Jingles used to incorporate business phone numbers quite frequently.
But now, we direct people to our websites or a physical address. Sure, things have changed, but it’s still advertising. We still need to reach people and ask them to visit our location.
And now that more people are working from home, they have more time to read their mail.
You can send flyers, postcards, and brochures in the mail, and they’ll get noticed. So here are three reasons you should consider offline marketing in addition to your online marketing efforts.
Top 3 Reasons Small Businesses Should Consider Offline Marketing
1. Offline Is Still Relevant
Offline marketing tools reach many more people than just online. This is because people do much more than just spending time online looking at websites.
In 2018, Nielsen found that Americans spend half the day (11 hours) interacting with media. Out of those 11 hours, over four hours are live TV, 36 minutes are “time-shifted TV” (DVR), and almost two hours are radio.
This means that seven hours has nothing to do with online. Radio, newsprint, and direct mail marketing are good reasons to shift your advertising offline. People want information more tangibly.
2. Solidify Your Message
The more you get your name out in front of people, the better. And using different methods, such as offline, helps solidify the message and make your budget stretch farther.
Repeated brand exposure not only keeps a brand’s messaging and products top-of-mind for consumers, but Entrepreneur reports that it can also instill a sense of familiarity and trust.
Not everyone wants to spend time online looking for answers to their issues. And direct mail, for example, allows you to target specific people ideal to your market.
In addition, people perceive direct mail as more reliable and trustworthy.
3. Offline Marketing Is For All Ages
We tend to think offline advertising is for the older people who typically don’t use online to gather information. However, this is simply not true.
All ages love to get mail, listen to the radio, and watch TV.
The USPS Household Survey found that response rates from 18- to 21-years-olds doubled in 2016.
That’s good news because offline marketing is affordable.
Using both online and offline marketing is best to get optimal results, and we’d love to help you with it. Contact us today!
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