Greetings from a bottomless pit.
Have you sensed it?
Deep within the bowels of every marketing organization lies a scary, dark place. A swirling, boiling cauldron of words and sounds. A head-spinning, vertigo-inducing cavalcade of images. And dwelling within this black hole is a very hungry beast.
Who is the beast? Behold: the content monster.
The content monster is a creation of the digital marketing universe. It doesn’t crave bean burritos or cherry pie a la mode or couscous. Instead, it feeds on blogs and social media posts. White papers and tip sheets. Landing pages and podcasts, live streaming and produced video. And its voracious appetite is never satisfied.
The content beast is ever hungry – and a picky eater.
Things would be simpler if you could just shovel a heap full of digital garbage into the creature’s salivating pie hole. But just as we’re better off consuming a healthy diet, when the monster consumes junk content, it’s you – the content producer -- who suffers marketing indigestion.
The solution? A balanced diet of high-quality, memorable content or copy.
As a business owner, or the point person for your marketing effort, you put in a full day’s work serving customers, communicating with partners, getting paid -- etc., etc., etc. So it’s only natural that coming up with fresh, relevant content or sales copy gets shoved to the back burner. Or you post something…just to post something.
Maybe I can help.
I’m Rob Wagner, and I’m a marketing strategist, copywriter and content producer. I create tasty, relevant content so my clients can do what they do best: Take care of business.
Let me help you feed the beast with a proper diet of copy and content. With a depth and breadth of experience spanning a quarter century,
I can supply just about anything you need:
-Call-to-Action Email - Cold email
-Web content - Web videos
- Video Sales Letters - Landing pages
- TV scripts - Strategic message platforms
- Blog posts - Social media marketing
-Plus off-line campaigns ranging from direct mail to print ads and brochures.
Find out more without obligation.
If you are ready to explore a better way to tame the content beast, please take advantage of my no-fee content review. Share your current content approach and marketing campaigns. I’ll offer an honest opinion. And if it makes sense, we can team up and create the perfect recipe to tame that hungry beast.
Ready to chew the fat?
With proper care and feeding, the content monster can go from adversary, to ally. Shoot an email to: email@example.com. Together, we’ll get to the bottom of your content marketing issues.
Marketing Strategist | Copywriting & Content Creation
When you’re ready to conquer the content monster. (TM)
Copy vs. Content: What’s the difference?
Content means blog posts, most web writing, briefs, tip sheets, white papers and the like.
Copy means emails, sales pages and direct response projects. I'm well-versed and equally at home in either discipline.
How can I help you?
(c) Rob Wagner Copywriting & Content Creation 2018
How a novel project created a lifelong pursuit.
When Rob Wagner hitched a ride from Laguna Beach, California to Ft. Worth Texas, he wasn’t thinking about a career as a copywriter and marketing strategist. He was dreaming about ice cold beer and spicy hot chili and all the adventures he imagined happening when you move halfway across a continent.
But before we touch on a few of those adventures, let’s rewind several years to Rob Wagner’s college days.
One of Rob’s friends was a talented writer named Kent. Kent thought it’d be fun to co-author a novel. Rob and Kent started writing during their junior year but never quite got to The End.
After college and grad school, Kent relocated to Texas. Out of the blue he called and asked Rob to move to Texas so they could finish writing their book. Kent also suggested Rob could turn his English/Creative Writing degree into a day job as an advertising copywriter.
A few years later, when Rob returned home to California, four interesting things had happened:
The beer, chili and pretty girls (see #4, below) did not disappoint.
The novel got finished, but remained unpublished.
Rob wound up in advertising, eventually working his way into the largest agency in Dallas, where he worked on print and broadcast work for several national accounts, including American Airlines.
Rob met and married a lovely, talented and beautiful lady named Jan — a real, live farmer’s daughter from Oklahoma.
Back in California — after working for a couple of advertising agencies in Orange County — Rob went freelance. Over the next decade or so, he worked on hundreds of projects for dozens of clients in all kinds of industries. From direct mail to billboards, print ads to broadcast projects and corporate sales films.
But the next chapter was unexpected. Rob’s dad, who was of retirement age, announced to the family that he and his wife, the owners of a small manufacturing company, had decided to keep working. In the same breath he asked Rob if he’d be interested in joining the company as marketing and sales director. Rob accepted the offer and spent several years learning all about making lighting fixtures, and worked with the company’s network of manufacturers reps across North America. It was an eye-opening education about the risks and rewards of small business ownership. The family also learned that even a very solid company with a 37 year track record of success could succumb to the great recession.
After closing the company’s doors, Mr. Wagner reentered the copywriting field with new-found wisdom and fresh enthusiasm. He brings some three decades of experience in marketing, advertising and business ownership to his work as a copywriter, content creator and digital marketing strategist — with a special blend of branding-meets-results-getting-direct-response-marketing.
When he’s not writing killer copy, Rob loves hanging out with his wife, Jan, walking on the beach, listening to his favorite music, hiking the coastal hill trails near his house, visiting their daughter in LA, cooking in general and grilling over charcoal in particular. Rob claims no day is complete without taking time to appreciate the good things in life -- and enjoying a good laugh.
Three questions marketers need answered before hiring a copywriter.
1. Who are you?
I’m Rob Wagner, a professional copywriter, content creator and seasoned marketing strategist.
2. Do you know how to write?
I have an English degree with an emphasis in creative writing and have been a copywriter, branding specialist and marketing advisor for more than 20 years.
3. Can you help me?
Over the years, I’ve worked on thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in dozens of industries in all sorts of media. There’s a pretty good chance I have experience in your line of work.
Words from content,
“Rob is that rare combination of strategic insight and creative excellence. His decades of experience empower him to quickly identify and answer the three key questions of your given advertising/ marketing project: 'What are the unique selling points of your product or service?,' 'Who are we talking to?' and 'How do we best persuade that intended audience to take action?'
Rob then conceptualizes strategic, effective, creative solutions that help build your brand as they generate awareness, interest and response. (And he’s got the awards to prove it.) Finally, Rob’s engaging personality and nimble sense of humor help make the entire experience as enjoyable as it is enlightening.”
Creative Director/Executive Producer
Beard Boy Productions
“Rob Wagner brings a wealth of experience, wisdom and insight to any copywriting/content writing assignment. He gains a quick understanding of the nature of the message to be conveyed, then crafts clear, concise copy that conveys that message to the desired audience. Rob is versatile, is comfortable with any subject matter, and can effortlessly dial in any flavor from seriously scientific to whimsical. I’d recommend Rob for any writing requirement.”
VP Marketing & CMO
“Rob Wagner is one of those creative types who can take your strategy, amp it up, and then give you more than you ever expected in the form of great copywriting. On top of that, he is one of the nicest, most laid-back, yet user-responsive people you would ever hope to meet in a career. He has been all of this for us, and we value the relationship, and the work, greatly.”
i/m marketing healthcare
(c) Rob Wagner Copywriting & Content Creation 2020
Copywriting & Content Creation
Here are a few samples of my work.
Project: e-book promoting Kaiser Permanente's wellness program for military families
Agency: o3 Marketing
Project: Website content for Alzheimer’s Family Center
Agency: Pencilbox Studios
Project: Website content for healthcare branding agency,
Project: Branding ad for Sutter Health Plus
Agency: i-m marketing
Project: Chadwick School Open House Ad
Agency: Pencilbox Studios
Project: Blogs for Home Care Assistance Website
Project: Video Sales Letter for New Tech for Old Guys
Project: Web Video for West Coast University
-Don’t have the time or in-house resources to give content creation or copywriting the attention it deserves…
-Are worried about losing sales and clients to competitors….
-And are ready to do something about it…
Then it’s time to talk!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or describe your project or challenge below. I look forward to hearing from you!