The past years, world economy has gone down. Thus, marketers went into a defensive crouch as they waited for world economy crisis to pass. The struggle and time for defensive, reactive measures is over. Today,marketers must look on the offensive ways to prove and increase the value of marketing by finding and exploiting opportunities to grow business. This is the summary of an article by John Frank, which talks about online marketing as an effective offensive step against the present economic downturn. You can get the PDF of the behavioral targeting article here: Get your head in the game
Business down? Market more!
The philosophy is true that when business is down; market more, up to the extent of putting up 5% to 10% of your market. There is no way for marketers to get rid of this. They need to talk more to their clients and find tools that would best boost their market. More productive use of dollars is the key to this boost. The strategies involved include learning more about your customers, hyper targeting, one-on-one marketing and behavioral targeting.
Email for marketing is the most effective way to reach people, not just through computers but through mobile devices. Efforts are made to make email marketing even more effective through targeting, and improved content which is suitable for mobile devices. Another advertising strategy that has successfully employed targeting is online marketing. Specifically, behavioral targeting is one of the fastest growing techniques for online targeted ads. Internal branding is also a key strategy; increasing brand promotion enthusiasm among a company’s employees. Indeed, there are several strategies used to be more aggressive in this downplaying economy.
Know your customers
Marketers should understand their craft very well, and have the guts to operate marketing without fear. This means knowing their customers very well, and understanding that their clients are not the sales reps as in the old model, but the customers themselves. Marketers should be customer oriented and focused.This also means that they should keep two marketing truisms. One is to retain existing customers and bring your market to your customers. Existing customers are a great source for new business, and you can bring your market by offering incentives on sales, causing spur buying. Another strategy is to implement win-back campaigns for old customers.
Cost-effective customer reaching
The next challenge is reaching the customers in the most cost-effective manner, yet credibility marketing must be maintained. Credibility is not telling the world how great the products and the companies are but how excellent the clients were. Thus, information and success stories may be put and printed on websites, newspapers, magazines, brochures and any social media existing in our society now as these are the major way to get into the customers for marketing.