Ever decided you want to market a product or service but really just did not know how. One could decide to market on the internet and build your own website, not a bad idea but could take a while to put one together. Then there is the traditional method of sending out full color postcards to all the local businesses and residences in your area. Which ever way you decide you want to go, reaching out to the local businesses is key to grabbing the most exposure for your services. The following will outline the best way of obtaining that mailing list for only the elite businesses in your area by using your local chamber of commerce website.
Every city, big or small, has some sort of digitized address, email, phone and fax list on their website. In the years that I have been marketing businesses and services, this has been one of the most tried and true ways of getting the word out. In only a few hours, one can obtain thousands of addresses, website URL’s, contact email, phone #’s and fax #’s to get you started. There’s no need to pay for anything. In addition, these websites offer the information to the public absolutely free.
The best way I found to organize a list off the chamber sites with a spreadsheet. Devise columns and label them by business, address, phone, fax, email and website address and start getting them typed up. Most chamber of commerce websites can allow you to export info into an excel spreadsheet will make it a huge time saver. In turn, making it possible to get an advertisement put together and sent out within 24 hours.
As you can see, getting a mailing list is easy and fast using the local chamber of commerce website. You will have the good information in your hands and you would not have to worry about large numbers of bad addresses by using those bulk address list that costs thousands of dollars to obtain. And by reaching out to a business, you will not only reach one person, but more office staff and other employees will probably get a hold of your promotions. Therefore, making a huge money making impact on your sales numbers.