John Kuraoka, freelance advertising copywriter
(619) 465-6100
awards & honors

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Awards for creativity in advertising are exercises in self-adulation and tangible evidence of the advertising industry’s obsession with itself instead of its clients. I am very glad to have won enough awards to be able to dismiss them so casually. I am also not nearly so secure as not to list several.

Ad Club of Orange County Golden Oranges, Gold
Ad Club of Orange County Golden Oranges, Silver and Excellence
Clio Award, print
Clio Award, Finalist, radio
Communication Arts Advertising Annual
Creative Show San Diego, Gold
Creative Show San Diego, Silver and Excellence
CUNA Diamond
San Diego Union-Tribune, Best of Show
San Diego Union-Tribune, Gold
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My experience as a copywriter.

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Answers to frequently asked questions.

Why should you hire me as your advertising copywriter? | FAQ

Advertising & marketing advice.

Advertising strategy and other lies
An advertising copywriter’s bookshelf: recommended books
Brands and branding: a white paper
Do you make these mistakes in advertising?
Free (yes, free) advertising copywriting resources
Four ad copy traps that ensnare even experienced copywriters
How to become an advertising copywriter
How to take your copywriting portfolio to the next level
How to write a brochure: advice from an advertising copywriter
How to write better ads
Long John Silver on writing ads
More career advice: what’s it like being an advertising copywriter?
Napoleon’s advice to entrepreneurs, Part I: starting the enterprise
Napoleon’s advice to entrepreneurs, Part II: the entrepreneurial character
Napoleon’s advice to entrepreneurs, Part III: growing the enterprise
The ART of repurposing marketing copy (Or, why you shouldn’t use brochure copy as web content)
The economy (and what to do about it)
When you should consider hiring a freelance copywriter
Advertising copywriting mentorship
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Still more about me, me, me.

Curriculum vitae | Ad Blog | Services

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