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I recently wrote a video script produced for Australian online marketplace Gumtree, which aims to improve the user experience by encouraging trust and responsibility.

The campaign is called Keep Gumtree Real and features Jason Dundas, whose company Dundas Media helmed production.

The video was executed across social media and Gumtree-owned channels with the hope of recruiting new users and improving the behaviour of those who already engage with the site.

 

James Walmsley, senior marketing manager at Gumtree, said the campaign aims to bridge the gap between the on and offline worlds. He says, “As a result of being an online marketplace, on occasion people often think they can get away with behaving in a way that they normally wouldn’t in person.

“Keep Gumtree Real is about encouraging buyers and sellers to treat each other as they would in real life and to ensure their experience is as seamless as possible.”

Check out the video here.

 

 

Eeeek. We’re almost half-way through 2018.  How did that happen?

Marét is well an truly making her mark as one of Australia’s most exciting singer-songwriters. I’ve written the content for Maret’s new website, and you can check it out here – and make sure you also take a look at the ace video for her debut single Vertigo. 

I’ve also recently collaborated with the super talented and super creative Jason Dundas from Dundas Media to craft the script for a series of irreverent, educational videos for Gumtree Australia about user etiquette.  You can check them out here 

Do you need creative copywriting services? Customer-centric collateral? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Remember, compelling copy can propel your brand further, so if you’re ever ‘stuck for words’, hit me up today; my email is hello@teaorcopy.com and my digits are 0413 244 102.  

Until next time,

Michael Wilton from Tea or Copy. 

As a copywriter, I get to work on some fun, surprising  – and sometimes educational – projects, and here are recent some highlights.

Ready to ditch that itch? I’ve collaborated with MamaMia to write a video for their brand partner MOOV on the ins and outs of the dreaded head lice. It’s time to remove that stigma and deal with itchy bitsy teeny weeny problem, head on.

Did you know 50% of Australians will be affected by head lice?

This video explains where these tiny critters live, how long they live for (any guesses?) and how they can be swiftly treated. Check it out here.

Need an events specialist? Head to Rizer, the world’s biggest boutique events agency. Based in Australia, the team at Rizer produce highly prestigious, inventive and iconic experiences with a cutting-edge, conceptual approach.

I’ve worked with the ace team to write the invitations for John Symonds’ lavish birthday bash in Monaco late last year, and I’ve helped them refresh their web copy, which you can take a look at here.

This month, I’ve also collaborated with Dundas Media to write a new series of five irreverent, educational videos for Gumtree about the types of behaviour many Aussies exhibit online. These videos aim to give people some reminders about treating people we interact with online the way we’d like to be treated in the real world.

Jason has been directing – and starring in – the videos over the last week in Sydney, and I’ll be able to share them with you over the next month. In the meantime, here’s a shot of Jason literally in the deep end, as he fronts one particularly fun scene.

Credit: Jason Dundas, Instagram @jasondundas

If you’d like to chat about my copywriting, digital copywriting and scriptwriting services, don’t be a stranger. Jump online (hang on, you’re already here!) and email me at hello@teaorcopy.com or buzz me on 0413 244 102.

Until next month…

Michael from Tea or Copy.

Here’s hoping 2018 has kicked off to an epic start for you.

It’s been a great year so far, and here’s a little of what I’ve been up to.

For starters, I’ve written a video script for Property Connect, a new Aussie company that helps everyone in the rental process (from renters to landlords and real estate agents) manage the painful and often complex process of finding or renting out a property.

We all know renting a property can be a total pain in the butt, but this ace solution puts the power in your hands.

Check out the video here.

I wrote another video for Westpac, whose new Xplor for Schools solution enables schools across Australia enjoy simpler reconciliation, less financial admin to deal with and a paperless office. It also allows parents to pay for their kids’ school fees on the app, instead of having to contend with those pesky invoices that always seem to get lost – or eaten by the family dog!

Check out the video here.

And if that ain’t enough, I’ve also worked with ValleyArm Digital to rewrite and refresh their website. ValleyArm connects creators, content owners and music labels to the world’s digital platforms.

For Digital Rights Management, ValleyArm has the smarts, strategies and expertise to seamlessly manage your digital content in every major territory. For Content Creators, they have the expertise to help you develop content and enable you to connect with networks and brands. As a certified YouTube MCN partner, they lead the way in sharing your content across worldwide digital distribution platforms. No matter what type of content you create, the ValleyArm team is passionate about helping you cultivate a meaningful revenue stream.

Check out the new-look ValleyArm website here.

If you need a video script, website copy, a blog – or even a sick note from your mum –  get in touch with me today!

Michael from Tea or Copy.

 

 

We’re hurtling faster towards 2018, and the final few months of the year have been pretty hectic. I’ve been doing lots of copywriting for some fantastic creative agencies, publications and digital learning providers.

You want some highlights? Sure thing.

I’ve written the “back of pack” copy in conjunction with Co-Partnership for A’tivo, a refreshing new Australian aperitif, which is now available in time for summer. If you want to know more about A’tivo, check out this article. 

I reviewed Kesha‘s cathartic record Rainbow for Women In Pop magazine, which is celebrating its 3rd issue. This excellent magazine is making big waves internationally, so make sure you pick up a copy. I’ve also written a 30 year retrospective review of Kylie Minogue‘s debut album….yikes, yes it’s been 30 years.  This record was pivotal in Kylie’s career, so how soes it stack up in 2017? Make sure you check out the magazine in your local newsagent or online for the answer to that, and check out the WIP website for all the latest in female-fronted muzak!

I’ve been writing loads of video scripts for Hustle in Sydney, and you’ll see some of those here in the next month or two.

I’ve continued copywriting for Workstar, the digital learning specialists. I’ve written the new eBook, which highlights the leearning trends for 2018? Ready to dive deep into microlearning, xAPI, gamification, AR & VR? Perhaps you need to check out the eBook, which you can download here. 

I’ve written a couple of new websites: one for Advantage, which is the world’s first bagless backpack vacuum cleaner, and one for EmmettGray, which is a mortgage broker and advisor based in Sydney. Again, I’ll be sharing these with you once they’re live, so stay tuned.

See, I told you it’s been a busy month in the world of Tea or Copy.

And remember, if you need any copywriting, copy editing, scriptwriting or even a sick note from your mum – get in touch!

Michael from Tea or Copy.

For the last few months, I’ve collaborated with the exceptional creative team at Hustle Video in Sydney.

We’ve been working on various digital videos for clients as varied as UNSW, Westpac, i-TOUCH and Kaplan.

You’ll see the results of our work soon…in the meantime, if you need a powerful video to tell your story, perhaps it’s time to hustle?

Check out the Hustle website here!

Michael from Tea or Copy.

Sultry and smart, Sydney-based electro-soul artist SAYAH says, “If someone tells me I have to do something, I’ll do the complete opposite!” Possessing an exciting streak of rebellion, SAYAH also exhibits warmth and fragility, and this complex contradiction makes her debut EP Chemically Balanced so arresting and hypnotic.

I’ve recently written SAYAH’s Bio for her management company Volkanik.  She releases her EP early in 2018, which showcases not only her caramel-flavoured vocals, but importantly, both her strength and vulnerability.

Written and produced in collaboration with local luminaries Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac) and David Andrew (Gang of Youths), Chemically Balanced features the intoxicating singles “Bad Drugs” and “Addicts” (which climbed to Number 1 on Triple J’s Unearthed chart and drew immediate comparisons to Ngairre and Amy Winehouse). Inspired by a toxic relationship, SAYAH’s EP is underpinned by a common motif, and she admits, “It was so unhealthy, yet it had this addictive power over me, which is why the theme of addiction features so strongly. At least I was able to channel that experience into this record, and that was vital to my growth.”

Featuring SAYAH’s simmering vocals, disarmingly honest lyrics and intelligent, unnerving production (especially on the powerful “He’s Not Over Me” and “Take A Second”), Chemically Balanced is a soul-baring, confessional EP designed to make every listener feel like a personal confidante. SAYAH says, “If I can get one person that says to me, ‘I know exactly how it feels’, my work is done.”

Check out her new video Bad Drug here.

Michael from Tea or Copy.

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For the last couple of months, I’ve been teaching the Written Communications unit as part of Macleay College‘s Bachelor of Digital Media course. 

It’s been an absolute pleasure teaching a group of young, dynamic and intelligent students who are all hungry to learn about the art of communication. I’m excited to see the projects they deliver over the coming weeks.

Macleay College has recently refreshed its website and branding, and you can check it out here!

Michael from Tea or Copy.

I recently collaborated with Universal Music Australia to write the artist bio for Sydney-based singer-songwriter Alfie Arcuri.

Although he previously spent a decade immersed in the world of architecture, Arcuri is finally where he wants to be, especially after winning last year’s season of The Voice.  He declares, “Being an architect allowed me to be creative, but ultimately, it was a job. Music is my absolute passion, it’s in my blood, and nothing has ever made me feel the way that making music does. This is 100% me.”

Arcuri’s first original single If They Only Knew was a success, exceeding one million video views across Vevo and Facebook. Arcuri has just released a powerful marriage equality single Love is Love, and he says, “The time has come for our voices to be heard. This is much greater than just marriage, this is about acceptance and human rights.”

Check out the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqg–BEVcVE

Michael from Tea or Copy.

 

 

I recently worked with online educator The Left Bank to refresh their digital information pack.

The Left Bank delivers premium, nationally-accredited online digital marketing courses.

I worked with the awesome in-house marketing team to write new copy and source quotes from global thought leaders to inspire and engage the school’s future learners.

If you want to explore digital marketing, head to The Left Bank today and download the information pack.

Michael from Tea or Copy. 

 


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