Crafting Your Startup Marketing Messaging

madetostickAfter you’ve turned over every stone, or almost every stone, and discovered the pain your new customers face, and after you’ve determined they will pay to solve it, you are ready to start crafting your messaging.

My take on crafting your startup marketing message: No one cares what you think. No one cares what you say about your product.  No one cares about your product.  No one cares about your features.

People only care about what they want and what improves their lives.  Write EVERYTHING from your customer’s point of view.

I’ll share a simple two-word test in the next post to keep your customer’s perspective first.

For the authority on crafting a message of any kind, do yourself a favor and read “Made To Stick” by Chip & Dan Heath.  This is an incredibly fun book, is chock full of case studies, and is beautifully simple to follow and remember.  They posit that SUCCESsfull messages that stick are:

  1. Simple
  2. Unexpected
  3. Concrete
  4. Credible
  5. Emotional
  6. Stories

Buy the book for the details.

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