Talk to people in advertising. Talk to your sales department. Ask them what marketing means. It’s likely you’ll get a wide variety of answers. At Branding Plus, we’ll tell you marketing is about your whole company. Marketing is much more than a mission statement or a single campaign. It’s a strategy that affects every facet of your business and every employee.
Think about it like this. One part of marketing is brand recognition. Like with a political campaign, you need to get your name out there, let people know what you stand for. But that’s only one piece of a much larger strategy. And all the pieces must fit together to present a balanced and believable picture of your company to the public.
As people interact with your company, every response they get – every email, every phone call, every business card passed at a networking event is a piece of this marketing puzzle. When all the pieces come together to form a complete picture, customers know, like and trust you and your brand. If any of the pieces seem to belong in a different puzzle, it can raise questions.
Everyone, from the person who answers your phones up to the CEO needs to understand your marketing strategy and their role in implementing it. When you launch a new product or embark on a new social media or other advertising campaign, it all needs to fit into your marketing puzzle.
Remember, in this fast pace, always connected society, one wrong word, one confused or upset customer can impact your company in critical ways. The best way to avoid this is to be on the offensive with a marketing strategy that everyone understands and knows how to implement appropriately for their role.
If you’re ready to take your marketing strategy to the next level, get in touch! We’ll work with you to develop a marketing strategy that takes every facet of your Dallas business into account.