Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ten Great Marketing Tips (Great Work)



Every company use different marketing tactics to promote their business, because if they can not use a different marketing ways to build their business in business world then they can not survive their business for a long time.
Here we tell you ten great marketing tips to promote your business.
1. Small Ad on Postcard
Print your best small ad on a postcard and mail it to prospects  in your targeted market. People read postcards when the message is brief. A small ad on a postcard can drive a high volume of traffic to your web site and generate a flood of sales leads for a very small cost.
2. Multiple Marketing Efforts
No single marketing effort works all the time for every business, so rotate several marketing tactics and vary your approach. Your customers tune out after awhile if you toot only one note. Not only that, YOU get bored. Marketing can be fun, so take advantage of the thousands of opportunities available for communicating your value to customers. But don’t be arbitrary about your selection of a variety of marketing ploys. Plan carefully. Get feedback from customers and adapt your efforts accordingly.
3. Buddy Marketing
Use buddy marketing to promote your business. For example, if you send out brochures, you could include a leaflet and/or business card of another business, which had agreed to do the same for you. This gives you the chance to reach a whole new pool of potential customers.
4. Answer Your Phone Differently.
Try announcing a special offer when you answer the phone. For example you could say, “Good morning, this is Ann Marie with Check It Out; ask me about my special marketing offer.” The caller is compelled to ask about the offer. Sure, many companies have recorded messages that play when you’re tied up in a queue, but who do you know that has a live message? I certainly haven’t heard of anyone. Make sure your offer is aggressive and increase your caller’s urgency by including a not-so-distant expiration date.
5. Stick It!
Use stickers, stamps and handwritten notes on all of your direct mail efforts and day-to-day business mail. Remember, when you put a sticker or handwritten message on the outside of an envelope, it has the impact of a miniature billboard. People read it first; however, the message should be short and concise so it can be read in less than 10 seconds.
6. Second Offer
Send A Second Offer To Your Customers Immediately After They’ve Purchased Your customer just purchased a sweater from your clothing shop. Send a handwritten note to your customer thanking them for their business and informing them that upon their return with “this note” they may take advantage of a private offer, such as 20% off their next purchase. To create urgency, remember to include an expiration date.
7. Newsletters.
Did you know it costs six times more to make a sale to a new customer than to an existing one? You can use newsletters to focus your marketing on past customers. Keep costs down by sacrificing frequency and high production values. If printed newsletters are too expensive, consider an e-mail newsletter sent to people who subscribe at your Web site.
8. Seminars/ Open House.
Hosting an event is a great way to gain face time with key customers and prospects as well as get your company name circulating. With the right programming, you’ll be rewarded with a nice turnout and media coverage. If it’s a seminar, limit the attendance and charge a fee. A fee gives the impression of value. Free often connotes, whether intended or not, that attendees will have to endure a sales pitch.
9. Bartering.
This is an excellent tool to promote your business and get others to use your product and services. You can trade your product for advertising space or for another company’s product or service. This is especially helpful when two companies on limited budgets can exchange their services.
10. Mail Outs.
Enclose your brochure, ad, flyer etc. in all your outgoing mail. It doesn’t cost any additional postage and you’ll be surprised at who could use what you’re offering.

2 comments:

  1. Another way of marketing is giving an incentive for referring another customer. Give your present customer, a % discount or special offer next time if he/she referred another customer. The more referrals, the more the incentive! Before you know it this word-of-mouth advertising with incentive will increase your sales substantially. Who else is best to promote your product but your existing customers as they are already satisfied/love your product/service. How many of us recommended a nice movie to watch, buy a good sale, etc. but never got a penny in return nor a pat in the back? That's why network marketing companies are growing despite the present economic situation - people love to purchase a product that is highly recommended by people they trust/associate with and they earn from it.
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