11 Ideas To Market Your Local Business

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Maximising Local Impact: Proven Strategies for Community-Focused Marketing

Keep in mind your target audience, budget, and goals for any campaign.

1. Local Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): Ensure your business website is optimised for local search results. This includes using relevant keywords, having a strong online presence, and building backlinks from reputable local websites. 

*Don’t have a website, we can help.

2. Local Directory Listings: Get your business listed in local directories and online business listings. This will help increase your visibility and make it easier for potential customers to find you.

*Not sure how to do this? Read this post.

3. Word-of-Mouth Marketing: Encourage satisfied customers to leave positive reviews on online platforms like Google My Business and Facebook. Word-of-mouth referrals are highly valuable in regional areas.

4. Community Engagement: Get involved in local community events and sponsorships. This will help build brand awareness and establish your business as a trusted part of the community.

5. Print Advertising: Consider placing ads in local newspapers, community magazines, or bulletin boards. Print ads can be effective in reaching older demographics who may not be as active online.

6. Radio Advertising: Radio ads can be a good way to reach a wide audience in regional areas. Consider sponsoring local radio programs or running ads during popular time slots.

7. Social Media Marketing: Use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to connect with potential customers and share relevant content. Engage with your audience and respond to inquiries promptly.

*We can help to create and manage your campaign.

8. Newsletters: Offer something for free that people can download once they land on your website. Get them on your newsletter list and you will have many bites at the cherry for months and years to come.

*We can help setup your newsletter on your website or social media channels. Not sure how a newsletter would work for your business, read this post.

9. Vehicle Branding: Turn your work vehicles into mobile advertisements by adding your company logo, contact information, including your website, and a catchy slogan.

10. Direct Mail Marketing: Targeted direct mail campaigns can be effective in reaching specific neighbourhoods or demographics.

11. Referral Partnerships: Establish referral partnerships with local businesses, such as hardware stores or home improvement centres. Cross-promote each other’s services to expand your reach.

Remember that a successful advertising campaign often involves a combination of different ad formats tailored to your specific target audience and regional characteristics.

About the Author

Ian's passionate about doing business online to grow businesses in new and interesting ways. When he's not helping clients with design or marketing, you'll find him pursuing his other interests: photography, tech blogging, and in his own words, “attempting to play golf”.

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