October 29, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Heating Service and Repair Business

Promotional tactics for heating service and repair businesses are exceptionally diverse. But in our experience, there are a handful of tips and strategies that will deliver the best return for your marketing efforts.

Marketing a heating service and repair business can quickly take a wrong turn if you don't have a roadmap.

Strategic marketing tactics can help small heating service and repair businesses stand toe-to-toe with the rest of the market. What small companies lack in resources, they can make up for in marketing intelligence and expertise.

Social Media Monitoring

The use of social media as a marketing tool is the latest wave to overtake the small business community. Combined with a functional company website, social media attracts new customers and converts them to brand advocates. 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 heating service and repair businesses need to be particularly sensitive about the potential for negative brand commentary on social media sites. 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.

Generating Buzz

Good buzz is a mythical creature in marketing circles. Although it's rumored to exist, it's hard to nail down. You've heard it said before: Word of mouth is the best form of promotion for products and brands. When you're promoting a heating service and repair business, meaningful brand conversations have the ability to transform the impact of your marketing efforts. The process begins with developing communication vehicles and mechanisms that invite discussion. As you begin to promote brand discussions, you will need to also develop systems for monitoring the things that are being said about your company and using positive mentions to your advantage.

Promotional Calendars

Sloppy marketing programs have no place in growing heating service and repair businesses. Instead of offering special promotions on the spur of the moment, we recommend creating a promotional calendar for the fiscal year. Although you can adjust the calendar as needed, advanced planning makes it easier to connect your company's marketing tactics to sales objectives, inventory levels, staffing, and other areas of the business. Consumer mailing lists from a respected provider can add value to your calendar by incorporating geographic and demographic consumer data into your promotional schedule.

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