The marketing industry is a difficult yet rewarding industry if you’re able to push your way through the challenging requirements for your marketing strategy to become successful. It’s common for marketing professional to have experienced failure before they’ve been able to succeed in the industry. Even the biggest and most successful entrepreneurs have experienced failure before becoming successful.
I’ve seen my external accountant twice in 10 years – which says a lot about how accounting firms communicate with their customers.
While ‘post COVID’ is a little premature, the current sentiment in the market really lends itself to thinking about what a career in marketing looks like today.
In the past, there was almost a sure ride from marketing intern to marketing graduate, then depending on which direction you decided to head, a slow ride through from Marketing Executive to Marketing Manager. For the lucky few (those who worked the hardest), Chief Marketing Officer or as we like to call it, CMO.
A few years back, we have inside sales executives with our marketing agency, and it worked like a treat. We acquired between 8 and 11 new retained clients on 12 month contracts every single month per inside sales executive.
In a panic, I googled ‘best Mother’s Day gifts’ and to my shock (and horror), there was nothing interesting that would show my mother just how much she means to me.
For years, I kept my business strategy in my head. It was a reliable place to keep it, or at least I thought. My memory is fairly decent when it comes to things that matter and reaching my business goals – matters.
With our marketing plan, that was another story. Writing it down is what we do, and we know that it is the only way to achieve marketing goals, aligning the sales function with marketing tactics that derive results.
In a world saturated with mass advertising, it’s hard to stand out amongst the crowd. Everywhere you look you are met with out-of-home displays, television advertisements, social media promotions – it is integrated in our every-day life! As a consumer, it’s also sometime difficult to recognise and digest every marketing attempt and therefore only the ones that stand out are absorbed.
If you are struggling to make your mark in your respective industry and are looking for some helpful tips to outshine the competition, have a read of my following 5 suggestions.
Following increasing regulation around usage of user data and political concerns surrounding the power of big tech, many businesses are struggling to develop, measure and optimise their strategies to develop sophisticated and data rich strategies like they used to.
With marketing campaigns being the key to the success of any business model, the way marketers think in times with such uncertainty has never been more crucial. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the market will never be as we once knew it. Hence, the role of marketers has never been more important in laying out the ‘yellow brick road’ for business’ success.