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In today’s fast-paced world, perception is reality. On average, you only have a mere 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention through any marketing tactic. According to the Harvard Business Review, your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. What sets most successful businesses apart is an ability to capture others’ attention visually and through the written word. These businesses understand that if no one is paying attention to them in a meaningful way, no one will invest in their products or services. Steve Rubel, chief content strategist at Edelman (one of the world’s leading global communications firms), says it best. “Attention is the most important currency that anybody can give you,” he says. “It’s worth more than money, possessions or things.”

So, we ask, what perception are you giving your clients or customers? Are you taking your marketing seriously? Have you paid real attention to your message and look? Does your marketing make an impact?

Lucky for you, Minute Print is here to help. Through our “Be Bold” campaign, our talented staff is committed to bringing your company’s brand to life through exceptional customer service, impeccable design, and the highest quality printing services.

Wondering what this means exactly? It means we’re here to get the job done no matter what it takes. We’re asking you to trust our bold approach to your marketing. Whether it be a flyer or brochure, or a simple business card, we believe every element of your company’s identity is critical in the eyes of your audience. Our experienced design and print team will work directly with you to make sure every aspect of a project is handled with a strategy that aligns with your business goals.

The amazing part is that our talents and abilities are matched with unparalleled efficiency. We have the manpower and ability to be detail-oriented while still delivering a flawless product. Armed with a vision for our customers, along with the most advanced technology in the printing industry, our team thrives on a pure boldness for innovation that prevails in everything we do.  

Are you ready to get bold with your marketing? Explore the possibilities with Minute Print and let our team bring your brand to a whole new level.   

 

10 Golden Rules of Marketing to Follow in 2021

10 Golden Rules of Marketing to Follow in 2021

We’re well into the first month of the year, which means there’s still time to set your marketing strategy for 2021. While there might not be “official” rules to magically make your marketing materials a success, these are some tried and true tactics to help you get the results you’re seeking. While every business is different, there are some strategies that work for everybody. So write these down, print them out and remind yourself weekly to follow these 10 golden rules for marketing success in the coming year.

 

1. Know Thy Customer

Your customers are the reason you’re in business. But do you know who it is that you’re truly serving? Try this exercise to see how much you know about your typical customer. Sit down with your team to develop persona types. Define their age, gender, interests, hobbies and anything else you can think to dream up. This will help as you write marketing materials. Personas can determine the tone of voice, language you use and so much more.
 

2. Use What You Know

Branching out is a great idea, but you should never forget the product or service that has gotten you to this point. Ask yourself what’s worked well in the past. Then take it a step further and ask yourself why marketing was particularly successful for a product or service. Do more of the things you’re good at in 2021 for continued success.
 

3. Invest in Thy Website

A website could make or break your business. That may sound extreme, but it’s entirely true. A website in the 21st century is a source of credibility. If you make it easy to purchase or take next steps, your chances of success skyrocket. Invest in a clean, functional design that leaves no roadblocks to convert a brand new customer. Make the checkout experience seamless, or the process of contacting you easy. 

 

4. Always Use a CTA

CTA stands for “call to action.” There are various types of actions you could want your end-users to take, from “Shop Now” to a simple “Learn More.” Think of your CTA as next steps. While you might think it’s obvious what your audience should do after interacting with your marketing materials, that’s not always the case. Be clear and state exactly what you want them to do. 

 

5. Reevaluate Thy Plans

There’s no shame in changing your game. In order for your business to succeed, you must constantly reevaluate what is working and what is not. Take failed campaigns in stride and try to get to the bottom of the failure. Don’t be afraid to poll your audience to see what they liked and what they didn’t.
 

6. Simplify Thy Message

Your business has a lot to say, but be careful not to let your excitement take over. Your audience needs a clear, concise message. Choose the most compelling tidbits of information to capture their attention, and consider saving the rest for another campaign. In this case, less is more.

 

7. Avoid PR Blunders

This one sounds like a no-brainer, yet tons of brands make this mistake year after year. The best way to avoid PR mistakes is to air on the side of caution. The person or people in charge of your social media presence should be those with good judgement. Your marketing materials should go through a vetting process. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t.

 

8. Try Something New

You’ll never know unless you try. While you should stick to the tried and true tactics that got you to where you are today, trying something new could be a gamechanger. Consider a new website design, a new social media platform or a completely new marketing strategy. 

 

9. Ask the Right Questions

Lifelong learners are often great entrepreneurs. That’s because they know that learning is never done, and there are always improvements to be made. Question whether your marketing tactics are truly working. Ask your customers how you’re doing. Gather feedback every chance you can, and then use the feedback to get better.

 

10. Go with the Flow

What works for one business may not work for another. Plans change. Pandemics happen, even. There is no possible way to plan for what the future holds, so the best your business can do is remember to be flexible and agile. When life throws a curveball at you, remember to pivot when needed. 

 

While we can’t guarantee a home run with every marketing campaign, sticking to these golden rules is sure to help you improve your odds of success. By developing clear, concise and creative campaigns, 2021 is sure to be your year. Get out there and put these golden rules into action!

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