If you’re aiming to keep your business modern, then there are a few things you’ll want to do of course. Perhaps the most important aspect of this is to perfect your marketing strategy by implementing several different techniques. How can we realistically achieve this, though?
The answer to that is somewhat complicated, but thankfully, we have a lot of resources at our disposal. No matter what method of marketing you want to learn about, there’s plenty to research and discover. Still, that brings us to our topic today.
From direct response marketing to social media marketing to content marketing and everything in between, there’s a lot to learn about. Make sure to stay tuned to learn more about those and more, so that you and your business can strive to create the best marketing plan that you can as we approach the new year.
The Basics of Marketing
Before we go any further, let’s take a moment to explore what we mean by “modern” marketing in the first place. Of course, we’re largely referring to the fact that in a lot of cases, the hub of garnering attention for our organizations is hosted online on the internet rather than on the television like it was for a while. As businesses, we need to pivot accordingly.
That’s why so many “modern” strategies utilize the internet. The majority of consumers spend a lot of time online, at least here in the United States. We have to find ways to remain relevant and appealing.
Types of Marketing for the Modern Business
As we hinted at above, there are several different types and approaches that we can take here. To a large extent, the one that works “best” for you will depend on what your business model is, the products and/or services that you sell, and your target audience. With that in mind, let’s discuss a few of the options available.
This is one that is fairly self-explanatory, but we feel it’s worth highlighting either way. The idea here is that you create some sort of newsletter or similar content to send to customers who join an e-mail list.
Of course, that will require creating a landing page or pop-up on your website that invites consumers to sign up accordingly. One common method to entice visitors is to offer coupons in the newsletters, or other special discounts.
Direct Response Marketing
This is one that doesn’t get talked about a lot compared to some of the others, so we wanted to dedicate some time to it. You see, direct response marketing is a type of strategy that tries to garner an immediate action or response from the target audience.
Unlike traditional marketing approaches that primarily focus on brand awareness and image building, direct response marketing is created to inspire a specific and measurable response from the audience. Some examples of that are making a purchase, signing up for a newsletter like we mentioned above, or even calling a phone number.
Social Media Marketing
Compared to the above, we recognize that social media marketing gets discussed a lot more. Admittedly, there isn’t much to add to the conversation here. Rather, we’d like to point out that having a successful social media marketing campaign is a key part of generating more clicks and leads for your organization.
That’s a sentiment shared by many these days, and it’s for good reason. If you aren’t sure how to do this on your own, don’t forget that there are external marketing services and companies who can help you to create campaigns like this. It will help you keep up with your competition and reach a much wider audience than you can on your own website alone.
When we scroll through the numerous websites that are out there on the internet, something that a lot of them have in common is simple: adverts. Whether they’re banners or stickers placed somewhere on the side of full-blown video pop-ups, these are demonstrably effective at reaching the audiences that we’re seeking out.
That’s what display advertising is at its core, so it’s probably not hard to see why it’s so effective and impactful. Remember that we can have them placed in mobile applications as well, so broaden your horizons and explore what generates the most traffic.
The final type that we’ll discuss now is this: video marketing. There are a lot of video hosting websites out there, such as YouTube and TikTok. We can utilize them to publish content based on our products or services and to inform potential consumers of who we are. This concept is explored further on this website.
Why Does Any of this Matter?
Now that we’ve covered some of the various options for these marketing strategies, you may still be wondering what the big deal is here – why is this such a big deal, right? Truthfully, it’s hard to understate the importance of having a sound marketing strategy. Ideally, you should employ a variety of techniques in order to reach the widest possible audience.
Of course, if you’re ever uncertain along the way, you can be sure to talk to a professional about it. Even if you don’t have a department that handles this in your organization, or you would like to inject some “oomph” into the one that you do have, you can work with an external company to help out. There are plenty of marketing experts out there.
Having a proper website set up is also critical of course. Really, most businesses have large teams to help handle these things, so remember not to put it all on your own shoulders. At the end of the day, the thing that matters most is that we are creating and implementing these marketing techniques in order to promote growth throughout the year.
As we approach 2024, it’s even more important. Hopefully, this guide has helped you figure out somewhere to get started!