Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath is no doubt one of our favourite books about messaging and communications, with so many vivid and interesting examples that bring their points to life (and make ’em stick). Read our book summary of Made to Stick here.
Well, we were really excited to find this summary illustration by Referral Candy, which condenses some of the powerful examples in the book and real life, all in graphics. *Love it!* Here’s a reblog, with some adaptation to their original graphics/ illustrations.
The SUCCESs Checklist
To recap, here are the 6 key ingredients to make any message “stick” in your mind (read the details in our book summary).
Here are some examples and illustrations for each of these items, courtesy of Referral Candy!
For the marketers out there, here are the 23 examples of the “Simplicity” principle being applied in real-life marketing campaigns.
Likewise, here are another 18 examples of surprising marketing messages that grab your attention and pique your interest.
Here are an additional 15 examples of concreteness in marketing.
Here are 12 more examples of how credibility is built/ created in marketing.
Still unsure how to create emotion-centric marketing messages? Here are 13 more examples.
And finally, here are 11 good examples of story-telling in marketing.
We hope these examples will help you to deepen your understanding of the SUCCESs stickiness checklist. Nothing beats reading the original book by the Heath Brothers though – here’s a link to get a copy, or you can read on to find out how to make your messages spread like wildfire.