You have a remarkable product in hand, how do you reach out to people to know about your product? This is where marketing comes in. You need to market it in order to extend your product to the right group of people. Marketing is the best way to communicate with your customers as you have complete control of the amount of information going out to them. This is why communicating your brand successfully is a key aspect of marketing that will build your brand name and catapult your company into success.
Marketing is based on thinking about the business in terms of customer needs and their satisfaction. Marketing differs from selling because selling involves cash which comes with tricks and techniques of exchanging your product into cash by a consumer. Selling does not really take into account on the values of the exchange whereas marketing views the entire business process as an integrated effort to discover, create and satisfy customer needs. In other words, marketing has less to do with getting customers to pay for your product as it involves developing a demand for that product and fulfilling the needs of customers.
In order to deliver the best information and unique values of your product you got to ensure that the marketing of it is done in a rightful way and this is when Marketing Strategy comes in play. An organization’s marketing strategy combines all of its marketing goals into one comprehensive plan. A good marketing strategy should be drawn from market research and focus on the product mix in order to achieve the maximum profit and sustain the business. The marketing strategy is the foundation of a marketing plan. Marketing strategy includes all basic, short-term, and long-term activities in the field of marketing that deal with the analysis of the strategic initial situation of a company and the formulation, evaluation and selection of market-oriented strategies and therefore contributes to the goals of the company and its marketing objectives.
Besides that, you will also need to take note of the SEO. So what is SEO? SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization, and there is nothing really mystical about it. You might have heard a lot about SEO and how it works, but basically it is a measurable, repeatable process that is used to send signals to search engines that your pages are worth showing in Google’s index. Why is SEO so significant is because it is a process of proving to search engines that you are the best site, the most authoritative, the most trusted, the most unique and interesting site that they can offer to their customer – the searcher. In order to be on the top of the index, you will have to make sure that your content is of quality, trustworthy and be transparent. By having these good attributes you will be able to get people to talk about you, produce good quality content, get people to link to you, and Google will be more confident that you are the best result that they can offer to their searchers, and that’s when you will start ranking on the first page of Google.
Content creation is on of the the best ways to get more customers flocking to you brand but first, you need to first find out who your audience is. You can’t just expect people to come to you. What makes you stand out from all the other companies out there, who are also competing in this pool of businesses trying to come out on top. The more streamlined your content is when talking about targeting your audience, the better it is for you to be able to catch their attention.
Don’t expect a fashion blogger to catch your restaurant tips because it isn’t their preference. So learn to read your target audience and find out what makes them tick (in a good way) and zero in on that and trust us when we say your numbers will soar!
Next tip would be content creation. When creating content you must be aware of the quality of your write up. Yes, we are all human and humans make mistakes but when it comes to posting online grammatical and spelling errors are a big no-no as you will lose your credibility and thus your audience. Get your creative juices flowing by using videos, slide shows, photos, and even playlists of your favourite jams. Switching it up like this keeps your audience on their toes and engaged. Besides that, you need to know your audience. Just like plain old vanilla vs. chocolate, different types of content appeal to different people. Make sure you know who you’re trying to reach and tailor your posts to connect with them from the get-go. Share as though you’re speaking directly to them because you are! Skip the pop ups, background noise and distracting advertisements, and make it feel good for customers to interact with your brand.
Be transparent, make sure to link back to third parties, link back to the original post, identify and give credit to original sources, and provide original text/comments on curated content. No one likes to brag, but everyone enjoys being credited for their hard work. Not forgetting, make sharing easy, remember to add (and use) social media sharing buttons wherever you can. If your audience loves your content, make it easy for them to say so and share it after all sharing is caring. Lastly, don’t forget your headline. When sharing your content be sure to create eye-catching phrases for your titles so that you are able to grab the attention of your readers. Make it snappy but make sure relevant information is passed on. This way you will be able to deliver all the information that you have prepared in the rest of the article.
Now that you have got the gist of how to write and create a content you would then need a template before you start. A good marketing plan template is important so that you can work on content creation and then posting it smoothly. A basic template would include the following:
- Define your brand and goals
- Knowing your unique selling proposition, (USP)
- Identify your customers
- Understand your competitors
- Define what makes your business different
- Create a kick-ass content
- Having an SEO strategy
- Monitor, measure and improve your marketing tactics.
A good marketing plan can form part of your business plan, and will help you to coordinate all your marketing efforts and ideas so you can market your business effectively. It’ll also help you take a structured approach to develop products and services that meet and satisfy your customers’ needs.
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