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Hook, Line, and Sinker: A Model for Crafting Successful, Viral Content - SparkToro

Hook, Line, and Sinker: A Model for Crafting Successful, Viral Content - SparkToro

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The Hook, Line, And Sinker Framework

Hook: Grab attention.

Line: Deliver on the promise.

Sinker: Make the content resonate.

The Hook: Grab Attention, Make a Promise

1. The first few bits of consumable content in a piece are there not to deliver information but to make a promise of what's to come.

2. Can sometimes be mistaken for "clickbait," and if the subsequent content doesn't deliver on the promise made, or delivers in a subpar fashion, that's a rea...

The Line: Deliver on the Promise, Trigger Emotions

1. The Line's purpose is to satisfy the curiosity created by your headline/preview.

2. You're producing the meat-a story, an explanation, a dataset, a visual series-that quenches the visitor's thirst for knowledge, entertainment, distraction, or resolution. The key is to do this in a way th...

The Sinker: Make the Message Last, Inspire Sharing

1. The Sinker is that singular, powerful, lasting memory that makes a piece stick with you.

2. Your job as creator isn't to deliver only one of these potential hits, but to strike those chords again and again throughout your content, then remind the reader/viewer/listener at the end.

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