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Putting Marketing Last Will Cost You

Putting Marketing Last Will Cost You

Jun 14, 2024 | Business Management, Marketing

Feel like you’re fighting all the time just to keep your business from sinking? Perhaps all your effort is directed towards product development and operational matters, therefore marketing strategy falls at the bottom of the to-do list. But guess what: putting marketing last will cost you. Not doing any kind of marketing is like leaving money on the table – piles of cash that some of your competitors will gladly pick up. Why? Because marketing isn’t some fluffy, “feel-good” expense. It’s an investment.


Why Marketing Matters

No One Knows You’re Awesome (Unless You Tell Them): Imagine someone with the perfect solution to your problem, but you have no clue they exist. That’s you if your marketing is nonexistent. Effective marketing gets your name out there, like a big, flashing neon sign saying, “Hey, awesome product over here!”

Where Do New Customers Come From? Marketing!: Excellent marketing attracts new people, the ones who will rave about your products and services. Any absence of it means you are missing out on a lot of potential clients that your competitors are already enjoying.

Happy Customers = Loyal Customers: Marketing is a long-term relationship. This means staying connected with your clients through interesting information and focused promotions. This will keep your brand in mind, generate repeat business and encourage those important word-of-mouth referrals.


The Cost of Ignoring Your Marketing

The Competition Steals Your Spotlight: Your competitors are probably marketing the heck out of themselves. Acquiring brand recognition and loyal customers will ensure market saturation, making it harder for new entrants to gain a share of the market. 

Fishing Without Bait = Expensive: Attracting new customers without a strong marketing presence is like fishing with your bare hands. It’s a constant struggle, and you might end up spending more money on desperate tactics later to make up for lost ground. 

Missing Out on the Good Stuff: The best businesses are constantly innovating. While a strong understanding of your target audience is important, missing out on market trends can blind you to potential new products and services that will really hit the hearts of your customers.


It’s Not Too Late to Start Marketing Your Business

Here are some ways to promote your business:

Who Are Your Dream Customers? Understanding their habits and online haunts is key to crafting messages that grab attention. 

Craft a Marketing Plan: Set some realistic goals, pick your channels (social media, email blasts, etc.), and budget what you can comfortably afford. 

Keep an Eye on What’s Working: Marketing is an ongoing conversation. Monitor your campaigns, discover what clicks with people and adjust your style as you proceed.

Contact Light Alive Marketing: We can help you craft a powerful brand story through digital marketing and media design.


Keep in mind that marketing is an investment in the future of your business. By making it a priority, you will achieve brand awareness, develop a loyal customer base, and see your company grow. Don’t let other businesses be the only ones to host a marketing party; now it’s your turn to sparkle!