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Discover Why You Need Strong Calls-To-Action!

Discover Why You Need Strong Calls-To-Action!

Any time we begin working with a new client, one of the very first things we do is an analysis of their current online presence. This includes looking at the website – sometimes websites – as well as the company’s social media and relevant review sites. We identify what’s working well, what needs improvement, and what’s missing entirely. More often than not, strong calls-to-action are in the ‘missing entirely’ category.

Understanding Calls-To-Action

A Call-To-Action is instruction you provide in order to encourage your customer to take a specific action. The most common example of a call-to-action is the “Buy Now!” button, but calls don’t have to be promotional in nature. Calls-to-Action can be used to prompt customers to view more products, select a color or size, sign up for email newsletters, watch a video, and more.

Calls-To-Action can take many forms, from simple text through clickable buttons, chat window messages, and people delivering them in person via livestream video. Generally, calls are short, direct and to the point: many are less than 5 words long.

Why Calls-To-Action Are Important

The digital marketing industry has learned that customers will not spend their time searching for information within a website; if they cannot find what they’re looking for almost immediately, they will abandon their quest. Calls-To-Action serve as signposts, directing customers to potential next steps they will want to explore. Calls-To-Action can introduce possibilities customers didn’t even know existed, such as color options or design variations. Calls can also be used to direct customers to engage in fun activities, which increases the amount of time they spend on your website or social media, strengthening the bond between individual and brand and elegantly easing the customer further into the sales funnel.

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What Makes a Call-To-Action Strong?

There are four critical components to a strong call-to-action. They are design, placement, relevance, and destination. Design is straightforward: calls-to-action work best when they’re visually distinct yet reflective of your company branding. Placement can vary with the type of call to action: the two most common options are near the top of a webpage or immediately after the text, either on a web page or social media post. Relevance means that the offer must make sense and be appealing to that customer in that moment: if you’ve just presented information about great deals on snow shovels, for example, your call to action shouldn’t invite shoppers to browse your beach towels! Finally, destination matters. Have your calls-to-action lead to a destination that allows your customer to complete their desired action immediately – don’t just send them to your home page in the hopes that’s close enough. It’s not. A Call-to-Action should lead to a specific shopping cart, download page, reservation form, video, or other action point that makes sense.

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Creative Director/Senior Designer

Tom DiGrazia

With over a decade and a half of professional design experience, Tom brings his knowledge of design principles and focus on user experience to every aspect of his contribution to TTG. Paying special attention to each client’s brand, personalized needs and individual interests, he strives to create compelling concepts utilizing intuitive and highly-refined design solutions. In addition to traditional and digital design work and oversight at TTG, Tom also boasts a wide portfolio of web development projects with the company, allowing him to stretch his CSS and HTML skills across multiple platforms and disciplines. He feels that being a designer in the digital landscape of websites, eCommerce solutions, email marketing platforms and social media, it is important to understand the code that goes into these areas as it assists his ability to tailor designs specifically targeted to achieve the best end result and further builds understanding and communication with backend development teams.

In his off hours, Tom is an avid pop culture enthusiast, staying up to date on the latest shows, films, comics and games. He can also typically be found taking part in a whole host of artistic activities that help him further stretch his creative legs. Regardless of the activity, Tom is always accompanied by his dog, Eli, and his cat, Tib.

Design, Photography, Illustration, Digital Imagery Manipulation, Wesbite Development

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, HTML/CSS, Wordpress


Courtney Dumont

As Senior Marketing Strategist & Analyst at Technology Therapy Group, Courtney is energized by the ability to flex both her left and right brain daily. Courtney discovered her passion for Marketing at Bryant University, where she spearheaded research on students’ perceptions of Social Media Marketing for her Honors Capstone Project. After graduating Bryant in 2012, she joined the Technology Therapy team, where she’s honed her skills in social media, search and social advertising, email marketing, SEO, and more.

Since joining the team, Courtney has created digital marketing strategies and managed campaigns for clients across the country, ranging from plastic surgery centers, to jewelry stores, to construction companies. With a cohesive, cross-channel approach and a focus on data-driven decision making, she has increased their leads by up to 217%. But Courtney doesn’t leave her zeal for social media at the office; she also runs a local foodie Instagram account with her husband to document their meals across Rhode Island and beyond. Check them out: @hoppilyfed.

Marketing Strategy, Data Analysis, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Social Media

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