Finding Focus: A Simple Strategy to Build a Consistent Marketing Plan

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Finding Focus: A Simple Strategy to Build a Consistent Marketing Plan

Hello friends! Jen here, and today, I’ve got something super exciting to share with you, especially if you’ve ever felt like a hamster trapped on the marketing wheel. Many entrepreneurs struggle with keeping a consistent strategy—they hop from one idea to the next with no clear plan. But guess what? Finding focus and building a comprehensive marketing plan doesn’t have to be complicated. 

I’m going to walk you through a very simple strategy that I’ve used for years, helping me show up everywhere I want with the least amount of effort. If that sounds good to you, let’s dive in!

Step One: Create Core Content

First things first: start with one main piece of content each week. This could be a blog post, a video, or a podcast episode. Choose a topic that resonates with your audience and showcases your expertise. This core content will be the foundation for all your marketing efforts.

Believe me, focusing on one piece of core content saves a ton of time and ensures your message remains clear and cohesive across all channels.

Step Two: Repurpose Your Core Content

Once your core content is ready, it’s time to repurpose it into smaller pieces for different platforms. Here’s how:

  • Social Media Posts: Create three to five posts from your core content. These can be quotes, tips, or highlights. Tailor each post for the specific platform—what works for Instagram might not necessarily work for LinkedIn.
  • Infographics: Summarize key points into an eye-catching infographic. Tools like Canva make this a breeze, even if you’re not a design pro.
  • Email Newsletter: Write a brief summary of your core content for your weekly email newsletter. Include a call-to-action button directing readers to your full blog post, video, or podcast. This way, you’re using your email list to drive traffic to your core content.
  • Pinterest Pins: Create graphic or video pins linking back to your blog, video, or podcast. Pinterest is fantastic for driving traffic to your core content. The more traffic you drive, the more Google will help boost your content’s visibility.

Step Three: Drive Traffic with Consistent Calls to Action

Including a call to action (CTA) at the end of each repurposed piece of content is crucial. Direct your audience to your core content, whether it’s a blog post, video, or podcast. Make sure your CTA is clear and engaging. This creates a consistent flow of traffic and keeps your audience connected across multiple platforms.

Step Four: Measure and Adjust

Implementing the strategy is one thing, but keeping an eye on your analytics is where the magic happens. See which types of posts and platforms drive the most engaged traffic. Use this data to tweak your strategy and focus more on what works best for your audience.

Step Five: Batch Your Work

When you group similar tasks together, you get more done. For instance, if you’re creating videos, try to record two to three (or even four) at one time. This means you can potentially handle a month’s worth of content in just one session.

The same goes for writing: designate a specific block of time for writing multiple blog posts. This method is not only efficient but also helps you get better and faster with practice.

Bottom Line

Creating one core piece of content each week and repurposing it across your platforms can help you streamline your marketing, stay consistent, and save time. This approach ensures your messaging is clear and cohesive, making your marketing efforts more impactful.

Ready to take your content to the next level? Start planning your next blog post, video, or podcast, and see how easy it becomes to create a consistent and effective marketing plan.

If you’d like more personalized help with your strategy or marketing workflow, check out my Pinterest Strategy Club! We offer not just Pinterest education but also focus heavily on time management and smart workflows.

Until next time, work smarter, not harder, and let’s make your marketing plan as impactful as it can be!

Bottom Line

Creating one core piece of content each week and repurposing it across your platforms can help you streamline your marketing, stay consistent, and save time. This approach ensures your messaging is clear and cohesive, making your marketing efforts more impactful.

Ready to take your content to the next level? Start planning your next blog post, video, or podcast, and see how easy it becomes to create a consistent and effective marketing plan.

If you’d like more personalized help with your strategy or marketing workflow, check out my Pinterest Strategy Club! We offer not just Pinterest education but also focus heavily on time management and smart workflows.

Until next time, work smarter, not harder, and let’s make your marketing plan as impactful as it can be!

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Unveiling the Power of UTM Codes: The Key to Supercharging Your Marketing Strategy with Bonnie Conrad of Inn8ly

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Unveiling the Power of UTM Codes: The Key to Supercharging Your Marketing Strategy

Hey there! Have you ever wondered how to track the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns down to the last detail? Today, we’re diving into the world of UTM codes, powerful tracking tools that can transform your marketing strategy. Grab a coffee and get comfy, because you’re about to discover some game-changing secrets!

Welcome to Our Space!

Welcome back! If you’re new here, I’m Jen Vazquez, and I’m all about helping hyper-busy female service providers use Pinterest to book more clients, increase their income, and make a bigger impact. In this blog, I also feature experts in the marketing field to get you all the juicy details you need to know. If you’re interested in taking your marketing game to the next level, be sure to subscribe.

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Bonnie Conrad from Innately. Bonnie has an inspirational journey from struggling with digital marketing to mastering it, and she’s here to share her knowledge about UTM codes.

Meet Bonnie Conrad of Inn8ly

Bonnie is a military spouse who has worked in both the public and private sectors. After leaving the corporate world, she started her own small business and faced the challenges of digital marketing head-on. Through dedication and hard work, Bonnie immersed herself in the world of digital marketing, pinpointing the key factors that distinguish valuable strategies from superficial content.

Her clients love her honest, no-frills feedback, and I know you will too. Welcome, Bonnie!

What Are UTM Codes?

Before you get scared off by the word “codes,” let me reassure you—you don’t need to be a tech wizard to use UTM codes! UTM, which stands for Urchin Tracking Module, are simple snippets of text you add to your URL to track specific elements in your marketing strategy.

Why Should You Use UTM Codes?

UTM codes can help you identify the best platforms for your content. Whether you’re using Pinterest, LinkedIn, or MailChimp, UTM codes give you precise information about where your traffic is coming from, what’s working, and what’s not. This way, you can water the flowers and prune the weeds—do more of what works and get rid of what doesn’t.

Creating UTM Codes: A Step-by-Step Guide

Using UTM codes is easier than you might think. Bonnie recommends using Google’s Campaign URL Builder, a free tool that helps you build your UTM codes. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps:

1. Source: Where is the traffic coming from? (e.g., LinkedIn post, Pinterest)
2. Medium: How did the traffic reach you? (e.g., email, banner ad)
3. Campaign: The specific marketing campaign (e.g., spring sale, blog traffic)

You can also add “term” for keywords and “content” for differentiation in A/B testing, but these are optional.

Tracking and Managing UTM Codes

To keep things organized, Bonnie suggests using a Google Sheet to track your UTM codes. This way, if you share a blog post or campaign multiple times, you won’t need to create a new code every time. For example, you can have separate UTM codes for Instagram feed posts and Instagram stories to see which generates more traffic.

Best Practices

Keep It Simple: Use clean, concise tags that are easy to understand.
Avoid Special Characters: Stick to underscores or dashes.
Be Consistent: Apply your UTM codes across all your digital marketing channels.

How UTM Codes Have Helped

Since Inn8ly started using UTM codes, they’ve seen amazing results. For instance, Bonnie shared that their average page position on Google improved drastically, thanks to targeted traffic from Pinterest. It’s all about focusing on what works and letting go of what doesn’t.

Tools and Resources

Google Sheets for tracking and Google Analytics 4 for insights are your best friends. If you’re new to these tools, there are plenty of YouTube tutorials to get you started.

Take Action Today

You don’t need to overhaul your entire marketing strategy to start seeing the benefits of UTM codes. Pick one platform or parameter and start creating codes. Trust me, once you see the data, you’ll be hooked!

Bottom Line

Marketing doesn’t have to be a guessing game. With UTM codes, you can make informed decisions that are based on hard data. So go ahead, start experimenting, and watch your marketing strategy transform!

If you found this post helpful, follow Bonnie and check out her UTM best practices checklist. It’s a fantastic resource that will guide you through the process of creating and using UTM codes effectively.

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