(clearing my throat) Step right up folks… Who wants marketing tricks and secrets? What about really true sales tips? The facts? You know, the things that really work. Or another marketing cliché that gets mucho clicks but little substance? Except this link will give you substance. It’s not just a clickbait headline. A couple weeks ago Tom Morkes interviewed me for his “In The Trenches” podcast. …
Without an effective marketing strategy you will allow your marketing decisions to be made by whim. You’ll miss opportunities and could become blinded by ego driven marketing. The following posts will give your marketing strategy a laser sharp focus.
Your Marketing Strategy Is The Key To Growing Your Business
If you’re new to building a marketing strategy these articles will help you immensely. These marketing techniques involve strategies for building your business and getting results. They’re not about “getting your name out there.” Marketing should be about four things:
- Attracting Prospects (leads, potential customers, whatever you want to call your potential customers)
- Converting Leads into Customers
- Converting Customers into Clients (repeat customers)
- Converting Clients into Advocates
Throughout these articles you’ll find your marketing strategy is not only about acquiring new customers but retaining existing customers. The marketing techniques you’ll find useful will depend on where your are with your marketing strategy and the decisions you need to make.
Marketing Techniques For The Real World
These articles will involve practical marketing techniques for you to implement in the following areas:
- Direct Marketing Techniques
- Niche Marketing Strategies
- Customer or Brand Loyalty Strategy
- Social Media Marketing
- Pricing Strategy
- Online Marketing Strategy
- Email Marketing
- Lead Generation and Conversion
- Testing and Measuring Your Marketing Results
Read around. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, just contact me with your questions and I’ll do what I can to help.
Image Credit Giles Douglas.
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