OPINION PIECE: WHAT COVID-19 MEANS FOR THE MARKETING SPACE.

The Coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting millions of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. A lot of countries are facing this pandemic and are trying to beat it.

MARKETING STRATEGY 108: DEVELOPING MARKETING CONCEPTS.

There are five distinctive marketing concept types or approaches to achieving effective marketing. Notably, not all these marketing concept types work for all industries, because they differ in function. Every marketing concept was created depending on the need of the market. As markets changed, so did the concepts.

MARKETING STRATEGY 107: BEATING THE NUMBERS

Relationship Marketing Orientation Era-This is the modern approach of marketing. Today’s marketer focuses on needs/ wants of target markets and aims at delivering superior value. The mantra of a successful marketer is ‘ Long-term relationships with customers and other partners lead to successes.

MARKETING STRATEGY 106: CONSUMER-CENTRIC MARKETING.

Consumer-centric marketing is a strategy that places your consumer at the center of marketing design and delivery. It is a strategy that ensures there is a healthy consumer-centric culture. It is about prioritizing customers over any other factor, using a blend of intuition, common sense, and solid data about customer behavior. You know that your customer is fundamental to your strategic success. At the heart of everything that you do and everything your organization does, should be an all-encompassing consideration of your customer.

MARKETING STRATEGY 105: THE ART OF CREATING AND COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF YOUR BRAND.

Brand identity is the sum total of how your brand looks, feels and speaks to people. It is a way to communicate with the world, differentiate yourself from your competitors. A brand identity is what sells and not the product/service per se.

MARKETING STRATEGY 104:WHAT IF ADS WERE NOT THINGS TO BE AVOIDED?

When coming up with an ad, it gets tempting to talk about your brand and what makes you unique in the market. As much as all that sounds fabulous and exciting to you, the customer just wants to get to the bottom line. Are all of my needs met? How convenient is this product or service for me? Tell your consumer how you will make their lives better. If possible, be specific as this will save the consumer time. Focus on the consumer and not the brand.

MARKETING STRATEGY 103: THE GOLDILOCKS PRINCIPLE.

Welcome to the age of influence and data manipulation. We always like to believe that when we are making a purchase, we are doing it with minimal influence. However, that is not always the case. Marketers have found a way to make people gravitate towards the middle option. Most people are turned off by extremes. Getting the middle option that’s “just right” takes a balance of the old and new and influencing users incrementally when launching products or services. So what does the Goldilocks effect have to do with this?

MARKETING STRATEGY 102: HOW TO GET INTO THE MIND OF YOUR CONSUMER.

And where there is a vacuum, no conversions will happen. This is why it is important to understand the psychology of your consumer and tailor your marketing efforts according to their needs.

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 105: THE STATE OF ENGAGEMENT

Today I read a story. It was one of those stories that leave you impacted and forever change your perspective of life. It was one of those pieces that leave you yearning for me. I mean if this guy was trying to sell me anything, I would buy it on the stop.

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 104: HOW TO USE CUSTOMER REVIEWS IN YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY.

Customer reviews has been cited to be a major factor in with making or breaking a business. This is due to the shift to digital marketing and consumers raising their expectations. When a consumer interacts with your reviews, three things happen: