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

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I’m an advertising copywriter, which is why my website utterly lacks graphics. Besides which, I think you have better things to do than wait for a website to load.

I’ve been a copywriter for 35 years. Along the way, I’ve written print ads, brochures, sales kits, websites, radio spots, and television commercials. I’ve written for ad agencies, design studios, and companies large and small (including, in part, 3Com, Calavo, Callaway Vineyard and Winery, First American Title Insurance, Frazee Paint, Hain Pure Foods, Hewlett-Packard, and Hyatt Regency).

My concepts and copy have won buckets of awards. More important, I know how to write ad copy that flat-out builds brands and gets results. I am fast, professional, and passionate about doing good work.

To make your marketing materials work harder, hire me. Send me an email at . If the link doesn’t show up, then you have JavaScript disabled; just manually type john @ kuraoka-dot-com into your email program. Or, what the heck, call me at (619) 465-6100.
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My experience.

Advertising portfolio | Brochure portfolio | Consumer goods | Eco-friendly products | Food services | Healthcare | Hospitality & tourism | Internet | Manufacturing | Packaged goods | Real estate & construction | Retail & restaurants | Service | Technology

Answers to frequently asked questions.

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

Advertising & marketing advice.

Ad Blog: news and views about advertising, branding, marketing, and copywriting
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)
The Tightwad Marketing project
When you should consider hiring a freelance copywriter
Advertising copywriting mentorship (CLOSED)
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Me, me, me.

Awards & honors | Curriculum vitae | Services | Family and personal stuff

Email me.

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Call me.

Phone: (619) 465-6100

Write me.

John Kuraoka, freelance advertising copywriter
6877 Barker Way
San Diego, California

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