Idea Exchange: Traditional and New Media Marketing
by JimD, Former Moderator
- Created: August 5, 2010, 9:03 am
How can traditional marketing techniques be changed to accommodate the rise of new media marketing, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, online coupons, and email campaigns? Traditional marketing and new media marketing can be integrated to cross promote your business and hit different potential customers. Trying to find synergies between tradition and new media marketing, we asked the Community to share with us what the;ve done and wha-s worked for them. We asked
Her's what our members had to say about traditional and new media marketing:
It Takes a Combination, But the Mix Varies
orangeranger and JoGarrett, as well as many other community members, agree that a combination of traditional and new media marketing is necessary. JoGarrett says'a mix of the two is ideal, though what that mix is will vary depending on who your customers are' moneyandrisk adds that both marketing techniques should be dictated by the customers.
When and Where to Use New Media Marketing
Depending on your customers, industry, and location, new media marketing can be implemented differently.
ChadL says that a lot of people put links to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets on traditional marketing, such as newspaper ads and business cards. entrepreneur uses traditional marketing to drive target audiences to promotional pages online. Once the customer is online, they can get more information compared to news advertisements. Other businesses, however, have implemented social media directly onto their websites, or use only social media to put out their message. Some small businesses find it easier and more cost effective to have a Facebook page rather than their own website.
Location is another important consideration when decided whether or not to implement new media marketing. brittles had a good example of why new media marketing might be used differently in different locations. A restaurant owner in New York City might want to do more social media to get their name out there since competition is higher for restaurants in NYC compared to a small rural town.
Adding New Media Marketing to your Toolkit
SieEnt states there is a'gold mine of data. You just have to mine it' Many people use new media as a way to gauge custome's reactions. With new media marketing, the price to change or experiment is much cheaper. Certain keywords or phrases can be changed and tracked much easier than traditional marketing.
Some of our community members said that with the new age of marketing, traditional marketing should not be forgotten. tomadams believes that social media is the new shiny object and has its place, but traditional media still does much of the heavy lifting. New media marketing techniques should be added to your toolkit but not necessarily replace traditional methods. However, when using traditional and new media marketing, chremp says it is important to'send a consistent message regardless of the marketing method.
As technology continues to change, businesses need to evaluate how they can adjust. harrisbrown reminded everyone that marketing is the very heart of the business. Stepping into different media as the technology grows keeps your business innovative and competitive.
Thanks to everyone who shared how they have used traditional and new media marketing. If you would like to read all the responses or see past idea exchanges, visit the Idea Exchange board.
More Resources on Traditional and New Media Marketing
- Small Business Marketing - Learn marketing basics, how to conduct market research, how to develop a marketing plan, and how to comply with advertising laws.
- Online Advertising Law - Read about specific online advertising laws, especially if you plan to do an email campaign.
- Advertising and Marketing on the Internet: Rules of the Road - The FTC has prepared a guide to give an overview of some of the laws it enforces.
- Small Business Marketing: Making Social Media Pay Off your Brand and Your Bottom Line - Find information on how to monitor social media and how it can be used as tool for your small business.
- Putting the Social into Social Media Marketing - 3 tips for interacting with your customers
- Getting Started with Social Media Marketing - Steps on how to get started with using social media as a marketing tool
- Adding Social Media to a Business Marketing Mix - Learn reasons why it is important and how to implement it.
What's Next for the Idea Exchange?
The current idea exchange What government resources have you found in your community or on the web that help women or minority business owners succeed? will run until September 1. Please submit your thoughts and vote on the ideas you agree with by clicking Kudos!
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