Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The reality behind marketing myths
Do they understand the importance of memorializing their loved ones after choosing cremation?
Do they know all the facts about the benefits of planning their final wishes ahead of time?
Did you know that a solid marketing strategy can help ease all of these situations?
As long as we have been in marketing, we have heard our fair share of myths for why businesses have sub par marketing. And, because many believe these myths, marketing gets a bad rap. Well, we want to help you debunk those myths and get you headed in the right direction.
MYTH: Marketing is just making information look pretty.
Reality: While the graphics may be what you see first, marketing and graphic design are so much more than that. You’d be surprised how much time, research and talent goes into creating something that will effectively educate the families you serve and help them make a well-informed decision.
MYTH: Marketing is for our sales staff only.
Reality: Marketing is not the same as advertising or sales. Marketing includes everything your customer touches, from the sign on your front door to Yelp reviews. It’s the way your staff answers the phone and your email signature.
MYTH: The right brochure solves everything.
Reality: Great marketing puts the information where your unique customer is looking for it. Unless you regularly have customers who come to you looking specifically for brochures, you probably need to expand your arsenal of communication methods. Well-placed signage, social media, multimedia advertisements and editorial articles are just the start to a layered approach.
Is it time for you to update your marketing? We have resources to help you get started. Give our Customer Service team a call at 800.798.4900 to get in touch with our experts.
This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/thursdays.