No doubt about it, social media is evolving every day. It seems that new platforms are constantly becoming the next big thing overnight and what we knew about these platforms last week is different each day.
We’ve covered a wide range of important topics worth considering when building your them within budget while utilizing the correct methods marketing plan. From the importance of planning and brainstorming for your specific business goals and objectives, to the use of metrics and budgeting to ensure you time and efforts are spent wisely.
Coming up with new, ideas can be challenging; especially when it comes to marketing where you’re often challenged to use your creative mind and think strategically. This is where brainstorming can be most effective; helping you to step out of the box and consider various avenues to promote your business and reach your audience.
When it comes time to brand (or rebrand) your business, you might think that taking the project on internally is the best approach in order to keep costs down. We’d argue that hiring an outside branding agency will actually SAVE you time and money. Here’s why:
Last week, we gave you all the details on marketing plans, so now that you know what they are, let’s talk about what they can do for your business.
A marketing plan?! What exactly is that?
A marketing plan is a comprehensive document that describes your marketing efforts ideally for a specific time frame. In its most basic form, it’s a road-map for introducing and delivering your products or services to a desired audience. It will guide you in selecting different platforms for promoting your business and tailoring those to achieve your end goals.
The past few months, we’ve been talking a lot about social media. We’ve shared The Top Social Media Platforms You Should be Familiar With where we introduced some of the top platforms to research and understand; Accomplish These Two Steps Before Implementing a Social Media Program where we offered some planning ideas; Visual Content Speaks Volumes During Social Media Consumption where we provided ideas for how to improve your visuals and increase engagement on social media; and many, many more. Are you bored yet? We hope not! Our real hope is you feel less intimidated and overwhelmed because you have a better idea of what platforms are right for your business, how to create a social media strategy,
The average person spends nearly two hours on social media every day, according to Social Media Today. If you’re business isn’t taking advantage of this audience, you are definitely missing out. You’re missing out on greater brand awareness, reaching a new audience, and engaging with potential and existing customers, among other things.
Starting a proactive social media program can feel daunting, especially when you aren’t familiar with the platforms or their processes. Before you even step into this world, do two things: