A while back, an acquisition marketer would have considered the use of the term customer in place of acquisition, mainly because the whole idea behind this marketing strategy was to acquire customers and aim at strengthening the bond. However, over the years, there are many more factors included in the definition leading to the dropping of ‘customer’ to ‘acquisition’.
What are we acquiring? The fact that the term acquisition was considered explains that the acquisition done here is more than just the customers. An acquisition marketer’s view of the goal has been widened to factor in traffic, customers, leads, partners, engagements, and most probably potential buyers of your business as a whole.
The fundamental focus of acquisition marketing is therefore shifted to the efforts to ensure the growth of your company. An effective acquisition marketer will ensure detailed research and resourcing paired with testing and strategic allocation.
Direct Response Marketing
The goals of advertising are diverse, but for this type of marketing strategy, the main aim is to get a direct response from prospects; to evoke that urge in them to immediately contact you for information, be directed to a webpage, place an order, or opt for email updates from you. One of the major advantages is that you can conveniently deal with the specific prospects’ problems and come up with effective solutions.
The main characteristics of direct response marketing include measurability, where you have the exact statistics of the sales made from a specific ad, it uses strong convincing message for the targeted prospects, the responses can be tracked since you know the channel used to pass a specific advert, and above all, the ads target prospects from a specific market niche. This can enable you to make specific offers to the group.