Establishing good marketing culture requires good leadership

It’s a little too easy for employees to lose sight of the overall vision of their company, regardless of the company size. This is largely due to poor marketing efforts put forth by the company—both externally, and internally. To establish a good marketing culture, follow these 3 simple rules. Know your company. Part of knowing…

Keeping Those Embers HOT!

  Now that summer is a memory and we’re knee deep in autumn, our thoughts naturally turn toward blazing fire pits, bonfires and fireplaces. And as every experienced fire builder knows, you need to keep your embers hot if you want a successful fire. The farther away an ember gets from a fire, the colder…

Keep it Relevant

Principle #5: Out-&-Out Marketing is Relevant In today’s 24-7 communication world, we are being constantly bombarded with messages. Most people have finely tuned their ability to quickly evaluate and ignore those messages that are not important or interesting. This is why Out-&-Out Marketing must be relevant. Your marketing communication and tactics must provide your audience…

Keep it Targeted

Principle #4: High Touch Marketing is Targeted In Dr. Suess’ classic “The Lorax,” the Once-ler tells the Lorax that the “thneed” is a thing that “everyone, everyone, everyone needs!” That’s a pretty broad target audience. Often, small to medium-sized business leaders are so enthusiastic about their businesses, they want to tell the whole world. Literally.…

Keep it Perpetual

Principle #3: Out-&-Out Marketing is Perpetual or “Marketing Uninterrupted”  A golfer can’t walk up to the tee on the first hole, hit and amazing shot, and say “That was great! See you in the club house!” That great shot has to be followed with shot after shot until an entire 18 holes have been played.…

Keep it Disciplined

Principle #2: Out-&-Out Marketing is Disciplined We’ve all made New Year’s resolutions, only to be back to our old habits and routines by February 1. What keeps us from sticking with our plans year after year? It’s not that our intentions aren’t true – it’s that we lack the discipline to stick to them. With…

Keep it Simple

Principle #1: Out-&-Out Marketing® is Simple! You’ve heard it so many times, it’s cliché: “Keep It Simple Stupid,” often refereed to as the “KISS” principle. But, in almost every cliché, there’s some truth. This one is no different. Especially when it comes to marketing. Many business owners or leaders are extremely frustrated by the concept…

What is Out-&-Out Marketing®?

What is “Out-&-Out Marketing®?” For the next several weeks, we’ll explore this exclusive, trademarked DiMalanta Design marketing strategy in detail, providing tips to help any small to midsize business employ it. In a sentence, Out-&-Out Marketing® is implementing simple, disciplined, perpetual marketing strategies that are targeted, relevant and personal. Out-&-Out Marketing® is an approach that…

What is Content Marketing?

Content Marketing 101 You may have heard the term “content marketing” but not been quite sure what it means. Maybe you’ve ignored it, because, as a small business owner, you can’t imagine adding one more thing to your already too long to do list. The good news is, you’ve probably been doing some form or…

Jesus is the Ultimate Out-&-Out Marketer

During Christmas I’m reminded of that baby born in Bethlehem.  His name is Jesus.  He would become the Savior of the world.  I’m always fascinated with the fact that the God of the universe would become a man to save the very people who sinned against him. Think about this. Jesus trained disciples.  These men…