George Duncan

Marketing copywriter/consultant, author


George DuncanGeorge Duncan is an award-winning marketing copywriter and consultant in Peterborough, NH. From 1960 to 1976 he held senior copy and promotion manager positions with such leading direct marketers as Esquire Magazine, Ziff-Davis Publishing, Columbia House and Xerox Education Publications.

Turning freelance in 1976, he was quickly numbered among the country’s top direct marketing writers including eleven years (1998-2008) as sole copywriter for Kennedy Information.  There he supported the company’s transition from print to electronic media, writing sales letters and brochures, email promotions, landing pages and Web sites.

I would rank George as one of the most talented copywriters with whom I have worked.
Dan Houder, CEO, Kennedy Information (more)

George’s work has been recognized professionally by more than a dozen national awards.  In 2003, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Vermont/New Hampshire Marketing Group. In 2013 he was named among The 101 Best Copywriters in the World.

George’s book, Streetwise Direct Marketing, was published in January 2001. More recently, he published Democracy Held Hostage, a collection of Letters to the Editor written between 2004 and 2008. He has had numerous articles published in marketing and trade publications and web sites and for several years he wrote BizBuzz, a monthly business column for The Monadnock Ledger and Transcript.

In 2010, George stepped back from working with clients full time to provide selected clients with copy and consulting, specializing in marketing.

He is also finding new joy in writing memoir, creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and his blogs. His creative writing has been published in Ad Hoc Monadnock Online and Smoky Quartz. A past president of the Monadnock Writers Group, he currently serves on the MWG Board of Directors.