Copywriter seeks client for loving relationship
Yes, of course we’ve had other clients
But they were all loving long-term relationships. Do we still see them? Ooh look, it’s raining. Where the hell are our pizzas?
What we’re trying to say is, we’re Sticky Words. Oh, and I’m Archie, the head copywriter around this place.
I’ve been a copywriting addict for 20 years
First as an in-house writer with a global brand, then a senior copywriter, then head of a large studio of creatives. I finally left corporate nirvana to set up Sticky Words in 2014. I’ve been writing freelance copy for a number of local and national brands ever since.
In 2016 we signed our second full-time copywriter-stroke-art director, Amis. He’s a volcano of ideas, and together we make a mean creative pair. Amis’s knowledge of technology and the youth market complements perfectly my zimmer-frame knowhow and decades of experience writing about everything from pensions and life insurance to home relocations and wine. Especially the wine, where we find research is the copywriter’s best friend.
I’ve been crafting highly polished advertising, marketing & customer service copy for a large chunk of my grown-up life
So, hopefully that’ll be a positive.
For conceptual jobs I work in a creative pair with Amis. If we need more resource I reach for the big red flashing bat-phone on my desk with the DEFCON 2 flag on top. That patches me through to a crack network of Norfolk-based copywriters and designers I’ve worked with over 20 years. We like to keep things in the family, here in Norfolk.
But nothing ever goes out the door without it being checked, scribbled all over, red-lined, proof-read, double-checked and signed off by me. I tried rehab, it didn’t work.
Can I just say, I know you’re probably checking out the local talent. I’m guessing they sent round a suit to chat about a ‘long term relationship’. No doubt their website has day-glo panels with green out of red text, all their creatives look like Andy Warhol and their client list reads like a roll-call of the FTSE 100.
But hold on right there. Before you fall for that dazzling toothpaste-ad smile, who do you think will pick up the tab for their big swanky pad in the city? And do you seriously imagine a year from now they’ll still be dying in a ditch over your split-infinitives? Nurturing every umlaut of your ambient beermat campaign, like they did on that first date? Having your back when the legal amends come in at 9pm and you need to get it out the door by 10? Or will they just be down the pub with their mates?
At Sticky Words we work mostly with long-standing clients who love the fact that they can look our writers in the eye
We’re run by copywriters, staffed by copywriters
Our life is one long funfest of brainstorming, crafting and fine tuning highly polished prose that brings home the bacon for YOU. We think it’s the best job in the world. Just sitting at a big desk surrounded by coffee cups and balls of screwed up paper. Doodling away while we chew on our Pentel ultra-fine 0.5mm pens and gaze out the window, hoping an idea will fly past. Ooh look, there goes another.
Phone: 01603 34-38-38
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