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Copywriting Masterclass

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Copywriting Masterclass

Learn advanced copywriting techniques that engage and sell. Improve your copy with insights into how people read and what motivates them to act. You'll leave with practical tips and knowledge that will enable you to apply your writing skills, whatever the context.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for you if you are required to write effective, focused copy to communicate, inform and sell products or services.

Previous participants include:

  • Marketing Manager (Gladstone)
  • Direct Marketing Executive (Concern Worldwide)
  • Copywriter (Ice Blue Marketing and Design)
  • Marketing Assistant (Pitney Bowes International)

Enrol onto ‘Copywriting Masterclass’ course and receive the ‘DMA Copywriting Guide’. The guide has been devised by numerous marketing industry experts. It will help you understand how to do one-to-one marketing the right way.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will learn to:

  • Understand the science of how people read copy and use it to your advantage
  • Define and articulate the real value in a sales proposition
  • Use both emotional and rational drivers to compel and persuade
  • Structure and adapt your copy to work effectively in both digital and offline media
  • Ensure graphics, images and typography work with your copy, not against it

Training Course Content

The science behind how people read and react to your copy

  • Why 90% of your direct marketing output hits the bin within five seconds
  • How to use eye-track management and fixing points to boost results
  • The importance of customer-centricity and how to apply it in your copy
  • Using universal interests to gain reader attention
  • Harnessing emotional drivers to motivate more people to respond and buy
  • How to use visual language so that you show rather than just tell

How to define and articulate the full value of your propositions

  • Understanding the TRUE nature of value propositions
  • How to choose the type of proposition that will resonate best with your audience
  • The reasoning techniques and structures that work best in direct marketing
  • The proven formula that adds up to a sale
  • Why headlines are so important in direct and digital marketing
  • The top headline types explored in their order of their effectiveness

Copywriting best practice: practical tips and advice

  • How to achieve personalisation with very little customer knowledge
  • The importance of adopting the right tone and language
  • Understanding the power of sub-heads, images and captions
  • Long copy or short copy: what works best, when and why?
  • Using “Power” words and avoiding “Spoiler” words
  • Tips that boost response and copy disasters you need to avoid

How to adapt your copy to work effectively in digital and offline media

  • The vital difference between push marketing and pull marketing
  • How the way people consume web copy changes the way we write it
  • Writing short-form copy for direct marketing and emails
  • How to create subject lines that get more of your emails opened and read
  • Social media: getting your focus and copy structure right
  • Template for reviewing your own and other people’s copy

Course delivery details

Virtual Classroom: Tutor-led, live, online classroom environments

The IDM Virtual Classroom is face-to-face, peer-to-peer learning – in the digital world. It lets you keep learning, wherever you are, and to connect with others, no matter the distance.

The IDM’s Virtual Classroom offers:

  • An interactive classroom environment
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration
  • An engaging platform experience
  • Practical learning through hands-on exercises
  • Online access anywhere you can get an internet connection

Courses are structured in a time-friendly format consisting of three to four sessions per day, broken up into 60 to 90 minutes of learning, instead of the conventional approach of listening to lectures and notetaking.

Before starting your course, you’ll receive joining instructions outlining any technical requirements, plus a unique login link via Zoom.

Why choose Data and Marketing Association

Over 30 years experience as a leading awarding body for qualifications in data & digital marketing

Over 100,000 people have attended our courses

Over 15,000 marketers have earned a professional certification with us


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Alice Jackson
04 Jun 2017
Really brilliant service, the resources and organisation was fantastic and the food supplied was delicious!

I really enjoyed this course. I learned all about all forms of copy and have utilised it further in my current position at work. I look forward to using these copywriting skills...

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Majda Ledden
01 Mar 2017
Booking the course was easy and the facilities were fantastic, as was the course itself.

I took a lot away from the Copywriting Masterclass - more than I expected to, considering it was a one day course.

Danielle Matty
26 Jun 2015
Thanks for the good experience.

Paul was a fantastic teacher. I have learnt so much today I'm thrilled with the new knowledge I am leaving with. Thank you IDM! I would highly recommend this course.


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Non-members: £450 + VAT

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