Since so many marketers seem intent on looking for ways to waste their budgets, here are some time-tested ways to reliably ensure that you are wasting your time and money.
It is planning season - or it should be. As the summer wanes and back-to-school ads start to turn your head to fall, you can see the coming year looming just over the horizon of holiday glitter. You are starting to think about 2014. A lot of marketers seem intent on looking for ways to waste their budgets, so as a public service we put together some time-tested ways to reliably ensure that you are wasting your time and money, including:
So you see, planning to waste your 2014 digital budget is really not so hard. It takes just a bit of attention to the fundamentals and a commitment to following through on a couple of key principles. If you keep our head down you could have it buried in the sand in no time at all.
How are you planning to fail this year?
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Robin is the CEO and cofounder of NetPlus Marketing Inc., a top 50 interactive agency established in 1996 to focus exclusively on online marketing and advertising best practices. Robin brings innovative strategy and a depth and breadth of marketing experience to the agency's practice and management. As one of the industry's pioneers, she is a driving force behind NetPlus Marketing's ongoing success with a diverse and discerning client base that considers online results critical to their business success.
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