Marketing communication is the way a business gets its message across to customers, new, old or potential. Whether it is through print advertisements, digital media, emails, newsletters, brochures, direct mail, telemarketing or website content, the words and images a business uses to communicate to customers can be the difference between making the sale or losing a customer. How can you ensure that your business marketing is as effective as possible?
Poor marketing can negatively impact your business’s productivity and ultimately the bottom line. You can offer the best product or service in the world, but without consistency throughout your marketing collateral, your prospective customers may never know or may never feel compelled to give your business a try.
What’s in it for me?
A business who is taking control of their brand consistency and marketing communications knows that each and every message is an opportunity to appeal to the customers. This business also understands that the communicated message must answer the customer’s question, “What’s in it for me?”
While it is easy and typical for a business to boast about all of the wonderful products it has to offer, customers really just want to know how you can help them to solve a problem or meet a need. If you can find a way to craft your marketing messages so that they address these needed solutions, you are instantly ahead of many other businesses in your industry.
Create uniformity and consistency
A customer who knows what to expect from your business is one who is more likely to trust you. By creating consistency in your marketing messages, you are supporting the all-important business branding. The goal is to have a customer read the tagline on your newsletter or read an advertisement in a magazine and instantly know that it’s your business. You want the marketing message of your business to be branded in the customer’s mind, so she knows how to identify you. You become a familiar presence, resulting in trust and ultimately customer loyalty.
Keep it professional and conversational
While you do not want to have marketing communications that are too formal, it is important to maintain a sense of conversational-professionalism. This means that your message is conversational and at the same time polished. Use language that is readable and comfortable to your customers, and make sure the sentence structure is good, grammar is perfect and punctuation is correct. The last thing you want to do is have a great business that turns-off customers due too poorly written marketing campaigns.
It is important to give proper attention to your business’s branding and marketing. Don’t make it an after-thought. In order to make your business thrive and reach as many customers as possible, create thoughtful, organized messages that promote your business while helping customers to find desired solutions.
Professional business marketing is an investment that can only help your business’s bottom line.
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