As a business owner, you are constantly focusing on ways to make your business stand out from the crowd. In order to differentiate your products and services from your competitors, you’ve more than likely invested your hard earned money in advertising. With a bevy of marketing options and companies out there, how do you know whether or not your money is being spent wisely? How do you evaluate a successful advertising campaign? Well, we’re going to walk you through the questions you, as a business owner, should be asking. It’s important to note though that these questions can vary based on the goals of your advertising campaign. The effectiveness of various advertising programs are measured differently.
These days, when you speak with people about marketing, the one word typically mentioned is digital — and with good reason. In addition to being hot and exciting, digital provides ways to measure results and gain valuable insights that are not always associated with traditional forms of marketing. However, the effectiveness of marketing is determined based on a number of factors, and the best way to reach your target audience is to use three or four tactics combined in a cohesive way to build brand awareness and drive sales.
Developing a marketing plan takes time. Everything from the timing to each ad’s placement needs to come together strategically in order to deliver solid ROI. But there’s one thing that shouldn’t get left off of the list: advertising creative. Using bad ad creative is a fast way to undermine an otherwise successful advertising strategy. Today we’ll cover four tips to help you use winning creative.
Event sponsorships straddle the line between marketing and offering meaningful involvement with your community or industry. One of the best ways to capture customers and improve your brand perception is through sponsoring an event. That is, it can be when executed properly. Today, we’ll take a quick look at the five biggest mistakes that will seriously hamper your ability to get results from event sponsorships and break down what you can do to fix them.
The concept of secret shopping has been around for decades. It’s used by market researchers and loss prevention companies but is most often associated with evaluating a company’s customer service. Secret shopping, or mystery shopping, is a booming business, with organizations ranging from luxury hotels to local churches using the strategy to improve customer experience. You may want to consider hiring a secret shopper company, but secret shopping your own business can provide valuable insights, as well. We’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts to help you secret shop your business.
When you own your own business, it can seem like everything about your business is a project that needs your oversight, and every question is one you need to answer. After a while, it starts to seem like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get all your work done. That’s why it’s pretty critical to develop a methodology for efficient project management for business owners. Today’s article will cover seven tips for busy business owners to help you make the best use of your time.
The first radio advertisement hit the airwaves in 1922, and since that time, businesses and organizations of all types have recognized the value of radio advertising. These 11 radio advertising tips will help save you time and money if your company is considering placing ads on the radio for the first time.
To help grow and expand your dental practice, you should understand the types of dental customers you are serving. When you understand your customers’ dental habits and how they make oral health decisions, you can design your marketing to speak directly to them and their needs or desires. Using targeted marketing directed to specific types of dental customers can effectively drive new patients to your practice.
Topics: Marketing Strategy