It is important that your company establish itself beyond the paperwork. As important as research and cases studies are, there needs to be an active effort on your part to bridge the gap between you and the consumer. It is not just about giving discounts and promotions. There are other ways to be relevant to your target audience.
Create an online presence that informs and promotes your company activities
People spend a lot of time online with smartphones, laptops, and personal computers. Make use of that fact to reach out to your audience. Creating an online presence is not just about creating social media sites or making a website; it is about content creation and presentation. Besides showcasing your goods and services, try to engage with your community. Share relevant news tied to your industry, create blog posts/articles that cover topics relating to your products, post photos and videos about your office, storefront, or events. For people to remember your brand, do not just focus on paying for ad space but also keep the account active.
Participate in activities of your target audience’s life
If you are a new brand, you need to reach out to your market. You can visit schools and workplaces where your goods and services will be used. You can create a public event that attracts the attention of the people you want to gather. For example, you can have an event for mothers if your brand is baby milk. You can create a couple’s game if you are selling chocolates. Branding is all about creating an experience you can sell. It will take years for you to focus on advertisements alone. Events, games, and partnerships present a tangible presence. If it goes well it can also help create a lasting impression which would hopefully lead to more opportunities in the future.
Besides public events, you can also participate in charities that deal with issues in your industry. Being ethical is a significant point that consumers are looking into; businesses are not just an exchange of goods and services anymore. There are so many sources people can go to now. You must set yourself apart if you want to stay in the industry long; be the better option.
Work alongside companies and groups that further the image you want
Another way you can reach your target audience is to work alongside companies and groups that have experience in the area. Be wary about the partnerships you get into and the people you hire, because any disconnect between action and vision will only work against you. Do not rely on your ideas of what the youth wants because they may come across as dated. Raptor’s Student Marketing can help you cater to your market in universities. It is conscious decisions like this that can help you keep the authenticity and reliability of your brand.
While you create your plans in the board room, do not forget to maintain a connection to the outside world active. Be in the media they consume. Be in their neighbourhood. Be the company they choose.
Image: Unsplash.comUpdated Date: 06 March 2019, 02:47