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A Direct Marketing Copywriter Tells All

Source: BrandWeek

We brought back award-winning copywriter Karen Gedney, president & creative director, Karen Gedney Communications, for a second round of questions. Gedney helped lead direct mail campaigns in the 1980s and ’90s for such big-name brands as Newsweek, American Express and Citibank. In more recent years, she’s been writing e-mail, Web and direct mail copy for Gartner, Prudential and Natural Resources Defense Council, among others.

Specifically in terms of fundraising, Gedney’s contributes prose and direction to the tune of campaign revenues that are often dozens of times larger than the initial investment. How does she do it? Like all crafty direct marketers, she tests like crazy. Gedney recently spoke with writer Christopher Heine about her techniques. Read more