Saying the right thing
When it comes to reaching customers with your marketing message, whether it’s through print, email, social, or mobile, sometimes it seems like trying to get the attention of a playground full of screaming school children. You might think that nothing could break through the noise, but if you say the right thing —say, “FREE ICE CREAM!” — suddenly, they all have ears.
Breaking through with your marketing message is no different. It’s about finding the
reason — the “why” — the recipient should respond. In marketing literature, we see this
“why” described in terms like psychographic motivations, behavior traits, and category
interactions, but when it comes down to it, it’s just understanding what motivates
Here are 3 steps to getting at the “why.”
- 1. Understand the context behind the data: In reviewing your data, you may discover that there is a spike in purchases from women
30-49 years old living in the suburbs. Now you need to find out why the spike exists.
What’s happening in this demographic group that’s driving the change? This will allow
you to better target the message.
- 2. Understand your customers’ journey: Not every customer responds the same way at every stage of the customer journey.
Customers will have different needs at the discovery stage than they do the decision
stage. Target your message not only to the person, but to where they are along this
- 3. Use lifestyle, current events, and other context to frame the message: Tap into current events, the customer’s lifestage, and any other relevant areas of context
when creating your message. The more you can frame their need for your product to
something specific happening in their lives, the more easily you will be able to move
them to make a purchase decision.
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