Can you use emotional triggers in your digital branding and marketing strategy?

One of the most interesting aspects of digital marketing and branding is the on-going ability to trigger an emotional response.
In some ways, this is much easier in digital because there are many more opportunities for ongoing communication as opposed to say, a flat print or radio ad.
But it’s also true that we expect to be communicated with differently in digital.
This is one of the biggest challenges for traditional marketing agencies and marketers to overcome, because for some reason, traditional marketing isn’t used to speaking directly to and with the audience.
Simply put: distance is bad, connection is good.

But what does it mean to create an emotional response?
It’s more than just babies and puppies, although, I like that too.
It’s about your language and your tone too.
It not just about what you say, it’s about how you say it.

But first, why should you care?

Emotion Impacts Purchases.

  • 31% Advertisers report significant product gains from emotional campaigns.
  • 16% Advertisers report the same the same from rational campaigns.
  • 26% Advertisers report the same with a combination of emotion and rationality.

So what are these powerful emotions you can evoke?

Truly, almost every business can benefit from tapping into our emotional triggers.
Which emotional triggers you choose will depend on your market, your audience and your goals.
However, appealing to emotions adds inherent value to your product and market position. Whether this is strategically relevant to you depends on whether you’d like to stand out in your field.
The more competitive your market, the more commoditized your market, the more you can benefit from emotional messaging and strategy.

Emotional language is but one part of the process in a methodology I’ve developed called “Captivation Motivation.” The purpose of Captivation Motivation is to create a solid strategy, starting with  ideal customers, their personality triggers and then combine emotional language and other motivational triggers most likely to appeal to them. Once we’ve gone through this process, we basically have a road map from which to create content, messaging and digital branding and marketing. While the process works for all forms of branding, it’s particularly important to do it in digital media where our attentions are shorter.

If your digital presence isn’t getting you the results you expected, contact us today, because you’re losing out on dollars everyday you wait.