Is there a wrong or right way of marketing? 

Whereas you may be tempted to say no, because each company has different needs, having the wrong plan can make your marketing efforts unsuccessful. 

So, yes, there is a wrong and proper way to market your brand. But, unfortunately, the wrong marketing approach can be costly and time-consuming.

You Are Marketing the Wrong Way – Here's the Proof
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If you are looking for clues that your marketing approach is wrong, read on to learn some common signs you are marketing the wrong way. 

5 Signs You Are Marketing the Wrong Way

You Are Not Mindful of Performance 

How are you sure that your marketing efforts are paying off if you are not tracking performance? 

Tracking the performance of your marketing campaigns gives you an overview of aspects that you are doing right and those that you are wrong. 

You can use various tools like Userzoom’s user experience metrics and KPIs to track how your campaigns perform on different platforms. Another powerful analytics tool you can use to measure the performance of your marketing campaigns is Google analytics. 

Your Campaigns Are not Targeted 

The success of any marketing effort depends on how well your message reaches the right audience. 

The strategy you adopt in your marketing will depend entirely on the audience you want to achieve. 

If you do not know who your target audience is, the chances are high your brand message will not resonate with your users’ needs. Thus, it would help if you started by developing a clear customer profile

You’re Focused on Latest Trends

There is no denying that the latest trends are essential in any marketing strategy. However, it is not always a great idea to include the newest strategy in your marketing.

If you are to include the latest trends in your strategy, don’t do it for the sake of it. Align the trends with your goals and the needs of your target audience. 

You Focus Only on Organic Social Media Marketing

Social media is a great way to attract, engage, and interact with your prospects and customers. However, your success here would depend on how well you plan your campaigns. 

Social media organic reach is very low currently, and the trends show a possible further decline in the future. However, you can change this by focusing on paid social media marketing. 

You Aren’t Reviewing Your Marketing Plan

When was the last time you reviewed and revisited your marketing plan?

If you are not reviewing your marketing plan, it can be hard to know what elements worked and what aspects need improving.

Reviewing your past marketing campaigns helps you develop a killer strategy for the future. For example, a review of past campaigns should tell you whether to change the previous plan or stick by it.  

Final Thoughts

How you market your products or service might be different from the strategy your competitors are using. However, the success of your strategy will depend on how well you understand your target audience. 

Such knowledge should help you adopt a marketing approach that resonates well with the audience’s needs and aligns your brand well with the latest trends.    

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Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

Create the Life You Want + Make an Impact while you're at it!

Petra Monaco is a published author, coach, mom and breaks the status quo for fun. As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make as she rewrote her own story and then worked her way through to become a Master's level therapist. However, after watching her son fight for his life due to a rare genetic disorder and three liver transplants, she now coaches creatives and multi-passionates to stop waiting for “one day” and the “perfect moments’. Petra helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps, inspires you to set up your own personal framework so you can break free from fear, doubt, and overwhelm so you can start creating the life you want now. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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