A while back my friend Jay Thatcher (@MagneticVerb), who is a graphic designer with his own marketing firm, was asked to make a one-minute presentation at the DISH Student Design Conference hosted by AIGA Nashville. The theme that year was “How the #@&! did you get that job?”
I think it’s brilliant. It uses words, music, and visuals; it has a strong narrative that leads the viewer forward to the denouement (and answers the question); and every second of this short presentation counts.
As a copywriter myself, I appreciate that. Effective writing is a distillation process, whether it’s marketing copy or storytelling. As an editor, I tell authors all the time to make every word count (usually when I am suggesting they cut something). Jay is a great writer. (Also smart and funny.)
Check it out.
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