This presentation is from a startup marketing workshop I gave this week. The deck covers how startup marketers can design a marketing plan and programs in a more strategic and less tactical way to address the 3 root causes of bad marketing.
Great marketing is based on a solid understanding of target customers. Here I’ve shared a customer worksheet that I’ve used in the past to help me track what is known and not known about my target buyers that I use as a foundation for building a marketing plan.
Most startup marketing plans are useless static documents. Here’s how to build a marketing plan that’s a dynamic operational blueprint for the marketing team.
A good startup marketing plan is based on understanding customers but that doesn’t mean you won’t be tracking and adjusting a set of assumptions.
Deeply understanding how your prospects move through the buying cycle is really important when structuring a marketing plan that drives customer acquisition. Mapping this process requires an understanding of the stages that a customer moves through from not understanding that they have a problem through to buying, and renewal.
A launch is a multi-stage event. This is a framework for startup marketers that shows different tactics that can be executed at each stage.