Email Marketing Can Be Fun To Research
When it comes to marketing, there is always a lot of talk of theory versus practice, but when you are thinking about proposals, there is rarely much mention of fun.
Email marketing is a form of marketing that was originally designed to be as fun and simple as possible. For many brands, email marketing is still a relatively new concept that has only been adopted as a form of marketing after the advent of the digital era. Before then, brands largely relied on traditional forms of marketing such as print, radio, and TV advertisements.
As a result, proposing an email marketing campaign for a brand isn’t as scary as it might seem. After all, for many businesses, this is simply another facet of marketing that they have never really given much thought to.
The truth is that, for the most part, email marketing can be a lot of fun to research and implement.
In this article, we will explore five examples of how you can have fun while proposing an email marketing strategy for a brand.
5 Ways To Have Fun While Planning Your Marketing Strategy
As we’ve established, there is rarely much talk of fun when it comes to business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while planning your marketing strategy.
Here are five ways you can have fun while planning your marketing strategy:
1. Research The Industry
You might be thinking that you know the industries your brand belongs to, but that isn’t often the case. Especially in today’s world, there are a lot of grey areas when it comes to industries and markets.
It is always a good idea to research the industries you are entering before you start pitching your products or offering your services. This way, you will know exactly what to expect and won’t be caught off guard by the realities of operating in a certain market. You don’t want to waste your time and resources if the market doesn’t match up with your expectations.
2. Identify The Decision-makers
One important thing to consider when planning your marketing strategy is to identify the decision-makers in your industry.
Simply put, marketing on the internet is a lot different than traditional marketing. Thanks to the abundance of information that is readily available online, potential customers have more power than ever before when it comes to researching products and purchasing decisions.
To get the most out of this newfound power, you need to understand who the decision-makers are in your industry and what makes them tick. Is it the managers? The employees? The consumers (i.e., people who use your products or services)?
Once you understand who the key players are in your industry, you can begin to position your brand for success. In many industries, there is typically one dominant player who has a stranglehold on the market. Understanding who this is and what makes them special can help you establish yourself as an alternative. Doing so can make all the difference in your ability to succeed as a brand.
3. Identify The Platforms
Depending on how much you want to invest in your marketing strategy, you have two major options when it comes to vehicles for delivering your message: paid platforms and organic platforms.
Paid platforms are simply that; you pay to have your content delivered to potential customers. You can use a tool like Google AdWords to attract the right audience to your site and attract them using relevant keywords. Once they are on your site, you can use marketing tools to engage with them and encourage them to make a purchase.
On the other hand, organic platforms like Facebook and YouTube are free and, thus, have a much larger audience. However, to ensure maximum impact, you have to put in the time and effort to grow and engage with your audience on these platforms. You can use the insights provided by social media to track the behavior of your users and find out what resonates with them. From there, you can craft a strategy to better engage with your audience and drive them to action.
Whether you choose to go with paid platforms or organic platforms depends on your goals and budget. Think about what is important to you and then, from there, you can make a decision.
4. Craft A Unique selling proposition (USP)
A unique selling proposition (USP) is a marketing technique that allows you to stand out from competitors. Simply put, a USP is any feature or characteristic that makes your product or service special. In a marketplace flooded with a variety of products, a unique selling proposition can help you stand out and, as a result, gain credibility with potential customers.
To come up with a unique selling proposition for your brand, you first need to understand your industry. Is your industry relatively new? Does it lack a dominant player? If so, you can use this as a launching pad to establish yourself as a go-to source for your industry. Developing a USP will take time, but the results can be invaluable.
5. Research The Trends
Innovation is key when it comes to marketing. Products and services that are a few years old can still achieve viral status if they have effectively transitioned from being innovative. For example, TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms among users aged between 4 and 14. With over 500 million monthly active users, it might not seem like it, but this platforms popularity among the younger generations can be largely credited to its innovative take on video.
In order to stay relevant, your innovation should not only be aimed at creating new products and services, but at figuring out new ways to engage with your audience. You can use tools like Google Trends to easily search for the popularity of any niche or subject matter. With this tool, you can easily pinpoint and research emerging trends that can help you establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. From there, you can craft the perfect proposal to become an industry expert and, ultimately, to grow your business.
How To Come Up With A Proposal For Your Marketing Strategy
To come up with a proposal for your marketing strategy, you first need to consider what you want to say. Start by outlining your objectives and why you want to launch this particular campaign. From there, you can begin to develop a marketing strategy that will help you achieve these goals. Finally, you can use the above steps to come up with a specific proposal for your strategy.