Brand marketing and strategy can be very complicated, analysis driven, or even intimidating. But much of the time, it just isn’t. Here are 10 obscenely easy ways to do better marketing. And this isn’t about one particular company, rather, all too many.
1. Focus – If you haven’t already, figure out what business you really are in (it’s not what you make, it’s whose problems you solve), what drives your business model, and what you need to attack first. Less is always more, and more profitable.
2. Develop your Business Strategy – This needn’t be the all-consuming five-year plan that is both painful and rarely used. Just figure out what direction you want to head, make sure you know why you want to head that way (versus other alternatives), and make sure that direction is financially sound. This is CEO and Board stuff, and it’s critical. But it’s all too frequently not done. Continue reading