I had a great day yesterday in the offices of Dan Bradbury.
It was great to spend the day away from the office working on the business and getting the opinion of someone outside of the business. I think everyone should do this from time to time.
During the day we discussed the development of ‘business skills’. The truth is that 99% of business owners have weaknesses in their business skills (including myself) and we need to identify and improve these skills.
These skills could include:
Marketing (or as we call it – lead generation)
Sales (or as we call it – lead conversion)
Health and safety
Or any number of other skills that you need to own and to manage a successful business.
The key is that as business owners we need to develop those skills, and if we don’t the lack of skill in any one of those areas can ‘bite us in the bum’ just at the wrong time and end our business.
What is the future for marketing? Where is it going to change?
Whilst I do not profess to be able to predict the future, there are a couple of things that I am fairly sure will happen in the world of marketing.
The main reason for me knowing about these changes is that they are already happening.
Here they are:
There is going to be an increase in the importance of the use of marketing to mobile phones. Let’s face it, we pick up most of our emails on mobile now and do most of our Social Media on mobile too. I recently also read a statistic that said for the first time over 50% of web surfing was done on mobile. So we need to be good at marketing to mobile phones
The second big change is the use of video is going to increase. The use of video is already really important, but in the future, it is only going to increase. We can be far more persuasive, focused and powerful on video. In my opinion, websites are going to look more like TV stations. You only need to look at some of the statistics around YouTube to know how popular watching video is.
You may have already realised that video is the way forward in marketing your business, product or service, but perhaps you don’t have the budget to invest in a professionally produced video.
About My Business Video Company and The Prudent Marketer
The Prudent Marketer, Michael Brook, from About My Business Video Company will be running a two day workshop where you will explore how to create and actually produce your own business video, but not only that you will discover what to do with that video to maximise it’s marketing potential.
This course will give you the skills to continue creating video content into the future – for less than hiring a professional video production company.