If your business is still in the reopening phase of coming out of lockdown, you might think investing in marketing is the last thing you should be thinking about – every penny matters after all. But the fact is that the opposite is true, now is the time where you really need to invest in your marketing drive to kick-start your business and start drawing customers back through your doors.

Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective, and there’s never been a better time to invest than now.

Marketing in the post-lockdown marketplace

Small Business Marketing TacticsThe primary purpose of marketing is still the same as it ever was; to make sure as many potential customers know what your business does, what you offer, and how they can find you. Lockdown meant the society came to a grinding halt for several months, but things are beginning to open up again now and customers are keen to start buying once more. You need to make sure your business is there for them.

Investing in your marketing budget now will pay dividends in the long-run, and allow your business to reap the rewards of an improved customer base while your competitors are still floundering. When it comes to marketing there’s no room for procrastination, so you need to get started on a tailored marketing campaign to make sure your customers know that you’re open and ready for them once more.

Can you really afford to invest in marketing?

The simple answer is yes – and the more important question is, can you really afford NOT to? Your business will have missed out on a lot of custom over the months it was closed, or seen a dramatic fall in customers if you were one of the few allowed to stay open.

It’s time to provide your business with a fresh marketing campaign to ensure that customers not only know that your business is open, but that you have taken the necessary steps to ensure it’s as safe as possible for them to shop or engage with you. Marketing communications now have to provide some COVID-specific reassurance to provide customers with the peace of mind they need in order to start buying again.

Your business can definitely afford to invest in a marketing plan because the best marketing plans are tailored from the ground up, which means you will work with a marketing specialist to determine what the ideal marketing program looks like for you and your business. That means taking into account your current business finances to see what you can afford, as well as focusing on achieving your goals.

For more information on a tailored marketing plan, and to learn just how affordable it could be, contact the specialists at Elite Marketing Services today.