James Daniel

The Unbreakable Law of Long Copy

Every tribe…community….collective…has its sacred law. An unbreakable code of conduct – or an oath, sworn by every member. For magicians, it’s “Never share your secrets”. In business networks, “Refer other members”. For hairy bikers, “Don’t steal another dude’s gal while he’s getting a buttock tattoo”. (Probably) And for copywriters? The eternal truth: “The more you …

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One of these primates can string a sentence together. Can you guess which one?

Chimpanzees can talk, you know. Well, up to a point. Back in the 70s, researchers taught a chimp called Nim to communicate. Giving him a row of buttons, labelled with signs representing all his favourite things. He learned hundreds of signs. Pushing the buttons whenever he wanted something. Okay, he was never going to win …

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