… as long he does not color his nails.” added Hans Koch of Syndeo
So pedicures, a proposed “drinking club”, and modeling with rose petals were but some of the less serious topics discussed at mag:net cafe’s balcony. I’ve uploaded photos of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society’s meet and greet session, the first for this year. You can view the shots on my Multiply page. Tag as you please 🙂
On a more serious note, a few topics about copywriting and the Internet were brought up. The general sentiment is that it is quite hard to find good writers nowadays. And if you do find good writers, there is a tendency for them to ask higher.
One piece of advice I like to give friends is that if they are looking for good writers, they can start by looking in schools. There are a lot of Filipino students who are very verbose and eloquent, not to mention diligent in delivering copy. As they are still students they can be paid on a part time basis. On their end, this is a very good entry point for the corporate world. Everyone’s happy.
I’ve always wondered how hard it is to find a full time copywriter. If they aren’t freelancing, they probably work for a big name advertising or PR agency. The average salary of a copywriter in the corporate setting is around P16,000 – P20,000 depending on the level of seniority. Of course, if they win an award (like an Anvil or a PALANCA) their market value increases.
Brain fart: are there such things as SEO copywriting awards?