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Great Advertising – by Wikipedia

Posted in entrepreneurship by Steve Sammartino on November 27, 2012

While Wikipedia doesn’t run any adverting on it’s, it sure knows how to write a copy line to sell it’s fundraising. If you’re like me, Wikipedia has become an indispensable life resource for self learning and contribution to society. So giving something back is dame fine idea for a non-profit like Wikipedia, but like all things it does take something to get us across the line from intention to action. This was the line that inspired me to take action.

….”If everyone reading this gave $5, our fundraiser would be done within an hour.”….

To me this line is close to perfect. It tells us so much with so few words. A small amount from it’s readers in a ‘moment of time’ would do it. It’s a clear indication that it’s part of the fabric of our everyday existence, and that all it takes is a little from many. It was enough for me to tip in the paltry sum of $30. And the additional message from Jimmy Wales is also some great copy writing. Seen below.

If something is delivering us great value, then it’s worth us giving back so it doesn’t change its shape into something less attractive.

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  1. Tram Tran said, on November 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    ….”If everyone reading this gave $5, our fundraiser would be done within an hour.”….

    If life was that simple, it ll lose its true meaning, and we’ll stop trying =D

    Nice read, say hi some time =D

    • claire said, on December 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Agree with that! But we should still contribute and thanks Wikipedia for what it provides us

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