Classic copywriting – I wish I wrote that #1

A picture of a Harley Street Hair Clinic advertisement on the London Underground

I love this advert.

I have seen it a few times on the London Underground and I am still amazed by its simple genius. In just eight words, the copywriter has managed to touch on current affairs, celebrity gossip and the service on offer – hair loss treatments.

The advert speaks to:

  • People concerned about the current financial situation of the country.
  • People concerned about hair loss.
  • People who have noticed Dave is himself starting to lose his hair.

And the writer has managed to maintain a sense of fun throughout.

It all goes to show that even a sensitive topic like hair loss can be enlivened by a good copywriter. And as someone who has written for the hair loss industry in the past, I wish it had been me.

Enjoyed this example of classic copywriting? Check out I Wish I Wrote That #2.

Written by Ben Lloyd


Ben Lloyd has worked in the IT industry since 1996, covering a number of roles from helpdesk support to network management and everything in between. Tech Write is built on this experience, offering outstanding technical copywriting services to agencies and clients across the world.

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