August 11th, 2020

Five Tips for Marketing During a Pandemic

by sage island

If you’re a business trying to figure out how to stay open during the pandemic and then be okay after it is over, you are not alone. Thousands of companies throughout the world are feeling overwhelmed and threatened due to the worldwide economic shutdown.

Still, there are ways to weather this terrible storm, and it starts with revisiting your marketing strategy. It is challenging to plan our next move as the world changes around us, but now is a great time to re-evaluate your marketing strategies and improve wherever necessary.

Marketing your business during a pandemic is all about clear communication, timing, and maintaining excellent customer service. Here are five tips to help your business stay on track with marketing during a pandemic.

Continue to communicate.

Your customer base is a captive audience right now, so don’t stress about over-communicating.

Be honest and open by letting them know there may be questions they have, and you may not have the answers. Use all of the platforms available to you to let your customers know about the professional latest updates. Set expectations with your clients now to avoid frustrations later.

Re-strategize and focus your marketing efforts.

It’s imperative to be smart about who you market to and how you market to them. Some businesses are benefiting pandemic, while others are severely struggling.

Take advantage of the situation where you can. Think about how your business can create engaging content for your consumers across as many platforms as possible.

  • Create informative blog articles.
  • Utilize entertaining social media posts that can help your business stay relevant to your consumers who are continuously seeking fresh content.
  • Revamp your website to freshen it up and make it more appealing to what your customer base needs now.

Collect and analyze data.

Now is the time to examine and re-evaluate your clients’ needs. By collecting and analyzing data, you can make the necessary adjustments to your strategies and pitch the ideas that don’t work.

Comparing consumer behaviors is another way to collect data for your business. This helps you quickly determine what works for your business and how you can reach your target audience.

Optimize business content. 

With people spending even more time on various online platforms, this is a chance to improve digital communication. Developing a social media strategy that engages with current and potential consumers benefits you in the long run.

So, ensure your website provides a seamless user experience that includes:

  • Easy navigation.
  • Robust search functionality.
  • A broad FAQ section.
  • Clear steps to get your products or services.

Your business’s voice must provide the same consistent message throughout all your content.

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Build client relationships.

You can improve existing relationships with your audience by making it easier for them to connect to your business. Prioritize clients for more effective transactions, set up virtual meetings, and introduce them to a dedicated customer service associate who can provide above and beyond attention.

Being responsive to consumers shows respect for their needs and helps them develop trust. Offering new products or discounted services can also help build that strong relationship.

It can be challenging to plan during these unprecedented times, but that doesn’t mean your business has to take a significant hit. With careful planning, open communication, and minor adjustments, you can survive and potentially even grow your business.

If you find that you need extra help with marketing and creating content, contact the Sage Island team. We are here for you and happy to help!

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