Publishing houses may have big budgets, but each individual book only gets a limited slice. So publishing marketers have to work extra hard to get their product noticed in a highly crowded market.
We ran six Sharper Copywriting workshops for Pan Macmillan, training over 60 people from a range of roles, from publishing to editorial, marketing and digital content.
We prepped the course with examples from their writers to help us show where they could strengthen their writing. Then ran a pilot session to establish the format and, off the back of very positive feedback, ran the other five sessions.
We shared techniques that helped the team break out of stereotypical habits and avoid ‘we’ve always done it like that’ syndrome. And helped the teams create copy that improved impact on Amazon, connected with trade sellers, and made memorable shoutlines.