Your marketing person can’t handle your lofty goals on their own… There, we said it.
It’s nothing against them! We’re sure that they’re good at what they do, they get the job done, and when you assign them a task, you probably feel confident that it will get done. That’s great! We’re just… Concerned.
There’s a tendency for organizations to recognize the value of marketing itself, while doing their best to save as much money as possible when it comes to doing the work, which leads to teeny tiny marketing teams. You may think there’s nothing wrong with a tiny team, and in many ways, there isn’t! Like we said, they get the job done, and you get to focus your time and efforts elsewhere. The problem with downplaying this aspect of your business is that there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to marketing. A lot of specialized knowledge goes into many specific individualized facets, and when you have a small team, you’re expecting them to learn a lot of things in a way that leads to them executing them pretty well.
“Pretty well” will get you by, but in a way that leaves money on the table. Here are some things that you might be missing out on by not having specialists handle your marketing (if at any point you feel that you could benefit from a team of specialists, or just want to get a feel for what that would look like, schedule a demo with us. We are the specialists of which we speak):
Is That… A Default Template?
Hear us when we say that you need to stop doing this immediately. The default template is great when you’re starting out, but reliance on it is going to cost you ROI and conversions.
This goes for both landing pages and emails. The fact of the matter is that your prospects can spot a default template from a mile away, and they think it looks… well, spammy. It looks low quality, and it can lower the amount of trust a prospect has in you. It saves you money, but if it’s costing conversions, then how much is it saving in the long run?
Adding a designer to the team to get those templates lookin’ fly is your best bet for long term strategy. You know what they say about first impressions!
Your Data Ain’t Lookin’ So Hot
Data management is another skill that often goes overlooked when it comes to marketing. It happens all too often that all those beautiful numbers are thrown haphazardly into an excel sheet and left to wither.
That data should be respected! Raised to the heavens! How else will you formulate your strategy going forward? Don’t just go with your hunches. Instead, act on your data!
Need help making a dashboard? Hey, we do that too! Kinda makes you think, doesn’t it? Read more about improving your dashboard game in our article here.