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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Loque, Feb 23, 2020.

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    I live in Italy. What's the best method to advertise information technology assistance & consulence in my city?
    Consider I already know FB Ads.
    SEMrush
     
    Loque, Feb 23, 2020 IP
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  2. Private Loader

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    Try your luck with classifieds on local newspapers or online classifieds.
     
    Private Loader, Feb 23, 2020 IP
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    You will want to run "for hire" ads. You can start on Craigslist, Indeed, and other job sites like Careerbuilder and Monster. On top of that, if your company has a website, promote your job offering and description on your site so that candidates can know what you're looking for - and what they're getting into. Also advertise in newspapers too. And definitely post your job listings on Dice.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    or whatever your local equivalent is.

    I'd sign up for groups like BNI which involve local networking. Word of mouth is really important in your field.
     
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Most people will still use Google or the Italian equivalent to search for stuff. Get on the paid search results in the search engines.
     
    qwikad.com, Feb 28, 2020 IP
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    If you know FB Ads then you need to work with them. Also, before running ads do a bit of keyword research about it. SEO seems to be one of the many things that I can suggest for targeting a specific city in your country, again with keywords, business listings etc.
     
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    First - get in google directory, so when people search, you would be showing under maps as local.
     
    Kate Liev, Mar 3, 2020 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    I have had some limited experience with local cable TV and local radio. I actually ran local radio ads for an IT supplies business and they went nowhere. I ran them on a business oriented talk radio show and got zero results. I don't know if Italy has local cable channels, but here we have one for every metro area and they are always looking for people to do half hour weekly shows that they can run. It can't be a commercial, but if you did a show called, "Ask the IT Expert" and answered a question or spoke a topic weekly, it would likely greatly enhance your visibility in the community. I one time did a half hour interview with someone who interviewed local businesses and that actually produced some results. You could consider that approach, as well. Of course, this depends on whether you have any free access local cable TV channels like we have here in the U.S.
     
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    Considering that Italy is on a lockdown now, any method will not produce expected results.
     
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    As a long term strategy, If you have your own website or blog, I'd suggest writing articles to rank in Google. Optimize the articles including keywords from your city. If you can optimize for counties in your area or recognized places locally, it may even be easier to rank with less competition.
     
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    AliceStyles Banned

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    I believe in the power of social media more than any other things.
     
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    I think a fairly underused tactic when it comes to marketing to local businesses it a guerrila marketing approach. For example, printing out a bunch of flyers and giving one to every store you'd like to do business with. The only wrinkle in this is getting the flyer to the decision-maker (e.g. the owner). Still, the greatest thing about guerilla marketing is that it gets everyone talking about you! So I think its definitely something to entertain
     
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    what about Utah, are there any free ads sites?
     
    Kate_loj, Mar 14, 2020 IP
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    You can not only perform Local SEO for this purpose and look for keywords that are the most relevant to you but also use classified ad sites, newspaper classifieds and websites like craigslist or yelp to advertise your brand. You can also use business listings and directories to enhance your credibility.
     
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    Cost Effective Advertising Tips for Service Based Businesses
    1) Start with your service. ...
    2) Create a comprehensive advertising and marketing strategy. ...
    3) Focus on relationships. ...
    4) Use the power of social networking. ...
    5) Get business cards. ...
    6) Ask for referrals. ...
    7) Get involved in the community. ...
    8) Do something newsworthy.
     
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    Also you shouldn't forget about outdoor advertising. Banners are a great way to get attention to your product. There are lots of companies offering their services, this one for example https://urbansignandprint.com/collections/real-estate-signs. I've read some positive reviews on them.
     
    catscantswim, May 18, 2020 IP