For big businesses, being innovative in your marketing approach, maximizing the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns and being aware of new opportunities are key to the success of your sales teams and ultimately the success of the company. It is no wonder then that performance marketing is the primary focus of big businesses and over the last few years, Pay Per Call has appeared to be the front runner in this category. Here are several reasons why big businesses should turn to this newest form of marketing, which is an untapped goldmine of opportunities.
It is common knowledge that the digital sphere is the easiest way to reach consumers but the medium from which businesses connect with consumers have recently changed. According to Google, Mobile search volume has overtaken desktop search volume. This year in 2016, there are currently over 225 mobile search users in the United States and this figure will continue to rise in the years to come. This signifies that Pay Per Call Marketing has the ability to reach potential costumers and clients nationwide more effectively and it offers big businesses or enterprises a chance to solidify their brand and expand their business at a considerable pace and in a effective manner. It is also interesting to note that this marketing reach will span across different demographics, job roles, age etc, as well and not only the younger generations as first believed. When we think of someone who frequently uses their smartphones, we often imagine an individual in his early 20s or someone who is in school but did you know that 77 percent of executives and B2B decision makers use their smartphones to research a product or service for their business. There are a board spectrum of smartphone users whom not only research products and services but also make purchasing decisions as well. This shows the versatility that this marketing medium provides. By setting certain priorities and utilizing different Pay Per Call campaign strategies, big businesses can target multiple demographics or concentrate on a certain demographic or age range that fits there target market. As mobile search volume continue to rise so will its marketing reach.
Heavily Influences Consumer Spending
With the shift in consumer behaviour to one that seeks instant action and easy ways of engagement, the marketing methods have changed along with this trend. Nowadays, a successful marketing campaign must have those things in mind or risk not only losing current costumers but opportunities to gain new prospects as well. Typical online marketing campaigns where the end goal is to have a consumer fill out a online form just is not going to cut it anymore. Pay Per Call fills this void between businesses and consumers since it incorporates both instant action(click to call button) and provides an easy way of engagement(consumers can speak with businesses directly). It is no surprise then in a recent 2016 study done by BIA/Kelsey, click to call, pay per call influences more than $1 trillion in U.S. consumer spending. This piece of research is extremely important because it shows not only the weight that this new type of marketing currently holds but also the way consumers like to interact with businesses. This trend will continue to grow during the coming years as mobile devices become more technologically advanced. Big Businesses that are investing in this huge opportunity will be able to establish dominance in their target market.
For big businesses, being able to track their marketing performance and obtaining sales intelligence is important for growth. One key factor that makes pay per call campaigns so valuable is that we can track not only the consumer’s location and the time of the day when the call was initiated but also what was discussed during the call. Businesses can assess the most common things which were discussed and find a standard deviant. This is to help reveal highlights of a product or service, general trend or direction in which your product or service is heading towards and also pain points and what is missing. By measuring the level of engagement and overall disposition of the consumer, you can ultimately find ways to improve your product and stay ahead of your competition. This new type of performance tracking is vital and differs from other forms of marketing. Traditional marketing methods like print(magazines and newspapers), television, radio have no form of performance tracking and the only thing businesses can semi-confident of is the level of exposure in terms of views but other than that, things like conversions or the number of leads they generate, or the time a consumer views or looks at their ad cannot be measured. Other online marketing methods such as pay per click and SEO where their primary objective is to have an individuals fill out an form or put in their contact information, the sophistication of performance tracking is just not the same and not as personal. Sure, you can check bounce rates, conversions, visitors etc(all of which pay per call can do as well) but you cannot check how the consumer feels about your business, product or service and other sticking points, essentially business intelligence crucial to business growth. Since pay per call allows businesses to listen to what was discussed during a call, they can receive crucial feedback that they might not be able to receive otherwise.
Ahead of the Competition
In the late 1990s and early 2000s when digital marketing first emerged, those who made the transition from traditional advertising to digital advertising earlier than others experienced tremendous growth in their business and had a huge advantage over the rest of the competition. The transitional phase is when businesses try to get a foothold in a new territory which only occurs on the cusps of change and huge opportunities caused by a change in technology and consumer behaviour. This phase is currently happening right now from traditional digital marketing to digital pay per call, mobile marketing and click to call. Businesses that make this inevitable jump first will be able to target new markets, increase brand image and differentiate themselves from others in the same industry.