Best Copywriting Swipe Files

A swipe file is a collection of copywriting samples. It could be elements of copy (headlines, bullet points, calls to action, guarantees, and so on) or whole copywriting pieces (sales pages, landing pages, emails, ads, and others.)

Ideally you should create your own swipe file. If you don't have one yet, here are some of the best.

It's a work in progress, so keep coming from time to time. - Definitely my favorite. You'll find classic and modern ads that you can filter by niche and type. It's one of the places with more classic ads (Joe Sugarman, John Caples, Gary Halbert, David Ogilvy, Claude Hopkins, to name a few) If you are looking for the classics, start here. Another thing I like is that it shows when the ad is a control (meaning the ad has been running successfully for a number of years.) - They hand-curate some of the best and highest converting pieces of advertising and marketing across the web. If you are looking for something specific, check out this comprehensive and organized site. They have several categories (about pages, before and after, billboards, holiday promos, formulas, packaging, scripts, and many more)

Marketing Examples - A gallery of real-world marketing examples from successful companies created by Harry Dry. Practical marketing examples with Harry's insightful comments. You should also subscribe to his newsletter. He will send you every Monday 3 short examples and 2 copywriting tips.


Good Email Copy - Welcome, thank you, email confirmation, nurture, trial ending are some of the email copy you can swipe from great companies. The majority of emails are from software companies.

Really Good Emails - It features a collection of visually appealing and well-crafted email templates, campaigns, and newsletters from various companies. It's a source of inspiration for marketers, designers, and email marketers.

Attentive - SMS marketing examples of how the best brands use text messages to engage mobile consumers and drive revenue. Organized by verticals, categories, and type. If you need inspiration for your SMS marketing campaigns, check this site.

Ecom Transactional Emails - The ultimate swipe file on ecommerce transactional emails. You can use filters to find the type of transactional emails you're looking for (order confirmation, shipment confirmation, out for delivery, delivered)

Social Media Ads

Facebook Ads Library -  You can search for ads running across Meta Products and get information about them. Search your competitors, you can see when their ads started running and their multiple versions. It's a must if you are planning to run a Facebook campaign.

Socioh - Here you can find the largest D2C ads database. The site updates daily and you can get the latest ads delivered to your inbox. If your business model is D2C, take a look at the 1000s of ads you'll find there.

Youtube Ads Libray - If video is your thing, find inspiration in this unofficial YouTube Ads Library. They uptdate it daily with new video ads from top DTC/eCommerce brands.

Tik Tok Ads Library - Find high-performing auction ads on TikTok. Search by country, industry, objective, ad format.