December 7, 2020

The Ten-Minute Key Message Maker

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A second lockdown will be particularly difficult for those independent retail businesses, especially those in tourism hotspots such as Cornwall who rely on the footfall of visitors to increase their trade. Today I’m sharing 10 of my favourite independent Cornish businesses who will still be trading online for this period.  Please give them a like […]

November 2, 2020

10 of My Favourite Independent Businesses in Cornwall

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Once upon a time I worked in retail and so I have been on the receiving end of mystery shopping but the way that I do it is a little differently from the retail world.  In the shop I used to work there were clear points we would get from performing well when we were […]

October 19, 2020

The Magic Art of Mystery Shopping

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When it comes to social media, I find there are often two different types of people – planners and posters.  Planners plan their grid, thinking about how the visuals looks together and then pre-writing their content in advance and Posters write on the spot as/when they have inspiration, writing “live” as it were. Here are […]

September 16, 2020

Social Media Content: Are You a Planner or a Poster?

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Anyone who knows me will know that I’m passionate about minimalism.  It all started a few years ago when I watched the Netflix documentary Minimalism and after that I devoured every book on the topic, reduced my possessions and began to reassess my relationship in life with my things. A couple of years later I […]

August 19, 2020

Minimalist Marketing

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I’m passionate about imperfection.  Because imperfection is synonymous with authenticity.  I don’t mean imperfection as in spelling errors and mistakes, I mean imperfection as in showing more grit and less gloss. Imagine your brand as a piece of wood – it can be polished and sanded, immaculate and varnished or it can have texture and […]

August 11, 2020

Imperfect Tense: Imperfection Creates Connection

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I want to begin by saying today was supposed to be a wonderful post about the importance of content strategy but it’s been blog-bombed by the need to address this topic (and a bit of a rant – soz). Dear NAME, Firstly can I apologise for any offence caused; this was never my intention.  I […]

July 29, 2020

Community Over Copying

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I often get businesses approach me who have already worked with copywriters and things have gone a little bit wrong.  This immediately makes it difficult as there’s trust issues.  And I get it.  At the end of the day – copywriters aren’t like vets or lawyers, anybody can pick up a pen and tell you […]

July 27, 2020

How To Tell if a Copywriter is Any Good

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Something that is often a learning curve for coaching clients – you have to say it again.  Saying something once is often not enough.  Whether you’re selling a product, showing a key message or defining your difference, the chances are your audience will miss it the first time. Not all of them, but most of […]

July 22, 2020

Say It Again: Why You Need to Say it Six Times to Sell It

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