a Steep hills, cold water, warm sun, wind, lots of fog. Looks like S.F, but it’s not. Dear Portugal, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I never visited your beautiful country before now. I’m sorry I didn’t consider a trip here when I was 21 or on my previous ventures to the European Continent. I’m sorry I […]
Please review my Portfolio of ads. Web sites and content. Radio scripts. TV commercials. Data sheets. Direct response packages. PowerPoints. Promotional copy. White Papers. Packaging copy. And more. You’ll see why I’m “The One-Stop Copy Shoppe.”
This award-winning museum brings to life the story of the band that made music history. It houses the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. It’s a must see during a visit to Liverpool.
This is my 7th trip to Europe. The first was in 1970 when I was 21 years old. At the time, Queen Elizabeth had been sitting on the throne for only 18 years; her PM was Edward Heath. The Beatles were at the height of their popularity and recorded “Let It Be”, their final album, […]
Your gear may be years old. It still works. But is it safe? By Gil Zeimer Alert Diver Magazine, May, 2002 Most of us don’t even think twice about upgrading our computers, our software, our cell phones, our wardrobe, our cars, or perhaps even our homes every two to 10 years. But when did you […]
Ten senior members of the Marin Dive Club just completed 170 dives at Little Cayman Beach Resort. Despite prescription masks, a few equipment problems, and other Senior Underwater Moments, our average age was 70 and the median number of dives was 400. Our advanced ages don’t stop us from diving all around the world.
It took 3 planes and 32 hours to get to Little Cayman Island, but it’s well worth the hassle for a scuba diver and scuba writer like me with our #MarinScubaClub.
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, […]
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…