Business is really good right now. Supply chain is really bad. Trying to find a way to generate more market share and/or penetration without spending money that is not fully guaranteed is quite the battle. We have identified four key characteristics to creating a marketing plan and budget for today that can handle the uncertainty […]
It really is an easy answer but a hard one to say out loud. You can’t market your way out of it. It’s not that there is going to be message that you can say or a Facebook post that you can write or videos that you can distribute on multiple channels. It’s that EVERYONE […]
Retail has a unique opportunity due to the increasing population and influx of dollars in the marketplace to customize a message that speaks to all four population targets while laying the foundation for future success. From a pure dollars standpoint, furniture retail, is ripe for expansion in the coming years even with the inclusion of […]
R&A Marketing is excited to welcome Hampton Furniture to our furniture advertising family and to the R&A Club. Hampton Furniture opened in 1931 in Anderson, SC. Located at 809 Whitehall Road, Hampton Furniture specializes in England furniture, offering one of the largest selections in the upstate – all at discount prices. Their showroom is a […]
Recently we just had a client increase their July and August traffic by 31% verses last year. Yes, that is right…31%. Why an increase in traffic?
We made a concentrated effort to get into the home of the consumer whether it was through print or online we wanted to make sure the consumer got the message in the comfort of their own home.
In our dealings with retailers on a daily basis we are confronted with the conundrum that is “I don’t want to run a sale but I don’t want to lose a potential sale. Can you help us accomplish this?”
If we wanted to land every piece of business (temporarily) our answer would be “Yes, we most certainly can!” However, we would be misleading the notion that is an impossible outcome. So, our answer is, “Yes we can but you cannot afford to spend enough to out shine the noise of ‘sale, sale, sale’ that dominates the retail landscape”.
Life was easy back in the day, or at least, that is what I am told. I have only been actively engaged in this industry since 2008 and as you can imagine I have not seen the “easy days” of this industry. I have only seen the retail of today which can prove to be complicated, hard acquisition and slow growth.
More often than not in our ventures with clients we hear that we need to target our “online customer”. There is a perception in the marketing world that your online customer is different from your offline customer.
To some degree there might be some truth in that in regards to how they absorb information verses online or offline. However, the amount of money or style of product they might be trying to purchase does not change online or offline.
Online vs. Offline Marketing (They do not have to work against each other but can work with each other to equal success) One of the many tasks that all retailers are facing is how to utilize both online and offline marketing tactics in their overall marketing strategy, thus helping increase their sales. There are numerous […]