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Marketing Strategy & Tactical Planning:  Brand Personality, Differentiation & Key Marketing Tools

December 4, 2019

 

When developing a marketing plan, the strategies and tactics you will use are key.  Clear Goal Marketing explains how to effectively position your product or service in the marketplace; considering things like the brand personality you will project and how you will differentiate yourself.

 

How will you stand out?

 

Consider the market you are entering/operating in and how you will effectively compete.  

 

Who is your biggest rival? 

How will your offer stand out and what will attract your target audience?

 

What will differentiate your product or service?

 

What is your market positioning? Niche or mass market? Multi-channel?  Will you compete on price or offer a premium product and/or service? How will you add value to your target audience?

 

Brand personality – logo, strapline and brand portfolio

 

Do you have a set of corporate guidelines for your company that dedicates how your brand is presented to the world?  This is important in order to maintain consistency across all your marketing and build your brand image.  Your logo should display clearly your company name and project your core values through the colours you use, i.e:

 

Red = passionate, active, exciting, bold, energy, youthful, physical, pioneering

 

Pink = Love, calm, respect, warmth, long-term, feminine, intuitive, care, assertive

 

Purple = Deep, creative, unconventional, original, stimulation, individual, wealth

 

Navy = Trust, order, loyalty, sincere, authority, communication, peace, control

 

Green = Balance, growth, restore, sanctuary, equilibrium, positivity, generous

 

Blue = Spirit, perspective, content, control, rescue, determination, goals, ambition

 

Orange = Instinct, warmth gut reaction, optimistic, spontaneity, extrovert, social

 

Your strapline should give your target audience more information and, in a few words, explain what your company stands for, i.e “Marketing that makes commercial sense”. 

 

Marketing Tools

 

There are many marketing tactics you can use to promote your business.  At Clear Goal Marketing we work together with clients as a team to ensure their strategy is clearly understood, then we recommend the best marketing tactics for the budget available.  It is vital that the tactics used are closely aligned with commercial objectives and strategic goals.

 

Here are some of the tools you can use to promote your business

 

  • Advertising – online, print, television, transport, radio etc

  • E-shots / mailshots

  • Exhibitions / seminars

  • Packaging

  • Podcasts / Video

  • PR / Case studies / Testimonials / Blogging

  • Printed materials / Literature

  • Education / Training / CPD

  • Social media – Twitter, YouTube, Linked-in, Facebook

  • Website – online literature, data sheets, search engines, pay-per-click

 

Consider how much budget you have to spend on marketing and the best tools to deliver your message to your target audience.  Who will manage your marketing?  Will you look to hire an agency, a consultant or manage in-house? 

 

Once you have found your ideal brand personality, understand how you can differentiate your product or service, and what marketing tools fit your budget, then next stage is how you will implement your marketing and monitor results – read more here

 

Clear Goal Marketing offers marketing management services to small to medium-sized businesses, specialising in strategy planning, campaign management, digital marketing and social media.  Read more about the services we offer here – Clear Goal Marketing’s services page

 

 

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Marketing Messaging:  Defining Customer Needs, Key Messages & Call to Actions

 

Effective Marketing Planning: Implementation & Results

 

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