Guerrilla Marketing activities for your business will always pay dividends. We don’t use tricks or strange code or methods that will get you banned. We use experience combined with a great deal of common sense and the knowledge of what works and will continue to work!
Guerrilla Marketing for the Small Marketing Budget
A smallish budget and a need to spend it wisely- a common cry from the small business. But small budget does not mean ineffective – you just need to be specific, memorable, unusual and have a lot of energy.
Be Specific. I think the most important thing to do is ensure that you are aiming at actual potential customers. If you are auto repair guys – you have a head start as most people have cars nowadays so you would think it was easy. But, make sure that you are aiming at people who own the kind of cars that you repair – be that make of car, age of car and/or income level. If you are selling items or services aimed at mums with small children then advertise there. Similarly if you are aiming for purchases from the affluent young or the baby boomers – then advertise where they will see it.
Be Memorable: Second consideration is what you want to market – Have a service or product – or make one up – that you can explain in a few words. Try something like “Bridal Makeup” or “First Car Service” or “Baby Blues Cure”.
Notice how the name explains it all. Try and offer something that will be appealing and that no one else is offering. It is far easier to sell a particular service on a small marketing budget than it is to sell all that you do! Identify your company with good branding – one that sticks in the mind – like “The Spanner Man”, “Bill’ll Fix It”, “The service you can trust”, “Blushing Brides”, “The Lawn Man” – you get the idea.
Be Energetic: Get printed some posters in 4 colours – about the size of a paperback book – is the most versatile size. Make sure they explain your offer and are easy to read, include graphics and not too many words. Don’t forget your contact phone number, address, web site and company name.
Be Unusual: If your budget will stretch, some other guerrilla ideas are:
- Place your advert on the lid of takeaway food.
- Beer mats with your service – bring it to you and get a discount.
- Special offers sent to local businesses and their staff – aimed specifically at their staff – e.g. discounts for the Widget factory staff.
- Interesting fridge magnets are always collectable.
- People are always sticking things on their computer monitors or desks at work. I have a squeeze ball I regularly use.
- A competition (legal of course) that your local paper will hopefully feature for you. It can be something like guess the washers in a can to win a free service. Anything that will bring people into your business where you can show yourselves off and provide sales material.
Tip: Send off details of your new service to the local press and local radio stations, in the form of a press release. Hopefully they will run this information to give you more free coverage.
Lastly: Think a little out of the box, differentiate yourself and aim to introduce just one small element of your service – the rest will follow.
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Social Marketing: Social networking sites like Facebook are some of the most visited sites in the world, often receiving millions of visitors a day. Can you afford not to be seen in front of so many people? We will set you up with a Facebook Fanpage to showcase your business, get you loads of friends and “likes”. We can even get you social networking bookmarks to get you on your way.
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Internet marketing: – link building, getting to the top of the search engines, receiving more targeted traffic that will actually buy from your web site. Search engine optimization (SEO) – the gold at the end of the rainbow that every web site needs and that which every web site owner is seeking. Marketing Guerrilla will provide all these services for the aspiring web site owner.
Once you have your business web site, it is important to ensure that it can be found by your intended clients. The days of “build it and they will come” are long over, as is the ability to get a business web site easily into the top major search engines. But there are ways, and Marketing Guerrillas is skilled in these matters. We have owned and marketed business web sites for many years, and we regularly feature at the top of search engines. We know how to do it and understand that it needs a constant and consistent effort.
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We are very experienced at internet marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), both of which will increase your visibility and search engine positioning. We’ve been doing it for more years than we care to admit to!
We recommend that we provide you with SEO Report. This report will make suggestions as how to give your website the best possible chance on the internet. It will look at your design, the contents and technical matters such as your meta tags and keyword use.