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Reminder! Notifications really grab attention

Boost your brand by using notifications or alerts to catch attention. With Over’s design tools, it’s quick and easy to do.

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July 1, 2020

Research suggests we all check our phones around 100 times a day. The numbers are probably higher if you run your business from your phone, or have a severe Tik-Tok addiction. Most of the time we’re engaging with our favorite platforms, chat groups, and apps – but every now and again our phone takes charge and tells us what to do, or kicks us into gear: 

Wake up! You’ve got a meeting in 10 minutes! Don’t forget lemons! Do some exercise! Plug me in!

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, notifications are very much a part of our lives as phone-owners. We’ve become so accustomed to the pop-up box aesthetic, that the mere sight of it stirs up a sense of immediacy. They usually compel some kind of action… which is a good trick to use when your brand wants to do the same thing.

If you need to lend a sense of urgency to a post (perhaps a closing date for a competition, or a pop-up sale), or simply remind your audience about an ongoing offer or promotion, using mobile device user-interface (UI) is a clever way to go. The simplicity and relevance of this idea has made it a popular technique to try out on your social feed.

Keep in mind that your messages don’t have to be focused on sales or marketing. You can delight, inspire, or motivate your audience with little reminders to be kind to themselves and each other.

Self-care has never been more relevant than right now, and we could all use regular nudges to go outside and take a few deep breaths, think of something to be grateful for, or take a moment to remember how powerful we really are.

Whether your message aims to sell products, or sell the idea that everything’s gonna be okay, Over has everything you need to get on board with this popular design trend. 

'Retro 95' graphic pack by Nadine van Driel

You can either edit one of our professionally designed templates, or create your own one from scratch. Our wide range of reminder and alert screen graphics will enable you to customise your own message. You could even add a layer of nostalgia to your design by going the vintage tech route, and using retro UI interfaces.

Try it out with Over today, and get more eyeballs on your brand with on-trend design – at the touch of a button.

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