As a business owner, you’re probably used to laying out most facets of your business. If you own a restaurant, you know to lay out your menu, when to order your ingredients, what the high times are for your establishment, etc. If you own a construction company, you know who your preferred vendors are, how to plan a project calendar, which industry groups are important for you to be a part of and those types of things. So why would you leave your marketing to chance?
A marketing strategy takes all facets of your business and looks at where you are now and what your ultimate goals are then lays out a plan to get you there. Without a marketing plan, you could very well be wasting hundreds or thousands of dollars, if not more, getting your name in front of the wrong audience or hitting the right audience at the wrong time. On the other hand, strategic marketing involves intensive research to find the right audience for your business, competitive analysis to gain perspective on what works and what doesn’t, the optimal outlets for reaching your audience and the best times for reaching those folks. With that intel, you can then lay out how to budget for these items and a timeline for deadlines to make sure you don’t miss out on an important outlet.
When you own a business, this may seem like a lot to add to your plate, especially if you don’t know where to start finding some of the information about your audience or the outlets available to you. Asterisk Creative KNOWS marketing strategy, so let us help. Contact Asterisk Creative today.