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Why More Savvy Small Business Owners Prefer Marketing Strategies Over Advertising!

So does your resource challenged small business and or service, have any type of workable advertising/marketing budget?

And do you currently have a fairly accurate idea, of ‘how’ much you can actually afford to spend/invest, in order to consistently generate, your all important, first time customers, patients and or clients etc.

And even if you do have some sort of workable marketing/ad budget, do you currently have any realistic idea, what your ideal customer/client-s total lifetime customer value is?

Because if, or once you do, you can literally get as creative, as your marketing juices will allow.And really distance yourself from your nearest competitors.

This particular blog post, will expose you, to what your marketing possibilities really are, when you view them from the creative marketing possibilities perspective, versus the traditional advertising one.

So Why Do More Extremely Marketing Savvy Small Business Owners And Or Service Prefer Power Marketing Strategies Over Conventional Advertising Methods?

Case in point: Let’s take an extremely marketing savvy -local- jeweler, whose ideal customer, has a total lifetime customer value of (somewhere) around $15,000 dollars, over the next five to seven years.

And rather than do like the vast majority of their major competitors, and constantly spend an outrageous fortune, month in and month out, on pricey, local prime time TV, radio and or newspaper ads etc.(Or worst yet, outrageously expensive local billboard advertisements!)

Instead, they prefer to get creative, and attempt to directly and indirectly reach their prime, upscale target audience, for a fraction, of the traditional out of pocket upfront costs.

Here’s the very first pro-active strategy, they will inexpensively test, in order to identify, some of their prime targets.

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First and foremost, this extremely marketing savvy jeweler, (and or major) retailer X, knows, they must continually and pro-actively, build (and nurture) over time, their very own, on or offline database.

And in this particular case, the jeweler will aggressively target pre-newly weds, who are about to commit their lives to each other.

And that’s why the jeweler will rent a both at a bridal show, and promote their free drawing, offering an extremely eye catching engagement ring, valued at X, to the events grand prize winning couple!

(Important note: The extremely marketing savvy jeweler, will use one of their best market tested lead capture page forms, similar to the one featured in the screenshot image below.)

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Why More Savvy Small Business Owners Prefer Marketing Strategies Over Advertising!

It was made, using my paid email service provider of choice, Aweber-s rather basic lead capture page editing software, in all of twenty minutes.

And other pro-active marketing strategies they will inexpensively test, involve some potential joint venture arrangements, with some local, non directly competing vendors.

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Here’s the other, indirect way, they will get in front of their ideal, upscale type of prospects, who are about to (either) announce their pending engagement, and or they have just recently done so.

In order to capitalize off these types of events, the extremely marketing savvy jeweler, as their steadily building their very own opt in list in their booth, (simultaneously), they’re sponsoring (paying for) another, non competing entrepreneurs booth, who happens to be a local, full scale photography studio, owned by a local couple.

And the couple offers their bridal photo shooting video and slideshow services, in a free drawing as well, valued at X.

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In reality, the jeweler is paying for the photographers booth, as well as their own. And they receive joint ownership of the subscribers, who join the photographers list, by entering their free drawing.

The photographer couple will (randomly) select their grand prize winners, about a week after the bridal event ends.And all of the runner ups, will also receive,(via email alerts), (and or) if totally necessary, direct snail mail,two extremely time sensitive, discount coupon certificates.

One from the photographer, offering brand new first time customers, X% off, using their photographers services.

And the other, will be for them to save, 50% off their very first purchase from the jeweler.

And they can purchase any one piece of jewelry, which cost $2,500 dollars or less, and save a whopping 50% off their very first purchase. Provided they do so, before the extremely time sensitive gift certificate expires!

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Are you starting to see ‘how’ this type of non conventional marketing strategy can work for you? Great! Because this is just an extremely small sample of why, some extremely savvy small business owners, and or service providers, prefer to power market, their extremely valuable products, and or services.

As opposed to paying outrageous sums of money, in order to advertise them!Any questions?

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4 Responses to Why More Savvy Small Business Owners Prefer Marketing Strategies Over Advertising!
  1. I’m a big believer in the power of marketing. For the many years that I worked in sales and marketing, we all went by the standard that it took 7 impressions for a reader to connect with your ad. In today’s crazy world where we’re bombarded with ads and promotions from every direction I have to believe that number must be much (much!) higher. I know I’m not the only one who tends to turn a blind eye to most of the ads that pop up on my screen – unless I know the brand or there’s a really strong hook. Which is why your advice about pro-actively building and nurturing a list is so important. Excellent advice as always Mark!
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    • Thanks M!

      And I couldn’t agree more with your assessment, in today’a AAD world,
      you’ve have to be extremely lucky, and have major brand awareness, if
      you can connect with complete strangers, in just 7 unique tries!LOL!

      Traditional advertising in itself, is so outrageously expensive and
      fragmented, it’s almost impossible for your typical, resourced challenged
      small business owner and or service provider to make any bankable traction.

      You almost have no choice, but to develop some reliable marketing and or promotional
      alternatives asap!

      Great insights as always M! Thanks so much for sharing them!
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  2. Hi Mark,
    I hope my entrepreneurial skills develop as I go! As you know, I am just starting to delve into marketing. Thanks for the optimism and encouragement.
    Janice


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