The Certified Copywriting Specialist (CCS) Strategic Project:
The Certified Copywriting Specialist (CCS) Program requires participants to complete a Strategic Project in order to graduate from the program. This plan is worth 100 points and accounts for 50% of the total grade within the program. Non-submission of this strategic plan will result in an automatic failing grade for the CCS program. If you have any questions, please email us at Team@BusinessTraining.com.
Once you have completed this project, please send it and your request to take your desired exam date at least 2 weeks before the scheduled exam date. To schedule yourself for an exam date, this project must be received, completed, at least 2 weeks before the exam date. For example, to take the October 10th exam date, this project must be received (as well as a request to take the exam) no later than September 26th. You can submit your completed project and select your examination date with the Examination Date Scheduling Form.
Strategic Project Instructions:
You have just been hired to help a company with their sales copywriting. The company is planning an event on public relations and wants to attract professionals in the public relations industry. The firm has had an internal team draft a one page advertisement for the event that will be printed in a major public relations magazine. The company has asked you to improve the draft, shown below.
Using the copywriting knowledge and skills that you have learned through this program, please make at least 6 changes to the advertisement and explain how each correction makes the advertisement more effective (at least one paragraph of reasoning for each change). Your suggestions should be primarily based on the required reading for the course.
To Do – Please find a change to make in each of the following areas:
- Benefits vs. Features
- “Psychological Triggers”
- First Paragraph Importance
- “Proving it”
- “Asking for Action”
Release to Edit:
Public Relations Training Seminar
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What is public relations? The non-advertising form of communication relaying company information to the community, news and media with the goal promoting a person, product, or idea.
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