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

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 strategy, boost your revenue, and reignite that spark that got you started in the first place. Let’s dive in!

Content Overview

Identifying Where You’re Stuck
Analyzing Your Current #Marketing Strategy
Setting SMART Clear, Achievable Goals
Exploring New Marketing Channels
Building a Flexible Marketing Plan
Ready to Revitalize Your Marketing Strategy?
Feeling Inspired? Ready to Take Action? 

1. Identifying Where You’re Stuck

Alright, first things first. Let’s talk about how to recognize when your marketing needs a refresh. Imagine this: You’re creating new content, posting regularly, sending out the occasional email, and doing everything by the book, but engagement is dropping. Your social media posts aren’t getting the love they used to—fewer likes, shares, and comments. It’s like shouting into the void, right?

Then there’s your website traffic. Have you noticed it’s not as bustling as it used to be? Maybe your conversion rates are slipping, or sales have plateaued. It’s like your business is stuck in slow motion. And don’t get me started on those dreaded open and click-through rates. 

You need to identify which of your marketing efforts are working and which strategies to revamp. 

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2. Analyzing Your Current Marketing Strategy

Now that you’ve spent some time looking over your marketing and pinpointed the problem areas, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dig into your current strategy or hire a digital marketing team to do this for you. This is where the magic happens.

First up, let’s dive into your analytics. Tools like Google Analytics are your best friends here. They’ll show you which pages perform well, where your traffic comes from, and how visitors behave with your content. This data is pure gold—it tells a story about what’s working and what’s not.

Next, we recommend gathering customer feedback. Surveys and feedback forms are your go-to tools. Direct insights from your customers can illuminate areas that need improvement. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions; their honest answers will help you grow.

And let’s not forget about checking out the competition. Take a peek at what your competitors are up to. What are they doing right? Where are they missing the mark? This can help you identify gaps in the market and new opportunities for your business.

This is also where we introduce our secret weapon—a Marketing Audit. At my agency, we start with this comprehensive audit to get a clear picture of where you are and what’s working (or not). We look at your current tactics, analyze your metrics, and gather feedback. This detailed audit is the foundation for any successful strategy refresh and comes complete with a blueprint on what needs to be fixed! 

3. Setting SMART Clear, Achievable Goals

Now, let’s chat about goals. Setting the right goals is like setting the GPS for your marketing journey—it keeps you on track and ensures you’re headed in the right direction.

One of the best ways to ensure your goals are effective is to make them SMART—Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This framework keeps your objectives clear and attainable. For instance, instead of setting a vague goal like “increase sales,” aim for something more specific, like “increase online sales by 20% over the next six months.”

Balancing short-term and long-term goals is also essential. Quick wins are great for boosting morale and showing progress, but long-term objectives drive sustained growth. Make sure your marketing goals align with your overall business objectives. Whether increasing brand awareness, driving more sales, or improving customer retention, alignment is key to ensuring your marketing efforts support your business’s success.

If you aren’t sure what your SMART goals should be, jump over to jennielyon.com/smart to download our worksheet. It will get you started. 

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4. Exploring New Marketing Channels

Let’s face it: sticking to the same old platforms can feel like wearing the same outfit every day—it gets boring and doesn’t turn heads anymore. It’s time to spice things up and explore new marketing channels!

Social media is always evolving, and it’s worth trying emerging platforms like TikTok if your audience is there. Each platform has unique strengths that can benefit your business. For example, Instagram is fantastic for visual content, while LinkedIn is great for B2B marketing.

Influencer marketing is another powerful tool. Partnering with influencers can help you reach new audiences authentically. These influencers have built trust with their followers, and their endorsement can significantly boost your brand’s visibility and credibility.

Content marketing is an area where diversity is key. Blogs, videos, infographics, and podcasts can cater to different segments of your audience. Each type of content has its strengths and can engage your audience differently. For instance, videos are highly engaging and can convey complex information quickly, while blogs are great for detailed, in-depth content.

Email marketing shouldn’t be overlooked, either. It’s a direct line to your customers and can be incredibly effective. Refresh your email campaigns with personalized content to re-engage your subscribers. Use data to segment your audience and tailor your messages to their interests and behaviors.

5. Foster Your Creativity

Regular brainstorming sessions can generate fresh ideas and perspectives. Give yourself the space to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions. Creative workshops can also inspire and motivate your audience. 

A customer-centric approach can lead to more innovative marketing solutions. Always focus on creating value for your customers. This mindset shift can help you devise new ways to engage and delight your audience.

6. Building a Flexible Marketing Plan

A flexible plan allows you to adapt quickly to changes in the market.

Agile marketing methodologies can be incredibly effective. These methodologies allow for quick adjustments and keep your strategy dynamic and responsive. They involve iterative processes and constant feedback, so you can make small changes regularly and see what works best.

A/B testing is another crucial component. Continuously test different strategies and tactics to see what works best. This can be as simple as testing different headlines for an email campaign or as complex as testing entirely different marketing strategies.

Create systems for ongoing feedback and refinement. This ensures that your marketing efforts are always improving. Collect feedback from your team and your customers regularly, and use this feedback to make informed adjustments to your strategy.

Ready to Revitalize Your Marketing Strategy? 

Revitalizing your marketing strategy isn’t just about making changes for the sake of it. It’s about making informed, strategic decisions that align with your business goals. You can breathe new life into your marketing efforts by identifying the signs of stagnation, analyzing your current strategy, setting clear goals, exploring new channels, fostering creativity, and building a flexible plan.

Remember, your business has already achieved great things. With a refreshed strategy, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish next. Take these steps, inspire your team, and watch your business thrive again.

Feeling Inspired? Ready to Take Action? 

Let’s dive in and start revitalizing your marketing strategy today! If you need expert guidance tailored to your unique business needs, reach out. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if this sounds exactly what you need. Our Marketing Audit is a fantastic first step to understanding where you are now and how to move forward. Let’s start turning your marketing strategy into a powerhouse that drives your business forward. 

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About Jennie

For over 20 years, Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing & Virtual Assistant Services has offered customized digital marketing strategies and virtual assistant services to help build, promote, and scale your business so it can clearly and easily attract your ideal clients online.

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