Hi, I’m Reb Risty, Head REBL at REBL Marketing. I’m on the YEC Next Council and part of being on the council gives me access to questions from national publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur. Today I received a question from Forbes on what can businesses do to continue to grow and survive during this time of crisis and down economy?

Keep communicating with your customers

My number one is to keep communicating. Don’t forget to stay in front of your customers, whether it’s through email, your social media, or an e-newsletter. Don’t let them forget that you’re still there and you’re still kicking.

Use Email Marketing Automation Tools

Number two, if you had to let your marketing team go or your marketing agency go, and you’re down to a low budget, marketing automation tools are a great way to continue to help you stay in front of your customers at a low cost and it will help save you time as well.

Some of the email marketing tools that are good for times like these are MailChimp or Constant Contact. They’ll help you to create messages that you can then send out to the masses through one step versus having it reach out individually to every contact in your list.

Use Social Media Marketing Automation Tools

The second marketing automation tool is on the social media side. If you do choose to continue to communicate through social media, there are tools like Hootsuite and TweetDeck that allow you to be able to post a message to many platforms versus having to post to each platform individually.

The great thing about these automation tools is they will give you analytics so you can see who’s looking, who’s reading, who’s opening your emails, your posts, and how they’re engaging.

Conclusion

The best thing though is to keep communicating and let your customers know that you’re fighting to get through this just as much as they are and you’re here with them.

Give me a call if you need any help or you have any questions. We are here to help each other.

Thanks, Reb Risty – reb@reblmarketing.com or www.reblmarketing.com