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The Marketing Mix

New Year, New You!

It's a new year, so maybe it's a new you? Or at least your business?

Here are 10 ways to refresh your marketing strategies and reach new customers with the new year:

  1. Set clear marketing goals: Before you can effectively market your business, you need to know what you want to achieve. Take some time to set clear, measurable goals for your marketing efforts. This will help you stay focused and track your progress. For more on setting goals: Setting Marketing Goals for your Business (bigrapidsdailynews.com)

  2. Identify your target audience: Knowing who you want to reach is essential for creating targeted marketing campaigns. Take some time to research your ideal customer and understand their needs, pain points, and interests. For more on fidning your target audience: Your Target Audience (bigrapidsdailynews.com)

  3. Create a content marketing strategy: Content marketing is a powerful way to attract and engage customers. Develop a plan for creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content that speaks to your target audience. For example, florists make arrangements every day. Take pictures of finished products and time lapse video of the process. It's engaging content for your target audience!

  4. Get a website/Optimize your website for SEO: Your website is your true store front and signage! More people will visit your website than walk/drive past your store. Make sure your website exists and is easy for search engines to find and understand is crucial for attracting organic traffic. Take some time to optimize your site for SEO, including by doing keyword research and creating high-quality content. For more, contact JT: scarp@bigrapidsmedia.com

  5. Review your advertising strategy: are you on the right radio station? Is broadcast TV really reaching your target audience? Are your newspaper ads? Billboards? Make sure you are tracking the results from any and all advertising by comparing your traffic and sales to when your commercials aired, when the paper is printed, etc.

  6. Utilize social media: Social media is a powerful tool for reaching and engaging with customers. Choose the platforms that make the most sense for your business and create a plan for posting regular updates and interacting with your followers.

  7. Build email lists and send newsletters: Email marketing can be a highly effective way to reach and engage with customers. Build your email list by offering valuable content in exchange for subscribers, and use newsletters to keep your audience up-to-date on your products and services.

  8. Advertise online: Online advertising can be a cost-effective way to reach a large audience. Consider using platforms like Google AdWords or Facebook Ads to target specific groups of people with your ads. Geo-target competitors, retarget web traffic, pre-roll Youtube videos, etc. Check BR Digital for more: Big Rapids Digital | Digital Marketing Solutions

  9. Host events: Hosting events is a great way to connect with your customers and build your brand. Consider hosting webinars, workshops, or in-person events to showcase your products and services.

  10. Partner with other businesses: Partnering with complementary businesses can be a great way to reach new audiences and build relationships. Look for opportunities to collaborate on promotions, events, or content.

  11. Invest in video marketing: Video is a highly effective way to engage with customers and showcase your products or services. Consider creating video content for your website, social media, or online ads to reach a wider audience. Again, BR Digital can execute video ad campaigns. They can also plan and create video commercials and content.

Some of these take a lot of thought and even more time. But they're worth it!

Big Rapids Media can always help plan and execute any of these strategies.

 

If you don;t think you have the time for all of these, contact JT Scarpelli at Big Rapids Media: scarp@bigrapidsmedia.com

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Baseball

MONDAY - 5/13

Reed City 0 @ Big Rapids 3

Reed City 3 @ Big Rapids 16 (5inn)

Lakeview 4 @ C Montcalm 14 (6inn)

Lakeview 4 @ C Montcalm 9

Tri County 5 @ Fremont 1

Tri County 8 @ Fremont 5 (6inn)

TUESDAY - 5/14

Chippewa Hills 5 @ Grant 4

Chippewa Hills 1 @ Grant 2

C Montcalm 7 @ Kent City 6

C Montcalm 12 @ Kent City 2

Big Rapids 13 @ Lakeview 1

Big Rapids 14 @ Lakeview 1 (5inn)

White Cloud 1 @ Morley Stanwood 2

White Cloud 11 @ Morley Stanwood 2

Tri County 1 @ Newaygo 3

Tri County 3 @ Newaygo 4

WEDNESDAY - 5/15

C Montcalm 4 @ Carson City 5

C Montcalm 24 @ Carson City 8 (5inn)

Manistee 3 @ Reed City 4 (6inn)

Manistee 12 @ Reed City 12 (5inn)

FRIDAY - 5/17

Big Rapids 0 @ Byron Center 4

Big Rapids 1 @ Byron Center 3

Kent City 6 @ E Jordan 3

Mancelona 3 @ Kent City 0

Lakeview 3 @ Grant 8

Lakeview 1 @ Grant 13 (5inn)

Ravenna 8 @ Newaygo 15

Ravenna 1 @ Newaygo 2

Morley Stanwood 2 @ Chip Hills 10

Morley Stanwood 2 @ Chip Hills 10

Tri County 6 @ White Cloud 8

Tri County 8 @ White Cloud 3

SATURDAY - 5/18

Inland Lakes 4 @ Big Rapids 7

Big Rapids 1 @ Beal City 11

Fremont 4 @ White Cloud 1

Fremont 5 @ Newaygo 10 (6inn)

Hesperia 2 @ Grant 12 (6inn)

Grant 2 @ Newaygo 1

Clare 22 @ Reed City 2 (4inn)

Ludington 13 @ Reed City 1

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CSAA Softball

MONDAY - 5/13

Reed City 8 @ Big Rapids 10

Reed City 0 @ Big Rapids 9

Lakeview 0 @ C Montcalm 10 (5inn)

Lakeview 1 @ C Montcalm 1 (6inn)

TUESDAY - 5/14

Chip Hills 9 @ Grant 14

Chip Hills 9 @ Grant 10

C Montcalm 7 @ Kent City 6

C Montcalm 12 @ Kent City 2

Big Rapids 14 @ Lakeview 1 (6inn)

Big Rapids 16 @ Lakeview 0 (5inn)

WEDNESDAY - 5/15

C Montcalm 0 @ Sacred Heart 15 (5inn)

C Montcalm 1 @ Sacred Heart 8

THURSDAY - 5/16

Cadillac 0 @ Reed City 19 (3inn)

Cadillac 0 @ Reed City 11 (5inn)

FRIDAY - 5/17

Lakeview 0 @ N Branch 10 (6inn)

SATURDAY - 5/18

Big Rapids 2 @ Dakota 12

Big Rapids 4 @ Oakridge 5

Big Rapids 9 @ Canton 4

Grant 2 @ Newaygo 1

Holton 1 @ Reed City 1

Ludington 0 @ Reed City 7

SUNDAY - 5/19

Big Rapids 14 @ Milan 2

CSAA Softball Standings

1.) Big Rapids: 16-0

2.) Reed City: 16-2

3.) Newaygo: 11-3

4.) Kent City: 9-6

5.) Central Montcalm: 7-5

6.) Grant: 6-8

7.) Morley Stanwood: 4-7

8.) White Cloud: 3-11

9.) Lakeview: 2-12

10.) Chip Hills: 0-10

11.) Tri County: 0-10

(from available data)

CSAA Baseball Standings

1) Big Rapids: 17-1 | +172 -42 (+130)

2) Chippewa Hills: 11-5 | +91 -57 (+34)

3) Grant: 12-6 | 107 -57 (+50)

4) Newaygo: 12-6 | +104 -65 (+39)

5) Central Montcalm: 10-6 | +109 -71 (+38)

6) Reed City: 11-7 | +125 -81 (+44)

7) White Cloud: 8-10 | +79 -117 (-38)

8) Morley Stanwood: 6-12 | +57 -117 (-60)

9) Kent City: 5-13 | +86 -144 (-58)

10) Tri County: 4-14 | +89 -147 (-58)

11) Lakeview: 0-16 | +60 -181 (-121)

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