10. Use social media.
A copywriter’s job is to use the written word to promote something or someone using a variety of media, anything from radio to TV, direct mail to email, websites to billboards, print ads to assorted signage, sky writing, you name it.
The fact is, anyone working in the marketing, advertising, sales and PR fields who knows how to use social media tools and technologies will likely be much more successful amidst this new communications era.
And those who earn a living writing copy have an obvious competitive advantage. After all, the better you write, the better chance you have of stringing together the right messages for the right occasions and making yourself heard loud and clear above the social media din.
So use social media – but not just on behalf of your clients and customers, on behalf of yourself, too.
Social media is the ideal forum for a copywriter. It’s where you can network with other like-minded professionals, keep up on breaking news and learn from industry gurus. It’s also where you can share your own knowledge and expertise, where you can actually practice — and demonstrate — your craft in public.
Writing tweets, blog posts, status updates, notes and anything else in social media not only keeps your writing fresh, it keeps you up to speed on the latest communications platforms. It’s a great way to connect with the modern world and succeed as a copywriter in today’s day and age.
This is the 10th in a 10-post series on how to succeed as a copywriter. In the near future, I’ll be publishing the entire series as one long post (probably as a separate page) somewhere here on my blog, A New Marketing Commentator. If you have any feedback on this series for me, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or click “like” below. Thanks.
Previous Posts in This Series
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part One
Dare to be different.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Two
Care deeply about results.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Three
Walk in your readers’ shoes.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Four
Develop strong presentation skills.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Five
Keep your head out of the sand.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Six
Exercise good judgment.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Seven
Meet your deadlines.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Eight
Be a team player.
10 Ways to Succeed as a Copywriter, Part Nine
Sweat the small stuff.