Do You Need Marketing Expertise for Your Small Business?

Do you have what it takes to effectively market your small business? If you do, that’s great, but if your efforts have so far not been up to scratch, or you would just like some professional help to boost your brand awareness, you might be interested in outsourced marketing services to help in moving your business forward.

Marketing your business is complex in the modern world. Today’s consumers are generally very savvy and well informed, and as a small business owner you need to be on the ball to keep up with them and with changes in the marketplace.

Modern marketing can also take a lot of time – something that many small business owners and directors probably don’t have in abundance. Running a business, developing products and services and supervising employees can be enough of a task, without thinking about how to go about boosting your exposure and market share. This might mean that the task of marketing seems overwhelming or at least very challenging.

You need to think about advertising and promotion, your branding, graphics, website, communications and various other matters. Without the expertise in these areas you might not know quite where to begin.

i.interact’s services include development of marketing plans and strategies, branding and / or rebranding, graphic design and public relations. i.interact also knows that your enterprise is totally unique, and needs a tailored approach to marketing and conveying to your target market what it is you have to offer. We are also aware that your funds might be limited, and can negotiate a program with you to fit within your budget.

i.interact can provide a contact person as well as a team of experts to help you with all the facets of marketing that you need. You will also have the option of using our services constantly, or on an ad-hoc basis – such as when launching a new product line for instance. Outsourced marketing services can help to provide your business with that professional and competitive edge, which in turn can assist you in retaining your clients and attracting new ones along the way.

Rebranding – Does Your Business Need a Makeover?

We all need a change or a fresh start every now and then, and sometimes the same can be said about businesses. There are times when rebranding might be necessary to create a new identity and image in the mind of customers and clients.

 

 

Rebranding can be done for a whole company, a product, a range of products, or created for a new product line. There might be many reasons for rebranding, such as to:

  • Create a more modern image.
  • Shed a less-than-positive image.
  • Become more relevant to consumers.
  • Attract a new type of client.
  • Attract a certain type of employee.
  • Promote a change of strategy and image – for example to demonstrate that the company is environmentally responsible.
  • Differentiate a new line of products from a previous one.
  • Create a more professional image, especially if the old branding was not done professionally in the first place.
  • Start afresh if the old brand did not achieve the desired results.
  • Make a new promise to consumers.
  • Create a new brand when merging with another company.
  • Differentiate from another business that has a very similar name, which causes customer confusion.

Businesses of all sizes and types may rebrand from time to time. For instance, even Apple Computers changed their title to simply ‘Apple’ so that they could sell other products. Rebranding can involve creating a new name, logo, image, and marketing strategy. It is a big step, especially since people identify with brands. It’s not something to be done lightly, or in an amateurish way. As such, when considering rebranding it’s best to find a business rebranding company that has the credentials and experience to help the business owner manage the shift professionally, and without upsetting existing customers, while creating the capacity to attract new ones.

Rebranding is likely to involve the same steps as initial branding, but needs the added requirement of being particularly sensitive to the effect on customers in the marketplace. It’s highly important in this process that it is managed in a thorough way with nothing forgotten or left undone along the way. Outsourcing the rebranding process for your small business to a business rebranding company like i.interact means that you can get the professional expertise you need to make the process as seamless as possible.