Play on Magicmurals.com

Play is a tactic where you employ an interactive element to subliminally communicate your marketing message. Why go through the trouble of constructing an interactive element to pitch your marketing message? Because we’re living in a world saturated with marketing messages.

I’m going to use a made up example to show how a dash of Play can boost conversions (especially for first-time buyers).

Here is my video–

Written explanation:

What is currently being shown on lower half of homepage:

Control - Play.png

Here is the default state of our concept (using Play):

Default - Play.png

Here is what the user sees when they make the wrong selection:

Wrong - Play.png

Here is what is revealed when the user guesses correct:

Correct - Play.png

How “Play” Drives Conversions

There are 2 types of readers of my blog, people who prefer video and those who prefer the written format (I’m looking at your Lars).

Written format:

There are 7 levers (that I know of at this point in time) to influence potential shoppers. One of them is PLAY. Play is a tactic where you employ an interactive element to subliminally communicate your marketing message. Why go through the trouble of constructing an interactive element to pitch your marketing message? Because we’re living in a world saturated with marketing messages (if I had a penny every time I hear “we’re #1” I’d be 87 pennies rich). As a result, shoppers immediately discount marketing hyperbole (System 1 in action). If as a marketer you want to communicate your value prop you need to use PLAY. This is how contentsquare.com uses it:

1: This show this interactive element (notice how enticing it is):

ContentSquare_Default.png

2: Once you make a selection you’re shown this:

ContentSquare_Activated.png

3: Finally, the answer is revealed:

ContentSquare_Result.png

Guess what contentsquare.com specializes in solving for retailers??