There’s no doubt about it: our modern, technology-laden world is primed for creative marketers looking to develop exciting content to promote their brand’s products or services. However, while internally-created content certainly can be used to effectively generate buzz, increase engagement, and drive sales, the fact is that your marketing team can only do so much.
The experience of anything is a result of two things: the characteristic of the experience (e.g., the quality of the product, the reality of the event, the actual abilities of a person) and what we expect from this experience (e.g., the expectations from the product, the interpretation of the event, the stereotype about the person’s abilities).
There’s a solid amount of psychological research exploring what makes a person likeable enough to buy from. Let’s dig into it. After all, whether you’re a salesperson (or hiring salespeople) or an expert building a personal brand, it’s equally important to have this sort of influence on your customers, isn’t it?
Advertising is based on eliciting emotions. Brands spend so much budget and effort trying to make you notice them, remember them, associate them with strong and powerful feelings. While the common mantra is “don’t sell the product, sell the solution”, for many companies this has manifested into selling a feeling. For example, look at this ad.
From a very young age, most of us believe that the more choice - the better. While the benefits of some choice are absolutely clear, anecdotal evidence suggested long time ago that “too much” choice might be hurting people’s satisfaction, including product satisfaction, and hurting sales when it comes to businesses. Is that really the case?
The law of demand states that conditional on all else being equal, as the price of a good goes up, the demand for it goes down and, conversely, as the price of a good goes down, the demand for it goes up. And logic dictates that’s exactly what should be happening. But of course it’s not (at least, not all the time).
Marketers have a finite amount of time on their hands, and they need to spend that time wisely. Is it worth spending time and effort crafting a social media SEO strategy, or is that wasted energy? We’re going to answer common questions often posed by digital marketers.