5 Most Important Aspects of Successful Marketing Posted on July 24, 2015 by Printing Solutions Before your business begins its marketing strategy, it’s important to do a little research first. You want to make sure that anything you invest in has a specific outline, goal, and anticipated ROI. That being said, these are the 5 most important aspects of successful marketing for any business. Define your target audience Whether you launch a new campaign or simply want to set up your newsletter, you need to specify who your target audience. You don’t want to waste money, time, or effort reaching out to people who are unlikely to become a customer. If you’re in the health field, paint a clear picture of who your ideal patient is. Then use this as your base for all your marketing. Specify their sex, age, interests, location, education, behavior, and so on. Identifying your target audience leads to a higher success rate, more conversions, and a bigger ROI. Care about what your customers care about Why should your customers care about your services or product? What problem do they want to solve by working with your business? Take a moment to think about what your customers care about when they come to you. Then cater to this. Don’t just sell to people; take the time to understand their needs and provide a solution that your competitors don’t offer. This will set your marketing apart. Become a resource Nobody wants to be fed a sales pitch. This is unappealing and doesn’t help to create a relationship between the customer and business. Rather, you want to become a resource for your clientele. Provide them with the top information in your industry. A great way to do this is with a blog, newsletter, workshops, events, and so on. You want your customers to come to you for anything regarding your industry. Again, don’t just sell – be their resource. Get your reviews up Once people see your marketing practices in action, they’ll want to check out your reputation before they invest. If you really want to impress potential customers, you need strong reviews. People trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. So if you don’t have a high rating or you have very few reviews, now is the time to increase both. Take the time to invest in client testimonials and get listed in places like Google My Business, Yelp, Citysearch and other sites that are relevant to your industry. At Printing Solutions, we dedicated an entire page that tells people how they can leave us a review. Be accessible online To follow up online reviews, you need to be accessible when people search for your services or industry online. If people can’t find you through Google, you lose a ton of business. They’ll go to a competitor. So you need to do keyword research to determine which terms you want to rank for in search engines. Based on that information, you need to decide which internet marketing strategy is best to get your business seen online. This might include SEO, PPC, social media marketing, etc. The bottom line is that if customers can’t find you online, how are they expected to call, email, or get in touch? If you have any questions on these 5 marketing aspects, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Printing Solutions! We’re here to help your business succeed.