In a world awash with innovations where customers are bombarded with new services, products, solutions, and tech, marketing matters more than ever before.
Marketing makes change happen and businesses that want to remain competitive would do well to remember this. Unfortunately, what we see in most businesses is an increased focus on innovation – a race to put out more products and services than the competition- but no corresponding investment in marketing these services and products.
Yet, marketing is a key driver of business. Business success is measured in terms of the customers willing to purchase what the business offers. Failing to invest in marketing means that you’re setting yourself up for business failure. As someone said, ignoring marketing, especially digital marketing in today’s world, is like opening a business but not telling anyone. If your target customers know nothing about your brand, they won’t support you and your business won’t be successful – it’s really as simple as that.
Marketing is About Building Relationships
These days, marketing has sadly been reduced to customer acquisition and retention. But marketing should be about building relationships with customers, not just pushing them to buy something.
Businesses sell to actual people and people care about the entire experience they get from your brand – not just the marketing or service or sales. In marketing, showing up for the right work for the right people in the right way is the way to go. You have to connect the right customer to the right product or service.
Marketing is about figuring out how your brand fits into customers’ wants, needs, values, and their lives. It’s about positioning your products or services as a solution to their problems and showing them that you care.
For this to work, you have to cultivate a relationship with your customers. As a marketer, you have to move from a business-centered approach to a customer-centric one. You have to have intense and extensive engagement with your target customers to get the kind of deep insight and knowledge you need to market your brand.
That’s what separates good marketing from the bad kind.
Make your Business Better
There’s a lot more to marketing than just running ads and selling stuff. You have to build a relationship with your customers if you want them to keep coming back to support your brand.
As a digital marketer, the experience and skills I’ve gained from working with different clients have given me unique insights into the marketing world. The marketing strategies and services I offer are designed to put these skills and experience to work for your business.
Schedule a consultation with me today and let’s see how we can work together to make your business stand out.