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These days, it’s harder than ever for businesses to attract the attention of their audience. No matter how good the products or services are, there will always be hefty competition gunning for your customers. While it might be easy to start some sort of bidding war between you and your competition, it’s more effective to begin building a relationship with your audience to establish a sense of trust and thought leadership. You can do this with an effective content marketing strategy. A content strategy utilizes the content that your organization develops to achieve any particular business goals that you have in place, whether it’s driving brand awareness and engagement or pushing a new product. Below, we discuss how to develop an effective content marketing strategy to achieve your business goals.

With as difficult as 2020 has been for people and businesses across the globe, it might be hard to take the time to set personal and professional goals for ourselves as we get closer to the end of the year. For some of us, the end of the year feels like a sigh of relief after an incredibly difficult period. Still, for others, it only stresses the already complicated challenges and obstacles we are facing. Either way, it's important to set personal and professional goals to plan for prosperity and success for next year, while instilling a sense of hope for the future. Take an objective look at where you want to be personally and professionally, with a plan of how to get there.

Building a marketing budget is a crucial step in establishing your marketing needs, especially when so many companies are more reluctant to spend money right now. By implementing a marketing budget, your organization will be able to plan and strategize financially like never before. A comprehensive marketing budget will allow your team to set realistic and attainable goals for all of your marketing efforts. Below, we have some things to consider while you are building your next marketing budget. 

A comprehensive marketing strategy should serve as the roadmap for a business' marketing efforts, laying out a strategized, thought out approach to each of your marketing initiatives. Are you leveraging your marketing strategy to ensure that your company is more successful? Below, we have several key points that your marketing strategy should accomplish for your business. 

2020 doesn’t look the way we ever thought it would. Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges this year, creating major disruptions to the way that everyone does business. Unfortunately, any marketing strategies created for 2020 have to change now to embrace the current economic environment. Now is the time to make your marketing strategy the very best it can be. What should your new marketing strategy for 2020 achieve for you?

Do you have your goals in place for 2020? What about the rest of the year? It’s important to define what you want to accomplish, whether it’s in your personal or professional life. Taking an objective look at where you want to be and how you want to get there is the best way to achieve something.

Bruce Springsteen once said, “A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.”
1. Not listening

As a marketer you have a pretty good understanding of what actually needs to be done for a client, however sometimes marketers go off on their own ideas and ignore what the client wants. STOP!  Remember the number 1 objective should be your client's happiness. That means listening to what the client wants and making compromises when possible.   
You may have noticed, people live on their devices, I know I feel like I’m missing an arm without my cell phone. 82% of buyers research you online before they take action, be it buying your product or service or calling you to schedule a demo. This means your digital presence has to be up to snuff.

There are lots of great ways to help generate leads through your website. Having someone opt in by giving you their “almighty” email address can be very powerful. Previously we posted about subscribe boxes and pop up email collection apps but there are tons of ways to get someone to opt in and make it fun at the same time. One of my favorites is a quiz.
When it comes to working, so many people are stuck doing a job they don’t even enjoy. It’s hard when you are in college and all of a sudden have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. You think about money first, then maybe what you were good at in high school (math, science, writing, etc.), and that’s about all you have to go off of.
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