Marketing 101: Top 10 Ways to Create Online Hype for Your Startup Business

If you have a startup business, then drumming up hype for it can be challenging at first. You must know the intricacies of how to go about it in the right way. This is in addition to knowing where to invest your funds, time, and efforts. The internet is a powerful tool that can be used for developing positive interest around your products and services. Figuring out which ones would work best for your objectives is the first step towards success. 

In this post, the Find Your Audience team has compiled a list of useful tips to help you get started on getting others hyped up about your startup business. 

  1. Understand your objectives

Before you begin any online marketing campaigns to generate hype for your business’ products and services, you must have a clear idea of your primary objectives. Once such goals are defined, you can then start mapping out what must be done in order to reach them. For instance, a digital campaign that would ultimately raise brand awareness can vastly differ from one that has the purpose of generating leads. 

  1. Know your audience

You should understand your audience in terms of their interests, behaviours, and demographics before starting a campaign. Getting a good understanding of your target audience would not only ensure that the campaign speaks to and relates to them, but also help that audience find your products and services in the first place. Think about different cohorts of people and the websites they frequently visit on a daily basis as a starting point.

  1. Write a press release

Another way to generate hype about your business is to hire a professional to create a press release for you. An excellent press release would be able to generate interest from news reporters and writers who would then, in turn, publish an article about your company. You may also consider allowing the press to contact you should they require further information or you are open to interviews. 

  1. Network on LinkedIn

Don’t forget your connections within different industries who may be able to help get the word out about your startup company. By networking with others over LinkedIn, you will be able to connect with other professionals who can provide further advice in addition to informing others about your new products and services. 

  1. Post on Facebook

Facebook is another useful social media platform where you can connect with others within your network. By posting a carefully crafted post on Facebook, you can generate interest and begin new conversations with not only friends and followers, but also future customers. Facebook posts can be made on your designated company page, within groups, or even within your personal account in a professional manner. 

  1. Make some tweets
    Like Facebook, Twitter is also fair game when it comes to advertising your new products and services. You can use hashtags to ensure that your startup can be found, as well as tag select individuals who can promote your company. Tweets can include videos, photos, graphics, or even simply text.

  1. Engage on Instagram

You can connect with others over on Instagram by communicating with them via engaging content. For instance, you may mention your products or services in one of your own posts or even use the appropriate hashtags in order to ensure that other users can find your company. Making posts that include a call-to-action is another way to increase engagement on the platform. 

  1. Work with influencers

Influencer marketing can be a great way to generate hype around your products. Consider contacting influencers who are representative of your brand image and who are interested in seeing your company grow. Influencers can be found on various platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. 

  1. Encourage product reviews
    Some consumers enjoy getting the opinion of others on a product or service before they purchase it themselves. A way to increase the number of reviews you receive would be to send individuals PR packages. If you would like customers to write their reviews without the need for PR, then make sure to inform them of your rating or feedback system in place after they have purchased the item or service and have used it. 
  2. Develop a great website 

Finally, don’t forget to have a fantastic website ready at your designated product or service launch date. Consumers who visit your website only to find broken links would be less likely to complete their purchases on it. Work with a professional team of designers and developers in order to ensure that everything will always be running smoothly.

Generating hype around your startup business can be a challenge. However, Find Your Audience is here to support you and your endeavours. To begin taking your startup to the next level, contact either 647-479-0688 or hi@findyouraudience.online.

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