This is a winning combination in today’s marketplace, yet many corporate bodies and professionals discount them. The more complex your marketing, the more forceful, so they think. Not anymore. If you must lead the pack in your business, then keep your product packaging and marketing simple. You must stoop to the level of your consumers and communicate with force. These days, as you communicate and sell, you have to motivate your workforce and your customers. Why? Motivation and simplicity, they are the power, the market forces that will rule business this year. Without them, there is no force in your marketing. Some ideas.
Create your own medium
Your marketing costs should not be too heavy. You can keep it low by creating your own medium that is simple and cost effective. Here is what an American company does. It plants corporate messages right on the back of complimentary …
Attend organization meetings
Where do people in your target market hang out? Research this, and then plan to attend a meeting or two to mix and mingle. What better way to meet and get to know these individuals while learning more about the market?
Offer to speak at a meeting or conference
What do you have to offer that you feel could be of value to those you are trying to reach out to? Present a short talk or slide show on a helpful topic. Be sure you present something of value to the group. What helpful tips or other material would hold ther attention, and entice them to learn more about you and what you do? Just give them a small taste of your skills and knowledge. Chances are, they will want to talk to you after the presentation.
Advertise in publications your target market reads
The Internet is …
Beware of the quick fix… Most organizations have been using band-aid approaches such as integrating data sharing or changing incentive compensation systems without looking at the whole picture. Stop the knee jerk reaction to solve it NOW. Take a breath and create a long-range plan to address a complex set of barriers.
Promote people who are cooperative team members… Some might say that sales and marketing “personalities” are two very different animals. They think differently and act differently and approach the same customers with very different points of view. Added to that is the unspoken habit they each have of “looking down” on one another.
When integrating these divergent cultures, have marketing and sales both report to the same department head. The simple proximity of people, with joint department meetings and problem solving teams, helps to break down barriers that no new technological fix could achieve. And then promote those …
Pay Attention to Content
This is something which is almost very obvious now. It is because if you pay attention to have some really awesome content then you will surely attract a lot of prospects that will eventually give you true sales. Thus, make sure that you have quality based content which is actually helpful to know about you or your product / service being offered.
Many people might not pay enough attention to it but the fact is that people are more attracted to buy a service or product when it has some great instructional videos for use or those that show the product or service clearly. Thus, make sure you spend some amount clearly on this aspect to make people have faith in you and build a trusted relationship.
Get Those Promos
Getting real advertisement promos can be quite out of budget but there is still …
Before you can develop a successful marketing idea, you must have a plan that identifies the need, the problem and the solution to the problem that exposes the opportunity. The most efficient way to do this is to survey your present customers to find out what their needs are and how you are presently meeting those needs. Ask them questions patterned after the questions in this article. With this information, you’ll know the hot buttons to push to attract new customers and clients.
Assemble all ideas into an action plan. Prioritize the plan and detail the action steps to get it accomplished. Take action, no matter how small it may seem. Just do something to get your creative juices flowing. Take a walk, listen to music, meditate, exercise, do a crossword puzzle. Test your creative impulses by listening to your inner voice. Write out your plan, first in …
Lack of a marketing mindset
We don’t see ourselves as in the marketing game. The truth is, if you are out there running a business, thinking like a marketer has to become your priority. It’s no use having a great service if nobody knows about it, or you.
Lack of knowledge is your enemy. Start by reading whatever you can. Speak to successful people in your field and ask them what strategies they use. The information you need is out there for you to take.
Lack of investment
For many small business owners, the focus on cost control prohibits them from ever investing enough money into marketing and promotion. These activities are seen as costs rather than as an investment. So this year I encourage you to reframe your attitude towards marketing. Once you know what marketing activity to do, and have confidence that it will bring results, spend the …
Identify and name the broad market
You have to have figured out by this moment what broad market your business aims at. If your company is already on a market, this can be a starting point; more options are available for a new business but resources would normally be a little limited.
The biggest challenge is to find the right balance for your business: use your experience, knowledge and common sense to estimate if the market you have just identified earlier is not too narrow or too broad for you.
Identify and make an inventory of potential customers’ needs
This step pushes the creativity challenge even farther, since it can be compared to a brainstorming session.
What you have to figure out is what needs the consumers from the broad market identified earlier might have. The more possible needs you can come up with, the better.
Got yourself stuck in …
The best way to market for consultants is to do it on a regular basis. This is not rocket science, it is, however, a matter of being consistent and making the marketing efforts a habit. The best scenario for any consultant is to be booked for over 6 months in advance. You may wonder why it is that some consultants are able to do this effectively, while others have dry spells that can last for months. Those that do have the dry spells tend to blame everything including the economy, to the groups they belong to, to any outside source, when it reality they only have to blame themselves.
In reality, the economy does play a big part on how well a consultant does as people who are laid off from corporate jobs come into the profession and destroy the credibility of the legitimate consultant. They tend to lower prices …
Usually, however, discovering a customer’s hot buttons is not quite that simple. You have to create an enticement before you can get through it and push that button.
One way to do this is through the use of banners. Banners are flag-like pieces of cloth bearing an emblem, badge, catchphrase, or other types of message. These banners are commonly geared into catching the audience’s attention.
Banners come in different sizes and form. Some of the types of banners are heraldic, church, advertising, protest, and trade show banners.
Among them, the trade show banners are the type that is more dominant nowadays, aside from the advertising banners which is also one of the main advertising materials.
Trade show banners are gradually increasing its function because a lot of businesses had found out that it has an awe-inspiring effect to their audience. Trade show banners create such visual phenomenon in the event …
Find More Customers
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of making more money is getting more customers through our doors. In fact, the majority of advertising focuses on doing just that. There are several things you can do to entice more customers to buy from you.
- Implement Follow-Ups. Marketing gurus have discovered that follow ups can increase your customer conversion rates by as much as 50%. Now, that’s a whopping improvement! Don’t let potential customers fade away. Keep the doors for future communication open, and watch the drastic growth in your profits.
- Encourage Referrals. Every satisfied customer will tell 3 friends or family members about your business – without encouragement. Imagine what would happen if you start rewarding their efforts.
- Get Free Publicity. Nearly everyone keeps a sharp eye on the local news. Hey, it’s funner to know what’s going on when you personally recognize the
Establishing your brand with a new customer is vital. They haven’t completely made up their minds about your business, and you probably have many competitors out there vying for their attention. Good promo giveaways are promotional products that will stand out in their minds as different and unique. They’re also very useful when done right. Because of the useful nature of many promo products, people can attach their brand directly to the back of their cell phones or tablets, on their person, or at their desk, so your company name will always be right there in front of them.
You probably have customers or clients who have been doing business with your company for years. Why not thank them for their loyalty with a unique gift that will be useful and that they’ll also appreciate? Something like screen cleaners or USB chargers fit this description perfectly. …