Archive for March 9, 2017

Expand Your Online Market Using These Techniques

Written by Tiffiny Hladczuk. Posted in ITS Blog

marketing ideas

If you work for a small business, you know how important it is to have marketing ideas that revolve around digital media. Any reputable business these days has at least some level of online marketing presence. If you’re a small business employee looking to expand your company’s marketing techniques to the online realm, here are some marketing ideas to try.

First, make sure your business has a Facebook page. This is arguably more important than a website because it’s universally used. An estimated 47% of Americans say that Facebook has had a larger influence on their purchases than any other social media network, and you can use this to your company’s advantage by posting relevant information and consistent company updates. The more effort you put into creating a quality Facebook page, the more users will be drawn to it, and the more it will benefit your business.

Next, make sure to post positive feedback and testimonials to your web platforms. People enjoy reading positive feedback about a company because it’s useful for them in deciding if they want to buy the products or services offered by that company. If your company has no reviews, it’s a red flag that your business may not be fully developed yet.

Once you get a sizable clientele, consider starting a promotional email list. You can send coupons and deals to customers who may use them or at least tell a friend or family member about them. The trick with this is to carefully monitor the quality and quantity of the emails you’re sending out — if customers get annoyed by the frequency of the emails they’re receiving, they may want to unsubscribe or mark them as spam. You want to create the illusion that the marketing emails are more useful for customers than they are for your business.

Finally, it’s important to ensure that your company’s IT services are functioning properly. Maintaining your computer and other company computers can contribute to creating an atmosphere with clearer communication and expectations. Always stay up-to-date on both software and hardware, and know when it’s time to retire a computer rather than repair it. Saving money on technology services can allow you to redirect funds for marketing purposes.

Overall, online marketing may seem complicated, but it just takes a bit of time and effort. For more information about digital media presence, consult a digital marketing firm.