In the past, we’ve talked about basic marketing collateral that every small business should be using to promote themselves. One of the collateral pieces we discussed was brochures - something too many IT companies aren’t taking advantage of.
There are a few different ways that you can reach new potential clients who don’t know your business exists yet. One of those ways is by sending these clients direct mail pieces. Direct mail marketing is not only a great way to reach out to these new potential clients, but it can be used to touch decision makers at all stages of the buying process - even those who are already clients of yours.
With marketing, there are so many methods that you can possibly utilize to promote your MSP and its service offerings. So, what SHOULD you be doing?
Postcards are a highly effective direct mail piece that, if designed and utilized properly, can help a business get the results they are looking for. But, like many types of direct mail marketing, they are overlooked by small businesses who don’t see them as a feasible option.
But actually, achieving success with them is a more attainable goal than you may think.
While we may be skewed a little in favor of marketing, we understand that there are other business considerations that you have, all of which require the backing of some dead presidents. Of course, chances are that you only have so much money to commit to your business, so it helps to have an idea of how much you’ll need when it comes time to divvy it all up. Well, we aren’t accountants, but we know a thing or two about money where marketing is concerned - namely, how much you should probably be spending on it.
Procrastination - it’s a practice that many of us find all too familiar. When that task that we just don’t want to do is looming, we suddenly develop a talent for finding something else - anything else - to do instead, despite knowing the consequences. Why is it that we procrastinate at all, and on a related note, how can we stop (especially where our marketing is concerned)?
When we talk about building a marketing strategy, we’re not talking about what combination of individual initiatives that you’re going to be using to market your services and solutions. Rather, we’re focusing on what should take place before you begin selecting initiatives when you’re developing your overall marketing strategy.
There are many approaches one may take in their marketing. Each approach has different levels of efficacy in different situations. For long-term and sustainable growth, a compound marketing strategy is best.