Proven Strategies For Promoting Your Business

All businesses need some promoting which is why you will see even the large multinationals still adverting and offering special deals. People tend to think of marketing and promotions as something for new startups, and although it is important for them, if existing companies stop promoting themselves the newbies will soon start to take their customers. No customers means no business, which is why marketing and promotions are vital to all of them.

 

Email Marketing

 

For a while, email marketing fell out of favor but it has returned with a bang. It is a way of reaching as much of your target audience as you want and with interesting visual and written content will encourage viewers to visit your site. This does not just mean sending out hundreds or thousands of emails every month, although that does help. Most workers get lots of emails in and out every day. On the outward bound ones have a call to action and a link to your site as standard procedure. Change the call to action if you have a special offer and the people being messaged will appreciate you letting them know.

 

Form Promotion Partnerships

 

Form promotion partnerships with non-competitors that have a similar target audience to you. The whole aim of promotions is to get your name in front of the people you want to see it and setting up joint ventures of this type can benefit everyone involved.

 

This could be achieved by advertising on each other’s sites or by having a ‘partners section’ that the users can take a look at. Whichever you do, because they have the same target audience as you, this is proving to be a very successful promotional aid.

 

Trade Events

 

Trade events are a way of marketing that will provide value in ways that no other marketing strategies can. At a trade event, you can meet potential customers face-to-face and the advantage gained from that personal interaction should never be underestimated.

 

Make your stand a cut above the rest and ensure anyone working on it is pleasant and helpful. Never leave it without someone there to deal with the people wandering around, as that really does give the impression of a lack of care.

 

Many of the stands will give out bags of promotional gifts and leaflets. This will probably include things like a key ring or drinks coaster in a small bag with advertising literature. Go one better and make your free gift one of the huge variety of personalized Dynamic Gift tote bags. Then everyone else’s smaller bags will be put inside it to make them easier to carry and it will be your free gift that gets the most exposure. It will also be very useful after the event and your brand will be seen whenever it is used.

 

Optimize Your SEO

 

Search engine optimization (SEO) is what decides where you will be positioned in the search engine results. It is based on several factors including the relevancy and quality of your content. The search engines, such as Google, have ways of measuring how popular your site is. If the content is not regularly updated it will assume that it is not a relevant site any longer and drop you down the rankings.

 

Keywords are all important in written text, but the search engines can also take into account videos and images. As these can be one of the ways to make your site look more appealing to new viewers videos and images are a great way to go.

 

Well-written content that explains your products and how they can help solve a problem can also be a very useful tool for SEO.

 

Utilize Social Media

 

The various social media platforms have over 2 billion active users between them and whatever your target audience is you will find them among the many people who sign into it every day.

 

There are so many different posts appearing from different businesses that you need to make sure yours gets looked at. Videos and images are the best way as viewers are more likely to stop and look at those than they are to read a written post. If possible, use something with some humor, as those are the most popular posts of all.

 

Social media takes a lot of time and dedication for it to be effective, but it can reach more people than any other way. This is why so many businesses employ someone, use freelancers or an agency to handle social media management for them.

 

Promoting your business will help to ensure that it stays successful and is a must for all budding entrepreneurs.

 

 

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Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/