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Killer CTAs and how to write them.

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How to Write Killer CTAs

CTAs have 3 elements:

  1. Headline: Get your prospects’ attention and create interest.
  2. Subheading or lead copy: Provide additional detail to turn interest into desire.
  3. Button: Offer a clear and desirable action to take.

Killer CTAs are:

  • Clear. No one will take your desired action if your offer isn’t explicitly clear.
  • Specific. Don’t obscure the benefits of your offer or your desired action with abstract or vague language, and don’t be generic, or people will find something better somewhere else. Avoid cliches.
  • Compelling. Bolster your CTA with appealing design and UX to make a frictionless buying environment. Create a sense of urgency with limited-time deals, and de-risk your offer with social proof and free trials. Loss aversion can be an effective motivator.

Check out Marketing Examined for examples of killer CTAs in… action.


Q for You

President Biden posted a reference to a “Dark Brandon” meme about Dems rigging the Super Bowl. Regardless of your politics, how do you feel about the “unhinged intern” persona when applied by government accounts?

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If your Gmail open rates are dismal, there’s a way to stand out in the Promotions tab that you might not know about.

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