May 30, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Video Games Business

Marketing plays a central role in any company. But when it comes to a video games business, your ability to market your brand can be the deciding factor between barely making it and achieving stellar industry success.

Marketing is much more than classified ads, business cards, and brochures.

For industry insiders, it's becoming apparent that marketing ability is just as important as the quality of the deliverables you produce. On the upside, great marketing is a real possibility for a video games business willing to adapt its strategy to the demands of the marketplace.

Managing Negative Publicity

Not sure how to handle negative PR? You're not alone. It's a probably faced by many video games businesses. The worst way to handle negative buzz is to put off developing a response until reporters are pounding on your door, demanding a comment from a company spokesperson. PR savvy video games businesses work with consultants to develop a crisis response plan that can be executed on a moment's notice. Mailing list providers can also provide quick access to accurate mailing lists, an important consideration if your crisis response plan contains a direct mail component.

Give Word of Mouth Marketing a Try

Industry-leading video games businesses operate in a business environment that relies on word of mouth marketing promotion to bolster customer acquisition and convert periodic buyers into loyal followers.

As a rule, your marketing strategy should include mechanisms that encourage meaningful brand conversations and spread the good word about your business. At the same time, you need to be wary and vigilent against potential negative word of mouth regarding your company and take appropriate actions to combat a negative buzz.

Staffing Expertise

Assigning responsibility for the execution of a marketing strategy can be more difficult than creating it. For many business owners, in-house staffing is attractive because it can (theoretically) be performed by current employees and can give the owner more control over the process. As a way to improve performance and time management, owners of video games businesses enlist the assistance of external marketing professionals. Outsourcing is less expensive than maintaining an internal marketing unit and it ensures that your company's marketing plan receives the attention it deserves.

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