Telford, PA (PressExposure) October 21, 2009 -- There is no reason for you to consider your offline and online marketing completely separate entities.
There are those companies out there who think that to achieve success online you need to use a completely online approach to your marketing and anything else will be counter productive. You will also find those who avoid the internet like the plague and think you do not need to have any part of their business online at any time.
To avoid one or the other is to lose a good potential for additional business. Both approaches target different people, and you are able to gain support from both types of people if you know how to best combine these two forms of separate marketing.
Who says you cannot have ads online that direct people to your physical location? I have seen plenty of ads online that are for completely offline businesses. Now, you can still often find a website for them that give people additional information about the business, but still directs them to the actual store.
This is easily accomplished, especially since it is rather cheap to set up a website that can provide people with extra details about your company.
Offline companies taking advantage of online approaches happens far more often than the online companies doing the same. Instead, they try to avoid printing anything for their advertising if they can help it, but the offline forms of marketing are often going to work well with the same people who spend a lot of their shopping time on the web.
Try some greeting card printing that you can use to send people your web address along with a request to give you a chance. The great thing about this is that because an online business is so easy to gain access to, you will have a much better chance of gaining a person's attention, and getting them to immediately log onto your website.
Because of that ability to immediately try out your website, your greeting card printing will be particularly successful, even more so than if you had a normal offline business that people needed to drive to in order to check out.
In addition, this is just one way of taking advantage of offline marketing to boost up your business. Brochures can be just as effective for an online company as they would be for an offline one. If you avoid anything but internet advertising you are losing access to some very long standing and great styles of marketing.
No company should ever block themselves off from effective styles of marketing no matter what kind of business they use. Look at the entire marketing field and decide on what will work best for your company.
You do not want to fail to capitalize on a great style of marketing simply because you did not think it would work with your company.