The value of carefully building your brand is tremendous. Customers respect businesses that focus on quality brand building, rather than a rush to be profitable. In fact, those businesses that care more about brand building ultimately become more profitable than other businesses. If you are looking to build your brand in a high-quality fashion without the extra costs, simply tune in to these 5 ideas. In no time, your brand awareness will thrive online!
1. Get the Edge on New Social Media
You probably already use Facebook or Twitter to market your business. However, always be on the lookout for new forms of social media from which your business can benefit. Try subscribing to blogs and commenting when you feel you have something to add. Write your own industry blog and stay in touch with what is happening online.!
2. Specialized Link Directories
When you have a catchy domain name, the marketing doesn’t stop there. Be sure to actively market your company’s domain name in specialized link directories. Directories allow customers to search a plethora of specific businesses. For example, if you own an online women’s clothing store, then customers could find it in a directory that features only women’s fashion. By placing your link in these directories, you increase the chances of customers visiting your site!
3. Great Customer Service
Be sure to provide customers with great customer service. Customers respect the companies that go out of their way to make customer service hassle-free. If you have an online company, be sure to have an active phone line or email system for your company. Customers love to be able to have human contact with a business beyond an impersonal computer screen. If a customer has had trouble with a product or service, then make their hassle easier with a nice promotional gift set. A nice set of golfballs with your company logo can make customers appreciate the wonderful customer service of your online company!
4. Shopper Bags: The New Trend
Shopper bags are becoming a trend everywhere, as the world becomes more environmentally friendly. Customers take these bags everywhere to do all kinds of shopping. Print your logo or company information on one, and people in cities around the country could see your company logo and web address! Shopper bags are a great way to build your brand in an inexpensive way.
5. Create Your Own Online Commercials
Create your own online commercials for free with services like YouTube. Then, have your customers vote for the winning ad! Give customers a nice pen with your company’s imprinted logo for their time.
Building your brand inexpensively takes creativity, energy, and passion. If you are passionate about always making your company better than it was yesterday, then you will find great success with your customers! Inventive marketing through promotional products like shopping bags can also be the inexpensive key to success for your company.
Posted by Dan Toombs