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Using Multiple Sensory Elements in Your Campaigns

When I create a campaign, I make sure I use a minimum of three sensory elements as possible. This was something I’ve learned over the years through close observation. Sensory elements can be anything that affects the audience’s senses (touch, smell, hear, sight, motion, taste, balance, etc.). Using multiple sensory elements can increase the engagement rates of your campaign.

Why Use Sensory Elements

Think about it this way. For each sensory element you use in your campaign, you keep the audience’s attention for an additional second. We have to remember every second count, especially now that the average attention span is only 8 seconds long. The longer you can keep your audience’s attention, the higher the chances of making them a customer.

Imagine someone giving out free samples of chicken at the mall. They do this because who turns down a free sample. They also do this because the chances of you purchasing that item goes up by 12% once you take it. This is because this salesperson is using sensory elements (sight, smell, and taste). 

Experiment For Yourself

Next time you are creating an ad, use three sensory elements. Play with the psychology of color, sound, and emotion. Once you start using more sensory elements, you’ll notice your campaigns will have higher engagements because you keep your audience’s attention longer.

Let’s Stay Connected

Find more advice like this on my blog, “Listen Up Brain’s,” or on my Twitter. If art and design are more of your thing, check out some of my art and design work on Instagram.  

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Johnie Delvalle

    An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do think that you need to publish more about this subject matter, it
    might not be a taboo matter but typically people don’t talk about such subjects.
    To the next! All the best!!

    1. Joshua A. Hayes

      Hi Johnie, thank you! This is a topic I love, and I will be discussing it more in future posts. Once again, thank you for your feedback

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