Use of Mobile to solve a brand manager’s challenges
The world today is overcrowded with a lot of brands, and most of these brands have brand managers who create awareness about their brand and promote it better. In effort to do their jobs, brand managers are each fighting for the pie of their targeted market share. Below is a list of prominent challenges faced by a brand manager and how a mobile device can be leveraged to solve some of those challenges.
Challenges of Brand Managers
Intense competition is making brands struggle for the mind space of the consumer. As a result, the average consumer is being exposed to a large volume of advertising messages from multiple communication medium every day. Amidst the resulting advertising clutter, the brand manager has to position his brand at the right place at the right time.
New channels of communication are being discovered at an increasing pace. Brands, in order to stay competitive, are using multiple channels to touch base with consumers. Brands are using both traditional and newer channels for communication. The advent of digital channels has changed the way brands are interacting with consumers. So, brands using multiple channels for marketing are facing challenges to deliver a consistent brand message across all the channels.
It’s no longer a world where the brands just create an impression about them; it’s a world of engagement. With fast changing consumer perceptions, there is a need for more than just creating a brand image. Consumers are empowered with technology like never before. The brands need to engage consumers at every possible point and have dialogue with them to stay relevant and survive in the highly competitive market.
A mobile marketing campaign is effective in sharing info or content directly with the targeted and select audience rather than broadcasting to the general public. This helps brands cut through the advertising clutter.
Due to higher mobile penetrations, the true reach for the brand with a mobile marketing campaign is highest when compared to other methods of marketing campaigns. People carry mobile devices with them all the time. The brands now not only have the ability to engage consumers at every possible point, but also have dialogue with them.
One of the most important advantages of mobile marketing is location tracking. Location targeting gives marketers the ability to analyze and understand the behavior and needs of consumers so that the brands can engage with prospect consumers in a meaningful way.
The other advantages of mobile marketing are as follows:
- It is the most cost-effective method of marketing with a very high return on investment if the marketing campaign is implemented effectively.
- Mobile marketing campaigns have the ability to go viral instantly. If the campaign is good enough, in all probabilities, it will be shared across mobile devices giving the campaign a larger visibility.
In the next article, I’ll touch upon the different types of mobile marketing campaigns and some successful examples. Please feel free to share your thoughts on it.
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