7 Marketing Tips to Really Engage your Audience


To achieve success in any business, you need to make sure that you are highly focused on the marketing that you are using to do so. This is something that can be easier said than done, but it is absolutely necessary to try to make it true for you and your business. One of the main qualities of good marketing is that it finds a way to connect with the audience powerfully. If you are curious as to how to achieve that more effectively then hopefully this post should help. Here are some of the things to focus on in order to make sure that your marketing will really engage your audience well.

Know your Buyers

One of the most important considerations in all this is to make sure that you know your buyers inside out. This means that you are fully aware of what kind of personal they tend to have, as well as what they tend to respond to well. And this of course just comes down to one thing - research. The more that you research your consumers, the more you are going to know about them, and the more thoroughly and easily you can direct your marketing to make sense to them! It’s important that you don’t just focus on your target audience though. It is much more important to know who your actual audience is, as this is much more important.

Use Social Media

It can’t really be overstated just how important social media is to a contemporary business’ marketing efforts. With so many people on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, it’s just where you need to go if you want to get in touch with as many people as possible. If you are looking for higher engagement levels with your audience, social media has to be a central part of your campaigns.

But how you use these sites is just as important as the fact that you do, so you need to make sure that you are doing all you can to use them right. That means adopting a voice that you know will go down well with the particular audience you have, and doing all you can to actively engage and interact with those people using that branded voice. You should also be linking back to your website wherever it makes sense to as well. Playing the social media game is going to really help you out in the long run, and will ensure that you have a much more engaged audience.

Be Unique

Branding and marketing more broadly are often all about being as unique as possible. As long as you are able to show what makes you special / different as a brand and as a business, you should find that you are much more likely to make things a true success. Of course this is why you have to design a brand to stand out, and it is not just something that happens by accident: you have to really work at it, looking at what design gaps there are in brands in the marketplace and doing all you can to make yours as unique as possible.

Focus on Interactivity

Make sure you try and interact with your audience, and not merely focus on one-way communication. The more that you interact with your audience, the more engaging your marketing material is going to be for them. Interact with people as people, rather than just think of marketing as pasting up a message and then leaving it for people to see. Increasingly it is interactive marketing which sells.

This can take the form of polls and quizzes online for example, which are immediately attractive to a lot of people and can be a powerful way to subtly get your brand across. Or it can be live video, a mode which many companies make use of these days and which can work very well in creating a sense of intrigue around the business. For that you will want to use a professional video production company rather than just trying to produce the video yourself, to ensure the highest possible quality at all times.

Answer Customer Questions

In the age of information, what people really thirst for is the answers to their questions. If you can give it to them in the form of interesting branded content, then you are going to find that you can engage with them in a much more powerful way indeed. Think about and research all of the common questions that people ask relating to your area of expertise or industry, and then it’s about compiling clear, sensible and well-formatted answers to those questions, in such a way that you are able to get your webpage right up there at the top of the results pages. This allows for a greater audience engagement, and it empowers your business to achieve so much more.

Consistency and Trust

Better and fuller engagement comes only if you are allowing your customers to really trust you, so this is something that you are going to want to think about too. Trust is only ever earned so therefore it is important to try and find a way to do so, and the best way you do that with marketing is by making your brand and your voice as consistent as possible. With greater consistency comes much more trust, and the ability to engage with your audience more powerfully and directly comes from that in turn.

To be consistent, it helps to have a style guide that all of your employees know to follow. This will cover everything from which colours to use to what kind of voice you are going to employ on social media, and it is one of the most powerful tools you can have.

Social Listening

Social listening is all about going where the engagement already is, where the conversation is already happening. It’s about seeking out people talking about your brand already, and inserting yourself into it. This helps in a few ways: it cuts out a lot of the work in trying to build conversation, and it allows you to actively show your brand in whatever light you like. It works well on social media, in response to people’s threads and conversations, and you should definitely start doing it if you aren’t already. It could be one of the best changes you ever make to your marketing. Twitter is a great place to benefit from this!

This is a collaborative post.

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