How to Use Quizzes in Your Marketing Strategy

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Using quizzes in your marketing strategy is one of the most underrated marketing moves. Seriously. They are incredibly effective at generation leads, engaging your audience, and much more. But, it isn’t enough for me to just convince you to implement quizzes in your marketing strategy, so I’m going to show you exactly how to create an effective quiz, how to distribute it, and how to follow it up with marketing automation. At the end, we’ll cover several brands successfully using quizzes in their marketing strategy so you can walk away with a little more insight. Part I: Creating Your Quiz There’s more to a quiz than you might actually think. Did you know that six out of ten people only read a headline ? That means we’re going to have to make a pretty good first impression, so let’s talk about the title first. Title Selection & Quiz Types The very first step to creating a quiz would be coming up with the title for it. Once you’ve got that down, you’re going to want to figure out what type of quiz you want to make. Here are a few of the most common quiz titles; The “Actually” Title: Believe it or not, adding the word “actually” can turn a simple question into a challenge. Compare “How much do you know about the Golden State Warriors” against “How much do you actually know about the Golden State Warriors” and you’ll see what we mean. No one likes to back down from a challenge, right? “The Which (Blank) Are You?” Title : This one’s a classic. Due to our innate inquisitive nature, sometimes we just have to know which Marvel superhero we are before we die. It’s just one of those things we have to cross off our bucket list. The “Celebrity Personality” Title : This is your typical personality quiz with the substitution of celebrities to give it that added pizazz. Because of the use of celebrities, they’re more likely to get someone’s attention sheerly through being starstruck. Choosing The Quiz Type The quiz titles above will give you a few ideas of quiz types, but here’s a few more to consider: The Personality Quiz – We like to hear good things about ourselves, so because of the “ self-serving bias ,” personality quizzes work so well. This type of quiz categorizes people into personalities that compliment them based on …

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