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3 Ways to Improve Your Classic Marketing Tactics

Classic tactics such as direct mail, cold calls, TV ads and signage have been the backbone of club’s marketing efforts for decades. These non-digital tools still have purpose today, but to get the most out of these tactics you should try applying digital concepts to them. If you can answer these questions about each of your tactics, your marketing effectiveness will likely improve. Here are the three questions to consider:

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Is Your Club Using Google AdWords?

Google Adwords is one of the most popular online advertising platform for both display ads and search engine ads. Display ads are graphical banner ads that appear on Google’s network of millions of websites -- much like an online billboard. Search ads are text ads that appear when people search for specific keywords in Google.

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Are You Maximizing Your Club's Yelp Listing?

Online business review directories allow customers to share their experiences and give a rating. Owners and managers are also able to publicly directly respond to reviews. Yelp is the most popular, but other sites such as Yellowpages, Angie’s List, Foursquare and Google Places are influential as well.

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3 Ways to Engage More Members with Mobile Rewards

Many clubs run already run rewards programs. But these programs are often still run with pen and paper, with club staff having to manually record everything, or through clunky third party websites. Reward programs should support desirable real world behaviors, drive digital engagement and incentivize key conversions. Mobile is ideal for a successful rewards program because it has the ability augment real world behaviors and induce behavior change. For example, when you reward members for checking-in, you’re incentivizing them to go to the club, which increases retention and keeps members who would have otherwise quit coming back to your club. 

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The 3 Most Expensive Gym Memberships in the World

What do you charge for your membership fee? $20 a month? $100 a month for advanced classes? Even if you charged $1,000 a month, you wouldn’t even come close to the most expensive gyms in the world. These gyms are opulent, sometimes ridiculous, and all have very, very high membership fees. Wondering what $2,500 a month gets you? Read on to find out: these are the three most expensive gym memberships in the world.

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How a Mobile Rewards Program Makes All Your Digital Marketing Tools Better

Many clubs already have a rewards program. Unfortunately those programs are often run through third-party websites, or even pencil and paper. A mobile rewards program drives member engagement because it’s so easy for members (and club staff) to use. Members automatically earn points when they engage with your club using their smartphone, such as when they sign in, track workouts, book classes or make a referral. Members redeem their points for rewards, such as club merchandise, free PT sessions and other goods or services.

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