Bucket Loads of Perspiration
02.03.10 Part 3: The TLC Business Marketing Formula
We’ve reached part three in a five-part blog all about our TLC Business Marketing Formula.
This is where it all happens. It’s time to get busy and put all the preparation and plans into action. We like to call this ‘doing’ part the ‘perspiration’ phase because, believe us, it takes a great deal of hard work, commitment and perseverance.
If you’ve done sufficient preparation and planning, which we swear by, (see part one and two) then you have a head start. You can be confident that the carefully considered campaign you’re about to embark on is saying the right thing to the right people. Now it’s about committing to your plan and ticking all of the boxes; ensuring you’re doing the best possible with the resources available to you.
Needless to say, it’s often easier said than done. It’s a common mistake that in ‘doing’ marketing, businesses get bogged down with the detail, carried away or sidetracked. This is where the commitment and perseverance come in.
Make a concerted effort to stick to the plan and keep your objectives in mind. Try to work with clarity and consistency throughout the lifetime of a campaign and ensure that everyone involved has a clear understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. It requires attention to the tiniest details; checking and testing to ensure that everything’s working and looking as it should. Errors, inaccuracies and poor quality will only deflect from the campaign’s objectives and undermine a business’ credibility.
Last but not least, part of delivering a campaign is ensuring that systems are in place to measure its results. A campaign’s success cannot be rated according to gut feelings or assumptions. Without the correct tools in place to measure results, the campaign will never meet your business objectives and give you something to feel smug about. We love results, and we’ll teach you to too…next time.
Rebecca Pash, Marketing Manager, TLC Business