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Posts by Bruce Waters

  1. Creative

    8 Tips for Writing Catchy Headlines

    In a world full of noise, how do you get people to actually read what you write? It takes more than good content and design. The most important part of writing is the headline. My advice? Be bold. Be brief. Be relevant. Because without a great headline hook to pull people into your article or ad, they’ll […]

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  2. Creative

    Hey, it’s just advertising. Nobody dies, right?

    This reassuring advice was offered early in my career, as I sweated over every word of a telephone-banking ad. Fast-forward to Aloysius Butler & Clark. Since joining the agency, I’ve transitioned from a purely b2b writer to also being involved in healthcare and life science accounts. I’ve gone from promoting electronics, trucks, doors, chemicals and […]

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  3. Tech

    Is Google Glass half-full or half-empty?

    Depends on whom you ask. Google Glass will either be the biggest game changer in wearable technology, or a creepy Big Brother bust that sends people running for the exits. For those who’ve been living under a rock, Google Glass is essentially a smartphone worn as glasses. It’s got 13 functions including hands-free camera/video/phone, Internet […]

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  4. Agency Life

    Music to our clients’ ears

    Over my nearly (ahem) four decades in the ad business, I’ve written tons of jingles. Presided over original music sessions from Nashville to New York. And spent hundreds of hours listening to and selecting stock music and sound effects — all to create that elusive emotional connection between our clients’ brands and their consumers. Boy, […]

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