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The best businesses have the marketing baked into the product and/or service. That seems rudimentary enough, but leave it to Seth Godin to say it in such an easy to understand way. Godin's been thinking, writing and talking this way for a very long time, but he lives it as well. Have you been following his latest venture, The Domino Project ?
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The benefits of a planned marketing strategy are numerous. Business owners often rely solely on their intuition to make business decisions. While this informal knowledge is important in the decision making process, it may not provide you with all the facts you need to achieve marketing results. A marketing strategy will help you in defining business goals and develop activities to achieve them. Difficulty: Average
The American Marketing Association (AMA) defines a brand as a "name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of them intended to identify the goods and services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of other sellers. Therefore it makes sense to understand that branding is not about getting your target market to choose you over the competition, but it is about getting your prospects to see you as the only one that provides a solution to their problem. The objectives that a good brand will achieve include:
If this title makes you feel like you’ve just won a game of Jargon Bingo , you are not alone. Us Web types are quick to latch on to names for things – Web 2.0 (and 3.0), LAS , “The Online Conversation” – and it’s easy to talk about a concept without really thinking about what it means . Most people, by now, understand that a brand is a sum of perceptions; what do you, your staff, your business partners and your customers think about you and what collective meaning is then ascribed.
Want to develop a brand strategy for your company? Here, see tips and tricks for creating a strong brand. See Transcript
with Laura Lake New companies must decide how much of a budget should be for marketing. Here, see tips for knowing what that percentage should be. See Transcript The important thing for new companies is testing marketing vehicles to see which performs and provides the best return on investment.