Augusta Business Daily

Fri, September 22, 2023

Bert Dean

B2B Stories

5 steps to a successful marketing campaign

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of any business because it helps to attract and retain customers, increase brand awareness, and generate revenue. However, marketing can also be challenging, as it requires creativity, strategy, and execution. Here are five tips that can help you create a winning marketing campaign using the 5 STEPS framework: Target, Theme, Tools, Tactics, and Track. # 1 -Target The first step of any marketing campaign is to identify your target audience. Who are you trying to reach with your message? What are their

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Taking the mystery out of marketing

“If it don’t sell, it ain’t creative.” My maternal grandfather, D.J. Morris, was a serial entrepreneur who dropped out of school in the third grade to go to work, so he could help take care of his siblings when his mother died. He ran a very successful general store/service station in the small country village I grew up in (Morristown, NC). I was sharing some “clever” advertising ideas for bundling lunch meals at a modest discount for tobacco workers and logging laborers. When he rejected my brilliant concept as “unworkable”

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Some Things Never Change

When I started my career in advertising here in Augusta, developing a comprehensive media plan was relatively easy. You could choose from three local broadcast TV stations (WJBF-TV, WRDW-TV, or WAGT-TV) and the four leading radio stations (WBBQ, WGUS, FOXY Radio, or WZZW). And if you wanted to advertise in the local newspaper, you basically had one clear choice—the mighty Augusta Chronicle. Today, the media landscape is bewildering to behold. We now have four local broadcast TV stations (the original three plus FOX 54), a myriad of cable and satellite

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