VI. Marketing Plan
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The [Company Name] Brand
The [Company Name] brand will focus on the Company’s unique value proposition:
- Convenient location
- Familiar, regular technician
- Significant personal attention
- Moderate price point
- Comfortable, customer-focused environment
[Company Name] expects its target market to be individuals working and/or living within a 5-mile radius of its location. [The Company’s] promotions strategy to reach these individuals includes:
[Company name] will announce its opening several weeks in advance through publicity pieces in multiple local newspapers and publications. Regular advertisements will run to maintain exposure to relevant markets. Community newspapers, school publications, youth sports programs, and similar channels will be a major promotion effort.
We will make careful use of advertising in selected larger publications. [Publication or newspaper name] has a circulation of xyz and we can expect to reach a wider geographic region of customers on a limited basis. Advertisements with major publications will be used selectively, based on cost effectiveness. These ads will include discount coupons so that response to the ads can be tracked.
[Company name] will promote itself by distributing marketing materials and participating in local community events, such as school fairs, local festivals, homeowner associations, or sporting events.
We will drive attention toward [Company name] by hiring workers to hold signs alongside [route or highway]. Advertising on heavily traveled commute routes are an opportunity to alert large numbers of working individuals with disposable income of our opening.
Customer Loyalty Programs
[Company name] will create a winning customer loyalty program to keep its best clients coming back again and again. When not actively providing services to customers in the store, our professionals and other employees will make periodic, regular phone calls to customers. These phone calls will (a) ensure that customers are satisfied with their hair cut, and (b) remind customers after a certain period of time has passed that they might want a new hair cut. Long-term customers will have the opportunity to participate in the loyalty program, and referrals will be rewarded as well.
[Company Name] will blanket neighborhoods surrounding its locations with direct mail pieces. These pieces will provide general information on [Company Name], offer discounts and/or provide other inducements for people to visit the salon.
Ongoing Customer Communications
[Company Name] will maintain a website and publish a monthly email newsletter to tell customers about new events, products and more.
Before opening the store, [Company Name] will organize pre-opening events designed for prospective customers, local merchants and press contacts. These events will create buzz and awareness for [Company Name] in the area.
[Company Name]’s pricing will be moderate so customers feel they receive great value when patronizing the barber shop. The anticipated price point for a standard haircut is $25, in exchange for which a customer can expect to receive personalized attention during and after their visit. The customer can expect to receive quality hair care from a familiar technician, for a more affordable price than what they pay at an ultra-premium barber shop.