Understanding Emotions: Key to Effective Conversion Rate Optimization
Consumers are constantly bombarded with messages from businesses and brands. Companies who want to stand out and connect need to find effective and impactful ways to communicate with their target audience. One of the methods is emotional marketing.
Talia Wolf is the founder of Get Uplift, a CRO agency that helps high-growth brands optimize their funnels and create experiences that their customers love to convert to. In this podcast episode, she reveals how understanding people’s emotions is key when it comes to creating an effective strategy for conversion rate optimization.
Start with Research: Know Your Customers’ Needs and Pain Points
Starting with research is the best way to understand who your customers are and what they need from you. Surveys and interviews are great tools for learning what your customers need to make a decision.
Understanding your customer’s emotions lets you create messaging and experiences that truly resonate with their real-life problems. The result is increased conversions and stronger relationships with your audience.
For example, Talia mentions how Power Up Toys increased sales by 97% by understanding their customers’ motivations and incorporating emotional messaging into their marketing.
Make Your Customers the Hero of the Story
If you want to appeal directly to the problems customers are facing, one key aspect of emotional marketing is making customers feel like they are the hero in their own narrative.
This is where the power of story comes into play. Many companies make the mistake of focusing their marketing efforts around their own mission. In reality, the customer doesn’t care if your team has set out to save the world.
Above all, they want to know how you can help them accomplish their own missions.
Telling customer-centric success stories rather than brand-focused ones keeps the listener’s focus on the outcome they receive when they work with you.
By making the customer the story’s focus, they are more likely to feel connected to the brand and see themselves as a valuable part of the brand’s community.
Creating Emotional Experiences
In addition to using emotional messaging in marketing, companies can also create emotional experiences for their customers.
This can include creating personalized experiences based on the customer’s preferences or history with the brand and using emotional triggers such as humor or nostalgia to create a positive emotional connection that encourages people to become repeat customers.
Emotional marketing is a powerful tool for businesses looking to connect with their target audience and increase conversions. By understanding your customers’ emotions, creating messaging that speaks directly to them, and making them the hero of your brand’s story, you can build strong relationships and create experiences they can’t help but convert to.