This post is part of the 📖 Building A Storybrand series.


Today, I am reading new section Two Kinds of Calls to Action from a chapter AND CALLS THEM TO ACTION from the book Building a StoryBrand written by Author, Donald Miller.

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By reading this book Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller, you will learn the seven universal story points all humans respond to. The real reason customers make purchases. How to simplify a brand message so people understand and act on it. How to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media


Yesterday, I read ASK THEM TO PLACE AN ORDER section from And Meets A Guide chapter.

Chapter 8 continued…

Two Kinds of Calls to Action

In the book, the Author recommended two kinds of calls to action:

Direct calls to action. Transitional calls to action.

They work like two phases of a relationship.

Direct calls to action include requests like “buy now,” “schedule an appointment,” or “call today.”

Transitional calls to action, however, contain less risk and usually offer a customer something for free.

Transitional calls to action, however, contain less risk and usually offer a customer something for free.

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Examples of direct calls to action are

Direct Calls to Action

  • ​Order now
  • ​Call today
  • ​Schedule an appointment
  • Register today
  • ​Buy now

Transitional Calls to Action

A good transitional call to action can do three powerful things for your brand:

  • Stake a claim to your territory.
  • Create reciprocity.
  • Position yourself as the guide.

Transitional calls to action come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Free information
  • Testimonials
  • Samples
  • Free trails

CLARIFY YOUR MESSAGE SO YOUR CUSTOMERS LISTEN

Decide what direct call to action you want to make obvious on all your marketing material.

​Brainstorm any transitional calls to action you can create that will stake a claim to your territory, create reciprocity with your customers, and position your brand as a guide.

Key Takeaways

In our marketing collateral, we always want to have a direct call to action and a transitional call to action.


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