“How do I get people to buy my products?” This is a question that most business owners have when they invest in digital marketing. Among many different business goals, digital marketing is usually sought to increase brand awareness and persuade customers to make purchasing decisions.
However, digital marketing is a big industry with many facets having their own functions and strengths. Whether you’re working with a professional digital marketing team or going down the DIY road, there are many ways to accomplish this.
Hard Selling Through Advertisements
Advertisements are basically the more traditional approach to marketing where you feature your goods and immediately urge your customers to purchase. It’s the classic “Hey, this is my product. This is what it can do. You should buy one!” style of selling where purchasing decisions are often motivated by immediate needs.
This form of marketing campaign can work if you’re already a known company that has an established reputation. Hard selling is direct, concise, and doesn’t waste any time dilly-dallying. It, however, does not always guarantee consumer conversion on first try.
Social Media Management
Social media management is (as the name suggests) the practice of using social media channels to spread information about the organization and the products it sells. By having an effective social media campaign, you get to provide a steady stream of content to your customers.
You also get to personalize your message through image and video content which will allow your customers to get a glimpse of what your company stands for. If you’re a start-up company still trying to make a name for yourself, social media management is the way to go.
Marketing through lead generation is a systematic process of acquiring potential customers with the intent of persuading them to make purchasing decisions. This can be done in many different ways through different platforms.
Marketing lead generation can take longer than other digital marketing schemes. After all, it turns customers from being strangers to visitors to leads to customers to promoters. It’s a long process that may take time. But if done right, it can save you the time and effort of starting marketing schemes that may not even attract potential customers. It can also create an effective and long lasting brand-consumer relationship.
Like social media management, lead generation is also ideal for start-up businesses that are yet to make a name for their selves.
It is cost-effective which means it will not break the bank for new entrepreneurs. It’s precise and systematic, which means that no effort will be wasted on the wrong people. Most of all, lead generation is targeted towards creating good and long-lasting relationship with the customers. This allows companies to create a considerable pool of loyal customers which makes financial stability easier.
Whichever of the three you prefer for your business, keep your goals in mind and see which of these methods works best for you. Moreover, if you’re planning to outsource your digital marketing needs, be careful in selecting the company to work with and keep your expectations realistic. The key to having a successful digital marketing campaign is to know what you want to achieve, when to achieve it, and, most importantly, who to work towards it with.