Okay. I own and operate a small dog and cat treat bakery out of my home. I have a website and an online store * I do very well online with orders and helping animal groups around the country with fundraising projects but I'm at my witts end on finding a way to market that actually works.
I live in Toledo, Ohio and will be moving to Cleveland, Ohio within a month or two. I would like to find some form of advertising that works in both cities.
I've tried news paper ads, ads on the local community channels on cable TV, GoogleAds, and pretty much anything else that you can think of.
Does anyone have any ideas?
If anyone has an idea that really works and brings in customers, I'll be willing to give them 2 pounds of Skeeter & Friends famous Ape Biscuits!
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I think the problem right now is who's buying. Websites are probably your best bet. Advertise on search engines that get seen. Pay for banners on sites like this one, or * Every little thing you do will bring in the people. I don't think any one task will do the job of getting a large amount of people at one time. Heck if you have the money, do a highway billboard. It just depends on what you want to spend for the advertising.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 5/22/2009 1:32:52 AM*** Reason: Removed competitive site
I always buy from places that support rescue. Weather you donate so much to them or go to fund raisers to help with them.
If you are moving to cleveland there is always a giant dog thing in oberlin every august/september(I think). Its a great place to advertise and gets you out there.
Sign up for a booth at dog shows. There are some smaller local magazines I'd advertise in over a general paper. I hate saying cater to the richier places but thats what you have to do-especially now. There are a ton of places around cleveland. I'd be hesitant to be right in cleveland. A lot of people don't like to make the drive downtown and if they don't its after business hours.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber