Online networking is very useful in building your business. There are many different social networking and marketing sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others. These offer inexpensive and simple ways to market your business. Before building an online profile, familiarize yourself with these networking sites. Educating yourself on individual networking sites helps you to identify the most suitable site for your online profile.
The growth of Instagram has made it one of the most important social platforms for small businesses. Some businesses have been able to use the site as a central hub for their marketing, using attractive images to showcase products. Other businesses use it as a supplementary site, helping to reach an audience that can be difficult to engage with.
One consistent problem for businesses, though, is figuring out what to post. Most successful Instagram accounts have a recurring theme or posting style, but businesses often ignore this approach. Using the following examples of posts, it is possible to provide followers with interesting posts that keep them guessing and leads to consistent engagement.
The first step in targeting your local audience is figuring out who they are and how best they receive information. Your advertising campaign needs to target both your local, consistent customer base as well as the tourists and out of town visitors that will take advantage of your services. Type of advertising and locations are key to effective local customer advertising.
Local Rewards=Easy Advertising
Encouraging repeat business means providing a great service at a great price. Local customers will be your loyal and consistent base if you treat them properly. This may include great prices on goods, or fair cost on services your Anchorage business may provide. Other perks can be extended to local customers, or those you think you’re going to see again. A punch card that rewards them for buying a number of individual coffee, rewards cards where customers get points for dollars spent, or a locals discount are great things to advertise as perks for your local Anchorage business customers.
Tourist Connections=Easy Advertising
If much of your business is dedicated to tourists or out of town customers, your Anchorage advertising should reflect this but it also needs to reach your local customers. You will want to focus your advertising in the right places- in brochures about your location, on websites that boast “best things to do”, and in places that travelers and tourists will frequent. Posters and billboards are seen by both types of customers if they are in the right places.
Word of Mouth=Easy Advertising
Reaching your local customers and having them as loyal consumers will extend your word of mouth advertising. When a tourist asks a local waitress where the best place is to go for your service, if that waitress frequents your business, she will surely recommend you. Contact us today to see how we can help with your local Anchorage advertising!
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Alaska Website and Social Media Content is a powerful tool when it comes to lead generation. Having the right content on your website can increase the number of leads you generate. The problem that many website owners run into is that they do not know what type of content they should have to generate leads. There are a number of ideas that you can consider when it comes to content for your website.
“Vistaprint Digital Report Reveals Poor Design, Outdated Information and Lack of Necessary Detail are Top Website Turnoffs for Consumers.” Which of these does your small business website fall prey to?
By designing the site yourself, you risk wasted time and energy on a poorly designed site. Even if you have a low budget, it’s imperative that your investment is utilized wisely. Having a site redesigned improves the quality of your leads, the communication with your clients, and their trust in your business.
As an entrepreneur you have a million and one messages being sent at you as to what is the best way to grow your company brand.
Every small business has a million and one decisions to make on a daily basis, their top priority (along with most Fortune 500 companies) isn’t Facebook….but it should be. There is literally no other form of media before or after radio, tv, direct mail, Google adwords, or banner ads that has this single known fact:
“One out of every five page views in the United States is on Facebook.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk,
I talk to business owners, often….more than often.
They usually come to me to solve a perceived design problem. Which of course I love doing. However, I have learned through experience that they are coming to me with a bigger problem than just a design issue. They believe a brochure, a new shiny logo, or an updated website will help grow their business, and since it’s such a small investment, they take it.
Cliches tend to be thrown around haphazardly in every industry, but marketing and branding professionals may be some of the worst offenders. Still, I’m about to drop one. Here goes:
Create Visual Billboards to Promote Your Blog Posts – A picture is worth 1,000 words
You know what else tends to be about 1,000 words (give or take)? Blog posts. Except those are 1,000 words you want people to read, because those words are your business, your voice, and the valuable information you wish to pass on to your dear readers.
But, what if you could use 1,000 words just to convince a potential reader that they should read your blog post? 1,000 words to persuade them, entice them, and communicate with them before they even read line one of your post.
If you could create a billboard, advertising your online content, for free or almost free, how could you say no?
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