As billions of people around the globe try and establish how best to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, three fundamental factors are making communication with stakeholders difficult.
We've all been there before. A blank social media calendar with no ideas to fill it. So you type "social media marketing strategy" in google search and hope to find the creative spark that will help you produce killer content.
But, in reality, you'll be offered pages and pages of results all offering you the same thing. A downloadable template or calendar. This isn't going to change the game or help you stand out. Thousands of other marketers have just done the same thing. And, you are just adding to the growing list of crap. So don't waste your time.
Mistakes are a healthy part of every marketing strategy, and they're certainly nothing to be ashamed of in the new(ish) world of social media. That said, being sloppy is a whole different story.
We've talked about the basics of marketing automation workflows quite a few times before. If you're reading this post, you are probably already running a few workflows. So I'm not going to talk about how to get them started -- Instead, I want to talk about what to do after you've got a few workflows under your belt.
The real secrets of why companies with in-house marketing and
communications teams partner with agencies
Most small to mid-size businesses work with marketing and communications (a.k.a. marcomms) agencies on everything from sales campaigns to brand building.
You may be asking yourself, “How can something usually stuck behind an inbox or a mailbox, have anything to do with driving organic traffic to my website?” To illustrate how this works, I will share a recent experience of my own.
This is the age of earned. In recent times, there has increasingly been more focus on digital marketing for owned and paid media with the ability to accurately measure the result of our campaigns. But with public relations moving at a greater pace than anyone else in marketing and communications – turbo charged by digital, our skills are more relevant than ever. But we need to move fast to take advantage!