What Happens When You Think Direct
Imagine this full-page print ad:
A woman dressed in old, ill-fitting clothes stares mournfully into the camera. In her lap she holds an infant. Seated on her knee is a hollow-eyed girl in a thin dress. Like the mother, she makes eye contact with the reader, and in her eyes is a plea for help.
The headline reads: "Touching Lives Every Day"
Willis Turner believes great writing has the power to change minds, save lives, and make people want to dance and sing. Willis is the creative director at Huntsinger & Jeffer. He worked as a lead writer and creative director in the traditional advertising world for more than 15 years before making the switch to fundraising 20 years ago. In his work with nonprofit organizations and associations, he has written thousands of appeals, renewals and acquisition communications for every medium. He creates direct-response campaigns, and collateral communications materials that get attention, tell powerful stories and persuade people to take action or make a donation.