“As many as 60% of sales are lost to no decision”
What a startling statistic. Brought to you by Joanna Wiebe of Copy Hackers at Learn Inbounds recent full day conference. So how to overcome buyer inertia? Joanna suggests we need to “go long”.
So what does that mean? Joanna says that we should all try harder to ‘use our words’. We are exposed to 5000 marketing messages per day and out of these we generally can only recall 4!! If you want to be within that top 4 you need to stop being average!!! And that means we need to “go longer” with our copy. We need to focus more on the customer problem and delay the product reveal.
Problem – Agitate – Solution – use the PAS Framework.
For the full presentation – see the slidedeck below.
So what about you? Have you written copy for your website or blog that is just not converting? Consider perhaps rewriting it using the tips above and review the effect on buyer conversion! Joanna said that in her research in every case the winning copy was 2-3 times as long as the control. Give it a go and use your words!