Idea Talk: Is Your Business Ready to Adapt to the Communication Channel Preference of Your Customers?

Is your business ready to adapt to the different preferences of the changing customer attitude? Join us to explore this train of thought!

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Have you ever been asked for your E-mail address to be put on file for a particular company, and all you could think about is “Oh, God…spam mail!” It’s an icky feeling to know that you’re sort of trap in a never ending cycle of emails about promotions and deals readily handed to you via E-mail.

Mail Spam
Just an example =)

OR

Those weird text messages or push notification that pop up out of nowhere! Like:

“50% OFF! GET YOUR DEALS RIGHT NOW BEFORE IT’S OVER!”

That..can get pretty annoying. The good news is that companies now a day allow you to opt out of individual communications channel. So if you don’t want an Email or a text message from the business, you won’t get one. But why do companies even do this if they have a way out for the customer? (…maybe because it’s the law.)

But the more important question to ask is; what if all of the communication channels that you currently have in your marketing tool shed is irrelevant to you customers. What we mean is with changing attitudes and behavior, no customer’s preferences are alike (well maybe there are overlaps), so why should you treat your communication strategy with a broad stroke?

Are you adaptive enough to cater to you customer’s preference?

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Idea Talk: Why Small Businesses Need to Embrace Technology into Their Marketing Efforts

Customer’s Habits are Changing, Shouldn’t You?

Big City Marketing

If you do business in the big city, you know that marketing is done literally everywhere. From the old fashion radio and billboards to street corner promoters; all of whom have one goal in mind, drive more foot traffic to the stores. But traditional marketing is a…Well, it’s not dying per se, but it is losing momentum.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with traditional marketing, in fact, we don’t ever see traditional marketing ever dying completely because let’s face it there are still segments of the population who are tech-resistant. But for the rest of us? That is over 198.9 million Americans (reported by comScore) who are using smartphones and are therefore receptive to technology changes.

People more than ever (Thanks to Social Media trends) are more likely to engage with businesses that they love. This engagement though is not a 9-5 (business hours), this is potentially 24 hours engagements. Where people are spreading the word about your business, ordering online and even just giving you feedback about how to do something better. Customers nowadays need more than just a billboard telling them that you’re having a flash sale or a happy hour, no, they want you to give them a text message or push notification inviting them to our flash sale or happy hour.

“Customers nowadays need more than just a billboard telling them that you’re having a flash sale or a happy hour…they want you to give them a text message or push notification inviting them to your flash sale or happy hour.”

Customers are changing, and while the small to mid-size business segments are not responsible for this trend (you can thank the Silicon Valley for that.) Small businesses entrepreneurs like you need to recognize that the paradigm has shifted, and the shift is a more customer-centric marketing effort. And with the right tech, you can dominate your local competitors by being ahead of the game.

Of course, a centric based marketing effort is not a new idea, but we’re going to give you one example why without the right tech, this type of marketing would not work.

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