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Marketing Strategy

A marketing strategy defines ‘how to’ realise your goals

Typically, the most successful businesses create marketing strategies to provide blue-prints for growth. In other words, plans ‘how to’ realise your goals.

Most simply marketing is a process to develop and promote products (or services) to match customers and their needs. It is also a process to put customers at the heart of your business.

Strategy development therefore requires a combination of customer-driven, creative and analytical thinking. Our marketing strategy consultants do this by uncovering insights on your customers; who they are and what are their needs.  Then by working closely with you, often in marketing workshops, we determine how best to meet them. As a result this often leads to better defined goals. Also ways to strengthen, and better promote, your offer (Figure 1). Typically via one or more of the marketing mix (sometimes called the 5Ps or as we prefer, the 7Ps) (See Figure 1 below).

Hierarchy of marketing strategies

Hierarchy of marketing strategies
Hierarchy of marketing strategies, reproduced from The Marketing Director’s Handbook

Turning strategies into practical plans

A common pitfall is also to make decisions by ‘gut feel’. However, as professional marketers, we work with you, and customers, to obtain facts and to understand what really drives demand, and doesn’t. Then we use the objective and task method to devise practical marketing strategies and plans that deliver the numbers. This therefore enables us to recommend strategies that really work. Read our marketing success stories to discover more.

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