Understanding the Difference Between a Marketing Strategy and a Marketing Plan

By Jennie / July 10, 2024

Hey there, friends! Today, I’m thrilled to discuss one of the most critical topics for any business owner: understanding the difference between a marketing strategy and a marketing plan. These two elements are foundational to any successful marketing effort, and knowing how they complement each other can significantly impact your business’s growth and success. Let’s break it down in detail. CONTENT OVERVIEW Marketing Strategy: The Big PictureValue PropositionTarget AudienceKey MessagingLong-Term GoalsCompetitive AnalysisMarket PositioningMarketing Plan: The RoadmapMarketing CampaignsTimelines and MilestonesBudget AllocationMarketing ChannelsContent CalendarKey Performance IndicatorsWhy a Marketing Strategy and Marketing Plan are Both EssentialAlignment and FocusIntegration and AdaptionMeasurement and ImprovementContinual EvolutionHow…

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Feeling Stuck with Your Marketing? Let’s Revitalize Your Strategy

By Jennie / July 2, 2024

Hey there, small business owner! I get it—running a business is no small feat, and when your marketing efforts hit a wall, it can feel like you’re spinning your wheels. You’ve got some great paid offers, but you’re riding a roller coaster of feast and famine without a steady income stream. You’ve been writing content, posting on social media, and sending the occasional email, but something’s just not clicking. Well, guess what? You’re not alone! You can revitalize your strategy! Many business owners find themselves in this exact position. Today, I’m here to help you breathe new life into your marketing…

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6 Successful Ways to Batch Your Content Creation to Save Time and Money

By Jennie Lyon / June 18, 2024

Content creation helps people discover your brand, business, services, or products. It also helps you attract, engage and build a relationship with prospects and clients. Basically, it brings new eyes to your site and will ultimately generate revenue. So, if you aren’t creating content, you’ll get left in the dust of your competitors.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could finish all your content creation without ever breaking a sweat, and without feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Well, believe it or not – with content batching, that dream can become a reality. Batching is an incredibly…

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5 Simple Strategies For Cranking Out Weekly Content 

By Jennie Lyon / May 28, 2024

Cranking out weekly content is no small feat. It requires a deep understanding of your audience, a knack for storytelling, and a strategic approach. But why is content so important? As you most likely know, content is king. It’s the lifeblood of your online presence, fueling your marketing engine. Good content can attract, engage, and convert your audience. It can turn strangers into followers, followers into customers, and customers into advocates. But creating good content is easier said than done. You need to know what your audience wants, deliver it in an engaging and easy-to-digest way, optimize it for search…

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How to Use Social Media Stories in Your Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / April 30, 2024

One trend in the ever-evolving digital marketing landscape has taken center stage: Social Media Stories. These fleeting, 24-hour posts have become a powerful tool for brands and businesses. But why are Stories so popular? The answer lies in their short-lived nature. Stories offer a fresh, engaging way to connect with audiences. They provide a sense of immediacy and exclusivity that traditional posts can’t match, leading to a surge in their use across various social media platforms. From Instagram to Facebook, TikTok to LinkedIn, Stories have become a staple of social media marketing. But how can you harness the power of…

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7 Fantastic & Affordable Online Marketing Strategies For Small Business Owners

By Jennie Lyon / April 9, 2024

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, small businesses must harness a wealth of resources to navigate the ever-evolving realm of online marketing strategies. When executed with precision and foresight, online marketing can be a powerful tool for attracting new customers and expanding your business. Today, I’m offering insights and practical strategies to elevate your online presence affordably and effectively. Content Overview Why Online Marketing Matters for Small BusinessesEstablish Your Online BrandingOptimize Your WebsiteMobile ResponsivenessSEO OptimizationUtilize Social MediaInvest in Email MarketingCollaborate with Other BusinessesUse Google My BusinessCreate High Quality ContentThis Week’s Homework  Why Online Marketing Matters for Small Businesses Online marketing has…

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How to Make Your Brand Stand Out With A Social Media Style Guide (Special Offer)

By Jennie Lyon / March 26, 2024

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. It has changed how we communicate and interact with each other and how we operate our businesses. With millions of users on various social media platforms, it can be challenging for small business owners to stand out and connect with their target audience. One way to make your business stand out on social media is to showcase your brand personality. Doing so can build a strong connection with your audience and differentiate you from your competitors.  If you feel that your brand’s social media presence is a bit scattered, or…

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The Ultimate Guide to Evergreen Content: Strategies for Sustainable Growth

By Jennie Lyon / February 6, 2024
The Ultimate Guide to Evergreen Content: Strategies for Sustainable Growth

In a world where trends come and go like flickering candle flames, evergreen content is that steady beacon guiding your business’s journey. It’s not a quick story that vanishes; it’s a narrative echoing through time. So, why should you care about evergreen content for your business? It’s the solid ground where your brand story stands, unaffected by passing trends. We’ll explore the art of crafting enduring messages, meeting universal customer needs, and adopting a strategic mindset for content that weathers any storm.  Content Overview 🔹What is Evergreen Content?🔹The Art Of Messages That Stick Around 🔹Identifying What Customers Always Want🔹Strategies for Creating…

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Boost Your Social Media: Storytelling Strategies for Instagram Stories

By Jennie Lyon / January 30, 2024
Boost Your Social Media: Storytelling Strategies for Instagram Stories

If you haven’t dipped your toes into the Instagram Stories pool, let me fill you in. These are snappy, attention-grabbing videos or photos that vanish in thin air after 24 hours. You’ll spot them right at the top of your Instagram feed, and with a gentle tap or swipe, you dive into a world of momentary magic. Now, you might be wondering why stories are such a game-changer in brand storytelling. Trust me, there’s a lot more beneath the surface than meets the eye: Content Overview 🔹What are Instagram Stories? 🔹Unleashing the Potential of Instagram Stories for Your Business🔹The Numbers Don’t…

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How to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Business Growth

By Jennie Lyon / January 23, 2024
How to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Business Growth

Today, we’re diving headfirst into a game-changer: the Social Proof Game. But first things first – what exactly is social proof? Well, it’s the secret sauce that can transform your business landscape. Social proof is when people look to others for guidance, especially in decision-making. It’s that powerful force shaping opinions and actions. Now, why should you care? Social proof is the real deal in the business world. Think of it as your golden ticket to winning over customers, building trust, and supercharging your business growth. Today, we will unravel the magic behind social proof and explore how it can…

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