Sell, sell, sell. The rule is quite simple. Marketing strategies are all about selling a service or product. No matter how brilliant a marketing campaign is, it is still a failure if it does not sell anything. The creative brilliance of the campaign should not overpower the message of sales. If you remember the advertisement, but not the service or product, then the strategy did not work.
Stick to proven marketing principles. There are proven marketing principles and they encompass all the mediums that we have today, even social media. Before online platforms were created we had to market using traditional means. With time, the advertising mediums change, but we need to follow the same principles.
It’s all in the planning. Without an appropriate plan, money will be wasted and the marketing strategy might not work at all. Tactics must be outlined in detail even if the business is very small scale. A scattered approach is not going to work for the business at all.
Is the product strong enough to sell? Essentially, the product has to be strong enough to be the focus of a marketing campaign. It does not matter if the marketing team is the best in the world if the service or product is not excellent.
Get hold of the data. Companies who have access to industrial databases are at an advantage. They have the edge over the competition, especially those who use the data to gain relevant insights.
Know how to listen. Many believe that listening is the number one marketing skill. It is not surprising that the most effective listeners execute the most effective marketing campaigns. Listening is a skill that comes with empathy and is fueled by curiosity.
Show people how they’ll benefit from the product. Since people are concerned mostly in what interests them, it will be smart to focus on letting them know how a service or product will be beneficial to them.
Relevance is the key. A smart marketing strategy is one that grabs hold of people’s attention at a split second. People must find the message relevant to their lives. If they do not then the message will be lost.
Target human emotion. Making a product sell is all about engaging people to feel for the product being offered to them. This is the foundation for establishing loyal customers. This also fully defines the brand. Your brand has to elicit an emotional reaction.
Identities evolve. Although brand logos and online identities can become the image of the brand for a certain period of time, things eventually change. This is the nature of branding. Trends are always changing and makeovers define modern-day advertising. It helps to keep a fresh approach.