Welcome back to Quick Wins with Comments. Richard Toutounji and today we’re talking about a bit of a traditional topic. It’s called traditional media so it’s talking about billboards, radio, flyers, everything I guess, non-online or offline marketing or offline advertising. We want to focus on how do we get the stats for offline advertising? How do we find the numbers? How do we get the analytics for our offline advertising? How do we know if it’s effective?
We have a few clients that come to us and they’re spending a lot on other forms of marketing and what’s happening is how’s it going? Yeah, we’re getting a bit spike in traffic and then it sort of goes down. We can’t really actually track, did they make a sale from it, what happened from it. All the traffic surges interlinked a lot so this is how we can do it. This is how we can really do it to make sure that we get really good numbers and it’s working most importantly.
What I like to do is that if your advertising in a car, or billboard, radio or TV commercial, anything like that, you’ve got to think about what’s the client doing at the time? For example, if we’re going to advertise on our car for example, we recently got our car wrapped at Com. We want to make sure that there’s a clear message. Where’s a car going to be placed? A car is going to be placed on the road. What are people going to be doing? They’re going to be sitting behind the car, in traffic. You’re going to have passengers in the car that have got things like mobile phones. They’re bored. Everybody’s on these phones so we’re going to make sure to utilize this so a good idea to understand how we’re going to do that first is we’re going to make sure there’s no disconnective marketing. What they see on the car, they also see on the website when they go there.
Remember, generally what’s going to happen is people are going to see a branding or see a flyer. They’re going to go to the website or make a call. We understand why we want to be effective with our marketing. Now we’re going to make sure that how we’re going to do it. What we like to do here at Com is we really want to focus on creating a landing page. Now if you don’t know what a landing page is, it’s a single page where you can’t get distracted. You can’t go to different pages on the website. It’s one page that can be created really fast. There’s heaps of platforms out there that can do it. You can do it yourself. It has the clear offer.
If you’re trying to target people to look in their phones straight away, make sure [inaudible 00:02:18] landing page is responsive, make sure it’s fast and efficient. You don’t want to drag it on too long, you want to capture their details. You want to either get them to make a phone call or you want to get their email address so you can start marketing to them in more of an automation way.
Once we do that, we can actually see how many people came from the traditional advertising to the direct landing page. How do you do that you ask? Well it’s very simple. You give them a direct URL or you give them a forward slash and we put the words there which is the page to go to. In this situation, if it’s not going to the home page and it’s going to that landing page, the most important part in analytics, we can track it. We can tell you exactly how many people saw that car and they went to that exact page you told them.
Now if that works, why don’t we get another car? Get a third car. If it doesn’t work, maybe the money’s best spent on flyer advertising. Now if you’re running a flyer campaign and you’re running a car campaign, you’re going to have two different URLs or forward slash two different things. You’ll have yourbusinessname.com.au/carspecial yourbusinessname.com.au/flyerspecial. Do you understand the point? It’s really making sure it’s specific to what they want.
If you can do that, I mean all the question marks about is it working or not? You know it’s going to be working, of course advertising is branding but if we’re looking at really tightening our marketing budget, and getting the best out of our dollars, I mean sure the big guys can just go throw the money out there but as a small business, medium business, you’ve got to make sure if it’s working, use it, double it, duplicate it because you know it’s converting. But if it’s not, get rid of it, move somewhere else. Again, just to wrap it up, make sure that you’ve got a really specific URL, specific landing page if you’re doing any offline marketing and then we can really track, measure and get real results and spend the money where it’s actually working.
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