First, let me say this is not a new topic. It may, however, be a new twist on it so stay with me. Marketing teams are strategists, constantly maneuvering resources and content to increase conversion opportunities. Simple right? Let’s continue. Much like a Chess match, there are several opportunistic moves to strategically place to get closer to your goal. Each move is performed with tools (or Chess Pieces) that have strengths. However, if you’re not planning ahead with a strategy guiding content and placement… hmm… you will soon be cornered with no place to go. Sounds like Chess and marketing have a lot more in common than people thought.
A marketing ecosystem strategy and similar to the content marketing mix and is a wonderful planning and development process that provides structure, purpose, direction, validation, and value all in one place.
In our two-part series, we are unpacking the definition of what translation in marketing really means, and the value of doing it well. In Part 1 we reviewed the tactical aspects of being a marketer and how translation factors in your day-to-day workflow. Here in Part 2 we will delve into four new areas equally as important, yet different in function and impact. Let’s get started.
In today’s content-crazed, fragmented world of social media, video, apps, text and technology overload, as a marketer, it’s real easy to get off track with your marketing when new tools and methods are constantly being introduced what seems like every week. Research shows that consumers are connecting with varying digital channels more and more.
With today’s advanced metrics revealing more consumer behavior patterns than ever before, the term conversion has risen to the top of the discussion food chain in marketing circles. What it hasn’t done yet is provide a crystal clear definition as to why a conversion should be looked at differently based on where the customer touch point location in the funnel is.
How many times have you sat at your desk in the morning wondering what content to create and if it is really needed or not? Hmm… regardless of how many cups of coffee you have, the answer to that question is not going to be easy to find unless you already have a process in place.
Today’s business schools should really spend some time on touch points and personas or the next generation of marketers will overlook a very important component of their marketing strategy. This article is about the importance of the target audience (or persona) and the touch point. It also uncovers some key questions embedded in a touch point location which today’s digital and social marketers need to answer. Here we go.
Have you ever wondered if your inbound marketing content really has value in the eyes of the customer? I mean… seriously. If you’re a marketer, this is part of your daily thinking…right? How does content marketing efficacy factor into your strategy, execution, measurement, production, and distribution, social media, landing pages, conversion and customer acquisition process? Wow, that’s a long list, and that is just the beginning. If you’re not sure, read on.
As a marketer, we have to wear lots of hats and this helps us see what strategies work well and which ones don’t work so well. If you’re a non-marketer CEO, business executive or business owner, you’re probably scratching your head sometimes wondering if your marketing is being executed using the right tactics. Sometimes what may seem like a wrong tactical initiative could actually be hitting the target perfectly based on its goal, method, and purpose.
What is the true definition of the word brand? Does anyone really know? Maybe if we go to the Oxford Dictionary we can figure out why the word brand is so puzzling. I think you might agree the meaning of the word brand or branding is somewhat confusing and misunderstood. I really think it’s due to the over-saturation of marketing and advertising placed on everything, everywhere, all the time. Nobody really knows if the brand is the company, the product or the service or all three. Which is it? Even us marketers sometimes scratch our heads wondering how to define it and best take advantage of a brand’s key attributes.