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14 Options To Extend Content Marketing Resources

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To extend your budget, here are 14 content marketing resources you can use. You’ll still need to modify content to meet the specific needs of your target readers and the channel in which it is distributed. To increase the value of other people’s content, you must re-imagine it to fit your specific needs: 3 tips to help you achieve this are included. Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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13 Steps to Create An Effective Promotional Calendar

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Here are the thirteen steps to creating an effective promotional calendar. Based on my corporate experience, I recommend developing a promotional calendar as the basis for building your marketing budget and then revising your promotional plan once your budget is finalized. (Here’s how to create your sales budget and here are the costs marketers need to measure.) Source: Heidi Cohen’s Actionable Marketing Blog

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100 Point Mid-Year Marketing Checklist

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2011 is more than half over; is your marketing on track to achieve its goals? If you’re like most marketers, the summer is a good time to give your marketing a mid-year check-up so that you can adjust or fine tune your plans to meet or exceed your objectives. (Here’s the full list of 111 ways to jump start your marketing from January.)

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How to Hide Your Social Media Marketing Budget [Chart]

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Does your boss think that social media marketing is free? Don’t worry, many executives operate under this social media misconception. Putting together a realistic social media marketing budget if your boss is one of these managers who thinks that social media should be free can be a significant challenge. Keep reading for a helpful chart.

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Social Media Marketing on a Budget

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For small businesses and other organizations with limited budgetssocial media marketing can be a great equalizer by providing another way of engaging with your target market and the public. Social media marketing on a budget requires thinking through your business and marketing strategy first. Focus your efforts on one form of social media and do it well. Here’s a set of ten questions to help you lay the groundwork and seven options for leveraging social media on a budget.

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How to Do Branding Without a Budget

Branding is important as a company’s short hand. For many executives, branding is limited to their logo and advertising. But the reality is that branding is a connective thread that extends beyond your communications and touches every aspect of your organization. Here are 21 ways to extend your brand with limited additional cost.

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111 Ways to Jumpstart 2011

January a great time for you to jumpstart your year. Here’s a checklist of 111 questions to help you assess where your business is now and how to position for 2011. While this list may require more than one sitting to digest, it’s well worth the investment in terms of getting your business on track for 2011.

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Costs Marketers Need to Measure

Actionable Marketing 101 Budget season means diving into the numbers behind your marketing. For many marketers, tracking financial results is like speaking a foreign language. In reality, the process can be relatively painless with a little translation, a little planning … Continue reading

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Develop Your Sales Forecast in 8 Easy Steps

As fall begins, many firms enter their corporate budgeting process. An important critical component of budgeting is the sales forecast. For marketers, the revenue forecast is critical since it may become your business goals. Here are 8 steps to help you develop your sales forecast. Please read on …

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