We recognize that the best die cutting business entrepreneurs are adept at promoting their brand and products. Yet in this industry, the characteristics of able marketers aren't always obvious.
A lack of marketing experience can sometimes be overcome through persistence and innovation, two key features of die cutting business marketing success.
You've seen the contest concept in action, even if it wasn't used in a die cutting business. Although a contest won't automatically translate into higher revenue, it can be a strategic component of a comprehensive marketing plan. Even good contests carry risks, namely the possibility that your business will be dogged by allegations of unfair prize awards. Consequently, many die cutting businesses invest time and resources to create contests they can count on to achieve desired outcomes.
Why Branding Matters
Think of branding as a consumer shortcut. Since the average consumer doesn't have time to thoroughly evaluate every product that crosses their path, they make buying decisions based on the brands they trust. Any and every die cutting business has brand characteristics. Some brands struggle to achieve recognition with consumers while others seem to be quickly embraced by the marketplace. Companies that incorporate brand positioning into their normal marketing routines gradually accumulate higher brand values and are rewarded by consumers.
Good marketing is expensive. Like any other business, ROI is a primary marketing concern in your die cutting business.
Mailings and other direct B2C/B2B channels can deliver decent ROI, but only if the lists are accurate, up-to-date and targeted to your market segment. For filtered and sorted mailing lists, you'll want to work with one of the direct mail industry's leading list providers.
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