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How to stand out in a crowded market

How to stand out in a crowded market

Don’t look now, but the market is crowded.

Businesses of all kinds are making waves in the marketplace and promising to deliver quality services to consumers. While this sort of abundance might seem like a good thing, it can be quite an issue for today’s marketers. 

Standing out in a crowded market when there are several other businesses claiming to offer better products and services can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are some tactics you can use to help keep your brand top of mind.

Here are four steps you can take to stand out from the crowd.

1. Build customer relationships

As a B2C business, your customer base has a lot of say-so in how your brand fares. Customers can be your biggest brand advocates (promoting your content, paying for products, referring others to your business) or be completely disinterested, leading to less profit and brand progression.

The connection between your brand and its target audience will be key in determining how consumers respond to your marketing. Nurturing strong customer relationships through quality products, positive brand-to-customer interactions and trustworthy content will increase the chances of consumers thinking about your brand first when it’s time to make a purchase.

2. Create high-value content 

When your product isn’t talking for the brand, it’s your turn.

Quality messaging can help shape the way consumers look at your brand. By providing consumers with content that is relevant to their wants and needs or information they find fresh and engaging, you establish yourself as a business worth referencing in the future.

Aside from being able to articulate your brand mission in a positive way, taking advantage of email, text message and social media marketing channels to get it out there will help expose consumers to your business. 

3. Use marketing psychology to connect with consumers

When the market becomes saturated, it’s time to get creative. 

Marketing psychology has helped some of the world’s largest brands meet their marketing goals, but not everyone has caught on to this impactful tool.

While marketing psychology can certainly be attributed to some very successful campaigns, it’s still fresh enough to grasp the attention of consumers who have grown accustomed to standard practices.

Focusing your efforts on building anticipation, urgency, scarcity and more is a powerful way to utilize natural human psychology in your marketing. This form of engagement fits right in line with how consumers think and can offer them fun new ways of communicating with your brand.

4. Know what makes you different

Much of your ability to successfully stand out in the marketplace will rely on what gap you help to fill. 

There’s no shortage of businesses for consumers to frequent today. The problem with having so many brands on the market, is that after a while they all start blurring together.

Having a unique selling point will help to establish your brand’s individuality. Online retailer Amazon made a name for itself by offering thousands of products and delivering them to customers much faster than its counterparts.

When looking to figure out what makes your brand special, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What need is your product helping to solve?
  • Why should a consumer choose your product over another?

Coming to a clear conclusion on what your brand can offer consumers will help you better market your products and get in front of the right audience.

Successfully navigating your way through a crowded market may seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Brands are finding new and exciting ways to make their presence known everyday — these are just a few of them.


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Lindsay Keener

Lindsay Keener is a brand journalist for Quikly. She covers stories that help to inform and educate consumer-facing marketers.

Picture of Lindsay Keener

Lindsay Keener

Lindsay Keener is a brand journalist for Quikly. She covers stories that help to inform and educate consumer-facing marketers.