Thursday, December 28, 2006

Marketing's Value to the Business

As marketers, we are often called to demonstrate the value to the business of what we do.

It can be difficult to do this, especially when you are thinking with your marketing 'brain'. Like writing a brochure or creating an advertisement we need to consider what is important to the audience receiving this information.

The following five points, from a new ITSMA presentation titled "Making the Case for Marketing: Communicating with Senior Management" are a good start for any time you need to present back to the business what you are delivering:

  1. Be clear on the business' goals, context, and objectives
  2. Understand the internal stakeholders
  3. Define the contribution marketing will make and set objectives
  4. Develop the marketing and internal communications plan
  5. Measure and communicate marketing's impact

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Make Marketing History: Geek Marketing 101.

I have recently come across this post from 'Make Marketing History'. In the technology sector I have in the past struggled with some of the attitudes or beliefs in organisations regarding marketing. Some times we get so enamoured with the technology we forget what the reality is: it is still something which needs to be properly marketed, even if it IS the best thing since sliced bread.

Make Marketing History: Geek Marketing 101.