It’s the beginning of another year, and as small business owners or marketing managers, it’s that time when we contemplate our business goals and how our marketing efforts can best align with these objectives. In this fresh start of January, let’s dive into the process of setting goals, measuring results, and ensuring that our marketing remains purposeful, intentional, and effective, all while managing our budget wisely.
One critical factor to ponder is the balance between the time we allocate to marketing tasks and the actual effectiveness of these efforts. It’s essential to consider how much time we spend on internal tasks, providing feedback, or chasing team members for content information. Equally important is the time dedicated to strategic thinking, especially if we collaborate with a marketing agency. Striking a balance between focusing on the details (the trees) and the bigger picture (the forest) is key.
Here are some fresh insights to consider this January:
1. Diversify Your Marketing:
The notion of diversifying marketing strategies has been a recurring theme for us in the last few years. Make it a goal to explore new avenues this year. For example, if you’ve been heavily engaged in content marketing, it might be worthwhile to take a pause and reflect on your approach. Instead of simply continuing with the momentum of what you’ve been doing in 2023, consider diversifying your content creation on social media. Perhaps, incorporate more video content, delve into marketing webinars, or experiment with short video content shared among your team members. The idea is to think creatively about diversification, even within your existing strategies.
2. Prioritize Business Goals:
At the core of any business are two fundamental objectives: profitability and revenue growth. From a marketing standpoint, we can significantly contribute to these goals by focusing on increasing the visibility and perceived credibility of our company. These two elements, visibility and credibility, are the pillars on which marketing can build a solid foundation for business growth.
3. Thought Leadership on Social Media:
When it comes to social media, let’s shift our mindset. Instead of fixating on the number of likes or followers, aim to establish thought leadership. By creating exceptional content and positioning yourself as a thought leader in your industry, you’ll naturally attract the right audience. In the end, the quantity of likes and followers becomes less relevant, while your content serves the dual purpose of boosting credibility and visibility among your target audience.
4. User Intent in Paid Advertising:
In the realm of paid advertising, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of creating ads and campaigns quickly. However, this haste can lead to a lack of intentionality. This year, let’s focus on quality over quantity. Prioritize understanding the user’s intent when creating ads. Take the time to think strategically about where your target audience is, which platforms they frequent, and what type of campaign will best serve their needs. By aligning your ads with user intent, you can maximize their effectiveness.
5. Enhance Client Retention:
While the pursuit of new clients is essential, it’s equally crucial not to neglect your existing ones. Allocate time and resources to increase the value you provide to your current clients. Remember that customers pay for the value they receive from your services. By enhancing the value you offer to your existing clients, you not only strengthen their loyalty but also increase the potential for additional revenue.
January is the perfect month to THINK FRESH. Let’s embrace the opportunity to redefine our goals, establish ourselves as thought leaders, and create more value for both current and prospective clients. Here’s to a year filled with growth, prosperity, and exceptional client value.
Think fresh, keep it cool, grow!
Are you looking for more fresh ideas for your marketing in 2023? Contact our marketing agency in Vancouver, or visit our office (aka Greenhouse) near Gastown – we always have chocolate!