Tracking The Success Of Your Advertising Campaigns

I am certain that, as a business owner, you have often entertained the question as to how much to spend and where to spend your advertising dollars.

For most small business owners, these questions can add to the headaches suffered in the course of normal everyday operations of their business.


The how much to spend and where to spend it questions have no easy answers. Depending on your type of business, many people suggest that the how much should be equal to anywhere from 4% to 10% of your gross receipts.

The quandary is that a business cannot survive without a fresh flow of incoming customers. But, a business can seldom generate a fresh stream of customers without spending money to get the word out about their business.


success of your advertisingHave you ever paid for advertising and sat back to await the fresh flow of customers, only to find yourself sitting and sitting and then sitting some more?

Don’t feel bad about that. It has happened to many of us before. See, knowing where to spend and have success of your advertising money is not enough to get the job done. Where to spend the money only begins to highlight the other issues connected with advertising:

· Marketing Plan
· Advertising Strategy
· Headlines, Ad Copy and Visual Presentation
· Tracking the Success of Your Advertising Campaigns


The Marketing Plan is used primarily to identify your own products and services, costs, strengths, weaknesses and the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors.


It is important to understand what you expect to gain from the success of your advertising. Do you simply wish to get your name known so that when your customer will need you, they will think of you first?

Or, do you wish to get your customers in your front door on Saturday? Do you want your customers to come in and take a look around to discover the next object that they cannot live without?

Or, do you want them to come in and buy a specific widget? Do you hope that enough people will come in to buy enough products or services to pay for your single ad? Or, do you expect to gain a lifelong customer who will help pay for the  success of your advertising over the course of several years? When you know what you want, then you will better understand just how to do it.


You might be surprised how many business owners put out advertising without regard for the quality of the sales pitch or presentation. The quality of your distribution outlet or the amount of money you spent to get there will do little for you if the advertising vehicle is a junker. Test all of your advertising materials in smaller markets before blowing your advertising bank roll on it. You must absolutely know the value of your advertising before putting large sums of money behind it.


Tell your customers to save another 10% when they tell you they heard or saw your ad in such-and-such location. Suggest that they can register to win a free widget if they fill out a form and have them to tell you how they heard of your business. Advertise a specific widget in your ad and track the sales of that widget. It does not matter how you track the  success of your advertising just make sure you do it!

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