The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses into a wholesale rethink about the way that they conduct themselves. For most businesses, this has necessitated a change in the way that they operate on a day to day basis. However, it has also been affecting the ways that businesses market themselves. Savvy businesses have been adjusting their strategy in response to the opportunities and difficulties that Covid-19 presents.
Go For Good PR
In the not too distant future, businesses will face judgment for their actions during this pandemic. Businesses that have treated their workers well and shown a sense of social responsibility will be able to reap the rewards in free marketing further down the line.
Conversely, businesses that have treated their workers and customers poorly and shown a lack of concern for their well being are going to end up paying a hefty reputational cost. Savvy businesses can get ahead of the curve in this regard by ensuring that their treatment of workers during Covid-19 is exemplary. Even if it costs money to invest in your workers now, you will make that money back in increased goodwill from consumers.
Work On Your Newsletter
It’s hard to overstate just how effective email marketing can be when it is done right. A number of modern businesses are avoiding e-mail marketing because they view it as an outdated and antiquated marketing technique with little applicability to the modern world. However, this is a wildly inaccurate interpretation of the situation.
E-mail marketing remains one of the most effective techniques available to marketers. The real challenge when it comes to email marketing is compiling a list of high-quality e-mail contacts to send your marketing materials out to. However, this has never been easier to do. You can even create a Facebook signup form to enable your audience to sign up for your newsletter from your Facebook page.
Once you have your email subscriber list, you can then focus on putting together newsletters and other media that will be of interest to your audience.
Take Advantage Of Cheap Ads
With advertising spending down across the board, many websites and businesses have been lowering the amount that they charge advertisers, sometimes dramatically. Of course, there is a good reason that advertising spending has plunged in general, but there are still opportunities for those who are spending money.
The explosion in the availability of cheap advertising space could be a game-changer for many businesses. Less competition doesn't just mean cheaper access to advertising space; it also means that you can accomplish more with less. Businesses that would usually have had to compete with much more aggressive spending from their competitors find themselves on a much more even playing field. Stick to the advice outlined above to ensure that your business doesn't develop a bad reputation during these difficult times.
Adopting the right tactics during the height of the Covid-19 crisis is going to prove vital for businesses going forward. Any business that shows a disregard for customers or workers during this time is truly playing with fire.
Thank you and may God bless you!