I’ve adopted a quick new test for figuring out if I’m conveying benefits clearly.
A graduate school prof, lecturing on behaviorism, said, “There are only three primary reinforcers: food, air, and orgasm.” Everything else is a secondary reinforcer, learned by association.
I think there are really only three essential benefits:
- Make or save money
- Save time
- Increase chance at happiness
A product or service should promise something no more than fairly obvious step away from one or more of those three.
- “Dating coach who helps singles over 50 find love” = Increase chance at happiness
- “Accelerated course of study” = Save time in getting the degree or certificate that will lead to making more money
- “Proven corporate wellness program” = Make employees happier and healthier so company can make more money
Try it with your next marketing piece!