A couple days ago I started playing around with some old “classic” copywriting ads, inserts, letters, etc – not stuff that is mine, rather, just really masterful pieces I have collected over the years to study, survey and emulate.
Some of the ads that are laid out here in all of their elegant beauty are TRULY classic pieces worthy of close inspection, studious study and creative emulation. (read: knock them off for your OWN campaigns!)
Here is nice little list of important lessons shared by Guy Kawasaki on things he’s learned about business, startups and people….on the way to the top. One of the truly “good guys” in the start up mentoring space – and always find these little axioms humbling and helpful.
Thomas Jefferson, when running against lifelong pal John Adams for the Presidential palace called him a “hideous hermaphroditical character….” – and to be honest with you, other than a magazine I think I looked at when I was 8, I’m not even 100% sure I know how what a hermaphrodite is. ( although I don’t think it was a compliment)
I enjoy reading Seth Godin’s blog on occasion, he has a somewhat eccentric perspective on things which is I think is healthy for the the masses who worship at the altar of his iconic status. I found this post particularly interesting – and, on a lot of levels, find his thoughts almost completely in disagreement with my own..:-)
Now – i’m goign to be honest with you. I was reading this ONLY as a little market research on a Jewish Dating Site affiliate site we’re throwing up and have been goofing off with for a few years and have FINALLY put up a few meager pages here.