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“What do people need to hear, and how often, in order to get and understand a message and to act on it?”**
According to scientific research - when it comes to communication – in order for people to be familiar with a message – we need to hear it a few times. It’s called the ‘mere-exposure effect’ (see references below, for more).
That’s why repeated messages work best. Even when we think we may have said something a few times, or to a few people.
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It’s Not Nagging: Repetition is Effective Communication
Mere Exposure: A Gateway to the Subliminal
First Published December 1, 2001 Research Article, Current Directions in Psychological Science
Exposure and affect: Overview and meta-analysis of research, 1968-1987
Bornstein, R. F. (1989). Exposure and affect: Overview and meta-analysis of research, 1968–1987. Psychological Bulletin, 106(2), 265-289.