We would all really like to think that we are not under the control of marketing. We’d like to think that we get to make our own decisions, and that people and companies aren’t learning about us in order to sway us one way or another.

But luckily for companies, that’s not really what happens. Now, in real time, they’re able to see how their marketing is working to influence behaviors. You know where people are looking online, what they’re looking at, what their interests are, and perhaps what their dislikes are. Knowing that can help you deliver better, more targeted information in order to, of course, sway their behavior.

Even if you aren’t very sophisticated in your behavioral marketing, you’re likely putting the tenants to work in your emails. You’re sending a message and then you’re asking someone to do something after reading it. What else do you need to know about this subject? This graphic explains it.

They Do This, You Do That: How Behavioral Marketing Works

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About the Author:

Kelsey Jones is a marketing consultant and writer under Six Stories, her marketing agency. She has been working in digital marketing since 2007 and journalism since 2004, gaining proficiency in social media, SEO, content marketing, PR, and web design. Kelsey was the head editor at Search Engine Journal for three years and has worked with Yelp, Contour Living, Bounty, Gazelle, and many more. Based in Kansas City, she enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.