If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be the gift of "Enthusiasm"
Bruce Barton said that, not me.
In case you don’t know who Barton is, he was the founder and second “B” in BBDO — Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn — one of the world’s oldest and largest advertising agencies.
Barton also mentored John Caples, author of Tested Advertising Methods, and the lesser-known but equally good “Making Ads Pay.”
One of Barton’s most famous ads, that ran for 7 years straight, was for the Alexander Hamilton Institute, a 2-year correspondence course in business. The headline of the ad went like this:
“A Wonderful Two Years’ Trip At Full Pay — But Only Men With Imagination Can Take It”
What I want to know is, why do you think this headline was so effective?
Post your answers on my blog at http://blog.kingofcopy.com and next week I’ll reveal some of the exact reasons why this ad worked so well, plus I’ll show you how you can use some of these strategies in your own business.
Oh, and if you’ve never seen one of these, here’s a cool picture of a manatee. Last week I had the opportunity to go cruising down the Weekie-Wachee river with some friends of ours. These gentle creatures swim freely and actually let you pet them if you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time (my daughter was).
This one’s a baby, but adult manatees are upwards of 1,200 pounds, so it’s really a special treat to get next to one of these. Check out this rare photo:
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