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Zeimer’s NewZletter, June 2011

As a freelance San Francisco copywriter, here’s what I’ve been doing since my May 2011 newsletter: * I’ve written 10 more articles for the Intuit Small Business Blog. The total now is 90 over the past six months. * Wrote and edited the copy for a 30-page site for a leading downtown San Francisco cosmetic […]

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Zeimer’s NewZletter, May 2011

What’s New? Recycled Creativity A Recent Success Story Humor Is A Funny Thing Why I Love Referrals About Zeimer’s Advertising Shoppe What’s New? As a freelance San Francisco copywriter, here’s what I’ve been doing since my March 2011 newsletter: I’ve written another 17 articles for the Intuit Small Business Blog. Read any of my 80+ […]

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Zeimer’s NewZletter, March 2011

As a freelance San Francisco copywriter, here’s what I’ve been doing since my November 2010 newsletter: I’ve now written over 65 articles for the Intuit Small Business Blog, including interviews with many advertising and marketing clients. Read my articles and feel free to comment…

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The Sequoias Portola Valley Health Center Brochure

The Sequoias — Portola Valley is a beautiful 42-acre Life Care community on the San Francisco peninsula in the wooded hills near Woodside, California and Silicon Valley. (CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE) As a freelance healthcare copywriter, I was asked to create a new brochure for its Health Center. People who use this Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation […]

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Zeimer's Advertising Shoppe PPT

BNI Presentation, May 27, 2009

Below is a slide presentation that I made to my Business Network International group this week at BNI Embarcadero in San Francisco, probably the largest chapter on the West Coast. This 13-slide PPT offers an overview of my freelance copywriting, freelance copy editing and freelance project management services, shows a brief background, some family photos, […]

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How To Get Clients :: April 23, 2009

(Graphic reprinted courtesy of Orma Design.) Gil Zeimer and Zeimer’s Advertising Shoppe were just mentioned in a story in the SF Examiner: How to Get Graphic Design and Copywriting Clients: Drop the mouse and step away from the computer by Stephanie Orma. For the creative industry, in which 99.9% of the time is spent interacting […]

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Fair Isaac White Paper

I wrote this White Paper as a freelance copywriter for Fair Isaac.com. With the continuing financial markets tumult, regulators are requiring assurances that portfolios can withstand economic downturns. Stress testing to measure and mitigate your portfolio’s risk is both a savvy risk management strategy for US companies and an absolute mandate for international businesses. This […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion

As a freelance copywriter, I love writing about scuba diving almost as much as I enjoy the escape, the ethereal quietness, and the weightlessness of being underwater. On November 2, 2008, the Marin Independent Journal featured a dozen “travel nightmare stories filled with cockroaches, sinking ships and the unexpected” by Ann Tatko-Peterson. My freelance copywriter story […]

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Working With Celebrities

I’ve had the good fortune of working with many celebrities and locally famous people over my ad agency and freelance copywriting career. These include: Wolfman Jack, Joan Baez, Slim Pickens, Henny Youngman, Paul Winchell, Sally Kellerman, Pernell Roberts, Country Joe MacDonald, Don Pardo, and all the KRON-TV NewsCenter 4 broadcasters in the early 1980s. Most […]

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Recruitment DM Campaign

Earlier this year, I worked as a freelance copywriter with the very talented San Francisco art director John Donaghue on a new direct marketing campaign for Midland National’s Annuities Division. The goal was to create a new brand for this seven-year old division of a 100+-year-old insurance company to recruit insurance agents who could sell […]

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DHL Snow Globe $20 Promotion

About 10 years ago, I was called by a local ad agency who needed a freelance San Francisco copywriter to craft a promotional ad for DHL Worldwide Express delivery services. The art director and I started kicking around some concepts. I asked if we could show snow globes of various cities where DHL delivered globally. […]

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Linking to Blog Links

As a dedicated (some might call it “addicted”) blogger, one of the first things I learned was to add links to each article. This not only helps its search engine ranking, but it upholds the Golden Rule of reciprocal linking for blogs. “You link to me, I link to you…” that sort of thinking is […]

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The Green House Effect

How To Green Your Home By Gil Zeimer & Michael Tauber You may have switched from incandescent bulbs to CFLs. You may want to “get off the grid” by installing super-efficient BIPV solar roof panels. You may even have purchased a tankless water heater. But if you really want to know the best way to […]

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