Having a catalog that displays all the products that your business offers, is a great marketing effort to increase sales. In fact, catalogs have the ability to bring in customers who are completely unaware of your brand. Apart from being cost-efficient marketing tools, product catalogs are also a great way of building brand awareness and expanding the customer base for your business. Here is how to use the catalog as a marketing tool for your retail business.
Not so long ago, catalogs fell out of favor in the marketing world. During the 2007-2008 recession, retailers sought ways to cut costs, and many dramatically changed or eliminated catalog production as ecommerce and social media advertising took off. Millennials, whose collective wealth could reach as much as $24 trillion by 2020, are helping to revitalize catalogs in an era of ecommerce and social media advertising.
The days of large, general interest retail catalogs are gone, replaced by highly personalized pieces of varying lengths and levels of complexity, each targeted to meet the needs of a very specific audience. In this latest report, find out how Bass Pro Shops addressed the marketing challenge head on.
Legendary copywriter Herschell Gordon Lewis passed away on September 26 at the age of 90. Just a few weeks earlier, Herschell sent us what turns out to be his final annual “Best and Worst Catalog Copy” report, with the intent of it running in November. And here it is. See if you made Herschell’s final cut.