Want to see better advertising results? Avoiding these five advertising mistakes will help you save money and improve results.
1. Missing Call to Action
- Spending money at your business
- Getting a coupon
- Sharing contact information
- Liking your Facebook page
If you forget the call to action, your advertisements aren’t going to be that effective. Think about what actions your business wants people to take.
2. Lack of an Offer
People have become real good at tuning out advertisements. They fast-forward through commercials and click “close” on pop-up ads faster than you can say Jimmie Johnson. Give people an incentive to pay attention to your advertisements. Here are a few ideas:
- Exclusive discounts
- Complimentary products and services
- Useful information
The point is to create an offer that outshines the competition. It’s all about getting your advertisement noticed.
3. No Analytics
If you want to win the Daytona 500, you need to test and measure your race car. The same applies for your advertisements. Test to see what’s working and what’s not working. Test out different headlines, offers, pictures and calls to action.
By paying close attention to your advertising analytics, you’ll produce better results.
4. Being a Copy Cat
Businesses love to copy what the other guys are doing. It’s a big mistake. If you want to stand out from the competition, you need to be unique. Looking like the other guys is only going to get you ignored.
- Be creative
- Be bold
- Be different
It will make all the difference in your advertising results.
5. Advertising Like It’s 1999
Take a step into the 21st Century. Ditch the ineffective, outdated advertising channels that worked 15 years ago. Test your existing advertising channels to see how much it’s costing you to generate a lead. You might be surprised by what you find.
Always be testing. It’s a big mistake to keep doing the same thing because it worked years ago.
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If you avoid these five pitfalls, you’ll get your advertising on the right track!
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