Quick Tip:
The 3 Components of a Good USP

At this year's bootcamp, Bob Bly explained that a unique selling proposition (USP) must have the following three components to be effective:

  1. It has to have a direct or implied benefit. It must say "buy this product and you will get this particular benefit."
  2. It has to be an important benefit – important enough to "move the masses" (or at least move your prospect).
  3. The benefit must be one that the competition either cannot or does not offer.

If your USP has all three of these components, there's a strong chance your direct-mail package will be a success.

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Published: March 29, 2004

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