Last week I mentioned that the message comes before the channels you choose to deliver that message. Here is a graphic that underscores that philosophy as McCormick L.A. puts it into action. The messaging, or content, accurately portrays and extends your brand—it’s essentially the sun of the marketing system. Rotating around the messaging are the basic strategies of a campaign include a combination of owned, paid and earned media. An appropriate balance of these channels will help you meet your objectives.
Increase number of new clients by X in one year.
Retaining 100% of existing clients by year’s end.
|The best marketing plans are Message-centric|
If you are not familiar with these categories, these definitions will help:
• Email newsletter
• Collateral materials
• Online listings
• Social Media
◦ And more!
• News articles
• Reviews, editorials, and online contributions
• Guest blogging opportunities
• Advertising—online, print, broadcast
• Core messages are developed to highlight how you relate best to your target audience. The messaging is the most important part of the entire campaign.
Equally important is the assessment. It is important to regularly monitor success so you know what is working and can adjust accordingly. The mechanism has to be decided ahead of time.
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