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Category archives: Marketing Strategy

  •  What is proximity marketing and how do AdPods work? Google Nearby has made it possible to ultra target customers who are close to the broadcasting device and is also known as proximity marketing, or hyperlocal marketing. Adpods are a small waterproof beacon about 50 mm square and 15mm high, inside is a piece of technology that broadcasts to android and ios enabled smartphones and tablets within a 100 meter radius. Adpods use a combination of Bluetooth and a phone or tablets locator beacon, in conjunction with Google's Nearby software technology to deliver a short message that once clicked takes the viewer to a nominated url. Whew what technical gibberish. In english it's a small plastic device that can be carried as a keyring or stuck on a wall or other hard surfa[...]

  • What Franchisees and Franchisors need to know about Franchise Local Area Marketing Franchise Local Area marketing is not just about doing letterbox drops or as some experts will have you believe having a strategic adwords or social media campaign is critical as part of your tool kit. Whilst these are components of a successful franchise marketing strategy on their own they don't add up to a local area marketing strategy. Local Area Marketing is one of the keys to your franchise's success, and should be designed to complement the brands overall national marketing initiatives. As a franchisee, your marketing efforts do not finish with your contribution to the national or group fund, the fund is certainly utilised to promote the brand, it also covers other marketing costs such as c[...]

  • Failure to launch, what small business can learn from the experts Your small business can learn a lot from how NASA prepared for a rocket launch. The countdown is a carefully devised set of procedures ending with not only a successful launch but a successful mission. The countdown is a sequence of backward counting to indicate the time remaining before an event is scheduled to occur and is commonly used by NASA during the preparation for a rocket launch, and it include what milestones to watch for to ensure a successful result. During countdown, NASA’s team bring the rocket to the launch site and load it with the payload, while the Launch-center communicates with important sensors on the rocket. What checks does your small business have in place to make sure your product and or serv[...]

  • Are you find it hard to get your business found? Are you looking for a Local Area marketing Strategy that works? Local Area Marketing (LAM) is the process of identifying, designing and implementing a range of marketing initiatives in your local community that result in positive engagement with individuals, groups, organisations, local businesses, and both customers and affiliates to create and maintain a hometown advantage over your competitors. A successful Local Area Marketing should consist of a number of core elements such as: A local networking and affiliate relationship building strategy Local Google My Business presence, this is easy to set up, simply register for a google account and set up you g+ and get your business verified. Doing this and using Google plus will help[...]

  • Being customer focused does not mean you are being customer centric   In other words your business is either focused on how you can help your customer v’s how together your customers can help you build your business. When customers experience any brand, they always ask the question, “What’s in it for me?” before they purchase or engage. A customer-focused local area marketing strategy makes the answer(s) to this question obvious as it helps the franchise or local business to offer a reciprocally loyal experience. Although there is truth and necessity behind both marketing strategies, you have to give in order to get to build a reciprocal relationship between your strategic alliances and your target customers. Often this can take months of nurturing to yield results that y[...]

  • Drive traffic into your business and boost your sales with this jaw dropping promotion. Give your customers the chance to "win a stand up paddle board" with this unique local area marketing promotion that will have the locals talking about your business! Our package includes everything you winner will need including your logo on a high quality 10'4" SUP by Australian Shaper, Pressure Systems, carry bag, paddle and leg rope. You will also receive in store posters, a full social media marketing campaign, entry pads, terms and conditions for your website and permits. This will be limited by suburb so first in best dressed, contact Tim today to find out more information on 1300 946 227 or email us at getconnected@workslocal.com.au visit http://www.workslocal.com.au for more gre[...]

  • Here is the Official Biggest Loser's guide to create a better marketing plan. Shape up, Look good, Have fun and start generating more leads anytime you like. This is a Tragic tale of an out of shape businesses that gained weight over winter, became unmotivated due to slowing sales and needed get into shape for the summer business season. Hey wait a minute, does this sound like your business? Are you feeling a little disillusioned, disheartened and lacking direction on how to move forward? You are not alone, if you are really serious about being in business then: It’s time to reflect and weigh in, Biggest loser style. It's time to turn on the camera and tell yourself how you let your business get this way, it used to be fast fit and exciting which is why you have invested so much t[...]

  • 5 simple steps from Local Area Marketing Experts that will lead you to success. Workslocal know that a well thought out Local Area Marketing strategy is the key to your businesses success. In the USA we have seen people standing on the side of the road majestically twirling banners, here in Australia our sidewalks are populated with A-frames, and we say “Yeah that worked, but could we do it better? I wonder what would happen if it had a clear strategy?” To be successful at local area marketing you need to have a clear understanding of who your customers really are, don’t be delusional, not everyone want to be your customer or buy your widget. Have a clear idea of what message you want to send to them, these are just some of the things that can influence your message: age, social [...]

  • 10 minute local area marketing exercise....please! I don’t have time for Local Area Marketing, I hear you say, I have a business to run, a gym session after work and then I have to get home to spend some quality time with my family. When you’re busy running a business, you may find yourself dropping the first thing that doesn’t seem to be working. For some, it’s social media. “It doesn’t work in my business, I am different from those other businesses,” you may argue. But, are you really different? People buy from people they Know, Like, and Trust, a well thought out Local Area Marketing enables this to happen. It helps you create a personality for your business and customers want to trust who they are buying from and what you are offering will solve their problem. Get this right[...]

  • No is an excuse not to say YES, why your marketing needs to give the customer control. Time wasters are the bane of any businesses existence the cost us in lost time and wages, take us away from what we were focused on at the time, some are just browsing for quotes, others getting prices so they can buy on ebay, what if there was a strategy to turn NO into an asset? There are 3 types of NO   No as a stalling tactic in the sales process, so the customer can take a breath and feel that they are controlling the sale process. No you don't have what I'm after, we'll discuss these two in detail, and, No, you as a business owner DONT want them as a client. Not every sale should be closed as some will just result in loss of profit. Sales cost money, and this has to be a fac[...]

  • To learn how to create a successful marketing strategy you need to understand human behaviour? How there are subtle influences in their buying process, here is a break down of what you need to know. A successful marketing strategy need to take into account a range of emotions that the prospective buyer could be influenced by and design a campaign that will either counter or trigger that influencer. 1. People make decisions emotionally. They decide based on a feeling, need, or emotion, not through a logical thought process. That’s why intangible benefits are the keys to persuasion. When you’re writing, you should ask yourself, “What is the emotional hot button here?” 2. People justify decisions with facts. Example: a man sees an advertisement with a photo of a sports car an[...]

  • We know lead generation is a numbers game, but what if you could stack the odds in your favor? Local Area Marketing is not as simple as sticking some flyers around the local neighbourhood, although that does help, or attending the local BNI each week and waiting for the leads to start rolling in. Local Area Marketing is about connecting your business with its local community. Workslocal has made it our mission to turn local area marketing into an art form. Step one, is creating a clear picture of who your target market is, obvious I know, but a lot of businesses we help think everyone should want to buy their widget "insert product / service here". As in our article "the power of no, in getting to yes" you need to clearly understand not just their problem, but the pain and [...]