NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Content marketing provides several benefits to small and large companies alike: It brings awareness to their brand, identifies their customers' needs, and builds trusting relationships through a strategy that aligns with their overall business objectives. Smaller companies are now able to compete with brand names and, remarkably, can even have the upper hand because they have the opportunity to relate to their audience on a more personal level. While enticing new customers is a standard to any marketing strategy, what about utilizing content to create customer value for the return buyer?
In his latest post on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit, contributing author, Phillip Thune provides five ways that small businesses can show customer appreciation through their content efforts.
- Thank you. Customers appreciate recognition and feeling valued. Thune recommends that organizations should uncover unique opportunities to thank their customers. He cites handwritten thank you cards, social media posts or even videos as ways to thank customers.
- Spotlight. A popular way that brands can feature customers is by spotlighting them as a "Fan of the Month." Help shoppers feel special by including their picture or featured article through the business website and various social media channels.
- Exclusivity. Thune suggests providing returning customers a sneak peek of new or updated products and coupons that only followers of the brand will see. Mobile apps can streamline this process by allowing users who have downloaded the app to receive cash-back rewards.
For discussion on the two remaining ways that small businesses can show customer appreciation through their content, read Thune's complete article here: http://bit.ly/1Xk5Ed1.
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