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The Stickiness Factor Law #2 Molly, Kamila, Grace, Emily, Rachael, Chelsey, Maggie, Cleary
A simple modification can drastically change how information is relayed to the audience, to make it more memorable -Much of what we are told or read or watch we wont remember (effectiveness of a 15-sec. advertisement is practically at 0%) - Messengers are what make something spread. But the content of the message matters, too. And the specific quality that a message needs to be successful is the quality of 'stickiness.' Is the message-or the food, or the movie, or the product-memorable? Is it so memorable, in fact, that it can create change, that it can spur someone to action?" Defining the Law
Example : Tetanus Shot -Howard Leventhal, a social psychologist (1960) conducted an experiment on a group of seniors at Yale University -Each group got a 7-page booklet on the dangers of tetanus, and the importance of getting a shot -Half the students received a book filled with gruesome pictures while the other got a book without pictures -A month later, only 3% of all students that were part of the experiment went for a tetanus shot -A small change was made, and the percentage rose from 3% to 28% -a schedule of times when the tetanus shot was being administered at the nurses office
Example: Restaurant Popularity - Roger Horchow faxed all his buddies about a fab restaurant that his daughter took him to - Word-of-mouth can be a very strong advertising tactic because people are more likely to trust the opinions of their friends than an ad or something of the like - But these recommendations need to have substance, the restaurant has to be a memorable place in order to keep people talking about it. It has to be so fantastic that people feel the need to return and/or tell others about it.
Example: Childrens Television Gladwell had researched his Stickiness Factor on a demographic who are at the age where the human brain is the most sticky- Early Childhood - Used childrens television to test the effectiveness of retention in a childs brain - Sesame Street
Sesame Street - One of the most popular childrens shows in history - Created to boost literacy rates of young children (especially disadvantaged kids) - The producers applied trial and error in order to discover the most effective way to teach children through television
Sesame Streets Oscars Blending -The producers had conducted an experiment where they tested the children on their ability to absorb a certain word spelled and explained in a certain episode - In the specific episode, Oscars Blending, Oscar the muppet, and his friends played a game where words are put together and taken apart - the word Cat was repeated and was assembled at the bottom of the screen while the muppets repeat it, and moved around repeatedly - Only 35% of the children were paying attention to the written letters - 0% read the letters from left to right - After analyzing the data, producers realized that -having the word at the bottom was useless as childrens eyes are drawn to the center of their viewpoints, making it hard for them to memorize - the constant movement of the characters drew their attention away from learning the words, defeating the purpose of the episode - producers had seen the errors and corrected them in later episodes
Sesame Streets Hug -Different approach than Oscars Blending - calm, one on one lesson with a female muppet -The muppet is attempting to teach the children the word Hug, by sounding out the word, separately letter by letter, and repeating very often - While she sounded out the words, the letters were put in the center of the screen in order to keep the childrens attention while calmly teaching them the word -76% were watching the letters shown on-screen - 83% were reading the letters left to right - Comparing both of the sketches, you realize that children take in information when -there is less interaction of characters on screen - the information is centered - the word is repeated multiple times
Sesame Street Videos As you watch the following videos try to apply the aspects of the stickiness factor to determine which clip from Sesame Street is stickier.
Sesame Street Videos Not sticky: Spelling RUN This clip does not have the stickiness factor because there is too much movement in the video and the words are located at the bottom of the screen, not where children tend to look. Sticky: Spelling HOT This clip is much stickier because it makes the letters the biggest feature on the screen and puts them in the center so that they are in plain view. Also, the actions of the muppet act out the word hot, making the clip even more memorable to children when they can link the letters to the word to the meaning.