How Exciting Marketing Can Sell a "Boring" Product
Posted on 03/27/2017
Let’s be honest: some products are easier to sell than others. Not every company can be Apple, Nike or Starbucks. Flashy products like these go directly into the hands of consumers, and while they do require marketing and advertising, oftentimes they speak for themselves.
Somebody has to make the pieces for these products; someone has to sell the insurance; somebody has to sell the plastic moldings, containers and metal piping. Products and services like these aren’t “fun” or “stimulating,” but necessary. So how does a brand make a necessary product seem exciting and interest-worthy? One word: marketing.
The right marketing can make any brand seem thrilling, and can boost a small business if used appropriately. If your business is struggling to sell a less-than-compelling product, check out some of these marketing tactics to bump consumer interest and sell excitement.
1. Show your benefits.
How will it impact their lives, make things simpler or cheaper? When you’re marketing a “boring” product, showing how it can directly influence consumers’ lives will reach out to them and draw them in as customers.
2. Keep it simple.
The basic key is to focus your marketing efforts into one essential message. If it’s literally nuts and bolts, maybe your message is “We keep it all together.” No matter what your product is, find its basic necessity and aim your marketing efforts towards that.
3. Be visual.
4. Tell a story.
Some products are easier to sell than others, but that doesn’t mean your product won’t sell. By boosting your marketing tactics in new ways, you can bring any product or service to life, and show people why your business matters. Try out some of these marketing strategies and see how your “boring” product business booms.
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