Still looking for a way to effectively market your flower shop? Unfortunately, there is a fine line between capturing buyers' attention and blending into the background.
The marketplace is constantly shifting to accommodate consumer demand and that means businesses need to adapt their marketing requirements accordingly. The consistent application of solid marketing principles is one of the few business requirements that has stayed the same.
It makes sense for flower shops to participate in direct marketing. Unlike other marketing tactics, direct mail has the potential for exceptional ROI, as long as the messaging is strong and your mailing list is targeted toward likely customers. Third-party providers have a reputation for generating accurate mailing lists that can be sorted to accommodate niches and subsections of the market. Despite the added upfront expense, premium mailing lists are a smart investment if for no other reason than their ability to generate higher conversion rates.
Do you have a new marketing idea that will transform your industry? Don't be so sure - at least not until you have explored what the competition is doing. There's nothing wrong with creativity, but if it precludes your messaging from being represented alongside other flower shops, it could be a sign that you're out of touch with the marketplace. At a minimum, we recommend seeking a third-party perspective before you adopt any innovations that dramatically alter your marketing model.
No doubt about it, the Internet has had a dramatic impact on TV and radio advertising. Rather than tuning in for information, many buyers now prefer to get their news and entertainment through online sources. However, it would be a mistake to discount broadcast advertising entirely. Many flower shops continue to find ways to attract audiences to their brand through broadcast media. It's critical to understand the limits and opportunities available in today's broadcast advertising industry. One area in which marketers continue to have success is during drive times when large numbers of listeners still tune-in to local radio. When marketing flower shops, local consumers may represent a sizeable portion of total revenues, making local radio and other broadcast media viable marketing channels -- but only to the extent that you match the station's audience to your customer base.
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