Marketing Strategies for Sweeping Contractors

Marketing is an important part of any sweeping business. This article highlights how sweeping contractors can create a well-planned marketing campaign to improve company recognition and sales. Not all marketing strategies work for every company. Contractors need to consider the size of their business, their target customers, and the amount of their budget they can allocate to marketing. The first step in creating a marketing campaign is to distinguish between advertising and marketing. With advertising, a company is selling something. Marketing, in contrast, is the process of promoting the company name and making sure the company is recognizable to its target customers. Marketing is also an opportunity to educate customers about services. Marketing is more of a multi-faceted type of program which may include advertising, but also includes education and customer communication. A thoughtful and well-executed marketing plan can make a small company look bigger and more professional. Print and in-person marketing strategies include equipment with contact information printed on it, business cards, direct mail campaigns, brochures, attendance at trade shows and community involvement. Technology-based strategies include television commercials, websites and electronic newsletters. Although there is no numerical formula or software that can help measure the success of marketing efforts, asking all new customers how they learned about the sweeper is one way to gauge which strategies are generating more leads.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 20, 22-24
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  • Accession Number: 01150789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 10 2010 1:14PM