Content That Converts? Write Content That Connects With Derek Pollard (Ep. 348)

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You’re all about building relationships as an advisor, right? Then why does your copy still come across as “salesy”? Rather than writing to convert, why not write to connect? 

In this episode, Matt Halloran talks to Derek Pollard, PhD, a leading content specialist and copywriter and the founder of Constellar Creative. Derek invites us to challenge the conventional wisdom of copywriting—writing to sell—explaining why the highest converting copy doesn’t focus on selling but on building relationships. Because when you focus on connecting, the conversions are going to happen. 

Derek discusses:

  • Why standing the conventional wisdom about copywriting on its head is the best way to serve your clients and grow your business
  • How you can write to create buy-in, not just a buy
  • Why it’s important to remember that people want to connect with people being people 
  • How to become an active reader in order to write more relatably
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

A passionate educator, Derek Pollard teaches online English courses at Southern New Hampshire University, consistently named one of the nation’s “Best Regional Universities” by U.S. News & World Report. As Series Editor at the University of Michigan Press, Derek acquires new titles and develops marketing content. He is also the founder of Constellar Creative, a creative agency whose clients include Intermountain Healthcare, Jubilant Consulting, and ProudMouth. He is a prior member of the Creative Professionals Board at Urban Arts Partnership.


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