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Discussion in 'PR & Marketing Forum' started by SheppardDigital, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm currently working on moving away from my business with my business partner to start up on my own again, however I want to do things as well as possible, and wondered where I could go to get some ideas on how I could advertise/market what I do.

    What I'm looking for is some clever way of putting across on a website what I do.

    So, what do I do...I'm primarily a web developer, backend stuff as well as XHTML and Standard compliant code. I want to still develop, but move away from it slightly and do more project management and meeting new clients. I want to build a team of freelancers, who between us all encompass the skills of marketing, web developer, web programmer, designer, seo, copywriting and proof reading.

    In terms of my USP, I want to put it across that we don't just build a website and thats it. Right at the beginning, we determine the needs of the client, build a brief detailing exactly whats required, while also detailing what marketing is going to be put in place once the site is up and running...how is it going to be promoted.

    I don't want to simply build a site which shows a portfolio and a list of services, but on the other hand I don't want to go into too much detail in terms of the planning stages and strategies etc.

    I want everything we do to be based on getting results for the client, if we don't believe a solution won't get results, i.e. a 300 quid website for a plumber, then I don't want to do it, it's unfair on the person paying.

    Does anyone have any idea's of how I could uniquely put this across on a website, or anywhere I could go for advice?
  2. rickypounting

    rickypounting New Member

    The best place available to avail marketing ideas is by taking the help from the internet.
  3. ilovedesign

    ilovedesign New Member

    The best thing to do would be to make a big compilation of everything you want on your site. List things that you think the consumers would like try and find some witty and creative ways to say things, and just relax a bit. What do you feel makes your business stand out over the others? Work on that question, then move forward.
  4. Peter L

    Peter L New Member

    The key issue is to keep your website quite simple and all of the information for potential consumers as easy to reach as possible.

    As a web designer I am sure you will have many innovative ways of getting your information scaled down. Remember those that are looking for your services will probably not know much about websites and web development, so try and keep it as jargon free as you can.

    I like the thought of you being open and honest about your services.

    Feel free to PM me if you want more of a sounding board for any other ideas you may have!
  5. Web Designer

    Web Designer New Member

    Watch trends on Facebook, Twitter and Google you can get ideas how to admire your customers. Moreover, think like a customer, how would you admire to purchase a thing that you don't like much more, you get the idea.
  6. Joe Micheal

    Joe Micheal New Member

    Join local business groups, read newspapers that close to your business. Local classifieds are another option you can opt for your business.
  7. prgroup

    prgroup New Member

    Yeah You are right This is the great way for making a strong strategy for your business. I would like add one option more get in touch with A good PR Firm for Making a good public relation for your business.
  8. AlexThompson

    AlexThompson New Member

    Add a blog to your current website. Your clients and prospective clients will appreciate the free information, and it will speak volumes more than just a brochure.
  9. Ricky Larson

    Ricky Larson Member

    There are some important and famous business marketing ideas are the following. These ideas are as a tip for you
    1. Develop a customer referral program
    2. Send out a customer satisfaction survey
    3. Tell a story with data or milestones
    4. Make your own infographics
    5. Publish distributed content
    6. Engage in one-to-one marketing
    7. Hold an online contest
    8. Develop an industry partnership
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  10. likeshigh

    likeshigh Member

    you can get best marketing ideas from marketing blogs, articles, videos, forums and social media platforms. here you can get unique marketing ideas.
  11. James Mason

    James Mason New Member

    The best business marketing ides to promote your business online or offline.
    • Promote your social media handles, even in person
    • Join in on popular hashtags
    • Create short, engaging Vine videos
    • Pin your site images and graphics on Pinterest
    • Keep tabs on competitors' social profiles
    • Try urban marketing like flyers, posters, and sidewalk chalk
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  12. Naheed Mir

    Naheed Mir Member

    You have shared the best business marketing ides to promote a business. I will add a few to them:
    • Content Marketing
    • Use social media
    • Paid Search Marketing
    • Email marketing
  13. Dean Braiden

    Dean Braiden New Member

    The 5 P's of Marketing – Product, Price, Promotion, Place, and People – are key marketing elements used to position a business strategically. Digital Marketing Agency London proved the good Local SEO Service in UL.
  14. Jay Proff

    Jay Proff New Member

    You can get marketing ideas from a digital marketing blog where the blogger or marketer has share his experience and knowledge. You Can also get idea at Google Digital Garage. I also get marketing tips and ideas from Google Digital Garage . after that i was following a local blog which Turbo Cloud Hosting. I read there published article about marketing
  15. MariCopywriting

    MariCopywriting New Member

    Blog is good idea;)

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