Writing copy that converts is a lot like boxing.
Your shots need to flow, and you need to be 3-4 steps ahead of your opponent. You have to predict their counters, slips and movement patterns before they even think of doing them.
Similarly, to craft high-converting copy, your sentences have to flow. And you have to anticipate your reader’s objections and be mindful of each word, sentence, and paragraph that enters their brain.
We’re all familiar with the standard “best practices” of CRO. Always use social proof, always reduce form fields, never use image sliders, and so on.
As someone who believes that best practices are merely common practices, I’m always looking to test the tried and true to see how, well, true it really is.
First up? Social proof. Does it really work as well as we all assume? Why? And more importantly, what’s the best way to implement it?
Total digital ad spending worldwide exceeds $450 billion. By 2024, that figure will rise to $645 billion.
This kind of spending means crowded ad platforms, which makes it more difficult to stand out.
If your business has a five- or six-figure digital advertising budget, you can put more money behind campaigns. But this is exactly what has caused online ad prices to increase by an average of 45% on Google and Facebook (and up to 1000% in some sectors).
If you don’t have those kinds of resources or would rather not continually increase spending, you need to think outside the box.
In this article, we’ll talk about some less saturated digital advertising strategies you can use to get ahead. We’ll also show you what it takes to create advertising that gets people to act.
If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, you may well have heard the phrase, “the money is in the list.”
It’s a proverb as old as the internet, probably older. It’s also true. And more relevant than ever. If you want to build a successful business, a strong email marketing strategy is one of the best ways to do it.
However, it’s not without challenges. Over a third of email marketers struggle with acquisition and close to a half say increasing engagement is their number one challenge.
A solid messaging strategy ensures you grab your target audience’s attention and build interest in what you’re selling.
But there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. It should be informed by your market, competitor, buyer intelligence, and user research, and optimized through feedback and testing. This will help you gauge who your audience is and how to speak to them at every customer touchpoint.
Throughout this article, we’re going to explore how you can set yourself apart from the competition and deploy a messaging strategy that resonates.
Why is it that some books become bestsellers and others can hardly sell a 100 copies? Why do you read some books with passion and interest but can’t get past the first 10 pages of others? What’s the difference?
Why should customers buy from you? How do you stand out and solve their problems better than anybody else? Every marketer knows these are important questions, but finding the answers can be a challenge.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to differentiate your business and attract your ideal customers by creating a unique selling proposition.
We’ll cover why a unique selling proposition is important, how to uncover what your customers are hungry for and share a framework for developing and testing a proposition that makes an impact on your business.
I recently faced a familiar scenario: My team wanted to buy a new SaaS tool, so my boss asked me how much budget to request. I had no idea about pricing, so I Googled around and asked for pricing tiers from several vendors in the space.
Unfortunately, I received a handful of all too common, unhelpful responses.
For the sake of argument, let’s say you know the basics of copywriting.
Blah blah, write a compelling headline, know your audience, be persuasive, find your unique selling proposition, keep copy clean, blah blah blah.
At one point, this advice was great. But from where you’re sitting, “write compelling headlines” isn’t helpful anymore, is it?
Most articles will tell you that poor grammar can kill sales. While not as important in blog posts as in sales copy, grammatical errors can dissolve credibility, possibly resulting in fewer sales.
But what does the actual data say?