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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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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I’m popping in to day with a blog post about blogging.  People often tell me that blogs don’t work for them or they don’t receive enough traffic etc so I created this post to clear up one major misconception when it comes to blogging: blog posts are not just for generation – your blog can […]

September 21, 2020

Blogging is a Catalyst For Conversion (and other stories)

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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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Your headline is one of the most important things you’ll ever write.  Whether it’s for your email newsletter or your blog post, the important bit is always to get that click from your potential customer.  If you’re writing an email newsletter this headline will determine whether or not your email even gets seen by your […]

August 17, 2020

10 Ways You Can Create An Attention Grabbing Headline

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The power of a great newsletter is undeniable.  Those who love and follow you are more likely to buy from you than those who don’t. Despite having written newsletters for around 15 years for brands all around the world, I’ve actually only recently started writing my own.  Because I’ve always had a waiting list for […]

August 3, 2020

Tips for Writing a Great Newsletter

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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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You know the old saying, you need to eat an elephant bit by bit, well this is true with your content marketing.  Little and often is how you achieve big goals with small steps – looking at it all in one go can be overwhelming and will put you off before you begin. Ask yourself, […]

July 15, 2020

How to Eat an Elephant: Content Marketing Made Easy

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It’s World Social Media Day (woo hoo!)  To celebrate I’ve put together my top tips on creating social media content that is effective and engaging. Tip One: Consistency is Key Some people will tell you to post once a day, others say five times a day – everybody seems to have a different opinion when […]

June 30, 2020

Ten Tips on Creating Social Media Content

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So it’s a little late to be writing this post really (as Class Copy closes today -ha!) but there’s still time to get in before midnight and doors will be open again in around six weeks so I thought I would put together a little post about what makes Class Copy such great value. It’s […]

May 31, 2020

Ten Reasons You Should Be Doing Class Copy

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