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  • Writer's pictureMichael A Cassar

Direct Response or Bust!

Direct response marketing is marketing that demands a direct response from your potential customers. This type of marketing is used to answer questions and present your branding, products, and the reason you do what you do. Customers love this, as they are offered the opportunity to respond, whether that be in the way of signing up for a newsletter, posting a comment on your site or blog, or purchasing a product from you.

So, what does direct response marketing look like? Well, it comes in many forms, including:

  • Direct mail

  • Print ads

  • Radio and TV ads

  • Coupons or other incentives

  • Telemarketing

Some of the advantages of direct marketing are:

  • A great way to use free time during lulls in business

  • Productive way to communicate and empower you to create more relationships

  • Great way to up- and cross-sell to current customers

  • Low cost way to rustle up new business

  • Used as leverage to turn small sales into large sales

  • Supplement your current marketing program

  • Cost-effective way to reach target markets

  • Offers measurable results

  • Reach outside your local area for new business

  • Increase the effectiveness of your sales force

These are all great things that can come from just taking a few simple steps to putting together a direct response marketing plan and executing it.

“I honestly don’t think you’ll ever find a safer, lower-risk, higher-profit method of increasing your business or profession than direct-response marketing.” Jay Abraham

Launching your business on a large scale and connecting with your target market, regardless of their location, can be effectively achieved through direct response marketing.

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