Three Ways to be Direct with Mobile Marketing
Mobile marketing has become the main way to promote and sell products on-line, and getting it right can be the difference between success and failure for many companies. There are a few differences from conventional net marketing, the site need to be smaller, neater, clearer and equally as efficient in its structure and layout as a conventional website. People are always on the move, so the more direct the message and layout of a site or advertisement, the more appropriate it will be for the more compact format and the integration of a message or a product into peoples hectic schedules.
Bringing sales in and increasing awareness are the main points of successful marketing. The following tips will enhance the effectiveness of any marketing campaign and help to create a trustworthy and popular brand -without appearing invasive or pushy. There are three points that are worth bearing in mind when dealing with mobile marketing, all of these are designed to make a company, individual, or marketing professional aware of not only the client, but of the clients needs.
1. Silence is a welcome break from the noise.
Keep the information included in the advert or promotion concise, uncluttered and direct, this will increase the visual allure of the information. Too many products are advertised with a swamp of information that will overload the customer. Try to aim for a peaceful and subtle approach, this will enhance the effectiveness of the marketing, and will lure in customers who are fed up with conventional marketing strategies.
Many people have hectic daily schedules and as they go about their daily duties they are constantly presented with loud, brash, in your face marketing that is designed to ram a product down the throats of the potential customer. When a person takes a mobile phone out of their pocket to maybe do a bit of on-line shopping, the company is in effect entering the comfort zone of the client. A phone is a prized personal possession for many, and by approaching mobile marketing with a concise, short, and visually inoffensive tact the chance of gaining a persons attention for 30 seconds is greatly increased.
2. Simplicity is the essence of genius.
Make thing spacious and minimalist, the advert needs to appeal before it is closely scrutinised. By keeping the layout of the blog, advertisement or promotion material easy to read and navigate the reader will feel intrigued -this is the lure that will eventually create a sale. The product or service that is being offered will generally have a simple purpose or use- if the use is complex, then make it sound simple.
A highly complex website is usually a slow and laborious affair that can force the customer to spend more time searching for what they want than actually buying what they want. It can take a person less than 10 seconds to dismiss a site or advertisement. Delivering the information in an accurate and uncluttered manner, and presenting the chance to find out more or buy a product without dragging people through unneeded sites or messages will increase the likelihood of a potential customer wanting to find out more.
3. Compact sites for compact times.
The mobile format is much smaller, adapt this into the design of the promotional material. Smaller does not mean less, it means more precise, giving the client or customer the information they require in a clear delivery that will not fill the blog or advertisement with unwanted -and unneeded jargon or artwork. A logo is very important, with the right approach the logo can do a great deal of the marketing duties alongside the right content.
Mobiles are constantly being refined to fit as many benefits as possible into as smaller package as possible. Reading an article or promotional piece on a mobile is different to reading it on a tablet or laptop, the information has to be delivered in a compact manner, with clear breaks for subject changes. A thought for minimum time consuming activities should be taken before designing a promotional blog or advertisement, depth of information should be delivered as soon as possible into the piece, without elaborating to the point of boring a potential client or customer.
M.Mustafa is a freelance writer, blogger, and web strategist at www.tajo.ch . His focused on technology news, IT career, including social networking strategies and blogging tips.