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Marketing Strategies for Landscapers image

The warm summer weather is almost upon us yet again, which can mean only one thing: the busy season is about to kick into high gear for landscapers across the country. If you had to make a list of all the things that were difficult about seasonal marketing, timing would be right at the top. As a landscaper, you can't wait until warm weather arrives before you start your next campaign. You need to catch people while they're still only thinking about summer - getting into their heads early so you can stay there from May to August, and beyond. The Art of Seasonal Marketing for Landscapers To make the most out of your direct mail campaign this summer, start by ...

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How to Market Pest Control Services for Summer Customers image

Any marketing veteran can tell you that seasonal marketing is every bit as much an art as it is a science. If you're a pest control business, summer is probably your busy season. However, just because summer has yet to arrive doesn't mean that you shouldn't already be ramping up your marketing campaign. If you wait until warm weather finally hits, it'll be far too late - and nearly every other company around you will have beaten you to the jump. Instead, you need to start thinking TODAY about how you're going to best position yourself to reach all those relevant customers when the temperatures finally start to rise outside. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key ...

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Targeted Marketing vs. Mass Marketing image

We've said it before and we'll say it again: so much of your success in terms of direct mail marketing comes down to your ability to get the right message in front of the right person at precisely the right moment. One of the major traps that most campaigns fall into, however, is that they go for a mass marketing approach. By trying to appeal to as many people as possible, they end up being compelling to none of them. To that end, targeted mailing and techniques like list segmentation bring with them a wide range of different benefits that are far too important to ignore. Targeted Marketing is All About Precision While it's certainly true that mass marketing has a very large reach, ...

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Growth Hacking: What It is and How to Do It Yourself image

At its core, the concept behind growth hacking is a simple one. It’s the process of rapid experimentation across your business – via your marketing funnel, product development, sales and more – with the ultimate goal of capitalizing on any and all opportunities for growth that present themselves. Think about it like this: all businesses grow, but growing too slowly is just as potentially dangerous in the long-run as growing too fast… or not growing at all. Growth hacking becomes an opportunity to take more control over your scalability and agility, letting you grow in all the right ways that you need without all of the potential downsides that normally come with them. However, it’s also something that requires you to ...

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Why a Marketing Coach Matters More Than You Think image

One of the major mistakes that a lot of small business owners make involves thinking that they can "do it all themselves." This may work in some areas of your business, but it has the potential to spell disaster when it comes to your direct marketing. In truth, enlisting the help of a marketing coach is a very good idea for a wide range of different reasons that are more than worth exploring. The Power of Having a Marketing Coach: Breaking Things Down Nobody knows your audience like you do. You've spoken with these people, you've spent time with them, you've taken a tremendous amount of care to understand what they like, what they dislike and what they're worried about. But ...

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Restaurant Grand Opening Marketing Strategy image

The day has finally arrived. You've worked harder than ever, you've put in long hours and now, thankfully, your restaurant is about to open. As this day approaches, remember that direct mail is the most successful tool you have available to you in order to both geographically and demographically target the people who are most likely to become repeat customers for your business. If you truly want to use your marketing to make the most out of your restaurant grand opening, there are a few key tips you'll want to explore. Building the Best Restaurant Grand Opening Ever One of the keys to building your marketing strategy to support a restaurant grand opening involves the realization that this isn't something you're ...

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The Biggest Direct Mail Mistakes You MUST Avoid image

When it comes to direct mail, oftentimes knowing what types of things you should be avoiding is just as important as knowing as much as you can about current trends, tips and best practices. Direct mail is not a zero sum game - there's no one "right way" or "wrong way" to do this. But there are certain pitfalls that could derail even the strongest campaigns before they've ever had a chance to really strike a chord, which is why there are a number of key mistakes that are absolutely worth taking a closer look at. The Critical Direct Mail Mistakes You Need to Avoid By far, the number one direct mail mistake you need to avoid involves taking absolutely any ...

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Increasing Restaurant Revenue with Direct Mail image

Any seasoned marketer will tell you that in terms of response rates and return on investment (ROI) alone, the choice between targeted mailing vs. digital offers for your restaurant isn't actually much of a choice at all. Only targeted direct mail campaigns, coupled with a consistent and forward-thinking marketing strategy, will generate you the types of increased revenue you need when you need it the most. Making Targeted Mailing Work For You One of the best ways that you can increase your restaurant revenue with direct mail comes by way of the unique opportunity to target new movers in your area. People move into your city all the time - people who might not have local friends or family members, and ...

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How to Measure the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign image

With regards to direct mail marketing and your targeted mailing efforts, it's important to understand that your return on investment ultimately comes down to more than just dollars and cents. Lead generation might not immediately end in a sale, but that doesn't mean you're not getting something for your hard work. If you truly want to improve your direct mail efforts, you need to know how close you are to achieving your goals in the first place. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key things in mind. Breaking Down Your Direct Mail ROI Gaining critical visibility into your marketing campaign's success begins by taking another look at those goals you set for yourself when your efforts began in earnest. ...

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Making the Most Out of Your Retail Valentine’s Day Marketing image

Despite the fact that there are so many other marketing channels out there, direct mail is still the biggest marketing opportunity for your retail business - whether you're a brick and mortar store or an e-commerce business doesn't actually matter. Collateral like direct mail postcards are tangible - people can hold them in their hands or pin them up on their refrigerator. Make no mistake, that's the edge you need to truly make your retail Valentine's Day marketing shine. Taking Your Retail Valentine's Marketing to a Whole New Level Below are just a few of the many, many examples of things you can do to align your seasonal marketing efforts with your direct mail capabilities: You can send out specific, Valentine's ...

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