Top 100 Marketing Ideas
  // From The Ultimate Marketing Idea Database

  1. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Follow up with your existing customers

    It is cheaper to market to customers you already have than to find new customers. Can you create a new product or service that your current customers need? This is part of the... Read more.
  2. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Create a marketing plan

    It's important that you always know the next step you can take to marketing your business. If you don't know what you are going to do next and have it high on your priority li... Read more.
  3. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Ask for recommendations and referrals

    New ideas and new business comes often from clients, employees, partners and people you already know. Don't underestimate your contact network or forget that many of them know... Read more.
  4. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Creating a business marketing referral network

    helps generate permission based leads, new marketing ideas and the possibilities for joint advertising campaigns. Read more.
  5. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Talk with everyone you meet about your business.

    You'd be surprised how many others are also looking for people to help them increase their business. You also may find businesses with the same target market in places you nev... Read more.
  6. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Create a marketing plan and budget.

    What are your goals? how are you going to get there? (Budget, action steps, etc.)
  7. Email Marketing Ideas

    Build an email list and use it for good!

    Email, like it or not, is still the highest converting, most important, form of online marketing. Building an email list of your customers, clients, and those that are interes... Read more.
  8. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Engage, don't automate.

    Unless you really engage your audience in a way that matters to them you probably are not going to see much result from social media marketing. Read more.
  9. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Create a new product or service

    that is either better or cheaper than your current product.
  10. Search Marketing Ideas

    Use local search marketing area specifications to target a specific city or zip code.

    Again reducing competition and increasing effectiveness.
  11. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Help further your customers knowledge

    by sending them a tips or advice bulletin.
  12. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Help your customers look good

    by offering your services to help them in a meeting, seminar or other event.
  13. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Target your market and watch for news,

    trends and events that effect that market.
  14. Search Marketing Ideas

    Use paid search engine marketing to drive traffic

    1. Create a search marketing budget. How much will you need to spend to get a sale? How much profit do you make per sale? How will you track and improve your ads? 2. Advertise... Read more.
  15. Email Marketing Ideas

    Track everything.

    Clicks, where they go, short term ROI as well as long-term projected ROI.
  16. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Publish your own blog

    Ping blog directories Use Feedburner
  17. Local Marketing Ideas

    Create a mobile app to market your business

    A mobile app is not as hard, or expensive as it may sound! You no longer have to pay an app developer thousands of dollars when it comes to a building a basic mobile app to ma... Read more.
  18. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Get written testimonials

    from some of your customers and put them up in your store or online.
  19. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Have a brochure to handout to potential customers

    Also make brochures of new products and services to send to past customers.
  20. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Create a better store sign or logo.

  21. Local Marketing Ideas

    Ask those you know to help you find leads.

    Give them business cards or trinkets and ask them to hand them out if they run into someone interested in your product or service. Read more.
  22. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Participate in a trade show

    get a booth or at least attend them and talk to people.
  23. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Build relationships with other business owners or professionals

    with the purpose of creating a business referral network. Find other business professionals at: Chamber of Commerce meetings Trade Shows Trade Associations Ind... Read more.
  24. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Ask a group of customer or employees

    to be a part of your advisory panel and run new products, services and pricing by them.
  25. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Postcards can be one of the more affordable

    ways to get a new product or service in front of the eyes of past customers.
  26. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Send a postcard instead of a letter

    they are cheaper, already opened and can be seen by everyone who handles the mail.
  27. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Offer something free:

    A consultation A gift Seminars Product Demonstration
  28. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Cross promote in or on products of other businesses that target your market

    You can get creative with this one. How about an optician partnering with a book store. Put large print flyers in books that say, "Having trouble reading the text? Come see us... Read more.
  29. Local Marketing Ideas

    Advertise on local websites.

  30. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Write articles for sites.

  31. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Host a business marketing forum and invite small business

    owners from your area to talk about business and marketing ideas that have and haven't worked. Read more.
  32. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Send your customers a newsletter (mail and email)

    Keeps your business in the front of their mind Generate repeat business Generate referrals Read more.
  33. Local Marketing Ideas

    Hang up flyers, posters or business cards

    at community halls, libraries, or other local businesses, with their permission of course.
  34. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Use HootSuite to manage multiple social profiles.

    Hootsuite is one of the most cost effective social media management systems on the market. It helps you market your business across multiple social networks from one dashboard... Read more.
  35. Local Marketing Ideas

    Blog about local events

    Two great things about blogging about local events - 1. You get to use lots of local based SEO keywords. Make sure to talk about exactly where the event was and who was involv... Read more.
  36. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Hold open panel business forums

    that appeal to your potential customer groups.
  37. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Design attractive business cards:

    Hand out your business card to anyone who may need to contact you. Give those close to you, business wise or personally a few business cards so they can hand them out when the... Read more.
  38. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Write a book.

  39. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Hold a contest.

  40. Local Marketing Ideas

    Teach a class.

  41. Online Marketing Ides

    Build one-way links by:

    List in related quality directories Posting in related forums Commenting on related blogs Guest blogging Writing guest articles Submitting articles to directories Social bookm... Read more.
  42. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Distributing Postcards to Potential Leads

    When many people think of print advertising, they often only think of brochures and flyers. Postcards can be another very effective way of getting new leads to hear about your... Read more.
  43. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Advertise on a billboard

  44. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Have a sale

  45. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Higher someone from your target market group

    to come up with new and creative marketing ideas.
  46. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Look for job offers or those looking for your product or service.

    Freelance sites Craigslist Lead generation sites
  47. Local Marketing Ideas

    Hold open panel business forums in your community

    where community members can ask questions to your
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  49. Local Marketing Ideas

    Host a BBQ.

  50. Search Marketing Ideas

    Look for new niches and customer groups

    to offer your products and services to (web designer for automotive shops) to decrease competition. Read more.
  51. Search Marketing Ideas

    Track Your Search Engine Marketing:

    Track leads, track conversions, track what each keyword does or doesn't do for you.
  52. Search Marketing Ideas

    Adjust your campaign to explore more of the keywords that work

    and decrease bids on the keywords that don't preform as well.
  53. Search Marketing Ideas

    Create multiple landing pages and test the effectiveness of each landing page

    Test different layouts, different copy, different calls to action.
  54. Online Marketing Ides

    "Link Bait"

    with catchy article names and content like "99+ Internet Marketing Ideas"!
  55. Online Marketing Ides

    Track what search terms bring what conversions.

    Focus your keyword optimization efforts on the best performing keywords.
  56. Online Marketing Ides


    Write good relevant content Design your site for your users Follow Google's Guidelines Read more.
  57. Email Marketing Ideas

    Select a newsletter that is relevant and informative.

    Is it something that you would delete or actually read?
  58. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Start a podcast.

  59. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Create a "Squidoo Lense"

  60. Social Media Marketing Ideas

    Attend an online event.

  61. Online Marketing Ides

    Track every promotional effort.

    What is working? What isn't working? Optimize what works, drop what doesn't work.
  62. Viral Marketing Ideas

    Make a rebrandable ebook

    with your product links and allow your affiliates to add in their own affiliate links.
  63. Viral Marketing Ideas

    Have a promotional competition.

    Who can send the most visitors, who can make the most sales, generate the most leads.
  64. Local Marketing Ideas

    Get advise from those that have been there before.

    FitSmallBusiness asked 63 of the pros for their advice. Here are a few of the highlights: #1 - Build relationship!. With other businesses, journalists, influencers and the ... Read more.
  65. Offline Marketing Ideas

    Place your contact information on the products

    you sale so the customer always knows how to get in touch with you.
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