Day 4: CRAVE Dog Food
DAY 4: CRAVE DOG FOOD
What are you feeding your dog?
Are you cheating him out of a long, healthy life?
Have you ever watched your dog without him knowing?
He trots around the backyard with a toy or a bone, looking for a place to hide it. Sniffing here and there.
Digging — until you blow your cover and tell him to stop. ;)
What you’ll notice is that dogs aren’t like us. There’s something more wild about them.
You’ve heard that “dogs are descendants of wolves.”
And, if you’ve felt the excited tugging on a leash as yours attempts to chase a squirrel up a tree, you know it’s true.
But often, we fail to realize the implications of our dog’s ancestry when we drop some kibble into a bowl.
So — what are you feeding your dog? And how do you know that’s what’s best for him?
An Outrageous Fact About 70% Of “Dog People”
“Over 70% of dog people don’t know what’s in the food they give their dogs.”
Or do you simply buy a “trusted” brand and think nothing more about it?
Think about this for a moment — out of these two people, who do you think will live a longer, healthier life?
Eats mostly fast food. Drinks soft drinks. Loves candy.
Eats mostly whole foods, including lots of fruit and veggies. Drinks a lot of water. Avoids sweets except for special occasions.
You answered “Person 2,” right?
Because you understand that food has an effect on our health and longevity.
Your dog is the same way.
For a long, healthy life, he should be eating the healthiest food possible.
We’ll talk more about that in a moment, but first, since dogs are the descendants of wolves, let’s talk about what they eat.
The Diet Of Wolves
Wolves live in packs, run free, and make their own decisions about how to live life — including what to eat.
Sometimes, they eat fruit. But mostly, wolves eat meat.
Not only are they hunters, they’re scavengers too.
If they haven’t gotten enough meat for the day or week, they’ll eat something that’s already dead.
Spend a few minutes on YouTube watching wolves hunt and you’ll notice a few things.
First, much like your dog, wolves LOVE chasing things.
While hunting may seem savage to us, to wolves — it’s the joy of a lifetime. (Very similar to your dog chasing a rabbit or a squirrel.)
Second, they work in packs.
The “lone wolf” ideal is romantic, but in general, it’s not reality. Wolves live and work together to build their lives.
Finally, they’re ambitious. Often, you’ll see wolves attempt to take down a massive animal like an elk or a moose. And often, they succeed.
(You’ve likely seen this ambition in your own dog as well. You know he’ll never catch that squirrel, but that never stops him from trying.)
Your Dog Is Like A Wolf
If you pay attention, you might notice a few behaviors or traits that are direct indications your dog descended from wolves.
Wolves dig to build dens or to hide their food for later. Your dog might do the same.
Wolves use howls to communicate with each other.
“Wolves have unique howls, like fingerprints, that scientists (and other pack members) can use to tell them apart.”
We’re all familiar with the “canine” teeth at front of a dog’s snout, but did you know there are teeth in the back of the mouth specifically designed for shearing flesh?
They’re called carnassials, and wolves have them too.
3 Criteria Of “Healthy” Dog Food
Healthy dog food should fit these 3 criteria:
1. The first ingredient should be meat.
Remember the wolves we talked about earlier?
Your dog needs a diet like theirs to thrive. And what do they crave above all else?
2. It should have NO corn, wheat, or soy.
Healthy dog food should not contain fillers like corn, wheat, or soy. These are like french fries for your dog.
They might like to eat it, but it makes them unhealthy.
3. It should be a “complete” meal.
Unless your dog regularly gets table scraps or supplements, the only thing he eats is dog food.
Healthy dog food should provide everything your dog needs to thrive.
The Easiest Way To Get Healthy Dog Food
You could start researching and become an “expert” in healthy dog food before buying your next bag.
Or you could sit back and relax, because we’ve already done the work for you.
CRAVE Dog Food meets all 3 criteria of healthy dog food:
1. The first ingredient is always meat.
2. We NEVER use corn, soy, or wheat in any of our recipes.
3. We add minerals and vitamins to each recipe to make a complete meal for your dog.
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CRAVE Gets Dogs Excited
With how healthy CRAVE is, you might be expecting your dog to walk away as soon as you drop it in his bowl.
That’s how kids act with vegetables, right?
Believe it or not, we’ve seen multiple reports of dogs “dancing” around their bowls, excited for the first bit of kibble to land.
We ever heard of one dog rolling in her bowl she loved the smell of CRAVE so much!
Give Your Dog A Long, Healthy Life
You know how to give your dog a long, healthy life:
Long walks to the dog park
Extra treats occasionally
As many cuddles as possible
And healthy food.
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Most healthy dog food is expensive.
We work with the best suppliers around the world to get the healthiest ingredients for your dog at the most cost-effective price possible.
So now, you don’t have to resort to feeding your dog low-quality food anymore.
For less than the price of a new chew toy, you can give your dog the food he needs for a long healthy life.
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Don’t be like those 70% of dog people who “don’t know what’s in the food they give their dogs.”
You know what’s best for your dog. Take care of him.
Give him something that satisfies his natural, wild instinct. Give him something like CRAVE.
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This is the perfect example of an ad that needed more time. There are a few bits that show some promise, but overall, I don’t think my Big Idea or Big Promise had enough time to develop.
More on that in the Lessons Learned section.
Today, I wrote about CRAVE Dog Food — which is the food I feed to my dog, Wallace. (pic included)
Who is the Customer?
As far as I can tell, dog owners are spread pretty evenly across male/female and age demographics.
The one important thing I noted was that the customer needs to have disposable income. If you don’t know where your own next meal is coming from, you probably aren’t too worried about what your dog is eating.
Customer Level of Awareness
The customer in this scenario is unaware. The letter educates them about the problem (their dog’s diet should mimic a wolf’s diet).
However, if I could re-do it, “solution-aware” might be more appropriate, because I think a lot of people recognize the importance of grain-free diets for both humans and dogs.
Big Idea + Rationale
The big idea is that, since dogs are descendants of wolves, their diet should closely match that of wolves (i.e. mostly meat).
Big Promise + Rationale
The big promise is that CRAVE gives dogs a diet similar to their wolf ancestors in an affordable package.
I think there’s a tendency among new or new-ish copywriters to believe that clients pay for words or time.
“If you hire me to write a sales page, you’re paying me for the amount of words I write or the amount of time it takes to complete the project.”
And, indeed, some clients to prefer to pay by-the-hour, or by-the-word.
But ultimately, in those pricing models, the idea is to get the work done as quickly as possible. Clients might get the words, but they don’t get the expertise.
See, I don’t think the real value of copywriting lies in a copywriter simply being able to provide copy.
If the M.O. is “Hey, can you write this? I need it ASAP.,” then you’re not going to get anything good.
The magic happens after the writer has had time to immerse himself (or herself) in the idea for long enough to let it percolate and fully develop.
Today’s sales letter was not great, because, while I think some of the ideas expressed in it were sound, I needed more time to fully develop them in order to make a strong argument.
So — if you’re a copywriter working with a client who doesn’t understand why copywriting takes so long, remind them of this.
They are not paying you just for words. If they were, you could charge them $100, throw some garbage onto a page, and deliver it before the day was over.
Instead, they are paying you for the right words, which only come after hours of research, thinking, writing, editing, researching more, thinking more, writing more, and editing more.
Putting words on a page is quick. Putting the right words on a page takes a long time.