Whether you choose to do your marketing online or offline, one thing does not change. Email marketing is considered the holy grail of staying in business long term rather than short term.
This is the concept that no single marketing strategy will be as effective as a combination of two or more marketing strategies.
This doesn’t mean it is will be necessary for you to implement every known marketing strategy available to promote your business but rather it indicates that it is worthwhile to market from a few different perspectives to help you arrive at your business related goals.
This article will go over the importance of combining your email marketing with some other types of marketing to create a successful; multi-tiered marketing strategy and will also offer some advice on managing more than one marketing strategy at once.
Like the old saying goes, “Two heads are better than one,” and this is certainly true when it comes to doing marketing.
You may enjoy a great deal of success with email marketing but this-
does not mean you should not try other types of online marketing such as website creation, participation in industry related message boards, placing banner ads, orchestrating an affiliate marketing campaign and generating inbound links to your website.
While it is definitely possible that not all of these strategies will be effective for everyone’s business, you are likely to find at least one other option which complements your email marketing and helps you to accomplish your business goals.
Alternately you may even wish to combine your email marketing campaign with more traditional marketing strategies such as radio ads, television ads and the print media.
Just because these types of advertising do not take place online, does not mean they will not be able to help you generate more business. In fact advertising both online and offline can allow you to reach a larger target audience.
This is because you will likely reach Internet users around the world but can also reach potential customers who do not utilize the Internet for purchasing or researching products or services similar to the ones you offer.
Popular marketing strategies to combine with email marketing include banner ads and message board participation. These are all online activities and each one individually is fairly simple.
However, in combination these simple activities can create a powerful statement.
You may send out emails offering useful information about your products or services, purchase banner ad space on websites which may be of interest to your potential customers and participate in industry related message boards where you can earn the respect and pique the interest of potential customers.
Even if your potential customers are not currently in need of the products and services you offer, seeing your business name so often can have a branding effect.
Branding is essentially a process in which consumers see a company name so often that they are more likely to select a product from this company when they are in need of an item the company offers.
If you are planning to combine multiple forms of advertising, you should be aware that this can make it difficult for you to evaluate the effectiveness of each marketing strategy.
This is especially true of the marketing strategies are implemented concurrently. When you are only using one type of marketing strategy, you can generally attribute increases in sales or website traffic to changes in the marketing strategy.
However, when more than one type of marketing strategy is in
effect, determining which strategy is producing the desired effect can be quite difficult.
This situation can be handled by not making changes to more than one marketing strategy at a time. This will help to pinpoint which changes produce an increase in sales or website traffic.
It can also help you to determine when changes to your marketing strategy have a detrimental effect on your sales and website traffic.
However, if you are having difficulty determining which marketing strategy is most effective you can consider asking customers to answer survey questions and provide information such as how they learned about the products or services your business offers.
Email marketing is an important part of any business and that is why online companies like Skype have sold for billions of dollars because of the Value of Their List.
You see each person subscribed to your list has a specific value. It could be .50 cents a customer but hopefully more like 1.00 per person. So, if you have 5,000 subscribers your list is worth 5,000 USD. This is why some of the most successful entrepreneurs online have amassed lists as large as in the millions.
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