Being a small business owner can be stressful, but luckily your marketing doesn’t have to be. It’s the golden age for marketing. There are so many platforms and opportunities available in today’s world that our ancestors couldn’t have even imagined.
- Social media gives us free access to a global audience
- YouTube is like a free TV spot. You can post your own content for the entire world to see.
- Ebooks allow us to publish our own content without a publisher or contract.
- Website Building Sites like Wix or WordPress allow us to create our own website for little to no cost!
- Podcasts give us our own radio station – were we can pick who talks and what is said.
All of these sources are available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Smartphones have changed the game so now you can reach your customers with just the click of a button. The great part about all of these options is that you are in charge. There’s no TV producer, no magazine editor, no news reporter to pick you. You pick yourself, and that is the beautiful thing about the golden age of marketing.
With these new technologies you can reach a wider audience, move at a faster pace, tell more interactive stories, and customize your content. Research and analytics can show you who buys what, and how and why. You can get inside your customers head and tailor your message specifically for them. You are able to give the customers what they need and value based on the power of analytics.
With platforms like Twitter, you can market real-time to real people. Customers can engage with your brand in front of the entire world. You can interact with global issues that are happening now to make your brand seem more “human”. Your marketing now not only gives customers information, but also gives them an experience.
Transparency is everything. Show your customers who you really are and give them a behind the scenes peek at what you do. New platforms make marketing much less formal so your customers can get to know the real you and what your brand is all about.
With technology ever changing and the global market growing, you have a lot to consider when creating a marketing strategy. Luckily, many platforms make it simple to express your brand in any way you want. The next age of marketing is yours to do with what you want. You have the freedom and the power to define your own marketing.