Create a strategic marketing plan that helps you build outstanding campaigns.
Your Marketing Plan MUST produce returns…
Most people think that you should just shot-gun your message out there and see what sticks. That hopefully you might get someone to come at you and be your client. But it doesn’t work like that. What you should do is think about this strategically. You need to think 2-4 months ahead or semi-annually – as far as you can go in your marketing plan. The more you start to plan ahead, the more you start to anticipate what you are trying to do. When you start to anticipate, you can actually think about your content or your messaging and how you can approve it. So pre-scheduling your campaign in such a way that you can do that, will also attract the right people to work with as well. If you are attracting other people who are also thinking ahead, you are actually going to be proactive rather than reactive. When being proactive, that is when you are at your best and when you are moving forward.
Harry Rosen doesn’t just wake up one day and say to himself “I think I am going to sell socks tomorrow”. It doesn’t work like that. Harry Rosen is a retailer and as a retailer, he is going to have to think seasonally about his marketing plan when he is going to sell socks. He may know a quarter in advance or a year in advance. You have to think like a retailer in order to make your business work. This is a real business aspect of things, where you have to think like a business and how you can anticipate your next move. The anticipation is what is key. When people react that is when they fall, so if you don’t want to fall start anticipating and start thinking about how you can be more proactive in your business.