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You found me.

What was it that brought you here? Did you search for B2B copywriter or was it freelance or marcom writer? Maybe it was it an industry specialty that steered you my way. Shipping? Training? Supply?

No matter. You’re here, and I’m glad.

So let’s talk about you. Maybe you’re a marketing director at a company who needs copy for multiple platforms? Perhaps you’re a designer or creative director who needs brand messaging and campaign ideas? Or maybe you’re a manager of an in-house agency who’s looking for an extra hand and a fresh perspective?

Great. I bet I can help you. Clients tend to like my ad agency-style strategic process and how I come up with lots of creative approaches. They also appreciate my collaborative nature. And they rely my versatility of being able to craft copy for everything from web sites, ads and case studies to email campaigns and video scripts.

Maybe you will, too. The best way to find out is to look at my writing samples and how I work. If I seem like a good fit, email me and we’ll set up a short call to discuss your needs.

Examples

MAERSK LINE AD

It’s rough sailing in the ocean shipping industry these days. Amidst the ...

SEALAND CASE STUDIES

Case studies don’t have to be long and scholarly to have an ...

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION VIDEO

AMA’s a big proponent of video content. For good reason—it’s so smartphone ...

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SOCIAL

The AMA brought me in to help develop a campaign of social ...

What Our Clients Say

“Congrats man. The nursing ad got 110 phone calls the first day it ran. Nice job. Thanks again for all your hard work.”

– John Perls, Owner, Creative Director Crazy Mouse Media Advertising

“Conrad Winter… Where do I start? To label him a copywriter is an injustice to his array of talents. He is a joy to work with to say the least—and to say our brainstorms and collaborative sessions are fun is a complete understatement. His impulsive and spontaneous approach to thinking, writing and creative collaboration is additive. He has helped us develop some of the most dynamic, award-winning advertisements that the agency has to show for—he is a true benefit and resource to us. The best compliment I can pay Conrad is usually my last words to him as he heads out the door…”So when you coming aboard?”

– Paul Cirigliano, Creative Director at Morello+Company

“Working with you is always fun and inspiring. I always feel confident that we’ll come away with some kick-ass work.”

– Christine Anderson, Owner Rowhouse Design

“Conrad did a great job getting our yellow page advertising to work for us. We were spending a lot of money on advertising that was getting lost in the crowd because it looked like every other ad in the book. Conrad was able to come up with a concept and then put together copy and graphics that conveyed the message we were trying to get out to our customers. Conrad is both creative and professional and very easy to work with. We look forward to working with him again.”

– Scott Rimland, President Cardinal Development

“Thanks Conrad! The work you did for us was great!”

– Creative Director Tracy Locke

“Conrad, thanks again for the work you did for the Verizon Direct Mail Piece… The client really enjoyed all the ideas.”

– Anonymous Designer

“Conrad Winter? What an ace copywriter. I just recommended him to MetLife for a huge project they are thinking of doing.”

– Anonymous Marketing Director

6 workarounds for creating case studies against all odds.

  So you’re 5 miles into the backcountry mountain biking when you blow your rear tire. Once you get to work patching it, you realize your patch kit hasn’t seen the light of day since before your 6-year-old was born and the glue is dryer than trail dust. This would never have happened before you […] Continue Reading →

“They” wins.

In my recent post, “Non-binary copywriting: ready for the shift?” I asked readers to weigh in on their pronoun preference in business writing. It seems like people are ready for an gender neutral pronoun. Over half chose they—and there was even some interest in ze. Check out the results below. I like “they” and I’m […] Continue Reading →

Non-binary copywriting: ready for the shift?

  A recent article, Beyond ‘he’ and ‘she’: the rise of non-binary pronouns, on BBC.com, touched on a topic that’s been on my mind for years now: The use of feminine and masculine pronouns in business writing—you know: he, she, him and her. I’m convinced we English-speakers need a  gender-neutral—or what some call a non-binary—pronoun […] Continue Reading →

Ready to go nuclear with texting?

  I’m not sure I am ready to start using texts as a promotional medium. But Matt Warner of Flocknote included texting in his lineup of outreach vehicles at the Digital Church Conference I attended today. His main reason is that texts are extremely interruptive. He cited a statistic that texts have a 97% open […] Continue Reading →

Why email is the print ad of today.

Let me begin by saying print ads used to be the industry standard—“Going to advertise? Great, let’s run a print ad!” But it occurred to me the other day while I was explaining my creative approach to a client, that emails have become the new print ad. Don’t get me wrong, I love coming up […] Continue Reading →

Email details worth paying attention to.

The best email marketing out there treats every element of the email with care and importance, realizing its function as well as its role in the overall impression it’s making in the context of your brand. Below you’ll find a little pre-blast checklist of some things to consider before you launch your next lead generation email, […] Continue Reading →

How to keep the feedback loop from spiraling out of control.

It used to drive me crazy when clients would tell me, “I showed your ideas to my spouse, and…” Or “Let me get back to you, I just want to show the ideas around and see what people think.” I’ve kind of come to grips with the fact that a lot of clients are going […] Continue Reading →

Discovery in the copywriting process.

Whether you call it “discovery” or “research” – consider it an essential part of the copywriting process.

A few months ago I attended the AdAge B2B conference in NYC. One of the attendees, a marketing director at a small or midsized company, asked a question that befuddled the panel of agency luminaries. She asked why every agency she came in contact with insisted on going through a lengthy discovery process of uncovering […] Continue Reading →

Give your website’s About Us page a big guy look.

Make a great big impression with an About Us page that tells a story.  When you’re 5’7” or so, it sometimes helps to know a few tricks for making yourself seem more imposing than your height allows you. Years ago, my friend Scott came up with a simple solution for when he was driving in […] Continue Reading →

Crank out ideas by the bucket.

My time-tested approach for coming up with lots of ideas in a short time frame. You know, there as a time not too long ago, when clients would actually give you two weeks to come up with concepts for an ad. Yup. One ad, two weeks. These days, you’re lucky if you get two days […] Continue Reading →