It’s human to make mistakes. However, repeating the same mistakes leads to negative consequences. Let’s look at the five most common mistakes that clients make in marketing. Knowing and avoiding them will shorten your road to business success and make it more manageable.
They Need a Marketing Strategy.
And that’s why they’re marketing “Halabala.” They jump from one social network to another, think their customers are everyone, try to ride the wave of temporary trends, and need uniform textual and visual communication.
Marketing strategy is the basis of effective marketing. It is a document that clearly defines your brand in all directions, from visual and textual communication to your ideal customer to choosing appropriate marketing channels.
Without a quality strategy, you will be like a dark fish in a school of thousands of dark fish. A marketing strategy will “color” you, and you will no longer be the same interchangeable fish that no one will notice.
The strategy differentiates you from the competition and determines what you should communicate in campaigns to attract your (potential) customers, increase sales or build a strong brand. He will keep you on the right path to your goals and from deviating from this path.
You will become a recognizable brand with unique customer benefits and features.
They Are Afraid To Accept The Bold Ideas of The Agency.
And they prefer to choose a conservative idea. They fear how customers will react when they take a clear stance when they confidently stand up for their qualities and benefits and present them externally.
That would be fine if we were not in the marketing world, whose task is to impress the (potential) customer enough to remember our brand for a future purchase or make the purchase immediately, especially in today’s highly competitive environment, where supply often exceeds demand. Bold ideas allow us to differentiate ourselves from competing brands effectively.
There are a lot of conservative campaigns on the market that don’t “shout” much, don’t offend anyone, don’t get talked about, and end up in the dust. And you don’t want to be among the brands doomed to be forgotten, do you?
They Need More Budget For Marketing.
And consequently, every marketing activity needs to be more funded and, naturally, cannot achieve the desired results. In practice, this means: If you have a total monthly budget of €400 for a Google PPC campaign, you cannot expect to achieve the same results as a brand that invests €3,000 per month in this activity.
If €3,000 brings €10,000 to your competitor’s coffers, it would be naive to think that our €400 will generate the same amount. Maybe it will be €1,000 or €2,000, but it will most likely not be €10,000. However, we cannot say this is a campaign failure and a marketing error but an error in the allocated budget.
If you invest “little” in marketing, it is more than likely that the return on investment will not be great. It is impossible to achieve above-average results in today’s highly competitive environment with a small budget. We will never outperform brands willing to invest more in marketing than we do. These are the laws of mathematics and marketing; unfortunately, people will need to do something about it.
On the other hand, the bigger your marketing budget, the higher the chance your return on investment will be.
They Can Only Do Marketing Consistently For a Short Time.
Only long-term and consistent marketing brings the greatest return on investment in the long run. If you already have a marketing strategy, stick to it and stay on track after a few months. Long-term results usually appear only after a few years.
If you stop sticking to the strategy and go back to “hype” marketing, you’ve blown your marketing investment so far, and you probably won’t get the expected results.
They Don’t Build a Brand; When They Start, They Quickly Want The Investment Back.
Companies are often unwilling to invest in something that does not bring immediate results (conversions). Building a strong brand takes many years, and, unfortunately, in the short term (a few months), the return on investment is negligible.
This stark fact is why clients start to worry about their investment and back off, mistakenly thinking that if they don’t see a return, the fault is automatically on the marketing side and needs to be done differently. However, the problem is a misunderstanding of the meaning of brand building.
Businesses want to see quick results, and if they also have a small marketing budget, it takes much longer to build a strong brand and return on investment than for businesses with big budgets, which makes them even more anxious.
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The best thing you can do in the world of business and marketing is to learn from the mistakes of others. Do you want to do marketing that delivers long-term results? In that case, avoid the five most common mistakes we discussed in this article. You will save yourself from unfulfilled expectations and disappointment if you do not throw a lot of money in the air.