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How to write a headline that grabs attention

2017-12-02T18:43:53+00:00 Writing tips|

We were doing one of our writing workshops in London earlier this month. One of the most illuminating exercises we do is headline appraisal. May sound dull, but it's actually good fun. We take a bunch of headlines from local, national and trade press, and discuss what makes some of them work and why some of them just leave us cold.

Six tips for killer headlines

2017-12-02T18:43:57+00:00 Business writing, Writing tips|

Whatever you're writing, whether it's a piece of direct mail, a case study or a section of a white paper, strong headlines are vital. Research shows that readers make up their minds in around three seconds whether to continue reading or not. Your headline needs to communicate why the piece is interesting or relevant and why readers should bother to stick [...]