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Midweek Check-In

March 15, 2017

Happy Wednesday! This month's newsletter theme is all about marketing. This week we're talking about the importance of outsourcing marketing functions and being mindful of what type of marketing methods we use. Stay tuned! 

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Don't Skip Out
 
Earlier this week during an event at SXSW I found myself talking with a group of young entrepreneurs and one of the issues most of them struggled with was the awkwardness of self promotion. When you do your own marketing it feels like you're pushing yourself and your business on to people and it can be a little awkward. This is one of the main reasons why I recommend outsourcing your marketing tasks. Not only will you be able to get rid of that awkwardness but you'll have someone that truly specializes in marketing and can execute it in a way that you may not have been able to on your own. 

Here are some tips for picking and working with the right marketing firm/consultant:
  1. Make sure that they understand the industry that you're in. Many of the big marketing firms don't focus on niche or unique markets and often don't do a good job of representing the business accurately because that. 
  2. If you can meet with or talk to the team members working on your marketing strategy and campaign, DO IT! Make sure that the people that are working to represent your company are a good fit for you and your business vision. 
  3. If they don't have data...dump 'em! A good marketing professional always starts with research and data collection.
  4. Measurables and deliverables are EVERYTHING! The purpose of marketing isn't just to get exposure but to generate revenue. If they can't tell you how their strategy and tactics will generate the results you want, there's an issue. 
  5. It's an investment! Some companies don't see the value in paying for marketing help, but it really is a necessary investment for the success of your business. Go ahead and make that jump, you'll be glad that you did!
  6. If you don't like their ideas or strategy let them know. If you don't understand why they're doing something a certain way, feel free to ask questions. Building trust with a marketing firm/consultant takes time and in the beginning you will have questions. Don't hesitate to ask them and get clarification.
  7.  Most importantly, work with a company you like. The better the working relationship the better the results. Everything always boils down to relationships so take your time picking who you want to help you. 



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Reach & Relate
 
As we've talked about in the past, it's important to pick the right marketing channels. There are certain marketing channels that work well for certain businesses and brands and not for others. Pick wisely so you don't burn out and waste your content and time.

I had the opportunity to attend the Create & Cultivate event at SXSW and there was a panel all about social media platforms. One of the best examples I took from this particular panel was to treat each social media platform differently. Tailor your content to fit that audience and social media platform. This also holds true for all marketing channels both on and offline. You want to be able to reach your ideal audience and then relate to them with the type of content that you're posting. Be mindful of this as you build or reframe your brand. 
Genesis 7 Tip

When picking a marketing firm/consultant all of the tips from above are essential, but Genesis 7 offers something that takes it a step further. Most marketing professionals are focusing on getting attention and getting the sale. At Genesis 7 we do the same thing BUT we include the importance of relationship building with your clients and retaining those clients for future sales. It just doesn't stop at getting attention. We want to make sure that you have a positive and lasting impression on your audience that will keep them coming back. 
 
Don’t forget to schedule your stylist coaching consultation! We are offering a 3 month coaching program to help new and established fashion and style professionals. If you have questions or want to schedule your free consultation shoot us an email at genesis7consulting@gmail.com. Let us help you get your style business on the right track! View the different coaching programs:
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Are you already a Style Star but just need some marketing help? Click here to find out how we can help you with your marketing plan for your beauty and/or fashion business. Or click here to fill out a marketing proposal request form. You can do what you love without worrying about how and where to reach your ideal clients. We've got you covered! 
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