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Old 02-10-2017, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys - Iím pretty new here but Iíve been following along as a non-member for some time. Iím curious to know what you guys are finding to be most effective to generate leads. Of course word of mouth is the BEST but you canít always just rely on that. Thanks.
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There are many different things you can do. It all depends on what your business is. Word of mouth is always the best, but also photos on social media, if that's relevant, would be great. Having a blog or website, advertising, and just talking to people are all great ways. Again, it just depends on the kind of business and what you are trying to do.
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There are many different things you can do. It all depends on what your business is. Word of mouth is always the best, but also photos on social media, if that's relevant, would be great. Having a blog or website, advertising, and just talking to people are all great ways. Again, it just depends on the kind of business and what you are trying to do.
Is there any specific advertising campaigns that work better than others?? ex: mailers, billboards, etc
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Well first off I'm no marketing expert at all, so take the below with a grain of salt

I'd say step 1 is identify and know your target audience. Who wants to use what your business is offering? Is there a group in your target audience who may be unaware that they could benefit from your services/products?

Basically, try to find out where the majority of your target audience are so you can maximize hits with your demographic. No point advertising skateboards in an area mainly populated by old people, especially when the suburb next door is full of younger people with kids. This applies to targeted ads through google too
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Well first off I'm no marketing expert at all, so take the below with a grain of salt

I'd say step 1 is identify and know your target audience. Who wants to use what your business is offering? Is there a group in your target audience who may be unaware that they could benefit from your services/products?

Basically, try to find out where the majority of your target audience are so you can maximize hits with your demographic. No point advertising skateboards in an area mainly populated by old people, especially when the suburb next door is full of younger people with kids. This applies to targeted ads through google too
Everything that was said above. Really, what works best for advertising is going to depend on what your target audience is and what your budget is. For example, let's say you have a hotel, advertising on a billboard on the highway would be more effective than advertising on Facebook, if it's in the budget. On the other hand, let's say you have small shop selling homemade goods in your small town, a billboard 30 minutes away on the interstate may not be the best option, but advertising in local stores or on local social media channels would be the best bet. Does that make sense?
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