June 6, 2020  
 
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Marketing an On-Hold Music and Message Services Business

You're heavily invested in the success of your on-hold music and message services 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.

If you're hoping to leverage marketing to give your on-hold music and message services business a competitive advantage you're not alone.

Staying on track requires attention to detail and a commitment to foundational marketing principles.

Improving Customer Loyalty

You've heard that it's less expensive to retain a current customer than it is to acquire a new one, right? For on-hold music and message services businesses, sorted and updated mailing lists obtained from top-tier providers are effective tools for customer acquisition. To encourage customer loyalty, you'll need to tap into deliberate mechanisms that incentivize customers to reward your brand with repeat business. In many cases, online channels can be leveraged to create innovative customer loyalty programs.

Directories

There are many different kinds of directories in which to list an on-hold music and message services business. When all of your competitors are listed in a directory, you have no choice in the matter. To keep pace, competitive businesses must include the same directories in their plans for marketing on-hold music and message services businesses in a region or territory. Premium directories may or may not deliver the ROI you expect to receive from paid marketing vehicles. Regardless of whether it is a premium or free listing opportunity, every directory needs to be evaluated on its own merits. Some directories may also let you list more than your name and contact information, so be sure to ask whether your listing can include a logo and other information about your business.

Technological Expertise

The PR and marketing community has embraced technology with open arms, transforming basic marketing concepts into sophisticated, tech-driven systems and solutions. The consequence for on-hold music and message services businesses tends to be a search for news to leverage technology to scale up the organization's promotional firepower. Despite the initial cost associated with many technological solutions, the long-term payoff for the right technologies almost always outweighs the upfront expense.

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