Emotions Can Make Sales!
by John Delavera
Purchase a particular brand of cereal and your children will think you’re the best parent ever. Use a specific shaving product and you’ll exude sex appeal. Shop at a certain store and you’ll enjoy the lifestyle of your dreams.
Logic dictates that these things simply are not so, but marketing campaigns that work are built around these concepts.
People buy into them and prove it with their expenditures of choice all the time.
Why is it that these marketing campaigns work even for average products when more reasonable, straightforward and traditional methods might fall short?
The simple fact of the matter is that marketing campaigns that appeal to people on an emotional, or subconscious, level can have a huge impact. When they are successful, logic may tell consumers one thing, but their emotions will drive them forward to act any way.
People are simply wired to respond to certain cues. When the triggers for these cues are tripped through marketing campaigns or other efforts, people will act.
The secrets of marketing successfully in this manner are not necessarily easy to learn. If they were, every product out there would be a top seller. When the right lessons are studied, however, marketing campaigns can bowl over the competition thanks to the power of emotional appeals.