Successful people - whether they are in public relations, finance, business startups, government and so on - will always tell you their success depended on having a solid strategy. However, a lot of them won’t tell have realistic and practical their strategies were. Absolutely every endeavor needs a strategy, but how many of those endeavors built a detailed, overly comprehensive strategy that immediately went into a bookshelf somewhere, never to be seen again.
Every time technology brings us new ways to communicate, marketing and public relation pros have found ways to integrate that tech into their strategies for getting messaging in front of audiences. Today we turn printed books into audiobooks; lectures and TEDTalks become podcasts, videos, and blog posts; and the range of options is limited only by imagination and audience preferences.
Part of developing a strong brand involves knowing your audiences and having a reliable outlet for credible, authentic communication. Well-branded organizations put a lot of work into developing lines of outreach to clients, consumers and others through a number of methods that can include traditional and digital newsletters, email marketing, events, webinars and the list goes on. However most marketers and PR pros will tell that despite its current issues and challenges today, social media still reigns supreme for developing and building a community of individuals looking for what your organization has to offer.
Partner marketing focuses on communicating value to, with and through resellers, distributors, alliance partners, agents and other third-type companies to help market and promote your organization. No matter what you offer, when it comes to partner marketing, there are two important questions that all parties need to answer: What’s in it for them and why should they care?
Whether your business is small, medium or large, an effective content marketing strategy is an essential element of getting your company and its message noticed. But what is content marketing? How do you develop a workable, practical content marketing strategy? And how do you know if it is working for you or not?
In this week’s episode of The Brand Ambassadors, Merritt Hamilton Allen and Gary Potterfield will attempt to scale the Federal Sales Vertical. To guide them on their climb will be Kevin Mahoney, CEO of Sanctum Federal and blogger-in-chief at KevinFederal.com. In his more than 25 years of Federal IT sales and marketing, Kevin has learned that success in the Federal sales vertical requires both a clearly defined plan and honest to goodness interpersonal relations. With more than $127 million in revenue generation, when Kevin talks, The Brand Ambassadors listen.