Traditional Marketing Techniques

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 27, 2019 and last updated on May 28, 2023

The topic of traditional marketing techniques offers English learners a valuable conversation topic to enhance their language skills while exploring the world of advertising. Discussing this subject allows learners to expand their vocabulary in marketing and business, practice expressing opinions, and develop critical thinking skills. Exploring traditional marketing techniques encourages learners to examine the effectiveness, ethics, and impact of various strategies. Engaging in these conversations helps learners understand the cultural and societal aspects of marketing while honing their language proficiency in a relevant and practical context.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About traditional marketing techniques

Traditional marketing techniques refer to established methods used by businesses to promote their products or services. Exploring this topic allows us to understand the evolution of marketing and its impact on consumer behaviour.

Discussing traditional techniques like print advertisements, TV commercials and direct mail helps us analyze their effectiveness, challenges, and relevance in the digital age. By delving into traditional marketing strategies, we gain insights into the foundations of modern marketing and how it has shaped our society, making it a fascinating and relevant topic for discussion.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • marketing (noun)
  • advertise (verb)
  • audience (noun)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • technique (noun)
  • flyer (noun)
  • leaflet (noun)
  • promote (verb)
  • market (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • How have traditional marketing techniques evolved with the rise of digital marketing?
  • In your opinion, are traditional marketing techniques still effective in today's digital age? Why or why not?
  • Can you provide examples of successful traditional marketing campaigns that you find memorable or impactful?
  • How do traditional marketing techniques differ across cultures and countries?
  • What are some ethical considerations when using traditional marketing techniques?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of traditional marketing compared to digital marketing?
  • How do traditional marketing techniques target different demographic groups or consumer segments?
  • How can traditional marketing techniques be integrated with digital strategies for a more comprehensive marketing approach?
  • Is it fair to say that traditional marketing techniques are more effective in reaching older generations, while digital marketing is more effective in targeting younger demographics?
  • How do traditional marketing techniques leverage human psychology to influence consumer decision-making?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.