Do you have a bullet-proof marketing strategy?

We invest a lot of valuable time and money into creating quality products or services and yet, surprisingly, many of us aren’t putting in nearly the same effort when it comes to building a strong marketing strategy.

When you don’t have a marketing strategy, you run the risk of becoming directionless as a company, wasting money on channels that aren’t bringing you results, and losing out on potential customers to your competitors. Whether in-house and needing to pitch to the boss, or at an agency and needing to pitch to a client, this one-day power course will equip you with the mindset and information to plan an efficient marketing strategy. 

According to a study by Smart Insights, 46% of brands don’t have a defined digital marketing strategy while 16% do have a strategy but haven’t put it into effect yet. This means that more than half of the businesses out there aren’t getting the exposure and customers they could be, simply because people don’t even know they exist.

How will I benefit?

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Audit the current approaches and identify areas for improving performance to include:

    • Search engine optimisation (SEO), site content and copy
    • Pay per click (PPC) marketing
    • Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, etc.
    • Understand email marketing and its role
  • Build a Digital Marketing Strategy and Plan that deliver against your objectives
  • Understand the impact of digital on customer behaviour, targeting and tracking
  • Identify the best tools, tracking and techniques for measuring and benchmarking your business

What's covered?

Setting the stage

  • Key trends in digital 
  • Assessing your current stage of digital adoption - getting a benchmark to understand your organisation’s levels of digital ability

Consumer Behaviour

  • Understanding your audience, segmentation and targeting
  • Review the customer journey to see where there are gaps in your strategy
  • How digital has changed consumer behaviour, consumer insight, targeting and tacking
  • What resources are available to capture insights
  • The key factors in enhancing and enriching your audience personas and how these apply to the customer journey

Digital Channels

  • SEO
  • PPC
  • Email
  • Social Media

The Process

  • Frameworks for planning a digital marketing strategy
  • Resources at your disposal to help you plan
  • Situation, market and competitor positioning analysis
  • Setting objectives, KPI’s and feedback to refine the marketing mix
  • Different approaches to testing. Big data and how to cope with it
  • How to evaluate your competitors to see who's winning and why

Tools

Supporting tools and templates to help you apply the learning into practice.

Meet the Experts

Judith Lewis

Judith is a renowned international speaker, writer, trainer, blogger and a digital and media consultant specialising in applying strategic understanding of digital technologies to help businesses innovate and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment.

She is a regular speaker around the world on social media marketing, content strategy, paid media, and integrated digital strategy, co-hosts a marketing podcast, has contributed to the Huffington Post, and has been recognised by her peers as one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry. Judith wrote her graduating thesis on “Social Interactions via Live Online Systems”, examining behaviour of people offline and within social media as it was then.

Judith has worked with market-leading global businesses including Google, NatWest/RBS, National Gallery, Fidelity, GalaCoral, NBC Universal, Readers Digest, Bayer, Family Search, Amadeus, AMD, AmEx , Virgin.com, Virgin Startup & more. She is one of the most senior consultants currently working within the UK in digital marketing at an expert level.

Judith has over 20 years of digital experience, and now runs her own consultancy.