Marketing Junto | Why There Should Be Humanity In Marketing


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I was on a call earlier with a client. He was having trouble with his ads and appealing to his target marketing to download a free eBook. One thing led to another and in the end it came down to telling a story and why his product was needed for his target market.

People like stories. If the stories are good they see themselves in the stories. If they miss the mark, they don’t and they click away.

This goes for marketing in general as well. Making your message resonate with your target market ties into the target customers’ sense of humanity and worth.

This is exactly why marketers should focus on making their ads have more humanity and tell a relatable story.

When a person can relate to the story you tell and sees that there is thought and consideration behind the messaging it is much more powerful than a generic, and/or flashy, superfluous advertisement.

What do you think? Hit reply and let me know!

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