Traditional Marketing: Can Digital Marketing Replace It?

by Tracy Jackson

Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by Tracy Jackson

Traditional Marketing

The debate is never-ending.

Is traditional marketing obsolete? Can digital marketing be the only way you can reach out to your customers?

The answer in short? No and no.

Traditional marketing is alive and has, in many ways, partnered up with digital marketing.

Traditional marketing is still a viable way to advertise your business. There are effective forms of traditional marketing relevant to customers who consume information through digital formats.

The way you incorporate it in your marketing strategy depends on what you sell and who your customer is.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start with the basics.

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What is Traditional Marketing?

Traditional marketing is marketing a product or service offline (without the aid of the internet).

This was the main form of advertising until the 1990s when the internet came into the picture. Traditional marketing is still popular with marketers and helps reach a local audience.

Traditional marketing is done through various channels such as:

  • Print Marketing (Newspapers And Magazines)
  • Billboard Advertising
  • Broadcast Marketing (Television And Radio)
  • Direct Mail Marketing 
  • Telephone Marketing

Through traditional marketing methods, you can meet consumers where they are. 

Picture these scenarios:

Your potential customer reads your billboard ads while driving down the road. 

They see your commercials while watching cable TV at home.

They get a brochure with your latest offers in their mailbox. 

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