Is Your Landing Page Confusing Your Leads?

Imagine a friend invites you over for dinner, and you’ve never been to their house before. They give you their address and tell you how to navigate their apartment complex. But when you show up at the address, there’s no apartment complex. It’s a house. Even with the address right [...]

2019-06-07T15:21:41+00:00

Women Are Church Leaders, Too

As an advertiser, you want your audience to see your ads and think, “Hey, this is for me!” You want to speak to their aspirations and problems so clearly that they feel like you understand them and your product or service can really help them. You want them to see [...]

2019-04-11T17:31:08+00:00

How to Create Emotionally Captivating Subject Lines

People generally open your email for one of two reasons: They recognize and trust you. Your subject line sounded interesting. The only way to build trust is to increase brand awareness and consistently create valuable experiences for your leads and customers. But there are lots of strategies for writing interesting [...]

2019-02-14T13:28:39+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

It’s nice to imagine that if you present the right facts and statistics, the sheer weight of your logical arguments will convince people to buy your product or service. But that’s not really how most people make purchasing decisions. While facts, logic, and statistics are important, emotions play a critical [...]

2019-04-17T16:34:17+00:00

The Danger of Using Jargon in Your Marketing

Every industry has specialized vocabulary that describes its concepts, problems, products, services, tasks, and roles. Sometimes these are unique words that evolve from acronyms or concepts that other industries don’t deal with regularly. Other times, this specialized vocabulary might repurpose existing words in a new way. However it forms, this [...]

2018-09-24T19:52:04+00:00

Is Your Marketing Too Wordy?

The average goldfish has a nine-second attention span. The average Internet user has an eight-second attention span. That’s what your marketing is up against every time someone hits your landing page or opens your email. Your readers are literally less attentive than a goldfish. That’s not a criticism of how [...]

2018-09-26T15:27:59+00:00

Is Your Audience Working Too Hard to Understand You?

Nobody would be surprised if a pastor kept a Bible dictionary open while reading a theological commentary. When you read highly academic texts, you need tools to help you understand complex terms that the author doesn’t take the time to explain. But marketing isn’t academic, and your audience shouldn’t have [...]

2018-11-15T16:49:10+00:00

How to Make Your Ads Look Like They Belong

Imagine you’re at a friend’s house for lunch. After you spend a few minutes catching up, a stranger opens the front door, sits down at the table, and leans into the conversation. That’s what it feels like when your ads look out of place on someone’s website. To the reader, [...]

2018-07-25T19:31:28+00:00