Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

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Which marketing is more effective ?

Online Marketing
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24%
Offline Marketing
3
14%
Both are important
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62%
 
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby Cre8ivDesign » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:43 pm

This is a difficult one and I suspect that their will never be a definitive answer only opinion based on business nature and client demographics.

Going back to the original post you referenced multinationals. They realise that if you have the budget and if you throw enough mud some will stick. The trick as I understand it, is to monitor and analyse your results and find what works best online or offline.

Take TV advertising, TV is a great medium for developing awareness just look at Compare The Meerkat, sorry Market. There are loads of online comparison sites but due to their anti marketing TV campaign this online business beats it's competitors primarily using offline marketing methods and a bit of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

However for other businesses affordable Pay Per Click campaigns can yield very hot leads that convert easily in to sales. Amazon are a great example of this, last month they spent out on 637,446 online adverts and seem to have stopped TV awareness campaigns, probably as rolling over advertising out lay on online advertising results in direct sales for them. The earlier TV ads seem to have built brand confidence and loyalty and now the online advertising is generating the sales.

The other benefit for online marketing is measurable results. I am sure that Amazon would know the exact value of one Pay Per click Ad in comparison to profit for average sales value. Giving them very predictable growth and budgeting through online advertising.

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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby Molly » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:16 am

I suppose when it comes to offline marketing, you actually have the chance to meet the potential customers in person. That is where you build up your trust when you are talking face to face.

For online marketing, you are expanding your strategies across the borders, so this is the advantage. Anyway, my view is both are equally important.
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Re: Online vs Offline Promo

Postby lindamartin88 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:17 am

litekepr wrote:There are all kinds of variables to this question and a big one is the type of business. I know a lot of small business owners who do very well in their neighborhood (happens to be my neighborhood too) and online promotion would do little to nothing for them. Their reputation and customer base is built through their location and the local word of mouth. The mechanic that I deal with has built a wonderful reputation and I've sent hundreds of new customers over the years - an online presence would do little for him, but he has a phone book ad in both cities where he is located.

One the other hand, I promote almost exclusively online. I do freelance writing and promotional work for businesses and the internet gets me the exposure to a much wider audience and allows me to use online job sites. My book promotion is mostly online - and that compliments any off line promo that I do. I work with clients to decide the best way to promote and it is truly decided on a case by case basis. Lots of variables :)

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Great post. You have summarized and categorized all of the business tracks that can be influenced by online and offline marketing. Than you for sharing.
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby Biiyke » Sun May 01, 2011 3:31 pm

It also depends on your geographical region. So considering this and my target traffic, I will lean more on offline marketing. Online marketing however will be very important for follow up.
I'll start off with Offline Marketing because that's where the "virgin" traffic is. A lot of people still don't know where to go besides facebook! :lol:
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby tobuso » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:28 pm

I have to say that so far at least offline marketing is best for my business. I have started with some seo efforts but my google local traffic is non-existent and I am the B. position for most local search keywords.

I started the business going door to door B2B. I sold some. I leveraged my time with signs(guerrilla marketing style,) after that I switched to more above board mailers which got me good targeted calls from the customers I wanted. I also did telemarketing for appointments. Those appointments were not as good. The people at the telemarketer appointments seemed more rushed, less trusting, and less likely to convert. Incoming calls are the way to go. Get people calling you. Brand yourself with an online presence, radio presence, in-person(meet-ups, Chamber of commerce, ect...,) direct mail, billboards, and anything else that you can test and measure.
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby GT Bulmer » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:55 pm

Hey, Philip:

Awesome insight and examples from your direct, personal experience! Great recommendations.

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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby freestylezz » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:13 pm

I would say it depends on a business. When the market is limited to local geography then the offline marketing is more important and when you're deal with global market then you must do online market to capture broader audience. Online marketing however is really really competitive, especially search engine marketing. You will be competing with the world for the top 10 google ranks and even the 10th ranked website generate less than 10% of the traffic for the keyword you want to compete for.
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby RobBright » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:13 pm

I think both are important but what most people forget is that the internet is just a medium for the mass distribution of a message when it comes to marketing, is it quicker and more easier for your potential customer to find you and easier to deliver stuff yes absolutely.

In terms of your marketing though, the distribution of the message is of no consequence if the message is not relevant and beneficial to the end user i.e your prospect.

If the message is in terms of you then no one will care and it will smack of just another advert, however if it is benefit laden and points to solving a specific problem you have highlited as existing within your target market you are now getting somewhere.

How you distribute that message, T.V radio, newspaper, facebook, youtube or articles etc is all just the same to an extent, the quality must be in the actual message itself
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby GT Bulmer » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:16 pm

Great response, Rob. Well said. Thanks for sharing your insight and opinions.

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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby RM Mentor » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:50 am

Both are important and getting the mix right will help you dominate in your category. There are software services which integrate email marketing and offline marketing too.
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Re: Offline Marketing V/S Online Marketing

Postby carol brin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:48 am

Yes I also think so that the both are important to promote a business but If we compare it to each other than online is more important than offline because offline marketing just promote your company at local level (Exceptionally country level) but online marketing promotes a business at GLOBAL level.
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