"Engagement" has been one of the big watchwords in marketing lately, and for good reason. Today, it's no longer enough to simply have a brand that's widely-seen and well-known. When people are being bombarded with hundreds of marketing impressions a day, it takes more than that to create sales.
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As "big data" becomes more important to businesses, and even small concerns start viewing their leads in chunks of hundreds or thousands of people, it becomes far too easy to overlook the all-important personal connection that ultimately drives sales.
After all, consumers today - both in B2C and B2B industries - are being inundated with more offers, from more companies, than at any other time in the history of media. Depending on which studies you pay attention to, the average buyer is exposed to hundreds or even thousands of ads every day.
How would you like a sales team that promoted your product, your service, your entire company at all hours of the day and night, targeting people who are most likely to become actual customers and extolling your company’s virtues – all without drawing a salary, medical benefits or other costly perks? Sound too good to be true? Not so – that’s what happens every time a customer tells someone else about what a great experience they had with your company and how much they love your product, and recommends they use it too.
It's no secret that promotional products help increase brand awareness and influence consumers' buying behavior, but the extent of that influence may just surprise you. A ground-breaking 2013 study from the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) polled more than 7,000 consumers in metropolitan centers across several continents to gauge the true power of promotional products. Survey results indicate that promotional products deliver impressive advertiser recall, making them a powerful -- and cost-effective -- marketing tool.
Everyone likes something for free – that’s just human nature. Businesses that want to excel and achieve both greater customer loyalty and greater profits know that the best way to tap into that desire for freebies is to offer promotional items that their customers will find useful.
Now that's the $600,000 question, isn't it? Why do potential clients hang onto an item bearing your logo and contact information?
Are you looking for an affordable, high-quality way to package materials meant for the hands of leads, prospects, and customers?
Have you heard what companies are shelling out for 30 seconds of advertising at this weekends Super Bowl, $3,800,000 for 30 seconds. That's a lot of cash no matter how you slice it but when you look at it from a cost per impression basis it doesn't come close to the cost per impression of promotional merchandise.
The Internet has changed marketing forever and created entirely new marketing channels, without the Internet there'd be no such thing as email marketing, SEO, or Inbound Marketing. But that doesn't mean traditional marketing is dead, in fact in some areas, such as promotional merchandise and even printing, the rise of the Internet has made old school marketing even more valuable.
For a fleeting appearance of their product or logo in a movie or TV show, companies spend big money. It’s worth it to them to increase their brand recognition in front of a large, captive audience.