We see marketing as the great equalizer, a business discipline capable of dramatically increasing a small company's footprint in the marketplace.
Marketing increases the brand footprint of a crafts school using a carefully crafted mix of techniques and tactics.
Building A Community Around Your Brand
Does your business have a social media presence? If not, you may be falling behind the rest of the marketplace. Many crafts classes need to do a better job connecting with their customers. Direct mail campaigns featuring mailing lists from a reliable list partner can jumpstart a social media drive by expanding your customer base and alerting them to your social media presence.
Social Media Monitoring
The use of social media as a marketing tool is the latest wave to overtake the small business community. Combined with a functional company website, social media attracts new customers and converts them to brand advocates. However, social media also has a dark side -- negative mentions. All crafts classes are especially vulnerable to negative exposure through social media. If your brand is taking a hit from negative mentions, it's important to generate enough positive content to push negative mentions down in search rankings. The more positive mentions that exist, the more difficult it is for negative comments (generated through social media) to gain traction on search engines like Google and Yahoo.
Business leadership can be a lonely profession, especially when you're leading a crafts school. Although there is a tendency to believe that the challenges you face are unique to your business, your competitors face many of the same marketing hurdles and obstacles. To overcome those obstacles, you'll need to tap into industry resources. The best resources are usually the ones that leverage industry-specific experience and the input of proven veterans.
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