As the name implies, digital marketing refers to the promotion of your products or services through digital channels, such as social networks, Internet, and others.
Nowadays most consumers do an online search before buying a product or service. On the other hand, statistics indicate that an average adult spends up to 5.9 hours a day on digital media. These are two compelling reasons for your business to have a strong online presence online; otherwise, it will remain invisible to most consumers.
Therefore, be sure to establish an online presence by actively posting articles on a blog that provide useful content for your readers, that help solve their problems or achieve their goals.
It is also recommended that you invest some of your time in the social networks used by your target market and offer them something that may be useful. It is a great way to meet your customers and interact with them.
To create a solid and lasting relationship with your customers, you can also send them a monthly or weekly newsletter to their email. Emails now occupy the place they used to have phone numbers, so you have to collect them.
Keep in mind that it takes some time to develop good digital media marketing, so be patient and persistent.
That is all?
Not yet! Small business marketing includes many components, different channels and strategies, as well as several tools. These are other elements and concepts that you should know:
• Brand identity implies how you want to present your business and how you want consumers to perceive it. Your logo, the color palette, your business cards, brochures, your website, the uniforms of your employees, the “look” of your company’s vehicles, etc. They are part of your brand identity. All these elements must share the same aspect and communicate the same message: after all they represent your business.
• An elevator speech is a summary of the basic information about your business that you can provide when someone asks you what you do. Create an interesting and brief speech (as the name implies, it should not last more than the journey of an elevator) and prepare to make a good first impression.
• Word of mouth is one of the most effective forms of marketing for small businesses, even in the era of digital marketing: people rely on the recommendations and opinions of those they know. It offers discounts or additional benefits in exchange for recommendations to promote word of mouth.
Being familiar with the basics and trends of marketing will help you understand the rules of this complex system and become a professional. Through effective marketing, you will reach more customers, retain your current customers and sell more.
Allocating capital for your marketing activities is a safe investment. If you need additional funds for this investment, Camino Financial offers convenient loans for small businesses with the best rates and terms available.
Create a budget for your marketing strategies and then apply for a business loan to grow your business. It takes some time and effort to get results: be patient and persistent, and success will come.