Advertising copywriters generally work alongside an art director within the creative department of an advertising, media or full-service agency. They work with client briefs to conceive, develop and produce effective advertising campaigns.
The art director deals mainly with the visual images of the advertising campaign while the copywriter provides the verbal or written ‘copy’. This may include creating slogans, catchphrases, messages and straplines for printed adverts and leaflets. They are also involved in writing text for web advertising, as well as scripts for radio jingles and TV commercials.
Copywriters also work with media planners/buyers and the production department to fully develop the advertising campaign.
Advertising copywriters often handle several client accounts at the same time, which makes the job varied and interesting. Typical work activities may include:
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