The 4 Tools Marketing Executives Need In Their Arsenal

Current Tools for Marketing Executives in the Fashion Industry

There is a lot of competition right now, and with that being the case you need a very particular set of tools that will ultimately help you to climb to the top of the industry. The rules have changed over the decades, with the introduction of new technologies and the change in the way items are purchased, but marketing executive still need many of the same tools. So what tools do you need in order to become a knowledgeable marketing executive? In the digital age, marketing is all about the internet.

Tool #1: Demographics

Who are you trying to market your products to? What do they like? How can you reach them? What is the age range you are appealing to? If you can’t quite figure it out, you need to collect information, and this could involve running surveys. There are plenty of ways to survey your potential customers by placing these forms online and offering your customers incentives to fill them out. Remember, a little financial sacrifice for some survey answers can save you a lot of time and energy. In addition to that, it can pay off big in the long run.

Tool #2: Social Media

For some reason, everyone seems to underestimate both the importance and potential of social media. There are so many different potential uses for it. For example, with social media you can reach many people at once, and with the networks that those customers have already built for themselves, you can expect to reach many more. From Twitter, to Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, you can interact with your customers and present a very real presence for your company using social media.

Tool #3: Digital marketing

If you really want to reach your customers you need some form of digital marketing. There are several different ways to go about this, so let’s talk about some of the more obvious:

E-mail Marketing: One of the best ways for you to reach your customers is through the advent of e-mail marketing.

Text Marketing: One sure way to reach out to your customers is by using text messages. Of course you won’t simply be sitting there, sending messages out with your phone, but rather using an application.

Tool #4: Affiliate Marketing

The fashion industry uses plenty of affiliate marketing. This is essentially an effort where you allow bloggers or influencers of other fashion websites to advertise your site or company in exchange for a small percentage of the profits that you make. The normal cut is 8%, but this can be negotiated.

These are just a few of the tools that you will need to have in your marketing arsenal. Make sure that you are locked, loaded, and ready to go.

 

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