In today’s crowded world of business, one marketing method alone isn’t enough. You and your competitors are vying for the attention of you prospects and customers, but this audience is increasingly diversified.
You won’t find them in just one place anymore, so you shouldn’t be marketing yourself in just one place. Here, we will share with you a whole host of strategies and tips you should be including in your business’s marketing mix:
Whatever the nature of your business, your marketing mix should always start online. A professional, search-engine friendly website is vital. You need to be visible when your customers search for you online.
As well as a website, other strategies you need to be implementing include search engine optimisation (SEO), social media and email marketing, and a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign. Combined, these efforts will help drive traffic and boost your sales. This is, of course, the ultimate goal of your marketing.
When planning your marketing and promotional strategies, you shouldn’t forget the importance of traditional methods. Even in a technology-reliant world, your business needs to be making the most of the ‘old school’ techniques.
Direct mail and telemarketing are essential for reaching out to prospects and clients. You can personalise and tailor your efforts to really tap into what makes them tick. Send them offers, follow up an enquiry, or just remind them of your amazing products.
Just be careful you don’t cross the line into being ‘spammy’, though. That is the quickest way to drive customers into the arms of your competitors.
Experiential – or experience-based – marketing is a great way for customers to see for themselves just how great you are. As far as promoting your business goes, attending trade shows and conferences should be a key part of your marketing mix.
Whether you’re launching a product, or just looking to raise your company profile, exhibition marketing is a great opportunity. Make sure you’re fully prepared with a well designed exhibition stand, eye catching displays, and that extra ‘something’ that makes you stand out from the crowd.
In today’s fast paced world of business, it is vital that you keep your marketing fresh. With such stiff competition – both online and in bricks-and-mortar format – your company needs to stand out from the crowd. By integrating your efforts, and throwing a whole host of elements into your marketing mix, you will soon leave your mark on your customers.