Beware Of Marketing Hype: Even The “Greats Like Apple” Fall Into This Trap
Good website copywriting means really espousing the features and benefits of your product so that your consumers can make an educated decision (from their computers) about whether they should buy your product or not. But look at this massive #Fail by Apple.
A Bit Of Background (IPhone Vs. Nexus):
I’m usually a big Apple proponent, but in the last 18 months, there have been a few things happening that decrease the quality of product in my experience and so my loyalty has become less entrenched. And then a few really nice features stand out on the iPhone’s chief competitor, like the fact that the Nexus phone is so light in my hands, it doesn’t present the same ergonomic pains I have with reading on my iPhone. The Nexus also has a processor stronger than most laptops, I’m told, and you can notice this in the zero hang-time between heavy apps and videos opening, or trying to do multiple things at once (e.g.email a webpage to someone).
Apple’s Website Copy For The IPhone 5:
This copy expects me to buy into the hype of the Apple brand.
But I still love many other Apple products, even if the iPhone 5 has been labelled a ‘lunch bag letdown’ by so many in my life. And on that point, the iPhone 5’s sales copy on this Apple page just seems very “un-Apple” – to the iPhone 5’s detriment.
Is This Marketing Copy Purposely Vague As If To Cover Up The Flaws With The IPhone 5?
Look at the bursting features and benefit confidence for the MacBook Pro – a product that is well reviewed and untouchable in its space for quality.
Vs Google’s Nexus 5 Marketing Copy
At the end of the day, when it comes to companies marketing competitive smartphones, Google has a massive win over Apple here. Your website copywriting matters, don’t rely on marketing hype to sell your product online – it’s a waste of eager customers’ time.
About the author: Alysha Dominico
Alysha Dominico, CEO & Founder of Tangible Words helps attract more business and attention to your community by making your website sales-ready for your inbound and outbound reps – as well as all of your strategic communication channels.
Tangible Words develops communications plans and content strategies, writes website content for sales-focussed companies, creates Website and Intranet best practice guides, and trains your in-house communications staff to excel at online writing. Tangible Words has over 25 years of experience helping SMEs, non-profit corporations and government departments across Australia and Canada communicate with their audience in more [Tangible] words.
Starting her professional life as a Literacy Expert and Senior English teacher, Alysha understands how people read online, is an excellent team facilitator and knows how to edit your idea flow to get strategic communication projects off the ground.
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