Remember when games like Farmville, Candy Crush, or even more recently, Wordle took over the internet? This type of “can’t miss” media – with consistent engagement – is what gamification marketing strives for.
Humans like to be rewarded. We like to be challenged and accomplish goals.
From the science side of things, the instant gratification of a reward taps into the dopamine response of the brain, increasing a positive association with the medium that the reward has come from. Enjoyment and interest increase engagement – the ultimate key to building and maintaining relationships with customers and moving visitors toward the next step in their customer life cycle.
In a world full of constant marketing messages, gamification marketing actively attracts customers through interactive experiences that are not only fun, but also inspire them to continue engaging. Their engagement builds loyalty, increases opportunities for sales, and contributes to a strengthened brand identity.