VI. Marketing Plan
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The [Company Name] Brand
The [Company name] brand will focus on the Company’s unique value proposition:
- Client-focused gas and auto services, where the Company’s interests are aligned with the customer
- Service built on long-term relationships and personal attention
- Premium products and services at affordable prices
[Company name] will secure a billboard in the area that captures the attention of residents and local businesses. The billboard will draw attention to the new business and its service offering.
[Company name] understands that the best promotion comes from satisfied customers. The Company will encourage its clients to refer other businesses by providing economic or financial incentives for every new client produced. This strategy will increase in effectiveness after the business has already been established.
[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.
[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. 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 gas station.
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]will keep its gas prices competitive with other stations in a thirty mile radius of the station in order to attract commuters. Discount and coupons will be given to loyal customers and customers who will buy more to encourage purchases.