Use Neuromarketing in Your Direct Mail
How to target the lower brain:
- Self — The lower brain is all about protection and is selfish. Tap into that with concise statements including the word "you."
- Limited Choice — Provide a two-choice scenario, one where disaster strikes and the other where your product or service either prevents it or fixes the problem.
- Connect — You need to connect your product or service with a real world example. This must be believable, not a far-fetched story.
- Start/Finish — You need to start fast and effective, and end the same way. Limit the middle message so you don’t move to the upper brain.
- Visual — You need to convey your messaging visually with images and graphics using a very limited amount of words. The eyes are the gateway directly to the lower brain; use that to your advantage!
- Emotion — It is important to use emotion that starts out in a negative way and is solved by you in a way that creates positive feelings.
You need to factor all six of the above elements into your direct mail campaigns in order to reach the lower brain and increase your response. Direct mail is very visual, so keep your message simple and incorporate that into your images and graphics.
One more thing to keep in mind is to not overwhelm the brain with too many images or graphics. Give the eyes one focused focal point that gets your urgent message across fast.
Lastly, stay away from using numbers, they bring in the use of the upper brain. As with all marketing, direct mail works best when messaging is repeated, so find your focus and go after it.
If you are interested in learning more about neuromarketing check out www.salesbrain.com.
A blog about Direct Mail Marketing, tips, tricks and what not to do.Summer Gould is President of Eye/Comm Inc. Summer has spent her 27 year career helping clients achieve better marketing results. She has served as a panel speaker for the Association of Marketing Service Providers conferences. She is active in several industry organizations and she is a board member for Printing Industries Association San Diego, as well as a board member for Mailing Systems Management Association of San Diego. You can find her at Eye/Comm Inc’s website: eyecomm.org, email: email@example.com, on LinkedIn, or on Twitter @sumgould.