Welcome to the Marketing Room, the podcast for small business owners where we explore marketing in all its different forms.
My name is Jenny Procter and I want to provide practical marketing advice for busy business owners, learn about different marketing tactics and find what works for your business.
This is the place to be if you want to get started or try something new.
So welcome to the Marketing Room, grab a coffee, come on in and let’s talk marketing!
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19. Marketing Planning for busy small business owners
In this final episode of the series, I wrap up the essential elements of a marketing plan for the small business owner.
This year businesses have had to react very quickly to changing opportunities to be successful. Find out how the marketing planning process can help you keep focussed in uncertain times.
I'm also planning a new series for the autumn, where I will talk to a series of guests about marketing for the introvert business owner. To subscribe, so you know when those episodes are available, go to https://subscribepage.com/the-marketing-room-podcast
18. A quick guide to content marketing
Content marketing is about being helpful, it isn’t about being overly salesy. Consumers have evolved past the point of wanting to be blatantly sold to. But they are ready to have a conversation, and to engage with brands and businesses that can help them get to where they want to be, or help them solve a problem.
This 13 minute episode gives you a quick guide to getting started with content marketing.
If you are an introvert and want some more help with your personal branding and your content marketing you can download my free guide: https://bondfieldmarketing.co.uk/personal-branding-guide/
If you want support to develop your content marketing plan, why not book an hour with me to help you take the next steps. Find a time that suits you here: https://bondfieldmarketing.youcanbook.me/
For more about content marketing visit https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/
17. Using PR to supercharge your business with Becky Slater
I spoke to Becky Slater, public relations consultant and owner of Beck and Call PR. We discussed what public relations is, and how small businesses can benefit. Becky was very generous with her expertise and outlined a process that small business owners can follow to generate media coverage. We talked about how to create your story and the importance of great photography. We also discussed how to tell if your PR is working. Don’t assume that coverage in glossy magazines is only for big brands!
To find out more about Becky and how her expertise can help you go to her website beckandcallpr.co.uk
If you would like some help to create great content, find out if your social media is working or plan a marketing campaign, get in touch at bondfieldmarketing.co.uk
16. Is my social media working?
You spend a long time on your social media, writing posts, taking photos, talking to your ideal customer. But how do you know if all your efforts are working?
This episode gives a quick overview of reach, impressions, engagement rates and other ways to measure social media succcess.
For current industry engagement rates: https://www.contentcal.io/blog/what-is-a-good-social-media-engagement-rate/
To book a Power Hour or for any other help with your social media content, get in touch https://bondfieldmarketing.co.uk/services/
15. Your website is not about you with Ruth Gilbey
I spoke to digital marketing coach and expert Ruth Gilbey about why every business needs a website.
We discussed the importance of getting your website right to attract your ideal client, what content to include and why your website is never about you.
If you want some help identifying your ideal customer in order to plan your website you can read this blog post
https://bondfieldmarketing.co.uk/define-ideal-customer-improve-marketing/ or listen to the first episode of the podcast.
Ruth and I talked about the book "They ask: You answer" by Marcus Sheridan.
You can find Ruth here https://www.ruthgilbey.com/
And read her advice on how to get your next client in 24 hours https://www.ruthgilbey.com/next-client
Great bite-sized chunks
Always useful tips, info and guidance to be had in these brief podcasts. They are the perfect length for me as I can take in the information while I’m doing mundane tasks like cleaning!
I was so impressed by Jenny and all she shares here that I decided to ask for her help with my social media planning and it’s paying dividends. Thank you, Jenny!
Always something to take away
I love the format, bite size episodes but always with something for me to take away and apply to my business. Thanks Jenny
What a great find, really learned so much already for my business, thank you Jenny