The Secret to Marketing with
For many businesses the traditional forms of advertising may be too expensive. Traditional advertising methods include radio, television and print. For these businesses it is important to find a cost effective advertising method that provides a significant return on their investment.
One such medium is the use of promotional items. With a diverse number of items available for businesses to choose from it is no wonder that this is a highly successful advertising method.
Businesses can distribute free promotional items to existing and potential customers and clients. The items chosen will be imprinted with the logo and contact details.
Case studies have shown the successful implementation in this advertising strategy for businesses in a range of industries. Additionally, the affordability of this advertising and marketing strategy ensures that all budgets are catered for.
In terms of advertising effectiveness, the use of free promotional items has been shown to be more effective than the traditional advertising methods. This is due to the fact that they strengthen recognition of the brand and the familiarity with the company for the recipient.
Indeed, the use of free promotional items such as pens, notepads and coffee cups allows the company to strengthen ties with the recipient. This is because they will feel a sense of gratitude. This in turn can engender a sense of reciprocity. Positive emotions are very powerful marketing tools.
The secret to marketing with promotional items is to engender gratitude in the recipient. Judicious promotional item choice is a key element in the successful implementation of this type of marketing.
Successful promotional items should:
- Create the sensation of gratitude
- Offer value to the recipient
- Be useful
Attractiveness, quality and color can all be important factors in the item choice. Offering a choice of colors that recipients can choose from can be worthwhile. This is because it will allow the recipient to feel more involved in the process, and an increased emotional attachment to the gift they receive. Ensuring that the items chosen meet these requirements will make sure that the return on investment is both significant and worthwhile.