June 3, 2020  
 
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Marketing an Institutional Libraries Business

The value and earning capacity of an institutional libraries business largely depends on the quality of its marketing efforts. But great marketing takes a lot more than hanging a shingle and hoping for the best.

A high-quality marketing plan connects your company to your customers. Without it, you'll quickly find your institutional libraries business stuck in limbo.

Simplistic promotional techniques can't penetrate the clutter of the current marketplace. Effective marketing now means translating market learnings into techniques and tactics that are relevant to your business.

Company Website

Technology is changing the way small businesses market their products and brands. The on-ramp for using technology to promote your institutional libraries business is to create a high-quality business website. A shoddy, thrown-together website is a net loss for your organization. To compete online, your website has to contain features and design elements that encourage visitors to drill deeper and incorporate the site into their online routines. Conversion paths are also important. With the proper design, your site can walk new visitors through a series of decisions that culminate with either an online sale, a phone order, a personal visit or a request for more information.

Mailings

It makes sense for institutional libraries businesses to participate in direct marketing. Direct mail has the advantage of delivering targeted messaging to qualified contacts within your company's market segment. At Gaebler, we advise small and medium-sized businesses to purchase mailing lists from reliable providers. Despite the added upfront expense, premium mailing lists are a smart investment if for no other reason than their ability to generate higher conversion rates.

Industry Resources

Lone rangers don't survive long in an institutional libraries business. Most leaders are oblivious to the fact that the marketplace shows no favoritism - for every marketing challenge your business faces, there are hundreds of other businesses and leaders struggling to solve the same problem. The best resources are usually the ones that leverage industry-specific experience and the input of proven veterans.

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