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Adele Thomas
Adele Thomas 1 November 2018
Categories Advertising, B2B

How Offline Marketing can Boost Your Business in a Digital Era

In a digital era where new technologies take over every aspect of our lives, standing out from the crowd with traditional off-line marketing could have some seriously lucrative benefits for your business.

Despite the rising popularity of physical signage and online campaigns, off-line and physical marketing still remains a useful resource for many different businesses.

Why is Off-Line Marketing so Beneficial?

Authenticity

As a nation we have become so engrossed with social media and the online world that our brains will often subconsciously ignore and disregard digital marketing purely because we are so accustomed to the digital world (or because our eyes are already fixed to our own screens!). Seeing something that has been physically created or physically interacting with something has a certain and peculiar appeal to it – we just aren’t as exposed to off-line marketing as we were 20 years ago.

Off-line marketing has an added advantage compared to other forms of online marketing as it signifies to your customers and clients that you have taken the time to create something that reflects your brand and your message rather than just posting a picture and stringing together a caption. The biggest most successful corporations are as successful as they are because they stand out from the crowd – going against the trends and the masses demonstrates that your business can offer a unique product or service that cannot be found elsewhere. Furthermore an online experience cannot compare to the physical one-to-one interaction that comes with off-line marketing strategies.

Relationships

Another perk of off-line marketing is the relationships that can be built with prospective customers and clients. When distributing your off-line print marketing to the general public, interacting on a one-to-one basis is a great way to develop relationships and boost sales as a result. Generating conversation regarding your brand, products or services will increase awareness and customer loyalty and subsequently this will reflect positively on your business.

Making a genuine effort with prospective customers will instil a sense of trust and therefore people are more likely to return to you time and time again, allowing you to reap the financial benefits. Developing brand loyalty is one of the key factors to any business’ success and using promotional merchandising is a great way to build relationships with your customers.

Promotional Merchandise

The benefits of off-line marketing are only strengthened through promotional merchandising. Off-line promotional merchandise is a cost-effective solution to marketing and some of the benefits you can expect to reap are instant brand exposure, customer loyalty and long-term returns. Whether your personalising pens, badges, mugs or chocolate – promotional merchandise shows off your brand and people are likely to use your branded resources in the future and think of your company!

There are many different elements to promotional merchandising, one of the most popular being branded confectionery which effectively advertises your business. Among the many benefits of branded confectionery, the most significant is the lasting impression it makes on customers and clients. We all enjoy a tasty treat now and then and whether people are immediately drawn to your sweets, biscuits or chocolates or whether they decide to take them home and indulge later on, you’re sure to make an impression!

It is important for any business, no matter how big or small, that a range of different advertising strategies are implemented into a marketing strategy. Whilst some businesses may benefit mainly from online marketing, some may prefer to focus on physical off-line marketing. Essentially it comes down to the type of business you are and what products or services you offer – but cherry picking from online and offline strategies will give you the best of both worlds.

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