October 15, 2019  
 
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Marketing a Painting Contractors Business

You have to be light on your feet to stay ahead of the curve these days, especially when you're promoting a painting contractors business. We have the information you need to create a nimble, yet effective marketing strategy for your business.

Think tired marketing collateral is all you need to succeed in today's marketplace? Think again!

A lack of marketing experience can sometimes be overcome through persistence and innovation, two key features of painting contractors business market leadership.

Promotional Calendars

The best laid marketing agendas can quickly get fouled up, especially in fast-paced painting contractors businesses. A strategy chocked full of time-sensitive ad placements and other tactics can devolve into a tangled mess of overlapping deliverables unless it is coordinated in a promotional calendar. Good calendars include not only tactical deadlines, but also schedules for the inputs (e.g. staff assets, vendors, etc.) that are required to execute strategic objectives. When used in tandem with a quality mailing list provider, promotional calendars can ensure the continuous execution of direct mail campaigns.

Hiring A Marketing Firm

Sooner or later, most painting contractors business operations turn to marketing firms for guidance. In this industry, marketing is all about outcomes, and marketing firms consistently deliver better results than in-house personnel for whom marketing is a secondary role. Does a marketing firm cost money? Sure, but not as much as you may think. When it's time to look for a marketing firm to represent your painting contractors business, it's important to find a firm with proven experience in the industry. Marketing firms that lack industry experience are sometimes unfamiliar with competitive marketing channels and may not understand the value propositions that dominate industry messaging.

Newsletters

Despite the unrelenting demands of generating content on a monthly or quarterly basis, a company newsletter has promising potential as a marketing device. Unlike flyers and other advertising mediums, newsletters have an informational focus. In fact, the best newsletters encourage customers to take the next step without ever asking for a sale. These days, painting contractors businesses to distribute newsletters through online channels (e.g. in email campaigns and as PDFs on the company website).

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