What to keep in mind when it comes to implementing your marketing strategy:
It's best to get it right the first time
The cost of trial and error is high, and therefore, if it takes longer to get it right, and to develop creative campaigns that ignite something in your target audience to respond, then that is exactly what you should be doing. It's cheaper to have a higher response, than an bad response just because you want to start there and then.
If all of your competitors are going one way, you may look at going the other - Virgin did
It true that if all your competitors are going one way, then you will make a bigger impact going another way. Think strategically. Put your customers first. Think what makes them see your brand as the right choice for their business, or themselves. Don't be caught in the cluster. Stand out from the crowd and make the statement you want to make. You don't have to be a Virgin, but you can be a company that stands out from the crowd and makes people think.
Treat your suppliers with the same respect as your employees
Ensure that you nurture your supplier relationships, and empower them to bring out the best in all the work they do. They are custodians of your brand and every campaign they develop must be something they too are proud of and want to show off. Encourage your suppliers to think outside the box and give them every reason to produce the best work possible.
Ensure that your suppliers are on your team
If they don't believe in what you do, and how you do it, they will never, ever do a good job. So it is worthwhile for them to be on your team and wanting what's best for your company and your audience. Share common values and ways of thinking about things.
It's a team effort executing a marketing strategy. A marketing strategy, no matter how good it is, can bring in leads, but if your sales team doesn't close them or your product or service is flawed, then the results will speak for themselves.
Marketing strategies are imperative to your business plan. They can make or break your business plan and it is important that you have it right the first time. Pearls of wisdom for a Monday!
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