Using Television Advertising To Your Advantage
If you want to see your business survive, you need a powerful marketing strategy. Anything that you can do to effectively promote your products and services are a good step in the right direction. Now notice that I said “promote your products and services” as opposed to “promote your business”. There’s a distinct difference between the 2, and I want to share with you some of these differences.
When you promote your business, you’re relying on a form of brand advertising. With brand advertising, you’re wasting thousands of dollars trying to convince the public that you’re a major corporation. But you should know that it’s not about convince people that you’re a big company. What it all boils down to is whether or not you can compel your prospects to become a new customer.
When you promote your products and services, you take an entirely different approach to marketing your business. Instead of focusing on your brand and what you stand for, you’re going at the precise problem that your prospects are having. This is known as “target marketing”, and it’s something that you will want to learn how to do if you want to have success in your business.
With target marketing, you’re taking a direct path towards selling to an individual prospect. What this means is that you’ll spend less money marketing, and spend more time on those prospects who are ready and willing to do business with you. Target marketing is something that I recommend, and it’s something that you should start doing today.
Now that we’ve covered “target marketing”, let’s take a look at a technique that is sure to put you in the “profitable” category. Here’s the technique:
– Television advertising
If you are going to do television advertising, then you should really start to learn about direct marketing. You see you can’t make your entire TV ad all about building your brand. You have only about 30 seconds to make your pitch, and to get people to order from you right away.
TV advertising on a national scale can become quite expensive, so it’s best if you stick to local area advertising only. For some franchise businesses, they don’t have to worry about TV advertising because headquarters run these ads for them automatically. But since you’re a “little guy”, you will more than likely want to stick with direct response advertising.
In your TV ad, make sure your website and phone number are obviously displayed. You don’t have that much time to get your message across. You have to imagine your visitor with the remote in their hand, ready to click to another channel. It’s your job to make these visitors stay on your TV ad, so that you can convince them on taking action on your free offer of some sort.
And by the way, when running television ads, attempt to generate a lead. This way you’ll build yourself up a nice list of people that you can market to over and over …