Ultimate Copywriters’ Roll Call: 100 Top International Copywriters and Content Bloggers

by Lorraine Thompson

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You’ve come to the right place. This post provides a handy reference for some of the world’s top copywriters and content marketers.

Gathered from my Twitter community and RSS feed, the following Ultimate Copywriters’ Roll Call: 100 Top International Copywriters and Content Bloggers is a truly global roster. In addition to writers from across the US, you’ll find pros from the UK as well as Canada, France, India, Australia, New Zealand and Guam.

I hope you’ll find them as brilliant, inspiring and entertaining as I do.

Here we go then—in no particular order…

100 Top International Copywriters and Content Bloggers

Psychotactics
About: Marketing Psychology Ideas from New Zealand marketing strategist and cartoonist Sean D’Souza
Great post: How To Make Your Client Remember Your Website …Forever!
Twitter: @seandsouza

Chris Brogan
About: Learn how human business works with Chris Brogan, business consultant, speaker and best-selling author of Trust Agents
Great post: 40 Ways to Deliver Killer Blog Content
Twitter: @ChrisBrogan

Copyblogger
About: Tips for copywriters, bloggers, and content marketers from Brian Clark, Sonia Simone and a host of guest bloggers
Great post: Too many to choose, but check out How to Write Magnetic Headlines, and Sean Platt’s guest post, The Eminem Guide to Becoming a Marketing Machine
Twitter: @Copyblogger

Bob Bly’s Blog
About: The of Blog Robert Bly, veteran copywriter and author of The Copywriters’ Handbook
Great post: The 3-Part Winning Formula for a USP
Twitter: @RobertBly

ABC Copywriting Blog
About: Blog of Tom Albrighton, UK copywriter and principal at ABC Copywriting
Great Post: Freelancers: It’s Not About You
Twitter: @ABC_Copywriting

The Copywriting Blog
About: Copywriting news, comments and ideas from the UK’s Ben Locker and Associates
Great post: Ogilvy-style Long Copy Ad
Twitter: @BenLocker

Junta 42 Blog
About: Content marketing and custom publishing trends from Junta 42 founder Joe Pulizzi
Great post
: Is Quality Content Enough?
Twitter: @Junta42

Conversation Agent
About: Blogger Valeria Maltoni, Director of Strategy at Powered, Inc, connects ideas and people and discusses how talk can change our lives
Great post: Should You Outsource Social Media?
Twitter: @ConversationAge

Bad Language
About: Writing on writing by Matthew Stibbe, UK copywriter and chief at Articulate Marketing
Great post: 10 Ways to Slim Down Obese Copy
Twitter: @MStibbe

Communicatrix
About: Posts, book reviews, poetry and advice from writer and speaker Colleen Wainwright
Great post: The Boulder: A new song for a New Year
Twitter: @Communicatrix

Euston, do you copy?
About: Inside hints and expert tips on writing persuasive, profitable copy from UK copywriter Johnny Cullen
Great post: Summer’s Here: Is Your Copywriting Beach Beautiful?
Twitter: @EustonDoYouCopy

Turner Ink
About: Tips, techniques and chat on copywriting, marketing, advertising and wordy stuff by UK copywriter Sarah Turner
Great post: F***king hell. Is it okay to swear now?
Twitter: @TurnerInk

Jamie Hudson
About: The blog of UK copywriter Jamie Hudson
Great post: How to Write a Great Strapline
Twitter: @JamieHudson

Freelance Folder
About: A blog for entrepreneurs, freelancers and web-workers
Great post: Charging More than the Other Guys
Twitter: @FreelanceFolder

Copywriting Maven
About: The blog of direct response copywriter and landing page specialist Roberta Rosenberg
Great post: Landing Page 101 (Copyblogger guest posts)
Twitter: @CopywriterMaven

Small Business Owner
About: Ace copywriter Paul Hassing blogs about the lives and times of Aussie small business owners. Paul is the founder and senior writer of The Feisty Empire
Great post: Are You Future-Proof?
Twitter: @PaulHassing

The Well-Fed Writer Blog
About: Income-boosting resources for commercial writers from Peter Bowerman, veteran commercial freelance writer and author of The Well-Fed Writer
Great post: Be a Good Storyteller, Be a Better Copywriter
Twitter: @wellfedwriter

Copylicious
About: Juicy, high-calorie ideas certified for maximum ROI from the copywriter Kelly Parkinson
Great post: The Nobody Cares Bears
Twitter: @Copylicious

The Savvy Freelancer
About: Resources, guidance and support from freelance writer and entrepreneur Lexi Rodrigo
Great post: 31 Days to Start Freelancing
Twitter: @lexirodrigo

Jill Tomlinson Copywriting
About: The blog of UK copywriter Jill Tomlinson
Great post: Which comes first? Web design or copy?
Twitter: @SheLovesToWrite

Writing Thoughts
About: What you need to know about good writing from copywriter Laura Spencer
Great post: Should Writers Be Paid by Word Count?
Twitter: @TxWriter

Ghostwriter Dad
About: Content marketing and direct response copy from Sean Platt, author, father, and Creative Director at Rev Media Marketing.
Great post: Six Fatal Writing Flaws You Make And Their Easy Antidotes
Twitter: @SeanPlatt

Chad Schomber
About: Rants and ramblings about advertising, the creative process, big ideas and funny life stories from Wisconsin copywriter Chad Schomber
Great post: How Do You Relate to Your Desk?
Twitter: @chadschomber

Copy Ideas
About: Simple copy ideas that help you create higher response, sales and conversion from copywriter Robert Stover
Great post: Boost Response When You Add Imagination to Your Copy
Twitter: @RobertStover

Vintage Copywriting
About: Blog of UK Push Creativity copywriter Angela Montague
Great post: This Twitter Thing
Twitter: @AngPang

Thursday Bram
About: The Business of Freelance Writing from full-time freelance writer Thursday Bram.
Great post: Content Monetization and What it Means for Writers
Twitter: @thursdayb

Jeff Sexton Writes
About: A blog focusing on online copywriting, radio copy, Website optimization and persuasion from Future Now writer and consultant Jeff Sexton.
Great post: The Psychological Principle Behind Marketing Success In a Networked World
Twitter: @JeffSexton

Copywriter Underground
About: Modern marketing strategies for copywriters and businesses written by freelance copywriter Tom Chandler
Great post: Is There Any Reason Social Media Copywriting Has to Suck Like a Hoover?
Twitter: @ChandlerWrites

Irreverent Freelancer
About: Hilarious client tales from veteran freelance writer Kathy Kehrli
Great post: The Ultimate Get-a-Clue Freelance Request
Twitter: @IrreverentFreel

Words on a Page
About: Advice and ramblings on the writing life from veteran writer and editor Lori Widmer
Great post: Worthy Tip: Upping Your Game
Twitter: @LoriWidmer

Lindsey Donner
About: The blog of writer and editor Lindsey Donner
Great post: Five Easy Things You Can Do to Boost Business in Less Than One Hour
Twitter: @lindsey_donner

Red Head Writing
About: Social media, marketing, SEO copywriting and blunt advice from red-headed writer Erika Napoletano
Great post: The Bitch Slap: You Whiny Little “Freelancer”
Twitter: @RedheadWriting

Writing Roads Blog
About: Copywriting and content creation from writer Julie Roads
Great post: The Waste of Worry
Twitter: @writingroads

All Freelance Writing
About: Serious advice for serious freelance writers from writers Jennifer Mattern, Yolander Prinzel and others
Great Post: Demand Media Strikes Back at PBS and Writers Everywhere – Yawn
Twitter: @EvelynLafont@queryfreewriter

Tither Copy
About: The blog of copywriter Lesley Tither
Great post: Who’s afraid of big, bad article marketing?
Twitter: @TitherCopy

The Word Well
About: Sales writing tips from UK copywriter Nikki Cooke.
Great post: The Secret to Writing SEO Website Copy
Twitter: @TheWordWell

Fit to Print
About: The blog of UK web editor and content strategist Ali Turnbull
Great post: Words you don’t need on your website: “just” and “simply click”
Twitter: @fit+to_print

The Freelance Copywriters Blog
About: B2B and B2C secrets from UK copywriter Sally Ormond
Great post: Stop, Look, Listen and then Copywrite
Twitter: @SallyOrmond

Scribble Mill Blog
About: The blog of UK copywriter Paul Mallaghan
Great post: What Can You Learn From 1117 Copyblogger Headlines?
Twitter: @Scribblemill

Dear Dr. Freelance
About: Freelance job tips and advice for writers, editors, designers and creatives from copywriter Jake Poinier
Great post: Freelance Follies: Can you just wordsmith it a bit?
Twitter: @DrFreelance

Ouch Sharp Copy
About: The blog of award-winning UK copywriter and creative director Larner Caleb
Great post: The oxymoron of the fresh approach
Twitter: @LarnerC

Michael Foreman
About: The blog of UK B2B and B2C copywriter Michael Foreman
Great post: What Freelancers Can Learn from Mad Men: Public Relations
Twitter: @Foreman_maximus

Freelance Writing Gigs
About: A freelance writing jobs announcement site and community resource for freelance writers
Great post: Everything is Optional
Twitter: @FreelanceWJ

Richard Hollins
About: The blog of award-winning UK communications professional Richard Hollins
Great post: Copywriting tips: length matters
Twitter: @richardhollins

Advice to Writers
About: Writerly wisdom from a dazzling array of literary lights
Great post: The Subject of Drama is The Truth
Twitter: @AdviceToWriters

Kommein
About: A discussion of social media, social networking and online community management by writer Deb Ng
Great post: How to Respond Positively to Negative Feedback
Twitter: @debng

Get Paid to Write Online
About: Straight talk about your writing career by professional web content writer Sharon Hurley Hall
Great post: How To Write With A British Accent
Twitter: @SHurleyHall

Being Beta
About: Exercises in higher banter with UK copywriter Rishi Dastidar
Great post: On writing, and the Bunny Booker
Twitter: @BetaRish

Pushing Social
About: Social media tips, techniques and strategies from Stanford Smith, Vice President of Marketing at Fluency Media
Great post: 10 Subtle Lies That Cripple New Bloggers
Twitter: @pushingsocial

Steven Pressfield
About: Writing advice from Steven Pressfield, novelist and best-selling author of The War of Art
Great post: The Ego and the Self
Twitter: @SPressfield

StoryFix.com
About: Novel writing tips and fundamentals from writer and writing teacher Larry Brooks
Great post: Story Structure — Just Possibly the Holy Grail of Storytelling
Twitter: @storyfix

Lyden’s Lab for Copywriters
About: Copywriter Sean Lyden uncovers the principles, processes and psychology of writing persuasive copy.
Great post: Where Does Your Copy Fit in the Sales Process?
Twitter: @SeanMLyden

Robert Hempsall
About: Blog of UK copywriter and information designer, Robert Hempsall, “a man who makes things easy to understand.”
Great post: Statistical confusion of Olympian proportions
Twitter: @roberthempsall

Editor Mark
About: Thoughts on journalism and copy editing, including grammar, usage and style from journalist and copy editor Mark Allen
Great post: Fingers Fly, Typos Transpire
Twitter: @EditorMark

Publication Coach
About: Techniques from daily journalism that help you write better and faster from writer and writing coach Daphne Gray-Grant
Great post: 7 ways to ensure your reading is helping your writing
Twitter: @pubcoach

Lisa Barone
About: Posts on marketing, SEO and copywriting from Lisa Barone, Co-Founder and Chief Branding Officer of Outspoken Media
Great post: 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Off 2010
Twitter: @LisaBarone

Social Media Examiner
About: Free online magazine to help businesses discover how to use social media tools
Great post: 10 Steps to Successful Video Blogging
Twitter: @smexaminer

Itty Biz
About: A place to get tips, advice, motivation, and support for your very small business from irreverent entrepreneur, Naomi Dunford
Great post: Entrepreneurship: What To Do When You’re Scared Sh*tless
Twitter: @NaomiDunford

MarketingProfs Daily Fix
About: Business and non-profit marketing opinions, commentary and news
Great post: What Happens at the End of the Social Media Adoption Curve?
Twitter:@marketingprofs

Content Gyan
About: The blog of Indian online copywriter, website content writer and content strategist Amrit Hallan
Great post: A successful content writer must have a unique voice
Twitter: @AmritHallan

Men with Pens
About: Web copy that sells from Canadian freelance writer James Chartrand and US writer Taylor Lindstrom
Great post: Are Bloggers Creating Their Own Sweatshop?
Twitter: @MenwithPens

Write to Done
About: Unmissable articles on writing. Twice weekly. From Leo Babauta and Mary Jaksch.
Great post: 12 Life Lessons from Warren Buffett to Being a More Compassionate Writer
Twitter: @WritetoDone

Web Ink Now
About: Marketing and leadership strategies from marketer and best-selling author David Meerman Scott
Great post: An open letter to journalists: You have an amazing career opportunity on the Dark Side
Twitter: @dmscott

SEO Copywriting Blog
About: Powerful SEO copywriting tips from Heather Lloyd-Martin
Great post: Surviving the business dark times
Twitter: @heatherlloyd

Pro Copy Tips
About: Smart copywriting tips to turn words into success from direct marketing copywriter Dean Rieck
Great post: How to write a complete direct mail package
Twitter: @DeanRieck

John Kuraoka
About: The blog of freelance advertising copywriter and creative director John Kuraoka
Great post: Advertising strategy and other lies
Twitter: @kuraoka

Michel Fortin
About: Top copywriting and marketing tips from direct response copywriter and marketing consultant Michel Fortin
Great post: Blame the Copywriter, Not the Copy
Twitter: @michelfortin

The Total Package
About: Business-building strategies for growth-obsessed businesses from veteran direct response copywriter Clayton Makepeace
Great post: How to Write Better Sales Copy, Faster

Gaping Void
About: Wit, wisdom and cartoons on the back of business cards from artist and marketer Hugh MacLeod
Great post: Cartoon Archive
Twitter: @gapingvoid

Awake at the Wheel
About: Posts that wake-up your mind, body, career and life from Career Renegade Jonathan Fields
Great post: I’m a Freak. And So Can You
Twitter: @jonathanfields

Seth’s Blog
About: The blog of bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change Seth Godin
Great post: If you could change your life

Problogger
About: Blogging tips to help you make money blogging
Great post: 31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Twitter: @problogger

Ad Broad
About: Random thoughts on the industry from ad copywriter Helen Klein Ross
Great post: Are we getting dumber?
Twitter: @AdBroad

Duct Tape Marketing Blog
About: Small business marketing coaching and consulting ideas from marketing and digital technology coach John Jantsch
Great post: Journey to the Center of the Marketing Universe
Twitter: @ducttape

The Steve Rubel Stream
About: The blog of Steve Rubel, Director of Insights for Edelman Digital
Great post: The Rise of the Corporate Transmedia Storyteller
Twitter: @steverubel

Wealthy Freelancer
About: Tips and advice from freelance writers/consultants Steve Slaunwhite, Ed Gandia and Pete Savage
Great post: Are These Mental Demons Crushing Your Freelance Income?
Twitter: @steveslaunwhite @ edgandia @petesavage

Ad Contrarian
About: Cranky opinions and advice from the CEO of a pretty large ad agency
Great post: How To Be Fabulously Successful
Twitter: @AdContrarian

Row Writes
About: Blog of UK copywriter, editor and journalist Rowena Forbes
Great post: What do you mean?
Twitter: @rowwrites

Copyranter
About: Rants from a contrary NY advertising copywriter
Great post: Young Creatives: Put down your f*cking iPhones and learn something.
Twitter: @copyranter

Andy Maslen on Copywriting
About: Blog of independent direct response and corporate UK copywriter Andy Maslen
Great post: The case of the missing headline
Twitter: @andymaslen

DH Communications
About: News, riffs and commentary from B2B copywriter Dianna Huff
Great post: Creating Original Content: Go for a Walkabout
Twitter: @diannahuff

Marketing Words Copywriting Blog
About: SEO copywriting, ecommerce copywriting and web copywriting from online copywriter Karon Thackston
Great post: Nip and Tuck – 3 Quick Tricks for Writing with Keywords
Twitter: @karonthackston

Confident Writing
About: Tips on how to write and communicate with greater confidence from author and editor Joanna Paterson
Great post: The Long and the Short of It
Twitter: @joannapaterson

Kranz Communications Blog
About: EBooks, articles and videos on content creation from copywriter Jonathan Kranz
Great post: Key Content Marketing Question #1: Do we have what readers want?
Twitter: @jonkranz

NLP Language Patterns for Advertising
About: Applying the science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming to your copy
Great post: Speedy Cash with this Advertising Language Pattern

Divine Write
About: All things copywriting – and quite a bit about SEO from Australian copywriter Glenn Murray
Great post: If you’re an article spinner, you’re a spammer. Man up and admit it!
Twitter: @divinewrite

Nick Usborne
About: Write money-making websites and online copywriting with help from copywriter Nick Usborne
Great post: If you have any doubts about whether Google values quality content…
Twitter: @nickusborne

Mann Made Blog
About: The blog of content creator Jamie Lee Mann
Great post: How do you choose your keywords and phrases?
Twitter: @JaimeLeeMann

Write On Creative Blog
About: The blog of copywriter and marketing strategist Lisa Manyon
Great post: Are You Connecting with Your Customers with Consistent Communication They Can Relate To?
Twitter: @WriteOnCreative

Good Cat Marketing Blog
About: One-stop shop for online marketing from marketing strategist Cathy Goodwin
Great post: 3 copywriting tips that may surprise you
Twitter: @cathygoodwin

Cindy Bidar
About: The blog of copywriter and internet marketer Cindy Bidar
Great post: Testing for Leaks in a Sales Page
Twitter: @cindybidar

Urban Muse Writer
About: The blog of freelance writer, blogger and copy ninja Susan Johnston
Great post: A Few Words on Word Counts: How to Beef Up or Slim Down
Twitter: @UrbanMuseWriter

Content Marketing Today
About: How to turn prospects into buyers with content marketing
Great post: Jekyll and Hyde Content Marketing: Bad Website & Wonderful Blog
Twitter: @newtbarrett

Hub Spot Blog
About: Hub Spot’s award-winning blog on Internet marketing, search engine optimization and inbound marketing
Great post: Breaking Down the Inbound Marketing Mix
Twitter: @HubSpot

Brian Solis
About: Marketing online resources from digital analyst and author Brian Solis
Great post: Twitter Promoted to Ad Network
Twitter: @briansolis

Six Pixels of Separation
About: Marketing and communications insights from Mitch Joel, digital visionary and President of Twist Image.
Great post: Being a Twitter Snob is a Good Thing
Twitter: @mitchjoel

Brass Tack Thinking
About: The blog of Amber Naslund, Director of Community for Radian6 and Tamsen McMahon, Director of Digital and Strategic Initiatives at Sametz Blackstone Associates
Great post: You’re Already a Community Manager
Twitter: @ambercadabra @tamadear

Giraffe Forum
About: The blog of Gerry McGovern, web content management consultant, author and CEO of Customer Carewords
Great post: The reason why ad agency websites are truly awful
Twitter: @gerrymcgovern

Future Now
About: The blog of Grokdotcom.com: Helping you improve conversion rates and increase leads through web analytics
Great post: “Click Here” Makes Me Rip My Hair Out

Unmarketing
About: Stop marketing. Start engaging—with help from unmarketer Scott Stratton
Great post: Frequently Futile – How Often Should You Blog?
Twitter: @unmarketing

Not listed? Well you are now.

Twitter copywriting colleagues: If you’re not listed on this roster, very likely you can blame Twitter’s “list” functionality that displays in real time only. That means if you weren’t tweeting at exactly the same time I was compiling this post, I didn’t see you. Let’s make it right.

Just leave your name and blog info in the comments. I’ll list you in a More Great Copywriters Roster, providing…

  • You blog about copywriting or content creation and
  • I follow you on Twitter.

More Great Copywriters Roster

Stephen Da Cambra
Twitter: @StephenDaCambra

Hal Werner, @copydemic on Twitter

Who are your favorite copywriters?

Feel free to add your favorite content creators in the comments.

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Sharon Hurley Hall October 26, 2010 at 7:08 am

Thanks so much for including me on this great list. It includes many of my favorites.

Sarah Turner October 26, 2010 at 7:14 am

Thanks Lorraine for the inclusion! Some great names in there and new ones to follow.

Jill Tomlinson October 26, 2010 at 7:29 am

Many thanks for including me on your list Lorraine. I refer to so many names on your list frequently and I’m grateful for the sheer breadth and quality of the knowledge these people share. Thanks too for the reminder that I must attend to my own blog more regularly rather than spend all my time writing blogs for other people!

Angela Montague October 26, 2010 at 7:32 am

Thanks so much for including me in the list, I am truly delighted.

What an excellent resource you have put together (how long did that take?). Consider this post fine-tooth combed, book marked and shared.

Angela.

Nikki Cooke (The Word Well) October 26, 2010 at 7:34 am

Delighted to be included in such a fantastic list of fellow professionals. Thanks so much Lorraine!

Roberta Rosenberg October 26, 2010 at 8:17 am

Thanks for the inclusion – especially since my blog of late has been a repository of my tweeted links, news, and observations. I read most of these, not all of them, so I’m looking forward to getting to know even more voices! Thanks, Lorraine.

Laura Spencer October 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

Thanks for including me on your list! I’m honored to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the folks I look up to. :)

Jake P October 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

Thanks for the link love, Lorraine — I am flattered and humbled! And I look forward to cruising the many sites you’ve assembled here.
Jake Poinier aka Dr. Freelance

Lorraine Thompson October 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

@ Sharon: My pleasure!
@Sarah: Thank you. Always love your posts and tweets.
@Jill: Client work should always come first–but would love to read more of your posts!
@Angela: My pleasure, Angela. I love your blog’s substance and sensibility.
@Nikki: Always get a lot out of your posts and so glad to have you in my Twitter community.
@Roberta: When I think “copywriter,” I think “The Maven”–you were one of the first copywriting bloggers I ever read and you remain an inspiration!
@Laura: You are so generous to fellow copywriters–and I admire your posts and rock solid work ethic.
@Jake: Can you just wordsmith it a bit is one of the finniest videos ever made. I’ve watched it at leas six times–and laughed until I cried each time.

Kelly Parkinson October 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

Thanks so much, Lorraine! Ever since I moved in with my personal chef, I haven’t needed your recipes so much anymore. But I’ve been eating up all your marketing posts!

And I second what you said about Roberta!

Lindsey Donner October 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Fantastic list. I frankly can’t believe I am on it! Thank you, Lorraine!

Paul Hassing October 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

What a rollicking start to my day, Lorraine! I feel like I’ve stumbled into the wrong cocktail party and they’ve shut the doors without checking my ticket.

Now I’m free to chat with experts I’ve admired for years. Plus a host of other fascinating people I can’t wait to meet.

Thank you for this great honour. I’m thrilled to bits. Best regards, P. :) :) :)

Larry October 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Thanks for including me on this great list. I’m a bit of an odd duck in this mix, being fiction-oriented and all, but the world of writing/selling fiction has much in common with schlepping copy and articles to commerical markets. Having done both for years, I can tell you that all these sites have much to offer, and that you can never learn too much, as the market is in constant flux. Thanks again for the acknowledgement.

Larry
http://www.storyfix.com

Lorraine Thompson October 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm

@Kelly: I think of you every time I make Crispy Oven-Fried Yams. Glad to hear you’re in good culinary hands so you can focus 100% on creating fabulous copy.
@Lindsey: Believe it. I love your posts.
@Paul: My dear Paul, you are at exactly the right party–and you add so much to it.
@Larry: Yes, at first glance you and Mr. Pressfield might seem “odd ducks” on this list, but not really: Most copywriters I know are avid fiction readers and great admirers of creative writers. I have been lurking around your site for some time and plan to seriously study your archives–and buy your book when it comes out. I’m very keen on learning to use elements of narrative in various copy projects. So from a purely selfish standpoint, you’re right at home on my list!

Chad Schomber October 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I am honored to be part of such an awesome list of writers. I don’t know what to say. Thank you.

Hal Werner October 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

You follow me on Twitter- @copydemic is the name. Awesome list, by the way.

Angela Montague October 27, 2010 at 2:17 am

Lorraine, it has occurred to me that you are the copywriter’s Easter Bunny with this list. I shall have to get you some fluffy ears.

Angela

Larner October 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

Wow – I won’t pretend I’m not flattered by the inclusion in a list which includes some real greats. Most gracious of you Lorraine. Copywriting and the good people within the industry never cease to amaze me and I still think my lucky stars I discovered this brilliant way to make a living whilst flouncing about on a graphic design degree.

Keep up the great work, L – thanks again and all the best.

L

Jeff October 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

Thanks so much for including me on the list, Lorraine! And what an awesome list. Many familiar names and a lot of great finds, too. A wonderfully useful post and I’m flattered to be mentioned in it : )

- Jeff

TC/Copywriter Underground October 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the nod in the list – especially given the Underground’s current state (infrequently updated blog of cranky veteran copywriter).

I’m not going to thank you for the list to all the new time killing blogs…

Denise K. Rago October 27, 2010 at 11:41 am

I have the privilege of working with Lindsey in various capacities and she is creative, knowledgeable and one hell of a writer!

Lorraine Thompson October 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

@Chad: The honor is mine, my junk-food eating friend!
@Angela: I’m afraid I’m a little long of tooth for bunny ears–but they would look fab on you!
@Larner: I envy your dual design/copy talents. “Copy is king” notwithstanding, the best marketing tools interweave text, graphics, design, IMHO.
@Jeff: This list would be incomplete without you and your bril copy analysis.
@TC/Copywriter Underground: Let’s face it, blogging falls by the wayside when you’re juggling client work and 2am feedings.
@Denise: I SO agree.

TC/Copywriter Underground October 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

@TC/Copywriter Underground: Let’s face it, blogging falls by the wayside when you’re juggling client work and 2am feedings.

The kid sleeps all night long; the Copywriter Underground suffers from neglect because writing -after more than two decades as my revenue source – has become a small fraction of my business.

At this point, it exists simply because I like giving back to a profession that’s given so much to me, and help some of the newer writers avoid what appear to be a lot of pitfalls.

Thanks again, TC

Stephen Da Cambra November 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Thank goodness I was on Twitter at the right time! And thank you Lorraine. Great post.

Devin Miller January 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Hello Lorraine!

I would love to someday be apart of your wonderful list of copywriters – what a great resource!

Belinda Weaver January 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Thanks for creating and sharing this fantastic list Lorraine! I’ve diligently followed all these wonderful writers and I look forward to chatting copy online.

Belinda [copywriter-copynerd]

Bill Knight March 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Oh if only I had been in the right place at the right time. I could have been famous :(

Jeff Hugat June 25, 2012 at 5:11 am

Great sources… cant seem to get into this marketing stuff. Camerons article also offered some insights on this topic : –> http://www.newsgrape.com/a/DmzylQvFMR4ZQxPXfYlahQ/creative-blogs-using-the-secrets-of-cannes-gold-winners/#Comment5384

Dan Stelter September 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Wow, what a list! It would be tough to crack the top…

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