Copywriting, or writing for advertising, is a fantastic profession that you can use to shape the future through intelligence, culture, persuasion and acumen. It is only through mastering Copywriting that the Communicator can fully become a professional, an actor who is aware of contemporary issues, also able to design communication platforms based on conceptual and linguistic positioning. Copywriting is the conscious and mindful use of language we use to manifest consensus, persuasion, affiliation, affection and loyalty to a brand, a concept, a commercial initiative. Copywriting is a formidable generator of culture: it unmasks and overcomes social, cultural and gender stereotypes by producing new references in the product/consumer relationship.
Course type: group session – in-person
Participants: Min 8 / Max 12
Start/end of the course: 18 February – 15 April 2021
Registration deadline: 10 February 2021
Duration: 8 lessons – total 24 hours
Cost: 480 euro (to be paid upon registration)
Requirements/supporting materials: None
Lecturer: Alessandra Giacomelli
Location: Via Taro 14 – Aula Magna
Thursday: 5pm – 8pm
The calendar is subject to change.
Theoretical/practical course aimed at providing a thorough theory and practical knowledge of copywriting to adult students who are already familiar with writing and aspects of marketing.
The course will be divided into three parts:
1. Core. Fundamental theoretical/practical knowledge.
The classic advertisement, hierarchies of text, conceptualisation of a message.
2. Structure. Strengthening and expanding knowledge of the subject.
Understanding the brief. The leaflet. Naming, radio, texting, billposting, dynamics, POP.
3. Mastery. Implementing knowledge of the levers and mechanisms involved in the copywriting process.
B2B, B2C, DEM, web, testimonials, social media, gadgets, packaging.
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Pratiche Editrice. 1988, Parma.
– B. Roman, Kenneth/Maas, Jane. Come fare pubblicità .
With a preface by David Ogilvy. BUR. 1990.
– C. Della Valle, Valeria/Patota, Giuseppe. Piuttosto che. Le cose da non dire, gli errori da non fare.
Sperling & Kupfer. 2013.
– D. Séguéla, Jacques. Non dite a mia madre che faccio il pubblicitario… Lei mi crede pianista in un bordello.
Lupetti & Co. 1987 Milano
– E. Marini, Lorenzo. Questo libro non ha titolo perché è scritto da un art director.
Lupetti & Co. 1992 Milano
– F. Arden, Paul. It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.
Phaidon. 2003. London
– G. Scibilia, Salvo. Creatività
Lupetti. 2004, Milano
Alessandra Giacomelli, Copywriter.
Alessandra has been active in the world of advertising since 1989. She graduated in Copywriting/Advertising at the European Institute of Design in Rome and has subsequently worked in Italy and Latin America.
Alessandra works on a freelance basis as a Resident Copywriter for various companies and communication agencies and, as of 2011, she has also taught the Copywriting course at RUFA.
RUFA students: 10%
University students: 5% (upon presentation of the university registration booklet)
Course package: If you have signed up for two or more courses, you are eligible for a 10% discount on any courses purchased after the first one.
A certificate of attendance will be issued upon request at the end of the course provided that you have attended at least 7 of the 8 lessons.