October 21, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Golf Driving and Practice Ranges Business

The key to success in marketing a golf driving and practice ranges business is to combine time-tested marketing techniques with the most cutting edge strategies in today's marketplace.

Although innovation is important, consistency is critical when you market a golf driving and practice ranges business. Industry leaders faithfully adhere to a set of foundational marketing principles.

However, foundational marketing principles may not be enough to capture the attention of buyers in today's market. Effective marketing now means translating market learnings into techniques and tactics that are relevant to your business.

Social Media Monitoring

Social media has become a prominent fixture in marketing. For small businesses, an aggressive social media campaign can level the playing field by generating online buzz that competes with corporate marketing initiatives. Social media can quickly go negative, turning brand advocacy into "badvocacy", a scenario in which consumers and users create content deriding your company and your products. Most golf driving and practice ranges businesses are especially vulnerable to negative exposure through social media. Social media monitoring can be as simple as periodical Google searches or as complex as the application of sophisticated monitoring software. Either way, it's essential to develop a system for regularly monitoring your company's presence in social media, followed by positive customer engagements.

Public Relations Strategies

If marketing is a stock car racing full throttle toward a consumer audience, PR is a vintage Cadillac teasing consumers and inviting them to take a closer look. If you want to send unrestricted marketing messages to your audience, buy a mailing list and perform a direct mail campaign. But if your strategy calls for sophistication, media buy-in and thought leadership, hire a PR consultant. The art of storytelling is a core PR competency. Storylines need to be believable and objective while communicating your brand's strengths and value proposition.

Competitive Awareness

Good marketing begins with an awareness of what your competitors are doing to attract customers and stir up sales. There's nothing wrong with creativity, but if it precludes your messaging from being represented alongside other golf driving and practice ranges businesses, there's a good chance that you're missing something. Many businesses find it useful to hire a professional marketing firm to help them evaluate the competitive landscape and devise strategies to exploit competitors' weaknesses.

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