Good positioning and messaging are the foundations of any effective marketing campaign. The free templates below provide guidance on developing the marketing strategies that lead to an effective Creative Brief and the right content.
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Your Marketing Plan is the set of action steps you take to achieve your business goals. These steps give you a way to reach out to your target audience, attract them, generate demand and influence them to buy. The marketing tools you use to implement your tactics are guided by your product messaging.
Your product messaging is a framework of ideas that guide your content decisions. Your messaging must consistently communicate the same unique promises, differentiators, and stories because marketing is cumulative. So, you must get it right. Your messaging framework is based on your positioning.
Positioning is something exists in the mind of your customer. Yours is partly determined by the markets where you've chosen to compete. Defining your positioning can be a great challenge. But getting it right is critical to your success.
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An intentional positioning strategy, messaging framework, and marketing plan can make all the difference in your business. We provide customized marketing consulting service to help you get where you want to go. Here’s how you benefit:
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Target market and audience
Customer problem and solution
Unique competitive advantage
Products, services and pricing
Unique value proposition
Vision and mission
Thought Leadership Messaging Framework
A Thought Leadership Messaging Framework is a narrative platform for developing topic ideas and content. Based on this, a Creative Brief can provide guidelines for developing a specific piece of content. Learn more
Website Messaging Framework
A Website Messaging Framework is a guide for developing your web copy. It outlines what needs to be said in each section on each page of your site. Learn more
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