Positioning Leads to Long-Term Growth for Companies That Hope to Develop Into Successful Corporations

Positioning is an Important Strategy for Effective Digital Marketing Companies

Positioning Helps Companies Go Far in the Long-Run

Often leading companies get marketing wrong.  DNA-based methodology creates an authentic relationships with consumers, offering ways to purchase products, which they care about.  Corporations that understand positioning, a technique described by Andy Cunningham, seasoned Silicon Valley technology marketer, do really well in comparison to companies that jump into the market with hastily, and brash marketing strategies aimed at making quick sales, which hassle consumers, losing their trust easily (Cunningham, 2018).

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Positioning is a technique which requires marketers to understand consumer behavior, and the rational authentic position for their market.  Popular social media companies, which partner with retailers of successful products are sure to generate high revenues, quickly evolving from small companies with few customers, to great corporations that are successful and understand their consumers.  Developing an elaborate marketing strategy, and later a “brand,” as Cunningham wonderfully explains in her book, “get to aha!: Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition”, requires positioning, understanding the DNA behind a product.  Positioning gives marketers time to understand the market valuation of their product, before they can move forward and decide how to pay for a marketing strategy, and develop a brand, which can be successful.  Successful business people working in digital media should use positioning to gauge the market and develop complex narratives, copywriting, and advertisements, like billboards, which can continue to develop authentic relationships with consumers over time.  Digital marketing involves partnering with social media companies which can help products get publicity, and generate revenue for small businesses hoping to successfully develop into billion-dollar corporations (Cunningham, 2017).

Business people who hastily, and desperately try to make sales without understanding the DNA of their companies, can run out of profits after a few months, and fail (Cunningham, 2017).

goElaborate in NYC provides virtual office, and co-working, for digital media professionals for an affordable price, and is in a great area of NY for digital media professionals to network, and discuss strategies for growth and development of their companies. After all, successful sales is about long-term consumer satisfaction and retention.

Works Cited

Cunningham, Andy, get to aha! Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition, McGraw Hill Education, 2018.

 

Advertising Through Digital Mediums Makes Billions

Advertising in the USA is controlled by tech giants, Google and Facebook

Advertising is surprisingly a huge market in the USA, which is controlled by Google and Facebook.  Social media today, allows for a mass sharing of information, which makes business instant, and transparent (Wagner, 2015).

Advertisers are generating a ton of revenue using social media tools, and are getting more advanced with new social media analytics tools, which have the ability to predict trends in social media consumer behavior.

Consumerism has taken over America, and Amazon.com is the go-to-place for all kinds of stuff. In fact, “52%” of American’s have Amazon Prime today (Galloway). 

It’s “scary fast”… 

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Demographics is Important for Customer Retention

Successfully Marketing While Keeping Demographics in Mind

Marketing to customers of different demographics is simpler than it looks.

Consumer demographics are broken up into different categories: millennials, generation X, baby boomers, and the silent generation, the elderly (“15 Strategies For Marketing..”, 2015).

Understanding these various types of people and their income levels, age and ethnicity is very important to successful marketers today (Mansfield, 2014).

Millennials are a very mobile generation, and work hard to ensure that their peers are up-to-speed with each other. They may be impulsive, but are able to score great business deals when they need to. Generation X is more reserved and hard-working, and prefer to search for products carefully, and work towards applying discounts. The silent generation, who were born between mid-1920s and 1945, don’t tend to spend that much, having a traditional mentality. Besides age, these demographics are divided by gender, income, and ethnicity. Consumers who have more disposable income, or who are rich, are better targets for marketers selling clothing and accessories(“15 Strategies For Marketing..”, 2015). Understanding demographics creates successful outcomes for companies that wish to acquire long-term customers (Nelson, p. 4).

In her book, “The Transformational Consumer,” Tara Nelson talks about transactional marketing versus transformational marketing. MyFitnessPal, the world’s largest digital health company, started with a small tiny orange logo of a “tiny dancer”. It was catchy, cute, and motivational. The tiny dancer grew to a full-fledged app with 45 millions users in over 18 months, without any paid advertising (Nelson,  p. 2).

What?!? How is this possible? 

MyFitnessPal was smart. It didn’t work hard to acquire customers relentlessly like some marketing companies. They won over their consumers by caring about their humanity, and this was extremely influential in winning over transformational consumers, that, well, cared about being “transformational” (Nelson, p. 3).

Humanity?!? In Marketing??

This is partially because people get sick of being treated like a business transaction, and getting hassled by “tit-for-tat”, stressed-out marketers trying to reach marketing goals by buying their consumers every week, day in and out, like a bad, endless arts and crafts project (Nelson, p. 4)

Marketers finally understood that consumers were smart, instead of trying to buy them out. A picture of our victim (the average consumer) below.

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