The marketing model for a health and diet food retailer has historically adapted to changes in consumer buying patterns and the market itself.
Staying on track requires attention to detail and a commitment to foundational marketing principles.
Multichannel Marketing Strategies
There are a lot of benefits to taking a multichannel approach to marketing. Today's consumers engage with brands in diverse ways. That means brands need to demonstrate similar diversity in the channels they employ to connect with customers.
In today's marketplace, it simply isn't possible for health and diet food retailers that funnel the bulk of their resources toward a single marketing channel to create an acceptable market footprint. For many companies, multichannel can mean completely revamping their marketing strategy to include a broader mix of media and information venues. If direct mail is an area that needs to be added to your mix, professional mailing lists from third-party providers are a no-brainer. We recommend contacting a few select list vendors to learn how you can intelligently incorporate mailing lists into a more diverse marketing strategy.
Social Media Monitoring
Brand advocacy is a buzzword in marketing circles. What does it mean? Using consumer-oriented platforms to encourage customers to create user-generated content about your products and company, typically through social media. 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. All health and diet food retailers 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.
Many of the highest performing health and diet food retailers struggle to keep pace with the customers in their market. In this market sector, managers and promoters need to be extremely familiar with their customers' needs and purchasing preferences. More often than not, failure to maintain a robust connection with the marketplace translates into poor brand recognition and lackluster sales. In our experience, market awareness is an equalizer, giving smaller brands greater horsepower in the marketplace.
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