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When your establishing a marketing plan from the ground up it’s essential to develop the plan in full before any execution takes place. All too often companies take this first draft and run with it and as a result the majority of these companies find their marketing plans floundering. The truth is the first draft is rarely any good, luckily there are things you can do to prevent this and develop a successful plan from the start. Don’t assume too much Any initial marketing plan is really based on assumptions. Your assuming your target market will react to certain advertising in certain ways, but the reality is you just don’t know. You do have to start somewhere though, so when your making these assumptions it’s vital to base them on as much true data and research as you possibly can. You also need to accept the fact that you simply…

When a company develops a marketing plan they usually want to convey the idea that they are the very best at what they do. This is natural for many business owners who work very hard in their industry and want all that positive recognition and the business that comes with it. Are we really being realistic when we call ourselves the very best though? Might there be other companies that are bigger and maybe even better than us? This is very hard to admit for some but it is the reality. We can’t all be the best at everything, this is just common sense. The ability to admit this has it’s advantages though. The value of a genuine and authentic marketing plan Once you accept the fact that you might not be the very best in the industry and you aren’t perfect you can be much more genuine and authentic…