Marketing hooks: 7 Audience grabbing ways for best ranking

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Sun, 30 Oct 2022 08:16 PM IST

Highlights

A memorable and brand-aligned tagline, slogan, or jingle is referred to as a "marketing hook." Because it supports the product and encourages customers to at least give you a look, it's a powerful extension of your brand.

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Table of Content

Think about your audience's wants, needs, and pain areas
Investigate your Rivals
Utilize customer feedback wisely
7 Epic Ways to Grab the Attention of Your Audience
1. Keep Your Message Simple
2. Create Original Content
3. Share a Story
4. Make Your Customers' Experience Better
5. Observe a Trend
6. Think about emotional marketing
7. Create a quality website

In eight seconds, could you persuade me to read your story?
I'll wait while you start your stopwatch and attempt.

You simply lost my attention and I'm probably already pressing the dreaded X button if you couldn't think of something truly intriguing.

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Goodbye, a prospective customer. You may wonder, though, why only 8 seconds. It is actually quite difficult to concentrate because of the onslaught of information that is coming at us from every direction. Our attention span has indeed decreased to the 8 seconds we just discussed—it is now shorter than a goldfish's!

In other words, as the owner of a website, you have just 8 seconds to captivate your visitors and capture their attention.

Additionally, you must outperform your rivals who are vying for the same eight priceless seconds as you. We've already talked about using content hooks to write headlines that will catch readers' interest; now, let's look at how digital marketing hooks can help you increase traffic.

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Think about your audience's wants, needs, and pain areas


Make both your content and your service resonate with your audience if you want to capture their attention. The most effective approach to achieve this is to conduct audience research and create a consumer profile.

You should conduct a study to address the following key issues:
  • Who are your clients?
  • Which issues are they facing?
  • What solutions does your product or service offer to these issues?

Your attention marketing approach will be built on the responses to these questions. For instance, if you provide home exercise programmes, your clientele may include both young mothers and distant employees. Their issues could range from a lack of time to shyness in the gym. Online fitness can be a remedy for these problems, but various target audiences require different sales pitches.
 

Investigate your Rivals


Although you may be conducting research and developing your attention marketing strategy, rest confident that your rivals are also engaged in similar activities. Never stop tracking and keeping an eye on the competition to stay one step ahead of it.

Consider the client services that your rivals provide and the issues that they are attempting to resolve. Is their offer distinctive? Is there anything missing? Can your product bridge that gap?

You can find the benefits of your own product that you should emphasise in your marketing by conducting research on the competitors. A special offer has a considerably better chance of attracting interest.
 

Utilize customer feedback wisely


Feedback is more than just finding out what customers think of your product and what may be made better. It also has to do with what they focus on. You can gain a wealth of knowledge about what your customers anticipate from you and may be looking for by analysing their feedback.

Customers can be asked for feedback following any contact, including a transaction, a service request, a complaint, or any time you talk with them. Take note of what your consumers appreciate about your company and what they believe needs to be improved.

You actually learn two things from it if, for instance, a lot of feedback criticises your lack of a loyalty programme:
  • Establish a fun loyalty programme.
  • In your consumer communications, mention it. If customers were looking for it before, they would be happy to see that you took their feedback into account and gave your content and product more thought.
 

7 Epic Ways to Grab the Attention of Your Audience


Now that you've done your research, it's time to put your knowledge to use and create a marketing plan that will stand out.
 

1. Keep Your Message Simple


Your potential to attract and hold attention increases with the clarity of your value proposition (remember the eight-second rule). Write your marketing copy so that everyone reading it may see right away what you have to offer and the advantages it offers.

The following qualities should be included in a clear marketing message:
  • Concise: Instead of reading, the user should skim to quickly understand the entire material.
  • Informal: Avoid using technical or professional jargon and speak plainly.
  • Displaying the worth: The benefits of your product should be obvious to the user right away.
  • Original: Your message shouldn't be muddled up with other people's messaging.


2. Create Original Content


In other words, communicate with your audience using a variety of channels. Make your message more appealing by combining text with images, videos, and animation.

Don't forget about interactive material like surveys, quizzes, calculators, and games where you expect visitors to participate. Interactive content catches and holds your audience's attention longer, according to 81% of marketers.
 

3. Share a Story


Utilize a story in your marketing strategy because they are excellent attention-getters. People get drawn into a story and continue reading to find out how it ends.

Your tale can be about the origins of the company, a story based on user statistics, or even a story about a social cause. Storytelling's primary objective is to elicit from the audience feelings of empathy and connection to the story.

Manufacturer of home appliances Whirlpool used a narrative to draw attention to its Care Counts campaign. The business provided statistics demonstrating that kids frequently miss school because they don't have clean clothes. In order to install washing machines in schools, Whirlpool established a programme and asked its audience to support and advertise it.
 

4. Make Your Customers' Experience Better


Your material should be engaging and useful to your audience if you want to keep their attention. Give them a resource they can use right away, like a checklist, an educational blog post, a lesson, or a demo video. It must be accessible to users without them having to register or subscribe.

As your audience's needs vary over time, you might wish to update or replace your free material. Always keep an eye on what your consumers are saying to you through all forms of communication so you can react quickly to any changes in their preferences. If your audience decides to work with you, your free content should assure them that you will fulfil your promises.

Take a look at the home page of the calorie monitoring and healthy living app MyFitnessPal as an illustration. You may look up the nutrition facts of any food you want to eat before you join up and begin keeping track of your caloric intake. You have immediate access to MyFitnessPal's food database.
 

5. Observe a Trend


Even if the trend is not entirely relevant to your line of work, you can leverage a hot topic or a popular trend to promote it. You can express your position on the hot topic or your view on it.

By doing this, you can draw visitors who follow the trending issue elsewhere to your website or social media pages and occasionally even start conversations there. You stand a decent chance of boosting website traffic and gaining more social media followers by following such trends. Create a posting calendar for trendy content using social media management tools.

The Covid-19 epidemic is an excellent illustration of a trend that many corporations used to voice their opinions. No one was spared; it had an impact on every continent and sector. Even those who were not immediately involved in patient care or stopping the virus' spread had to reconsider how they operated.

Global sportswear brand Nike promoted the need for social isolation and distance by urging individuals to keep working out at home. The company produced an uplifting video emphasising that by isolating, every one of us contributes to the global effort to resolve the situation.
 

6. Think about emotional marketing


Emotional marketing, as the name implies, focuses on the emotional rather than the rational. It forces people to follow their hearts rather than their intellect, to put it another way. It elicits a potent emotion that encourages viewers of your material to interact more with the message.

It's possible that you're evoking a range of emotions in people, leading to varying reactions. They will spread your material if it makes them happy, which will raise the exposure of your brand. If, however, it causes rage or terror, people would naturally search for something safe, dependable, and familiar, such as allusions to a brand or product, strengthening loyalty. You will always produce experiences that stay in your audience's memory, nevertheless.

Look up P&G's "Thank you Mom" ad, which was launched for the London 2012 Olympics, if you want to see a superb example of emotional marketing. The producer of home products positioned itself as a "Proud sponsor of Moms," emphasising the role that moms play in the development of athletes and the value of their support. Grab a tissue before watching the video below to learn how P&G marketed its brand through emotion.
 

7. Create a quality website


Your website is the first place potential clients will encounter you. You only have eight seconds to make a good first impression before they opt to close the browser tab or stay for longer.

How do you grab and keep users' interest in your website? There are specific methods you can employ to engage audience members:
  • appealing headlines
  • high-calibre pictures
  • distinct summons to action
  • readable and helpful content

 

What makes a good marketing hook?

A memorable and brand-aligned tagline, slogan, or jingle is a marketing hook. It promotes the goods and works to entice customers to at least check you out, making it a successful extension of your brand.

What are content hooks?

Simply put, a hook is a distinctive content idea created to entice and trap your unwary audience into reading and sharing your material. With the help of hooks, your audience is given the opportunity to develop a bond with your content over time.

What do social media "hooks" mean?

When sharing on social media, we advise utilising the HIC formula: Hook: Choosing the correct phrases to use at the start of a caption to pique interest. A helpful instructional, the "why" behind what you do, or encouragement to face the day are just a few examples of what your audience needs to hear from you, according to these insights.

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