Offline Marketing: Leveraging the Tried and True Pre-Digital Methods
In today’s technology-driven world, it’s common to equate marketing with social media and other digital methods. However, it’s important for business owners to remember that online marketing works best when it’s supported by offline marketing techniques.
As a reminder of the tools and techniques we used before the dawn of social media, here are some of the tried and true marketing tactics that you can start incorporating today.
Business cards are perhaps the least expensive way of getting your name out to the public. Not only should you be giving your business cards to everyone you meet; you should also be posting them on relevant bulletin boards and finding strategic partners who can display them.
In every community, organizations are constantly looking for donations for raffles and contests. By providing gift certificates for these purposes, you’ll get some new faces trying out your product or service and will also likely get some publicity.
Speak at Events
One of the best ways to position yourself as an expert in your field is to speak at events. When you get out there and share your knowledge, you’ll inevitably get your company name out to a whole new group of people.
While digital marketing may be taking the lead, traditional print marketing is still very alive. Especially in smaller local communities, news outlets are continually looking for great stories. So, make some friends at your local newspaper and find out what you can do to help them out.
Celebrate with Customers
When there’s something to celebrate, do so with the public. By bringing your customers into the fold with your milestones and throwing a party or event, you engage your customers in a new way. You may also get coverage with your local media outlets.
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