“Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.” – Leo Burnett
Making a sale often depends on the strength of your offer. A strong offer is more than just a product or service; it’s how you present it, the problem it solves, and the unique value it brings to the customer.
Look at Apple’s presentation of the iPod. It wasn’t just another music player in the market; it was the presentation of a lifestyle, a new way to experience music. “1,000 songs in your pocket”. With this, Apple shifted the narrative from product specifications to a promise of convenience and transformation.
When crafting an irresistible offer, here are a few things to look at:
- Clarity: Your audience should immediately understand the value you’re presenting. Remove the fluff and get straight to the point.
- Solution-Oriented: A compelling offer isn’t just about showcasing your product, but emphasizing how it solves a particular problem or fulfills a need. What benefit does it provide?
- Unique Selling Proposition (USP): Highlight what sets your offer apart. Is it the quality? The affordability? The novelty? Why should they pick your product/service over your competitors?
- Tangible Benefits: Instead of vague promises, provide concrete outcomes. If it’s a course, maybe it’s “Learn Spanish in 30 days”. If it’s a product, it could be “Experience 24-hour battery life”.
- Added Incentives: This could be in the form of bonuses, exclusive deals, or guarantees. These sweeteners can often tip the balance for a hesitant customer.
Action Step: Look at your current offers as if you were a potential customer. Can you identify the problem it solves? Can you communicate its value more clearly? Consider the benefits and bonuses you can incorporate to make your offer even more enticing.
Crafting an offer is both an art and a science. It’s about understanding human desires, behaviours, and motivations and framing your product in a way that taps into these factors.
To learn more about creating irresistible offers, and incorporating them into an effective marketing strategy, be sure to check out our book of the week: “Magnetic Marketing” by Dan S. Kennedy.