Strategic Marketing Planning
Last week was another busy one for Amplify!
The Amplify team have been working on a huge strategic marketing plan for a large manufacturing company in the Middle East. We thought it would be useful to provide you with some information in this weeks blog on how to achieve an effective strategic marketing plan for your business or brand.
So what is a strategic marketing plan?
It’s a process that companies should go through to create and implement effective marketing systems. The plan focuses on marketing and promoting the business to the target audience.
To create an effective strategic marketing plan takes a lot of time, firstly gaining background information on the company / brand, clients and the competition. Companies need to look at identifying promotional opportunities and evaluating the marketing opportunities; research, analyse and identify the target audience; develop a key focus audience for the business to go after and how to achieve the plan; and measuring and evaluating the key results of the marketing efforts of the business.
Planning is one of the most important tasks for a business to succeed. Whether you are just setting up, launching a new product, rebranding, or just looking to grow your market share – planning is key.
Creating a yearly strategic marketing plan for your company or brand is something you should definitely consider. In-depth planning involves understanding the market and your current business situation and using that knowledge to identify goals and objectives to make progress. We are able to work with you and your business to support you in achieving your marketing goals. Our services cover all aspects detailed in this blog and vary from business to business. We have the knowledge and expertise to work with small independent companies to large corporations.
Why a Strategic Marketing Plan is key to your business:
So now you know what it is, we thought it would be useful to explain the benefits of having a Strategic Marketing Plan. All companies have fantastic marketing tools available to them. With the explosion of social media, high speed internet and mobile touch devices, the world around us is shrinking and communication to our key audience is evolving. Companies can now access Twitter and Facebook at a click, providing immediate communication channels direct to the customer. The same goes for a corporate blog, email blasts, banner ads and search engine optimisation: they are all quick and easy to do. But how successful are you at doing this? A lot of the ways we communicate with our clients these days tend to be very specialised and focus on the small picture. Twitter, for example, is a 140 character micro-exchange between you and your target audience. It’s a great tool, but one that’s very much about hear and now. A good plan will help your business keep sight of the big picture so you don’t get lost and you don’t miss out on bigger opportunities.