If you knew what made people buy, writing your marketing content would be a doddle, right?
I’m not talking about features versus benefits or anything like that; I’m talking about the processes that go on inside their heads when they make a buying decision.
Most people’s decisions to buy are made subconsciously so there are certain things you can do as a copywriter or marketer to nudge them in the right direction.
Prey on their self-centeredness
It’s a sad fact, but your customers don’t give two hoots about your company (other than you’ll provide them with excellent service).
The only thing they care about is how you’re going to make their lives easier. They want you to make a difference to them, to take away their pain and bring them more pleasure.
If you can show them how your product or service will do that, you’re on to a winner.
You, just like your customers, are exposed to thousands of marketing messages every day.
Which ones do you take notice of?
Probably the ones that stand out, right?
It’s the same for your customers. If you can create something that’s different to everyone else’s message you stand a chance of breaking through the noise.
Use their laziness
There are a lot of adverts out there than use loads of words and some fairly abstract ideas, forcing the buying public to try and make sense of them.
The problem is customers are generally lazy and want simple messages with relevant and eye-catching visuals.
Give them what they want, and they’re more likely to buy.
Our brains tend to pay attention at the beginning and end of things. Therefore, for your marketing to have the right impact, start strongly and recap your key selling points (i.e. your benefits) at the end.
Captivating videos and graphics will do the selling for you because people process and make decisions visually.
How many times have you made a snap buying decision based on an emotional response to something?
Emotion is a powerful marketing tool – make someone think they’re going to miss out and they’ll buy. Whether it’s using adorable animal images to get donations for your dog charity or showing that only fashionable people wear your jewellery, emotion will make people buy.
Successful marketing comes down to giving your customers what they want – not only regarding your product or service but also in the way you tailor your messaging.
Sally Ormond, Briar Copywriting Ltd, can tap into your customers’ psyche to create compelling content that they will react to. Contact her for her help on +44(0)1449 779605.