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Marketing a Printing Ribbons Business

You're heavily invested in the success of your printing ribbons business and failure isn't an option. That means you'll also need to invest yourself in the strategies and techniques it takes to effectively market your brand in the marketplace.

In a printing ribbons business, a great business model doesn't guarantee solid revenues.

It's not hard to convince most business owners that marketing plays a vital role in strategic planning. But in a zero-sum economy, there are winners and losers -- and here are some of the things that will help keep your printing ribbons business at the top of the heap.

Market Segmentation

In today's environment, it's impossible to market a printing ribbons business to the entire marketplace. Market segmentation has been around for decades and it has enabled many smaller companies to dominate parts of the market, even when they face competition from larger firms.

Consumer and B2B lead list providers specialize in helping businesses segment diverse markets. By sorting and filtering current databases, your list vendor provides lists containing the names and contact information of likely buyers that fall within the parameters of your printing ribbons business market agenda.

Generating Buzz

Never underestimate the value of good buzz with consumers. You've heard it said before: Word of mouth is the best form of promotion for products and brands. For a printing ribbons business, it's worthwhile to invest in strategies to promote brand conversations. Businesses that target brand discussions need to be active partners in dialogue. With minimal effort, you can instigate conversations through social media and other communication vehicles favored by today's consumers.

Newsletters

Despite the unrelenting demands of generating content on a monthly or quarterly basis, a company newsletter has promising potential as a marketing device. Unlike flyers and other advertising mediums, newsletters have an informational focus. In fact, the best newsletters encourage customers to take the next step without ever asking for a sale. It's not unusual for printing ribbons businesses to distribute periodic (monthly or quarterly) newsletters through a variety of online and offline channels. As an added bonus, newsletter subscription lists can double as mailing lists for direct mail or email campaigns.

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