Kevin Fear, owner of nine-store bedding retailer Mattress Express, is no stranger to good marketing, having run successful marketing campaigns that included giving away jet skis, meat smokers and more wild prizes. The expert marketer talks about the importance of media and why you need to ramp up marketing when your store is busiest.
- Marketing is more segmented. Today, between TV, radio, social media and more, marketing has become more difficult.
- Understand who you’re targeting with your marketing — hyperfocus on gender, age and income.
- Radio and infomercials are an easy and inexpensive way to reach a lot of people.
- You have to invest in marketing. When things get busy, that’s the time to step on the gas, not back off. As the saying goes, “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.”