The DRTV Centre Offers Confidential Critique of DRTV Scripts For All DRTV Advertisers As Part Of December Promotion

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The DRTV Centre, the leading specialist direct response television advertising agency, announces a Free Offer to all DRTV advertisers – a free and confidential critique of their existing or proposed DRTV scripts – during December 2012.

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Free Offer To All DRTV Advertisers

By making this offer of a free script assessment we are trying to do our bit in making DRTV more successful for more advertisers

What is DRTV? There’s nothing mysterious about it. It stands for “direct response television” and it is just a specialist form of TV advertising. In DRTV commercials there is always a “call to action” – an encouragement for the viewer to take an immediate action to respond to the advertiser. Examples are “Call 0800 635 7800 for a Viking River Cruise Brochure” or “Text AWARD to 88802 to Claim WinWales Accident Compensation” or “Visit to order your Royal Wedding Coin”

TV commercials promoting direct response are based on a simple business model. The client is dependent upon generating leads through direct response advertising. If the profit resulting from these leads is greater than the cost of the direct response campaign, bingo! Used expertly – with the help of a specialist DRTV advertising agency, and with the appropriate product or service - DRTV can work like a benevolent slot machine. Put in one coin and get more than one coin back. DRTV works especially well for products and services which can be demonstrated. A problem/solution scenario often works particularly effectively.

This month, as a unique Free Offer, The DRTV Centre will supply a written critique of clients’ recent existing or proposed DRTV scripts. The offer will apply to all scripts received by The DRTV Centre by 31 December 2012. All scripts must be submitted by the client company, not the client’s advertising agency.

If the DRTV messages aren’t compelling - if the DRTV advertisement doesn’t grab the viewer's immediate attention - if the benefits of the product or service are not expressed in language that makes it irresistible to the potential customer – the advertiser will not generate the maximum DRTV response.

This National Accident Helpline commercial is an outstanding example of how to get everything right. Katy is a real person, in a genuine testimonial, and it shows. This advertisement is the UK’s most screened DRTV commercial ever; it ran virtually every day for over five years.

Many seemingly small TV script details can affect achieving the highest DRTV response. Here are just a few:

  •     The direct response phone number chosen by the advertiser
  •     How the phone number is displayed and how it is spoken
  •     Text messages (SMS), both the response word chosen and the target number
  •     How on-screen titles and graphics (including the URL) are featured
  •     The order in which the benefits of the product or service are shown
  •     The length of the DRTV commercial
  •     The character of voice used for the DRTV commercial
  •     The style of any background music
  •     The location or studio where the DRTV commercial is filmed
  •     Whether a well-known personality is appropriate
  •     Production values

A White Paper titled “Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About DRTV” is available via The DRTV Centre website.

David Pearson of The DRTV Centre commented: “DRTV can be immensely profitable when all the elements are right. Sadly, though, some clients – and inexperienced advertising agencies - rush in, thinking they can ignore the ground rules and do it their own way. Almost always they get their fingers burned. By making this offer of a free script assessment we are trying to do our bit in making DRTV more successful for more advertisers.”

To take advantage of the Free Offer, clients should submit their current or planned DRTV scripts to the email address at

The DRTV Centre company details:

  •     The DRTV Centre was founded 15 years ago in London.
  •     It is the first and only advertising agency in the UK to concentrate solely on Direct Response Television.
  •     The agency provides everything clients need to mount successful, profitable TV campaigns: marketing strategies, concept creation, scriptwriting, storyboards, research, casting, location search, film/video production, music, voice-overs, transmission copies, channel selection, TV airtime booking and campaign response analysis.

For further information, visit or call David Pearson at The DRTV Centre on 0800 635 9000.

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