Our Roamin’ Holiday: 23 Days, 5 Countries… Days 1-2 were absorbed by 20 hours of travel, but Day 3 in Rome was “molto bene”. Instead of the Spanish Steps, Ellen and I walked 6.7 miles (13,500 steps). (Click on any photo to enlarge it.) Instead of The Colosseum, The Forum, The Parthenon and The Vatican, […]
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Just about everyone has heard of Sausalito, California, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. But few know about Tiburon, just a 10-minute drive away. Don’t feel like driving? Then it’s just a 30-minute ride across the water from San Francisco’s Ferry Building during rush hour or Pier 41 throughout the day. In fact, it’s […]
My BNI Embarcadero presentation yesterday focused on what I called “Comedic Copywriting”. I have enjoyed inserting humor, where appropriate, to get the attention of readers of advertising projects that I’ve written for over 35 years.
I visited Aruba a few months ago for the second time. But I’ll be back. Even though it’s a long haul from California, it’s a short hop for those on the East Coast. That’s why “One Happy Island” offers many things that you’d enjoy in the dead of winter. The Weather. You can’t beat the […]
I recently wrote a blog for a home care agency, Home Care Assistance entitled “Love With The Proper Senior”. My client said: “The marketing team is going through the various processes for reviewing and proofing and publishing your blog post, and they are over the moon in love with your stories! I just keep hearing […]
Two friends of mine through BNI San Francisco won a $9 million settlement for a case. Here’s the blog written by Gil Zeimer, Albert Stoll and Walter Haynes…
I’m proud to share these 19 stories I wrote as the “About Town” Community Correspondent for the Marin Independent-Journal between October 2017 and March 2018. It focused on some of the people in Belvedere or Tiburon who were interesting, had an unusual hobby, or just seemed like a good fit for this column. March 23, […]
These are some of my highest response projects for San Francisco direct response copywriting across the financial, hearing, healthcare and consumer packaged good industries.
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with two amazingly savvy IT guys who co-founded Essention.cothrough a BNI referral. But they’re not just IT guys.
I’ve written thousands of projects over the past 35+ years, so it’s pretty hard to choose my favorite copywriting headlines. But here are ten of them that I presented last week to my networking group: BNI Embarcadero…
The publicity just keeps piling up for my Mom’s 100th birthday. I had sent a blurb to the Marin IJ about her centennial and their reporter for Greenbrae, Kentfield, and Ross, Mary Enbom, reached out to interview me for this story that appeared on Thursday, September 7, 2017: Pearl Zeimer just turned 100. The Greenbrae […]
My mother, Pearl Zeimer, hit the century mark this week. Here’s the photo I submitted to “The Today Show” and they put it on a Smucker’s label. (A friend now calls this “Pearl Jam”.) Naturally, my brother, sister and I hosted several parties for our Mom with our family and long-time friends to celebrate this […]
I’ve been a Comcast customer for far longer than I care to remember. But after I moved to a condo about a month ago, I finally cut cord and quit Comcast! Here are the top five reasons why I switched to Sonic and Dish TV…
On June 26, a dozen Marin Scuba Club members and friends suspended reality to see this movie about two young sisters who go shark diving in Mexico. I polled a few of the moviegoers –– all extremely experienced divers –– to gauge their responses.
In this presentation, I’m going to share the five turning points in my career… how I evolved from being an ad agency staff copywriter to a freelance copywriter… a few examples of my work… best referrals and what I cost. Now, as good as a I am today, it took me three years to attain […]
It was not a good day. My gear tried to kill me, so I ditched it…
Caro Collazos, is founder and self-proclaimed “Queen Bee” of Bee Social Group, an international social media consultancy based in San Francisco.
This website for Qure.ai was a medical copywriting project for a client based in India. that is primarily a Big Data/analytics company.
I’m proud to present this website for a Southern California construction and remodeling company. This was a referral through Organic Communications, a long-time colleague. The husband and wife team in Cathedral City, CA, from Premier Construction and Remodel, Inc. work on everything from residential projects to commercial, especially restaurants. The client wrote this about my […]
Recently, I got a call from a Marin County wealth advisor who found me on Yelp. He asked if I could edit his new website copy, as well as his draft for a white paper. I showed him my so-called “financial portfolio” of work I’ve done for Charles Schwab, Visa, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, […]
Two weeks ago (right after the 2016 Elections), I did something exceedingly selfish. For about two hours, I was weightless beneath the warm Pacific seas off the quiet west coast of Oahu vs. the hectic, traffic-clogged southeast coast of Waikiki Beach. I didn’t think about Presidential politics, my 99-year-old mother’s memory issues, my 22-year-old daughter […]
I’m very pleased to have been chosen for the Member Spotlight of the November 2016 Newsletter by the Marin Scuba Club. This is a terrific organization of hearty souls who actually dive in cold Northern California waters, with frequently scheduled trips to San Diego and tropical venues, too.