October 29, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Historical Societies Business

Small and medium size historical societies businesses can compete and even outperform larger competitors. All it takes is the right marketing plan.

Marketing a historical societies business can be challenging, especially for business owners who lack a marketing background.

A lack of marketing experience can sometimes be overcome through persistence and innovation, two key features of historical societies business profitability.

Bundling

Messaging matters - but only to the degree that it communicates value to cost-conscious consumers. For centuries, entrepreneurs have understood that bundled products reinforce buyers' value concerns while increasing their business's total revenue position. Nearly any type of business can tap into the benefits of bundling products or services, so it's easy to see how historical societies businesses have the ability to bundle multiple products and services into a single offering that customers find appealing. Since the bundling concept is based on discounts, consumers expect to pay less for the bundle than they would if they were to buy the products separately, so you'll need to make sure your bundle offers real value to buyers.

When It's Time to Rebrand

Looking for a way to re-catalyze your marketing program? If you need a quick fix, rebranding might not be the right tool for the job. Rebranding is an intentional marketing technique designed to deliver long term results. For a historical societies business, owners are often inspired to rebrand after analysis has demonstrated that the current brand is losing its impact in the marketplace. Unless you are confident that you possess the skills necessary to rebrand your business, we advise consulting with a professional marketing firm before you introduce a new brand to your customers.

Marketing Ethics

Ethically challenged marketers are a dime a dozen in today's economy. Most profitable historical societies businesses run tight ships, governed by a code of ethics that treats customers like true partners. If direct mail is part of your marketing mix, you should also make sure your mailing list provider adheres to ethical standards in the collection of contact information. Premier vendors are safe bets since they have established themselves as reputable mailing list providers.

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