Day and Night: Marketing Your Company for All Hours of the Day
Originally posted on June 7, 2016; Updated on July 29, 2022
We've been talking a lot lately about how to place your business in front of your target audience and make sure the information they need or
want is available to them instantly. If you've been following along, we’ve mentioned "micro-moments" and how important they are to
attract and keep your mobile users. Now we're going to tell you how to leverage those moments through online marketing for your
Alberta business, all hours of the day and night. Call Smart WSI Marketing today to learn more!
A New Kid in Town
As a business owner, you are no doubt sensitive to the fact that timing is everything. Almost all businesses are cyclical and have times of
the year that are busier than others, or seasons that impact your business more than others. The same is true about the time of day that
your customers are most likely to be accessing the web from their mobile devices, looking for your products or services and ready to engage.
Leveraging those moments will ensure your offers are right in front of your customers when they need it most. This online marketing tactic
for your business is a pay-per-click (PPC) advertising technique called "dayparting."
How Dayparting Increases Activity
The Internet is open for business 24/7/365 and if you have a comprehensive marketing strategy in place, your information is out there and
readily accessible. You have targeted ads with links, and you've got offers going to your customers every day at 9:00 am. You're on the
ball! You're definitely on the right track, but what about your customers who are just arriving at work at that time? Or the customers who
have worked night shift that are gone to sleep?
Using the analytics that tell you when your target audience is most active online and setting up your online marketing accordingly ensures
your information is in front of your potential customers when they have time to see it and respond. An easy example is if your business
sells pizza, sending an offer email first thing in the morning might plant a seed, but sending one about half an hour before your target
audience has to start making dinner is more likely to have them hit the "order now" button.
Applying PPC Dayparting Practices
You don't really have to be working day and night to apply dayparting practices, but there are some things you need to do so it seems like
Be sure your online presence is there for your customers day and night but allocate your PPC ad budget to the times that will be
most effective. This is most important when budget is limited.
Make your messages timely- that is, use insights to see what products or services should be highlighted at what time of day or
Just when you think you have everything you need for successful online marketing for your Alberta business, something new comes up. Make the
most of your advertising dollars by contacting Smart WSI Marketing today! We have the knowledge and experience to make sure your
messages to your customers are delivered when they need them most.
Lynne Motkoski, Digital Marketing Strategist
Specialty: Digital Marketing
Strategies Education: MA Communications
& Technology, BComm [U Alberta]
Lynne is known for her strategic approach to marketing communications, technologies, and lead generation. She has a passion for education,
keeping up with current marketing trends and practices, and helping clients keep ahead of their competition.
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