From marketing events, to courses and general chit chat with fellow marketers and friends, it seems a lot of people are starting to put their 2016 plans into action, they are summing up their 2016 and ready to move on! I have read lots of blog posts and forum posts asking how one can prepare for the upcoming year, so I thought I would do a quick post on how YOU can prepare yourself and your content, your campaigns for the new year!
One last push!
Have you got a campaign you think can do with one extra boost? Did you build a successful product or offer a needed service this year? Give it ONE LAST PUSH! You never know what could happen! Shoot it out to your mailing list, Utilise your contacts and peers, people around you, associates… Offer an end of year promotion to give yourself that one last push, so you can end the year and tell course;f; “Yes, I didn’t only make/do something successful, I pushed it to the last straw.” End of year offers, festive (Christmas) offers are always popular!
Get your S**t together
Literally! Summarise your year in one post, one sentence, one status.. Get everything you have done in the year together in one place and spend a day reflecting on what you did good, bad, what you can improve on, where you could save, what you can carry over. This may take more than a day for some, but it will be VERY beneficial for you to outline your SWOT! So bring it all into one documents, excel or page and start your review!
Tidy up your blog/site
This may not apply to everyone, but if you have a blog or website, why not try a new design? Try out a new colour scheme? Re-shuffle things about and add a few more things in your “about me” or update your social media connections (If you don’t have links to your social media on your platform, you SUCK!)
This is a big one, but it will be again, VERY BENEFICIAL FOR YOU. Contact a few people you have worked with, for, associated with, get some feedback. Feedback on how you work, how they work, how you worked together and what THEY think you can improve. Feedback is always good for ones reputation, but also helps you focus and improve.
Step up your social Media game!
Social Media is becoming a HUGE part of everyday life for many people, and it is certainly a boomer for our industry, so step up your game with more content, more videos (If you aren’t on that game, GET ON IT!), and more interactions! Everybody needs Social Media, and you need everybody!
Have a plan!
Finally, Have a plan for 2016… Yes, Yes, nobody ever follows the plans in this industry but it won’t harm you to have one? If you have one for 2015, look back at it… did you do everything you “planned”, if not.. theres your starting point.. If you did, think big and go back to your review and feedback for ideas!
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