Deciding where your marketing dollars should go is a no-brainer in 2019. A few years ago, internet marketing was not considered as effective as radio and television. Things have changed. Podcast sponsorships compete with radio ads. Television can be streamed from smartphones via subscriptions with options to skip ads. Social media remains largely free and cost-effective.
The best way to market your business is to sell yourself. Refraining from a social media presence and internet marketing is marketing suicide. A business should be posting at least once a day and engaging with followers. Your name is your brand. Have you ever googled your name? If you haven’t, try it now. You may come across a few unflattering pictures or mentions you were not even aware of. Some random people on LinkedIn may even claim to work for your company. You shape the perception of your brand through your presentation. If a business positively engages its client base and everyone can see it, they achieve a stellar reputation for service, resulting in brand value.
Business executive Seth Godin wrote, “A brand’s value is merely the sum total of how much extra people will pay, or how often they choose the expectations, memories, stories and relationships of one brand over the alternatives.”
You do not want to be one of many when it comes to a client deciding which product to select. In most cases, a client will go with the most affordable option if they perceive every factor to be equal. Focus on differentiating yourself. One way to do this is by hiring this Miami copywriter to write your website content, social media captions and optimized blog articles.
Think of a restaurant that has been around for decades. What makes it valuable? Is it the ambiance, the chef, specific dishes or the location? Clients seek a business for the value it brings to their lives – simple supply and demand. In Miami, Chef Adrianne’s eponymous restaurant offers a delicious French onion soup only on Tuesdays. Many people – including a certain Miami copywriter – who never think of any type of soup may set an alarm to get a bowl before the restaurant runs out of its limited supply because of this increased demand. Customers may not have heard of the restaurant or soup without the power of internet marketing.
A business must set a standard with its unique stamp. What’s yours? Consider what sets your business apart from your competitors. Lower price is a default value, which in the end may cost you because the cheapest option is not always seen as the best one, thus dropping demand.
Take a moment to consider what makes your business a rare find. Need a little help? Call Siren. We can brainstorm how to get your value across to clients with high-quality, optimized content.