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A marketing plan lets you receive a positive return from marketing.

Marketing is an Investment – Make sure it delivers results

By | Advice for Not-for-profit Organisations and Charities | One Comment

For many businesses and organisations, marketing is more often than not, regarded as an expense, rather than being viewed as an investment. Marketing should be measurable so you can track your return on investment. It is critical not to haphazardly spend on marketing, but to be guided through a plan that identifies opportunities and mitigates risks.

A marketing plan is the guide that identifies how you can achieve outcomes, such as increased sales, growth in market share and ways to improve the design and distribution of your product or service. A marketing plan will also provide you with metrics so you know how to measure your success and outcomes.

Unfortunately, far too many businesses and organisations ignore the need for a marketing plan. Instead these organisations implement individual marketing and communications tools, such as advertising, websites and social media without considering how best to reach and motivate target audiences. Outcomes are always going to be diminished when there is no cohesive strategy. Furthermore, this approach fails to take into account potential constraints, such as the need to collect relevant market intelligence, or sales training, to better service customers and to demonstrate responsiveness.

A marketing plan lets you receive a positive return from marketing.

A marketing plan lets you receive a positive return from marketing.

Most businesses and organisations are not in the business of marketing, yet marketing is fundamental in developing capacity to achieve ongoing growth. A plan, like any other investment, lets you develop a full picture of what is required and how to allocate resources accordingly.

Existing marketing plans need to be reviewed to ensure they are relevant. A marketing audit involves a healthcheck on marketing activities, enabling an assessment against the identified strategies. A marketing audit does not replace the need for a plan, but can identify when strategies may need to be revised, or if actions are not generating the required results.

Before you embark on marketing expenditure, consider the need for a marketing plan to deliver a positive return from marketing, saving you time and money.

Rotary Club of Ringwood

Presentation to the Rotary Club of Dingley Village

By | Advice for Not-for-profit Organisations and Charities, Presentations, Resources | 3 Comments

This evening I was invited to the Rotary Club of Dingley Village to discuss marketing strategies and communication tools to assist in the promotion of the Club and its activities.

The Rotary Club of Dingley Village is one of 49 clubs within District 9810, covering Melbourne’s eastern and southeastern suburbs.  Rotary is increasingly looking at new ways to reach prospective members and to promote club activities.

The presentation discussed the need for a consistent marketing strategy, so Club’s can identify key messages that can be used to promote activities and involvement within Rotary. One of the key strengths of individual Rotary Clubs is their local knowledge in being able to work within their communities to identify projects.  Clubs need to build on this strength, while communicating key messages that are specific to their target markets.

Rotary Clubs need to embrace a variety of communications tools to assist in promoting these messages.  The Internet, incorporating websites and social media provides additional opportunities to reach and engage the identified target markets.

Consistency is critical to delivering positive marketing results.  There is a need to deliver cohesive branding and messages across all communication tools.  Website content and social media tools can be integrated to assist in providing consistency and to save time in replicating messages.

Syneka Marketing has worked with Clubs throughout District 9810 to develop effective online marketing strategies, including a consistent website template and social media presence.

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