Although it may seem like you might be able to simply market your business as you go along, successful and effective marketing begins with a marketing strategy. A marketing strategy is a document which helps to define business goals and then allows you to develop the activities required in order to achieve them. As specialists in content marketing – along with both email and social media marketing – we know exactly how useful it is to have a plan in place when it comes to marketing your business, so that’s why we have put together this handy guide to help you write your own marketing strategy!
First of all, before we start writing your marketing strategy, it’s important to find out exactly what it aims to do. After all, if you don’t fully understand what it does, you can’t write it effectively! Briefly, here are a few of the comprising sections:
- Describes your business, and explains its products or services.
- Explains where your products or services are positioned within the overall market.
- Describes your customers and your competition.
- Explains exactly what tactics you aim to use in your marketing.