What makes you click on an article? Either one of two things: an eye catching title or a picture that grabs your interest. Marketing agencies spend a lot of time trying to find new ways to grab your attention. One of the best ways to do so is by taking the time to create interesting visuals to leave a lasting impression on viewers.
You’ve probably heard about clickbait, where you click on something that isn’t really what it claims to be. This might be super shady, but it is effective. The human eye is a fickle thing, it loses interest quickly and moves from one thing to the next unless it is truly captivated. Whether it is clicking on an article about Kylie Jenner’s baby or a video that has an interesting thumb nail, the most views come from the most attention-grabbing things.
When it comes to remembering something, we usually do better at remembering visual or audio stimulants than words on a page. So, if marketing agencies really want their audience to remember an ad or read about their product, a strong visual is important. Visuals also need to communicate in few words with the same importance as an article, no easy task. Too many words and no one will read or remember your ad. Too few words and everyone is just left questioning their existence. It’s all a delicate balance.
It’s all just a matter of time, it’s how much we are willing to invest in this face paced digital world. Visuals are an efficient way to get what you are trying to say across quickly. That way someone can look at it and say “okay, this is what this is about” and decide if it is worth investing more moments into looking into it. Which if your visual is strong they probably will.
To click, or not to click, that is the question all consumers ask themselves and that all marketing agencies try to predict. Unlike other things in this world, clicks actually do matter.