Be Aware: How successful your business might end up depends upon your marketing strategy!
One of the most popular and time-tested ways to promote your business is through the use of branded promotional products. Imprinting your brand, logo, business name and/or information onto give-away items is a great way to market your business and facilitate brand recognition, and the best excuse to stay in touch with your customer base.
Making people aware of your existence in the market place requires a promotional product campaign. It allows you to more directly advertise to your target audience with tangible items that have the potential to be used and with permanent messages that aren't time constrained like timed advertisements.
When you start a promotional campaign, one thing you must be is patient. Almost everyone loves a gift and this will certainly result in positive feedback from your customer and may lead him/her to recommend your business to others.
Branded promotional products can be used to:
- Promote goodwill
- Reinforce the marketing of exisiting products or services
- Show appreciation for the support of a product
- Commemorate or celebrate a business milestone or achievement
Remember, you can also give away promotional products such as t-shirts, caps, note pads, pens and clocks to your employees to promote your brand name. It can strengthen employee loyalty and help in creating a positive atmosphere within your business. Also, whenever an employee wears clothing items or uses promotional products displaying your brand and/or logo, they are marketing your business.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER:
Choose your promotional products well. Select items that potential customers can associate with your business. Giving away an item that corresponds to the business or event gives your customer immediate and lasting value and has the vital business information displayed prominently on the item. Remember, the longer a promotional item is kept, the better it will do at promoting your brand or business.
Decide when to give it away. Consider when you should give away your promotional items. Don't let your promotional items lose their effectiveness as an advertising tool. Perhaps the most effective way to give away promotional items is at an event which is marketed to those in greatest need of your product. Events are a great way to meet, greet and speak to your customer base. Some of the best events considered for promotional item give-aways include:
- Trade shows
- Holiday celebrations put on by your business
- Sales events
- As gifts of appreciation to "walk in" customers
Today, successful business relationships must be built and maintained. Personalised, branded promotional gifts are well suited to establishing and fostering relationships and help you thank your customers whilst ensuring constant visibility. Clients will remember the extra effort you've made to show your appreciation!