The Grumpy Grammarian

Microcopy & Prada

Consider this Instagram Post from Prada

How do you feel about it?

Does it captivate you in an elegant way—the way only Prada can?

Better yet, is it compelling enough to entice you to visit?

Here’s what I thought:

I’ll pass on the Prada Caffè experience, k-thanks.

Microcopy’s goal is to support the main message but never steal the spotlight. It has the power to make––or break the customer experience.

These captions, buttons, tooltips, error messages, calls-to-action, etc. wield enormous power and add value to brand perception like a dusting of cinnamon on a vanilla-crème pastry.

But microcopy is often overlooked by copywriters who use generic placeholder text instead of crafting a delectable bite-sized snippet of copy.

Generic microcopy is the salt-instead-of-sugar mistake that can cost your customers conversions.

In fact, a case study about a Danish e-commerce site (that sold car care product kits) showed that conversions increased more than 17% when the company added 2 words above the CTA.

Why You Need To Write Compelling Microcopy:

It Enhances Clarity: Microcopy saves customers from confusion and leads them toward a desired goal. These micro-delights (similar to Turkish Delights) build trust, reduce friction, and create a seamless customer journey.

It’s like if Prada had used an enticing and specific CTA at the end of its Instagram caption.

It Injects Personality: Microcopy injects personality (like strawberry jelly filling in a donut) into the customer experience, transforming a mundane interaction into a memorable one.

It’s like if Prada had carried its brand’s luxurious and exclusive feeling through to its Instagram caption.

It Has The Nudge Effect: Microcopy artfully packs just the right amount of persuasion to nudge prospects into paying customers. When it’s concise, laser-focused, and razor-sharp (like tangy grapefruit zest on sweet buttercream frosting), microcopy connects with your audience and sparks action.

It’s like if Prada had used a pic of a signature pastry in its Instagram Post.

Why Prada Needs To Write Compelling Microcopy:

Fashion, luxury, and style have always been at the core of the Prada experience. It goes beyond production of clothes, footwear, and handbags into its messaging.

Prada’s expertise in craftsmanship and use of fine materials creates an exclusivity that elevates its standing among consumers. But Prada’s commitment to craftsmanship doesn’t come through in this Instagram Post.

It’s a generic and boring mess AND a huge missed opportunity to showcase what could’ve been the edible gold leaf on Prada’s social media sundae.

Microcopy might be small in size, but its impact on the customer experience is ginormous. It adds flavor, personality, and a sprinkle of magic to digital interactions.

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