Flathead Valley Businesses Benefit (Big Time)
Selling Montana & Flathead Valley Businesses
You may not know it, but a lot of people and organizations are doing everything possible to ensure that we have the opportunity to get new customers and make more sales this year. I couldn’t begin to do this justice and credit those responsible properly, but consider this…
The Montana Office of Tourism has numerous initiatives underway with the same objective of reaching people and getting them excited about the Flathead Valley. Their newest promotion is called, “Step out of Bounds” and it is targeting people in other key areas of the country. You are most likely familiar with their “Get Lost” campaign; you have seen the bumper stickers and I have talked about it on the Flathead Guide blog before.
The Step Out of Bounds campaign is promoting interaction via Twitter and encourages people to use the hashtag #MontanaMoment to identify photos of people having fun and exploring Montana and sharing those moments with the Twitter community.
Selling Flathead Valley Businesses
The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce spends a great deal of time, energy and money to attract people to the Flathead. Whether it is to open a business here, move here or vacation here, the Chamber does a magnificent job reaching out to people and businesses to introduce them to the Flathead Valley.
Other organizations such as Glacier Country, also work with the Montana Office of Tourism and their focus is spreading the gospel about Glacier National Park and other attractions and events in northwest Montana.
There are numerous other organizations and private businesses that join in this effort to “sell Montana” and the Flathead to the rest of the world because tourism is so vital to our state and local economies. From travel agents and trade organizations like the Montana Dude Ranchers Association to the Flathead Valley Business Directory, the effort to create awareness about what Montana has to offer benefits the businesses of the Flathead Valley.
Selling your customers
The mission of the Flathead Guide may not be as lofty (or as well-funded) as the organizations mentioned above, but we all share the same goal. In our case, we are focused on the people who visit our area that are looking for Flathead Valley Businesses.
Companies listed in the Flathead Valley Business Directory have a better chance of appearing in search results when someone uses their smartphone to search for a place to eat, sleep, shop, camp, fish or just get a tire repaired. The link from our website can actually help your website rank better in search results and the ‘Tap to Call’ feature of our website can put you in touch with a new customer in an instant.
If you do business in the Flathead and you want to enhance your online marketing efforts, list your business in the Flathead Valley Business Directory. You will receive a stand-alone mini website that is optimized for smartphones and gives you everything from a Google map to your location, a photo slideshow, business or product description and links to all your social sites and website. Plus, people can submit reviews and you can offer coupons or change your listing information any time you wish from your private Control Panel.
The Flathead Guide just may be the best advertising and promotional value anywhere. At only $4 per month, it costs less than lunch! When you consider the lifetime value of just ONE new customer… how could you not want to leverage this opportunity for your business?