Large organisations and multinational corporations have the luxury of big marketing budgets to build brand identity. In the vast majority of cases, small businesses do not have such extensive resources, making any marketing campaign a difficult and daunting task.
However, regardless of size, stock or significance, there are various ways in which any company can develop, build and manage their brand.
At PILR Marketing, we take the approach that marketing brands is much more important than products or services. So here are just a few ways you can enhance visibility, build strong relationships and ultimately, be more successful.
Stand out and be unique
More often that not, small businesses provide a unique product or service and have a very specific target market. These original and distinct characteristics should be reflected in any brand building exercise.
What differentiates you from competitors? What is your unique selling point? What are you doing that is not available anywhere else?
Play to your strengths
Even though social networking has enabled big corporations to interact and communicate with consumers, small businesses are renowned for their dedicated customer service, community engagement and hard working commitment.
Sometimes you might be beaten on price, but there are an abundance of other reasons why customers should purchase your goods or services, so let them know!
Have a consistent voice
The majority of companies have a defined culture that employees adhere too. But even small businesses should have a distinctive voice and outlook.
When it comes to building your brand, make sure your identify is consistent in every aspect of marketing and promotion. This can include the company’s name, logo, website, advertising, products and services. Consistency and familiarity leads to trust.
Embrace social media
Express your brand identity and get in contact with customers through social media. You’ll no doubt form strong relationships and emotional bonds with fellow users, industry figures and prospective clients.
And because social media is cost-effective, highly targeted and constantly measured, it makes perfect sense for small businesses.
There arguably isn’t a better way to build brand awareness by creating top quality content and publishing it online. The advantage for small businesses is that no matter how big your rivals are, the content you produce can be much better.
Along with content creation in the form of blogs, infographics and videos, PILR Marketing can help any small business build their brand. To find out how, get in touch with us today.
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