A solid strategy simplifies the actual marketing, making it easier to implement the right plan. Many marketing initiatives will fall short when they are executed in a strategic vacuum. I realize marketing strategy is not as dazzling to work on as your next ad or the design of your website, but skipping this step is a big mistake. As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman, “Huge.”
For marketers, it’s not always wise to have all your eggs in one basket. Good marketers spread their efforts across a multitude of baskets. Better marketers recognize how these efforts are connected to each other. The best marketers see how these connected efforts add value to each other rather than detracting.