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Marketing a Hot Rod Dealers Business

Looking for innovative ways to market a hot rod dealers business? Although you there are no magic bullets that will enable you to dominate the industry, there are several things you can do to improve visibility and market presence.

Marketing is a tricky business discipline, especially for inexperienced entrepreneurs who possess more enthusiasm than expertise.

So what separates the best hot rod dealers businesses from average companies? It's strong messaging. And if your marketing vehicles aren't crystal clear, you could become a casualty of the marketplace.

Leveraging Print Ads

You're probably familiar with many of the ways print advertising has been used to market hot rod dealers businesses. From glossy spreads to simple classified ads, business owners have traditionally used print advertising to reach a broad base of customers. Even though the Internet has challenged the position print ads once held in marketing circles, you can still realize substantial gains from marketing your hot rod dealers business in printed media. These days, the key to effective print advertising is to align the publication with your business goals and ROI requirements.

Staffing Expertise

Assigning responsibility for the execution of a marketing strategy can be more difficult than creating it. A dedicated, in-house marketing division is a possibility, but in small businesses, it's more likely that owners or managers will pick up marketing as a secondary job responsibility. That can be problematic because marketing can't afford to be pushed to the backburner. To maintain marketing momentum, many hot rod dealers businesses outsource marketing to a professional firm. A high quality marketing firm can deliver a much better ROI than internal stakeholders who aren't primarily focused on marketing functions.

Public Relations Strategies

Public relations is more subtle, but no less powerful than a full-blown marketing push. 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 key to effective PR is to use nuanced messaging to attract the attention of reporters and media representatives. If reporters smell promotional content, they will back off from the story or create their own narrative.

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