Here are some headlines I’ve been observing over the last few months: the scare tactics worrying brokers that if you don’t jump on board the band wagon of ‘digital marketing’ then you will be left behind.
- ‘The mortgage broking industry will transform significantly in the next four years with the biggest driver of change being digital disruption’
- ‘Why social media should be a part of EVERY broker’s business’
- ‘Google backs out of mortgage industry’
- ‘Calculators are the most searched mortgage tool’
- ‘Mobile revolution’
- ‘Suddenly SMS seems cheap’
- ‘Content is king!’
But did you know that we are also seeing more printed advertising as well:
- ‘Why print marketing Is vital for online success’
- ‘85% of 24-35 year olds preferred the traditional printed version over the digital catalogue’
And this one last month
- ‘How your print magazine and responsive smartphone edition can work together to grow your audience.‘
I had to laugh the other day when I saw AND ACTUALLY READ an email with this comment from one of the main digital marketing companies:
“Marketers are spoilt for choice when it comes to digital marketing channels.
Programmatic, social, mobile apps… the list goes on.
Despite all the latest and greatest, tried-and-tested tactics still have their place in any marketing strategy this year: when it comes to true audience engagement, email is still king”.
SO why did we think the comment was funny?
With all the digital marketing hype, I find it curious WHY a digital marketing company is trying to revert to ‘tried and tested tactics’ and suggest that it is still email?
Is it because with additional social media notifications and constant bombardment of automated digital media their new ‘technology’ is just annoying people so they need to scale back to good old marketing tactics? What do you think?
Do you know how many emails were sent and received last year?
The answer is 205 billion! Scary isn’t it?
Even scarier is that this figure is expected to grow by 3% annually over the next four years!
How many unread emails are sitting in your inbox right now?
Have you noticed our email inboxes are becoming unmanageable?
I have seen at least 3 webinars advertised recently about ‘How to manage your inbox’ so we are not alone in the world of email clutter.
You would also know that YCM believes the good old ‘tried and tested tactic’ is actually sending something in the POST!
Now I am not suggesting that digital media is not important to your business and marketing strategy – it certainly is, however I don’t think you should be losing sleep yet. You merely need a presence, a plan and definitely a strategy. But don’t get ripped off!
So my challenge to you as you read this is:
If you actually opened the envelope this arrived in – and you are reading it – then we have just filtered through your email inbox, your social and digital marketing notifications, in a much more powerful way than any other marketing communication ever will.
So call YCM today to cut through the clutter and really communicate with YOUR clients by using the ‘tried and tested YCM marketing program’ – that just happens to include our PRINTED Finance Matters magazine (AND your online presence) that your CLIENTS WILL ACTUALLY READ and respond to. After all…
Getting through the clutter Matters.