If your company’s marketing efforts are having lackluster results, it may be time to change your tactics. There are many ways to put your business in the spotlight at reasonable cost and with minimal effort. Here are some things you can do to promote your company online and in public.
Social media is an effective and affordable way to market your business. You don’t need highly technical skills or a huge amount of time to promote your company online. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter can be utilized to highlight your business products as well as showcase your professional status and expertise. Without being too salesy, indicate your line of business and expert status as a byline or in a passing reference on sites like these. Offer useful advice or tips that readers will find helpful, so people will contact you when they need that service. You can post short articles about topics of interest and comment on others’ posts. LinkedIn lets you list your specific qualifications and be endorsed by previous associates or customers.
Get to know the other professionals in your business community. Join the chamber of commerce or the Rotary. Volunteer to join a nonprofit organization’s board of directors. You can learn quite a bit about the local business environment by being part of a professional group. You may also be able to share your expert insights with others who are unfamiliar with your industry. Give talk show interviews on radio and television about topics on which you are knowledgeable. Offer a presentation or demonstration to area schools. Write an op ed piece for the community newspaper. You can also participate in trade shows, hand out freebies at the annual county festival, and donate goods or services to businesses or individuals in need. As people get acquainted with your company and your character, they will keep you in mind for future business transactions.
When your business is ready to go to a more sophisticated level of operations, you may want to consult a professional marketing firm. The agents should have suitable industry credentials and meaningful experience related to your company’s marketing needs. A marketing rep can help you develop an effective plan to make your company recognizable in the local business area. The education and insight of a creative agency can spread the word about your company in exciting ways that will attract consumer attention.
Use methods like these to increase your company’s exposure and popularity. The more positive information the public hears about you, the likelier they are to do business with you.
Bio: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.