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This Week’s Brainy Best At-A-Glance
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🧠 Snack: Using color to trigger emotions
🤓 Breakdown: Steal the “Got Milk?” playbook in 2 easy steps
🤩 Resource: How Adidas, Oatly, and Netflix manage their content
💡 Spotlight: Get clear on your buying journey using this 1 analogy
Brainy Snack 🧠
Colors come with baggage.
Colors make us, unconsciously, think about things like optimism, authority, and desire.
Want your landing page to convey friendliness? Go with yellow.
Need to reassure people you’re the right brand? Choose green.
Save this “Emotional Triggers of Colors” wheel 👇
Brainy Breakdown 🤓
In 1993, the GS&P ad agency landed the role of increasing milk sales.
Yep, this is the agency that created the infamous “Got Milk?” ads that you remember watching as a kid.
Customer research showed that buyers noticed they didn’t have milk when they were eating certain foods.
GS&P leaned into this trigger event and increased milk sales by 7%.
Here’s how you can steal their playbook:
#1: Use customer research to find the trigger events that motivate your buyers to use your product
Example: The trigger event for milk is eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a chocolate chip cookie. These foods make you crave a cold glass of milk to wash it down.
#2: Put that trigger event into an image
The Science: Our minds process images within 100 milliseconds. It takes us a few seconds to read a short sentence. Use images to provoke the emotions behind your trigger event faster.
(Daniel Murray wrote a great thread with more details on GS&P’s milk campaign. Read it here.)
Brainy Resource 🤩
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Brainy Spotlight 💡
Analogies are like bridges.
Why? A well-placed analogy can help people understand complex concepts by connecting them to simpler ideas they already understand.
(Kinda like I just did)
Here’s an analogy that’ll help you better understand the buying journey:
What if you looked at marketing as a courtroom and your buyers as the jury?
Marketing Max, marketer and reader of Why We Buy, shows how this perspective can make it hyper-clear what your messaging should be at each stage of the buying journey.
He uses the courtroom analogy to break it down for paid ads. But with a little creativity, you can apply this thinking to all of your marketing assets.
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