Sam Sapirstein | Hard-Sell Copywriter

My words are short, my meaning bold
I’ll make you click above the fold
Long form, short form, any font
Make you see, make you want


WayBetter, Inc. | 2018-Present

WayBetter’s games motivate you to get in shape by betting on your ability to succeed. It’s a science-backed process whose value proposition is hard to pin down in a punchy landing page, ad or email.


My approach is to tap into the angst people feel about summoning the will to make positive change. Then, I reassure them that a simple financial commitment can clear away that angst, by refocusing their minds on a more immediate, bite-sized problem: getting their $40 back!


American University of Antigua College of Medicine, 2018

Seriously, who wouldn’t want to go to med school in paradise? Caribbean med schools are a tough sell when better-known universities offer great education in the US. I helped increase AUA’s 2019 Fall & Spring applications by plugging their international curriculum and balmy tropical setting.

SlimBackup™ , 2015-2016 |

There are a lot of PC backup utilities. To compete, urgency and clarity are key. Headline and benefit copy for one of IAC Applications’ premier PC utility software programs.

DocToPDF™ , 2014 |
Before we tested this concept, the DocToPdf™ default landing page had no aspirational messaging beyond “convert files.” My headline spoke to how the product opens new possibilities. This allowed it to stand out amongst other web-based file conversion software – leading to a large, sustained spike in user downloads.



Mindspark/IAC, Jun. 2014 to Jul. 2016

Determined to be good neighbors in their new digs in Yonkers, IAC donated money to “daylight” the Saw Mill River that runs through downtown. This ad played up the company’s earth-first attitude in a local environmental magazine. The result? Good press, and more job seekers from the area – a win for a company with trouble convincing New Yorkers to reverse-commute to Westchester.

Video Scripts

CBR.Com, June 2018

Futurism.Com, March 2017  

Video scripts need to be short, easy and interesting. If you have more than one ad, you need to keep that player playing until the end. And that means giving the audience what they want, all the way through. It comes naturally to me. I can do this all day.


Alan David Custom, Nov. 2017 |

Alan David Custom has been making bespoke suits for over a century, and this ad helped to expand their sale by drawing younger customers to the shop. Before I came on board, they had no social presence to speak of. I helped plug this authentic, timeless New York Garment District institution for a new generation of dapper men.

Product Descriptions

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Savransky Diamonds, Jul. 2012 to Mar. 2014

Sol Savransky needed hundreds of unique product descriptions for their B2B jewelry eCommerce website. I provided unique descriptions for their best selling items, and also helped develop a system to generate descriptions based on combinations of style and size, all while using highly-targeted keywords.

Labcompare.Com, 2011 | Scientists and doctors need to be taken through the weeds with a voice that distills technical info. For each product I wrote for, I spent hours researching the use of lab equipment and the scienti c laws that dictate their use.

Website for film “Sam The Spaceman.” | If you’re going to build your own website for the sci-fi comedy film you wrote, produced and acted in, the headline better be funny.


I excel at turning brands with long-winded value props into something you just want. But really, I can sell anything. I also plan multi-channel ad and digital experience campaigns in close cooperation with designers, producers and all of my creative colleagues.

Ammolite, Inc. | 2019-Present

Copywriter, screenwriter, campaign planner

WayBetter, Inc. | 2018-2021

Email, Landing Page & UX Copywriter

Alan David Custom, LLC | 2017

Fashion eCommerce copywriter

Mindspark/IAC Applications | 2014 – 2016

Digital ad & sales-funnel copywriter

Sol Savransky Diamonds, Inc |  2012 – 2014

eCommerce copywriter, website SEO

Razorfish Inc. | 2011-2012

SEO copywriter

CompareNetworks, Inc. | 2011

Science & eCommerce content writer

Brands you would know:

Mercedes Benz, Smart USA, Samsung, Forest Laboratories, Ralph Lauren Polo, Target.


Photoshop & InDesign | WordPress as a blog and website back-end | Basic HTML | Excel | Final Draft | Comfortable with Mac, Windows and Ubuntu Linux


English, Mandarin Chinese


Bard College | Graduated Dec. 2009
BA, Liberal Arts


About Sam the Screenwriter

Sam The Spaceman – 2014 Full-length science-fiction comedy film

Scifi comedy indie film

An unemployed young man falls headlong into adventure when he discovers that a nearby office building is really a lighthouse for alien spaceships!

(Not for little kids, sorry)

Directed and produced by Alex Russek

Search For The Humans – In Development

An indie science fiction/comedy series about evolved dogs searching the cosmos for humans.  Think Star Fox meets Isaac Asimov. This copyrighted script is in development.

(And this IS for little kids!)