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Do you need both to elevate your brand?

You can’t navigate business without words. On your website, in emails, over on socials, they’re the linchpin that grabs your audience’s attention, propels it into the limelight and (ultimately) seals the deal. 

Weaving together potent words for your brand is a delicate fusion of art and science honed using two essential crafts: copywriting and content writing. 

And while you’ve probably heard copywriting and content thrown about a lot, maybe even interchangeably, each serves a very distinct and powerful purpose in your brand’s communication strategy. 

Let’s break down what each truly means. 

What is copywriting?

Copywriting is the prologue that hooks your audience instantly. 

It’s any alluring text that moves people to action – the smooth talker that effortlessly charms you to click, buy, subscribe. Couldn’t resist Reformation’s last email tempting you with their freshest arrivals? Copywriting!

Short and snappy, it’s action driven-language crafted to connect with your audience’s innate wants and inspire them to do something about it.  

The dynamo behind a winning marketing campaign, you’ll see it doing it’s thing in: 

  • Magnetic headlines that pull a reader in
  • Clear CTAs that encourage that click 
  • Eloquent product descriptions that transform browsing to purchase
  • Website loading messages that surprise and delight
  • Irresistible promotional offers that open your wallet
  • Website landing pages that convert, and 
  • Pay-per-click ads that compel clicks. 

What is content?

If copywriting is your prologue, content is the well-told chapters that follow. 

Informative, inspirational and entertaining, it’s the substance that captivates, entertains and nurtures your audience – making you the only choice when it’s time to make a purchase. 

It’s a long-term game that boosts brand awareness, builds authority, fosters trust and cultivates lasting relationships. You’ll see it in action in: 

  • insightful blog posts crafted to address your audience’s needs, challenges and aspirations,
  • Engaging Instagram stories that provide a glimpse into a day in the life of you brand,
  • Informative monthly newsletters packed with updates, tips, and exclusive content tailored to resonate with your audience,
  • Educational YouTube how-tos that guide and empower your audience, showcasing your brand’s expertise in action,
  • Helpful freebies that shine a light on your expertise,
  • Interactive quizzes that provide valuable insights, and more.

Does your brand need both to succeed?

Short answer? Yes! Together, they’re a dynamic duo that elevates your brand above the noise.

Copywriting sparks immediate actions, while content nurtures enduring relationships. 

Without copywriting, content marketing falls flat. Headlines don’t hook. Calls to action confuse. SEO gets forgotten. Conversions become crickets.  

Without content marketing, your copywriting will be wasted. It’ll lack purpose and substance. Copy will be bland. Your brand’s search engine visibility will diminish. Connections missed. Communities lost. 

But when you understand their unique purpose, you can weave them both into a cohesive content strategy that propels your brand forward.

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behind the blog

Meet Meagan

Muse State Founder,
Copywriter + Story Steward

Our OG Messaging Muse, Meagan's the voice behind the Muse State blog. This is where she shares tangible advice to get your words flowing, mini-trainings to help you write mythic brand stories, inspired musings on creativity and mindset, plus cool conversations with some legendary people.