Be Everywhere With Your Advertising Message... Or Nowhere At All / Senior Living Magazine
With the economy slowly rising, many businesses are embracing advertising and marketing again as an essential tool to reach their demographics and audience.
But be pre-warned - the game has changed and the stakes are even higher when it comes to making sure that your money spent is giving you the optimal return on investment. With people, especially seniors, turning to the online world for consumer information and product recommendations, it is no longer enough to rely solely on ONE medium of marketing. Cross-media promotions are the most effective way to connect with your clients.
Here are 2 essential venues to be putting your advertising money towards and WHY:
With the advent of online, it was predicted for years that print would slowly die out and become just another ancient medium but this never came to be. As it turns out, people are relying more on printed publications because it proves to be a more trusted and authentic product to convey information. To explain it simply – print takes time and money to produce, it has a permanence that readers respect - they look to it as an authority. Print allows the reader to flow through the content at their own pace, and return to it again and again.
Why it’s important for your marketing? Including print in your marketing is vital. Print campaigns tend to blend with the content they are associated with. To maximize your ad’s reach, make sure the publications you are advertising in contain content that people want to share with friends, or keep on the coffee table, or reread.
To be a successful business nowadays means that you have to have a very strong online presence. Alongside your website, you need to be giving your demographic reasons to want to visit or listen to what you have to say. This is where a strategic digital media plan is vital. With smart incentives and offering great value, you can attract strong targeted leads for yourself with minimal effort. Once people are inquiring about your products online or through email formats, you are already 80% through a sale.
Why it’s important for your marketing? Online advertising and marketing is vital to your marketing, not only for the versatility and the vast amount of information you can provide your demographics, but more importantly regarding the ways in which you can efficiently track audience responses to your marketing messages. This is vital to understanding which promotions and products are going to be attracting the most amount of people and how to effectively strategize your campaigns – online and offline.
Exploring other forms of media such as TV, Events, Radio and Social Media are additional ways to get your message across. To fully maximize your exposure and effectiveness, always contact advertising specialists to help you strategize your campaigns. They will know how to properly cross promote your advertisements, how to track your audiences’ responses and how to incentivize them into contacting you for more information.
By just placing ONE ad or having ONLY a website as your digital presence, you are not being effective with your marketing and you will find the results lacklustre. Long term, multi-facited and STRATEGIC campaigns are the best way to get the “bang for your buck” and fully utilize these dynamic tools, allowing you to talk directly with your target demographic.