Getting massive exposure for your online or offline business is actually pretty easy with all tools that are available in the market today. Having a blog or website will do wonders for any type of business. The first thing that you have to remember before you start any marketing plan is that you have to define your target audience. Your marketing strategy should actually start from here because not all types of media outlets are being patronized by every age group. There are still those people that are still patronizing old school methods such as newspapers and magazines and there are some that have gone completely online. Asking the question, "Does my market patronize certain types of media?" if the answer is yes, then should determine what type of media they actually like to use and if they have access to that certain type of channel of communication.
Offline methods are very successful however; they require more work since you to have a list of local media outlets that are being patronized by a certain demographic. Create a list of media outlets, offline and online, in order to figure out what would best benefit your demographic. If you are targeting an older demographic then it would be that you use offline outlets of communication such as newspaper or magazines or even radio shows. Also, you need to visit the place or area were majority of your prospective client hang out. You need to figure out what places they go to and ask if you can place advertisements there. You can also create a list of publications that specialize in targeting a certain demographic such as an alumni newsletter, a church newsletter or even a library newsletter. You have to find their contact information and also their deadlines.
Online social media networks are also very important because millions of people have actually access to it and most of the time, they belong to a younger demographic. Having your own website or blog site is also very important because a lot of people now, are actually searching the web first before they actually buy something and before they purchase some sort of product and or services from someone. You need to make them feel that you are some sort of expert in the field or market that you want to target so that you will look more credible than you are. You will be able to this by posting on industry related websites or blog sites or you can post articles about a certain product online. Remember, facebook and Twitter are excellent social media accounts that you can use because they automatically increase the number of people that you actually reach with just one post.
Offline and online exposure can do wonders for your business if done correctly. Using both offline and online methods at the same time will give you the best results in exposure, building your list and promoting your products & services!
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