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The Greatest Ad Swipe Ever – Martin Conroy’s Inspiration

Denny Hatch claims that the Wall Street Journal “Two Young Men” letter by Martin Conroy generated over $1 billion in revenues and ran for 28 years. Find out what ads Martin Conroy used as models to craft this powerhouse letter and how you can use the same source he used to become a great copy writer. Continue reading

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A Forerunner to the Wall Street Journal’s "Two Young Men" Ad

From 1999 till 2005 I ran a discussion group with many of today’s top marketers and copywriters.  Not only did we exchange great ideas but also great finds.   In 2003 I happened upon what seemed to be a predecessor of the “Two Young Men” ad that the WSJ has consistently used.

This ad was printed in 1919.
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