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Writing for humans

I write for humans. I always say this to anyone who asks, some that don't and basically anyone who will listen. This is why I'm thrilled to hear about BERT. BERT is not my marketing persona. It's not a fictional human I write for. BERT stands for Bidirectional Encoder...

What the *ux* is UX

Do you keep seeing UX everywhere and wondering what the *UX* it is? Yep me too. So I did some research. There isn’t a single recognised definition of UX but it stands for user experience and is about making things better for the user. In essence it’s putting the user...

Letting art (copy) fly

TL;DR A good brief plus a good copywriter = great work I was half listening to Mumford and Sons being interviewed on Radio 2 the other night on Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo’s Drive Time and I had to fully listen when they started talking about the creative process and...

Bullshit sensitivity

I’ve seen leveraging twice this morning in a trade journal, a UK media related journal. Leverage is in the bullshit list no? It’s in mine. It doesn’t sound right and it doesn’t read right. Why utilise it when you could use a ton of other words? See what I did there....

All about tyops

I saw an online ad today for an upcoming event. A charity do, for a worthy cause, with a celeb host. The host’s name was spelled wrong. My finger hovered over telling them and quickly hovered away. “Don’t be that person” my inner pedant voice said. Experience tells me...

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