May 22, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Gun Safety and Marksmanship Instruction Business

Marketing a gun safety and marksmanship instruction business isn't as simple as it seems. To get noticed, you'll need to invest time, energy, and resources in an innovative marketing plan.

In the current economic climate, one thing separates thriving gun safety and marksmanship instruction businesses from companies at the bottom of the food chain.

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Directories

There are many different kinds of directories in which to list a gun safety and marksmanship instruction business. When all of your competitors are listed in a directory, you have no choice in the matter. To keep pace, competitive businesses must include the same directories in their plans for marketing gun safety and marksmanship instruction businesses in a region or territory. Premium directories may or may not deliver the ROI you expect to receive from paid marketing vehicles. Regardless of whether it is a premium or free listing opportunity, every directory needs to be evaluated on its own merits. Some directories may also let you list more than your name and contact information, so be sure to ask whether your listing can include a logo and other information about your business.

Managing Negative Publicity

Not sure how to handle negative PR? You're not alone. It's a probably faced by many gun safety and marksmanship instruction businesses. The worst way to handle negative buzz is to put off developing a response until reporters are pounding on your door, demanding a comment from a company spokesperson. At Gaebler, we advise our business partners to have an updated crisis response plan in place at all times. In a crisis, accurate contact lists can be a lifesaver. A top quality mailing list provider can provide fast turnaround times on up-to-date and filtered lists.

Hiring A Marketing Firm

Eventually nearly all gun safety and marksmanship instruction 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. Cost is a consideration, but if you're thinking about hiring a marketing firm for your gun safety and marksmanship instruction business, experience should trump other considerations. Marketing firms that lack industry experience are sometimes unfamiliar with competitive marketing channels and may not understand the value propositions that dominate industry messaging.

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