There’s a reason why the marketing landscape always changes… it’s because marketers always ruin everything. Marketers have been ruining their own marketing tactics since… always. Five years ago, it was social media. Now, it’s influencer marketing.
Because marketers know how much of marketing revolves around providing value at every stage of the customer journey, they also know how to sniff out gimmicks. When trying to build loyalty amongst marketers, know that a campaign with robust discount/reward system or a partnership with a useful external resource will almost always outperform the flashy campaign that lacks substance. If brands want to create loyalty within this segment, the marketing strategy needs to focus on building trust through transparency, engagement, and useful content.
Creating a marketing budget is not always a simple task. Many marketers pigeon hole themselves by narrowly focusing on the previous year’s plan and ignoring potential new sales goals and opportunities. It is also particularly difficult to map out a budget plan when brand awareness and impressions are not concrete numbers. In fact, according to MDG Advertising, 32% of companies believe their data is inaccurate. Planning a budget around incorrect numbers leads to wasted marketing efforts and expenses.
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