Sexy Selling in Less than 10 Words

If this outdoor advertisement doesn't catch your eye, I suppose nothing else will. No prizes for guessing what product they are pushing for! What's more interesting though is how a seemingly simple advertisement like this follows the age-old rule of AIDA. In advertising parlance, this means Attention, Interest, Desire and Action.

1) Attention - Obviously a headline like this written in bright red on a yellow background catches one's attention. The sentence is also provocative and uses one of the most attention grabbing word in the world (not sex but) - love.

2) Interest - In this case, the same headline also helps to stir one's interest by using the phrase of "Making Love" and "Doing It..." which piques one's curiosity.

3) Desire - Instilling desire (in those who are already naturally inclined) is done by weaving in words like "Longer" and "Try" which are positive building words. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it too.

4) Action - This of course is where the rubber hits the road (no pun intended), and the call for action is conveyed through the word "SMS 'Try' 1800 711 711". When one is outdoors without access to the internet or pen and paper, the fastest way to do so is through SMS. And the sensitivity of the subject is such that people will probably find it easier not to have to speak to a 'live' person about wanting to "do it longer"!

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