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Always Have a Call to Action

In the world of marketing, a 'Call to Action' is like a guiding star for your audience.

It's what tells them what you want them to do next.

Here's why it's absolutely essential.

Don’t Assume, Direct

Never assume that people will automatically do what you want them to after seeing your marketing material.

Without a call to action, your advertising is merely information.

It doesn't inspire action, and it doesn't drive results.

Always remember that the primary purpose of marketing is to drive sales or conversions, whether it's single ticket sales, subscriptions, or memberships.

A well-crafted call to action is your most potent tool to achieve this.

A compelling call to action should be one of three things: directive, value-oriented, or convey urgency.


Directive calls to action are clear and straightforward.

They tell your audience exactly what to do, like 'Buy Tickets Now' or 'Subscribe Today.'

They leave no room for confusion.


Value-oriented calls to action emphasize the benefits your audience will gain.

For instance, ‘Tickets start at only $20’ or 'Get 20% Off Your Membership.'

They make your audience feel they're gaining something valuable.


Calls to action conveying urgency create a sense of, well, urgency!

‘The exhibit must close on Sunday!’ or ‘Only a few seats remain!’ compels your audience to act promptly, fearing they might miss out.

Key Takeaways

Always having a call to action in your marketing is the secret sauce that transforms information into action.

It guides your audience, aligns with the purpose of marketing, and can be directive, value-oriented, or convey urgency.

So, as you embark on your next marketing campaign, remember the golden rule: Always Have a Call to Action.

It's your compass that leads your audience to where you want them to go.


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