3 Alternative Marketing Strategies

Strategy Driven

Your business might have the best product or service in the market, but if you aren’t retaining customers, or no one knows your name, then your sales won’t increase (and may even drop). Marketing exists in various forms. The beauty of digital marketing is that you can start small too.

4 Benefits of Incorporating Customer Service Into Your Marketing Strategy

Strategy Driven

To help you overcome this obstacle, here are four benefits of incorporating customer service into your marketing strategy: 1. Ensuring that customer service is an integral part of your marketing strategy can give your brand a competitive edge over similar types of businesses.

Top Marketing Strategies that Really Work

Strategy Driven

When you market, especially as a small business, you need to be smart. You need to use these five marketing strategies that really work, instead of paying for ones that make every sale an uphill battle: 1. Social Media Marketing, With Emphasis on Social.

The Marketing Strategy: What You REALLY Need To Know

Strategy Driven

Your business thrives on how effective its marketing strategy is. Marketing is a concept that can almost consume a business that hasn’t got its strategy in order. Most businesses place a vast proportion of their budget towards marketing and its various sub-categories.

Digital Marketing Strategy Basics for Start-ups

Lead Change Blog

When you are marketing a start-up, there are two fundamental truths. The second one is that if your product is crap, there is no amount or type of marketing that will gain you a mass audience. Resources Digital Marketing Leadership Strategy

Foolproof Your Online Marketing Strategy

Strategy Driven

Check out these dynamite online marketing methods. The first step to marketing success is to start with your website. SEO or ‘search engine optimization’ is an important part of the online marketing process. A proven online marketing technique is to use landing pages.

Marketing Strategies To Consider To Drive Your Business To Success

Strategy Driven

Whether you are just starting out, have a fully fledged business, or even class your company a huge success, I think we can all agree that the marketing strategies you put in place are vital to your business growth.

5 Steps to Develop a Viable Digital Marketing Strategy for Small Business

Women on Business

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Free Content Marketing Strategy Worksheet and Template

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: The start of a new year means many business owners and marketers are preparing their 2013 marketing plans, and content marketing is one of the hottest topics for marketing in the new year.

Small Business Marketing Strategies to Compete with Big Brands

Women on Business

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Use the Marketing Strategy Template for better execution

Talent Technologies

We know how difficult it can be to get a marketing strategy executed on – so we have uploaded this Marketing Strategy Template that makes the job a whole lot easier. We know how difficult it can be to get a marketing strategy executed on – so we have uploaded this Marketing Strategy Template that makes the job a whole lot easier.

Digital Marketing Strategy for HR Professional Services Providers – what is a digital marketing strategy?

Rapid BI

Digital marketing strategy - It doesn't matter if you are a large corporate or a SME, doing digital or social media marketing is one thing, having a strategy which adds value & contains costs is quite another. Management Crowd Sourcing digital marketing strategy digital media HR human resources myth social media marketing what is a digital marketing strategy

Digital Marketing Strategy for Professional Services Providers

Rapid BI

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4 Ways to Extend Your Brand and Grow Your Business

Women on Business

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Are LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube a Waste of Time? A digital marketing strategy

Rapid BI

Is social media free marketing? Management blogs digital marketing strategy LinkedIn marketing tools social media marketing Social networking twitterEnsuring that your social media activities add value and don't waste time. What are the critical and common mistakes that people make? we give some simple tips.

Are LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube a Waste of Time? A digital marketing strategy

Rapid BI

Is social media free marketing? Management blogs digital marketing strategy LinkedIn marketing tools social media marketing Social networking twitterEnsuring that your social media activities add value and don't waste time. What are the critical and common mistakes that people make? we give some simple tips.

Are LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube a Waste of Time? A digital marketing strategy

Rapid BI

Is social media free marketing? Business Article Social networking blogs digital marketing strategy LinkedIn marketing tools social media marketing twitterEnsuring that your social media activities add value and don't waste time. What are the critical and common mistakes that people make? we give some simple tips.

3 Common Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

Women on Business

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What Is Inbound Marketing, and Why Is Everyone Doing It?

Strategy Driven

While many businesses rely on traditional outbound marketing strategies to find new leads, this can be costly and even ineffective. Inbound marketing has emerged as an attractive complement to traditional advertising strategies. What Is Inbound Marketing?

6 Steps to Successfully Setting Up a Marketing Automation Campaign

Rapid BI

We all know that writing and processing content for your content marketing strategy is thirsty work. The post 6 Steps to Successfully Setting Up a Marketing Automation Campaign appeared first on RapidBI. guest Marketing Strategy

Your Content Marketing Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Harvard Business Review

Whether it’s in the latest digital marketing trends or from the keynote at an industry event, we’re constantly being told that “content is king” and that we must “think like a publisher” if we want to stand out online today. Marketing Digital Article

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20 Reasons Why Companies Should Do Less Better

In the CEO Afterlife

Do Less Better is also a culture and a strategy of organizations and their leaders. The seemingly more attractive (and logical) option is to do more and more – the theory being the more markets, products, and businesses a company engages in, the better the results.

5 Steps to Conduct a Brand Audit in Your Annual Business Wrap-Up

Women on Business

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Revealed: The Ultimate Brand Strategy

Strategy Driven

Coming up with a good brand strategy can sometimes feel impossible for small business owners. In this piece, we will look at the framework of the ultimate brand strategy. The key to a great brand strategy is to ensure your employees are involved as much as they possibly can be.

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Why ‘X’ by @BrianSolis is a Must-Read for Business and Marketing Leaders

C-Level Strategies

Business and marketing leaders need only hear the words, “Your customers will pay more for this,” for their interest to be piqued and attention to be grabbed. Consider that last sentence carefully, particularly if you are a marketing leader.

Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

This strategy requires sacrifice. To enact the ‘do less better’ strategy, you have to buy into the notion that 20% of your effort delivers 80% of the rewards. Unlike PepsiCo , Coca-Cola’s corporate strategy is to resist diversification and focus on non-alcoholic beverages.

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Why Strategy Withstands the Test of Time

In the CEO Afterlife

How often have you heard people say, “Our strategy is to become the biggest and the best?” This is not strategy. Strategy is not the what. Strategy is the how – how will you become the biggest and the best? By its very nature, strategy is constraining.

In Praise of the Fast Company

In the CEO Afterlife

There are all sorts of strategies and cultures that can bolster and sustain a company’s supremacy. For more on strategy and culture, get a free introductory chapter of my book Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World.

Leading Without Direct Reports

In the CEO Afterlife

Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Mentoring Purchasing Purpose Supply Chain Management VisionLeadership does not begin the when you step upon the first rung of the management ladder.

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5 Simple Ways to Steal Market Share from Competitors

Women on Business

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The 2 Most Undervalued Factors in Social Marketing

In the CEO Afterlife

Let me explain – any marketer can play the social media game and do it well with a concept that resonates. Herein lies the myth of social media marketing. A message from a marketer doesn’t have to mean that at all. When I was in brand management, social media did not exist.

Work That Matters starts with Matters that Work

In the CEO Afterlife

Herein lies the difference between objectives and strategy. For Wegman’s Food Markets, it’s all about caring, high standards, making a difference, respect, and empowerment. To most of us, the phrase Work that Matters infers job satisfaction.

The Decay of Brand Differentiation

In the CEO Afterlife

High on the list is weak marketing, weak management, and weak strategic discipline. Porsche is enjoying a vibrant auto market. There’s a host of reasons why great brands decay. I could add a dozen more. I won’t.

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Culture Doesn’t Trump Strategy

In the CEO Afterlife

In the last 40 years of the 20 th century, strategy was the champion of business supremacy. As a critical success factor, strategy turned into a lucrative industry for a host of consulting firms such as McKinsey & Company , and the Boston Consulting Group. Strategy is Constraining.

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

This can mean expanding product lines, entering new markets and geographies, line extending brands, acquiring new businesses, creating projects, and adding layers of management to manage the self-created complexity. Coca-Cola’s focus begins at 30,000 feet, where corporate strategy is crafted.

Nabob and the Coffee Kerfuffle: How the 120-year-old brand managed to maintain its challenger status.

In the CEO Afterlife

This article was written by Jennifer Horn for the June 2016 issue of Strategy Magazine. Years later, it took on bigger players by introducing new innovative packaging to the market, and subsequently carving out a double-digit share when few thought it could be done.

Why Leaders Believe that Tomorrow is a Better Place

In the CEO Afterlife

Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy CEO Culture Doctors Without Borders Elon Musk Entrepreneurship Gene Rodenberry In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Star Trek Tesla VisionTo every one of us, the future is important.

The Anguish of Complexity: A Reflection

In the CEO Afterlife

Thirty-five years ago at a ceremony in Vancouver, BC, I accepted AMA’s Marketer-of-the-Year Award on behalf of Nabob Foods. That night, I presented the marketing strategy that catapulted a regional brand to national leadership in Canada. Times. Places.

In Marketing, the “C” Word Cannot Exist

In the CEO Afterlife

Many years ago I read Theodore Levitt’s The Marketing Imagination. In the book, the renowned marketing professor said there was no such thing as a commodity, only people who think like commodities. This served me well as a branded coffee marketer.

Charismatic Leadership: Style or Substance?

In the CEO Afterlife

This means skillfully executing strategies that propel companies to superb fiscal performance over the long term. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Have you ever watched a charismatic person “work” a room? At the outset, they assess the collective mood.