One of the best new ways to reach prospective tenants is to utilize YouTube with marketing and informational videos, according to Mashable. But, many businesses make mistakes with this marketing tool, so the source offers advice to ensure rental property management firms market effectively through the site.
The traditional sales pitch seen in other types of marketing efforts – print, radio, TV – don't apply to YouTube, the source states. Many regular YouTube visitors want fun, entertaining and interesting material to watch. Mashable states apartment companies should spend some time learning the ins and outs of YouTube, including what people want to see on the site, before posting any promotional content.
While YouTube is a premier way to establish and progress brand recognition, Mashable says older forms of marketing still can work well for some target audiences. Many older consumers who aren't tech savvy and don't spend considerable amounts of time online likely will respond to traditional media marketing, so keep efforts in those areas a priority.
Also, the source recommends not basing marketing success simply on how many hits videos get. While more hits means more people are viewing, it's not the only measurement of success. Interaction with YouTube users is another measure companies should focus on with marketing, according to the source.