Regardless of your marketing campaign whether it is running Facebook ads or creating a message for your homepage, the message needs to resonate with people and do so in a powerful way. Only then can you gain an edge in compelling people to purchase your products.
However, this is often something that is more said than done to many businesses. They fail to create powerful and impactful messages and instead create messages that are too generic which then fails to grab attention. Eventually, the business will fail to match up to its competitors and eventually go under.
So how do you ensure that this doesn’t happen to your business?
Understand your audience
The first thing is to understand who you are marketing to? What are their problems, wants, and needs?
You will need to identify a niche and marketing persona. Only then can you create the ideal message in your marketing campaigns.
You will also need to identify, call, and survey your target audience to find out what they are searching for in the market.
As you interview members of your audience, you will begin to notice patterns and can then use this information in creating highly tailored marketing messages.
You can do this by following the same messaging framework that your business uses. The more customers can identify a certain type of message with your brand the more they are likely to trust you.
Customers like consistently and it is this consistency that creates a feeling of reliability and subsequently trust.
For instance, you can use a tagline, and value prop on all your brand messaging. You can then craft your copy around the same value pillars for your brand.
Craft messages to people
This is one of the most downplayed and lightly taken strategies when crafting marketing messages. You need to talk as if you are speaking to people and not about people. For instance, in the massage use second-person voice. This means using “you” and avoiding using “them”
Also, avoid using complicated words and jargon as this can leave people confused and feeling as though the advertisement wasn’t meant for them.
What we are saying here is to talk to people like humans.
Keep things short, simple and direct
With marketing, the goal is to always first and foremost grab attention. Don’t overplay it by using long and complicated text messages and lengthy paragraphs.
Instead, use short and simple text as this has been proven to be more effective at not only grabbing attention and sending leads through the sales funnel.
As you create copy, read through again and make it shorter and tighter while ensuring it is clear and concise.
Make use of emotion
The best way to make ensure that your marketing copy resonates with customers is by making use of their emotions. Arouse their need to use your product and they are much more likely to convert.
To do this figure out people’s needs, fears, and wants and create copy around them.
When marketing, talk more about the benefits of your products rather than their features. Customers don’t care about the technicalities that go into creating the product. Instead, they care about whether the product is going to help them or their loved ones.
Making a marketing message that converts is not as difficult as it may appear. With a few tips and tricks that appeal to the customer psyche, you can increase sales. Just make sure to follow up on your marketing campaigns and make tweaks where necessary. This ensures your message resonates well with your target audience.
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Jennifer McArdle is the owner and founder of McArdle Media.