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How Brands Talk

Brands are talking more than ever. Online, on social, on air, on billboards, on trains, planes and automobiles – the list goes… well… on. With so many brands around and so many places to communicate their message, now has never been a better time to make sure a brand’s voice is heard. So, how does a brand create a voice? And how does a brand stand out from the crowd?

Course Outline

In this informal, interactive and entertaining half-day course, we’ll look at where a brand voice comes from and see how world-famous brands use their voice well – and how some don’t.

Have pens and paper ready as laptops and tablets aren’t allowed – you’ll be writing, actually writing. And flexing your imagination, getting creative, tackling new techniques and taking on different personas. 

Learning Outcomes

This half-day course will help you:

  • Understand where a brand voice comes from
  • Learn the difference between good and bad brand voices in action
  • Practice writing in different voices
  • Practice effective copywriting techniques 

Suitable for

  • Anyone who works in or is considering joining an in-house branding team
  • Anyone who works on brand development in-house or agency-side
  • Anyone who regularly writes for brands
  • Anyone who reviews brand copy e.g. account or project management team, marketing or promotions team
  • Anyone who is tasked with working on a brand launch or rebrand
  • Anyone who is briefing a creative team or agency to work on their brand
  • Anyone who wants to understand or master the art of writing for a brand
  • Brand owners

Your Facilitator

Vikki Ross has been writing copy for big-name brands for 20 years. We’re talking The Body Shop, Expedia, Virgin Media, Philips, BBC and loads more. She specialises in branding and tone of voice, runs workshops and courses across the UK and tutors future copywriters and designers at School of Communication Arts 2.0.

Focusing mainly on entertainment these days, Vikki’s clients include Sky, NOW TV, ITV and Audible, and she regularly works with agencies like WTF Creative, Sapient Nitro, Table 19, Kitcatt Nohr and Venture Three.

Vikki has been judging D&AD and D&AD New Blood writing categories for the last three years, even writing the D&AD New Blood Copywriting brief in 2014. She also judged Best Writing category at DMA Awards 2015, AD STARS 2016 (Korea) and will be judging at DMA Awards 2016.

Intent on celebrating copywriting, Vikki created the Twitter hashtag #copywritersunite, which sees copywriters from around the world connecting with each other every day. Demand called for copywriters to meet in person so Vikki hosts quarterly #copywritersunite nights out in London where people have connected, collaborated and celebrated their love of copywriting.

Vikki recently launched the first ever Copy Cabana 2016 with her business partners Andy Maslen and Matt Desmier. This exciting new event features a stellar speaker line-up and will open Matt’s hugely successful Silicon Beach event in September. 

D&AD

64 Cheshire Street 
London
E2 6EH
United Kingdom

How Brands Talk

How Brands Talk

04/10/2017

09:30 – 13:00

£300.0

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14/03/2018

09:30 – 13:00

£300.0

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How Brands Talk

25/07/2018

09:30 – 13:00

£300.0

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