Your customers are only interested in themselves. Your company may be wonderful, staffed by incredible people selling brilliant products, but nobody cares.
Your customers are mostly interested in what you can offer them .
If your wonderful company can provide them with something that makes their life better , then, well, suddenly they are interested !
Stop Press: Our Widgets are Wonderful!
It’s a common mistake in advertising to discuss your latest developments.
But, if you spend a fortune advertising the news that your latest widget spins faster than ever before, using a new kind of axle, and won seven awards at the International Widget Festival, your customers will take little notice. Because it has no relevance to them.
But, if you advertise that the new widget is more efficient, therefore saving the user money , your customer has a reason to be interested.
With all advertising, it is worth asking of it, "How does this benefit our customers ?".
If your ad can’t answer this question, change your advertising .
Ask your copywriter to stress the benefits. Clever copy appeals to the customer’s self interest.