6 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Marketing Budget In 2023-2024

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As we progress through Q3 and Q4 2023 and look towards the coming year, SME business owners must look for new and innovative ways to maximise the value of their marketing budget. Although high inflation and cash scarcity have been difficult for many businesses, it has also prompted new ways of working and provides a tangible opportunity to streamline the way your business approaches marketing in order to improve efficiency and productivity.

In this article, we’ll look at six practical ways your business can optimise its marketing budget, ensuring the most value-driven strategy and a higher return on investment throughout 2023 and 2024.

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1. Reallocation Of Resources

A critical first step in marketing budget optimisation is the reallocation of resources. Carefully assess the performance of your current marketing activities and strategies, identify underperforming channels, and adjust your budget allocation accordingly. This will help ensure that you are investing in the right channels and methods that are most likely to yield the best results for your business. Remember that just because a strategy worked well for you in the past – e.g. LinkedIn or email marketing – doesn’t mean it’s the most lucrative strategy for your business and its customers this year.

2. Adoption Of New Marketing Technologies

With the continuous enrichment of marketing technologies with new tools and features, it’s essential to stay informed about the latest techniques and tools that can drive growth for your business. Adopting marketing technologies such as automation, AI-powered analytics, and website chatbots can help streamline your marketing efforts, lower costs, and boost campaign performance.

3. Data Analysis And Monitoring

In-depth analysis and monitoring of your marketing and sales campaign data is essential for optimising your budget and delivering the highest ROI from your expenditure. Make full use of analytics tools to track the performance of all your marketing channels and activities and use this information to make data-driven decisions to strengthen your campaigns. Regularly monitoring and refining your approaches will lead to more efficient spending over time.

4. Focus On The Most Value-Driven Strategies

When making budget allocation decisions, always prioritise the strategies that offer the highest potential ROI. The strategies that deliver the greatest long-term value are not always the cheapest on paper, so it’s essential to be objective when choosing the best approaches for your business. SEO, content marketing, and social media marketing are still the best evergreen channels to drive long-term growth and engagement – try to avoid spreading your budget too thinly across too many channels, and focus on the most valuable opportunities as they emerge.

5. Personalise Your Content

One of the unfortunate downsides of generative AI (e.g. ChatGPT) is that a lot of the content being published by businesses in 2023 sounds the same and says very similar things, so the level of personalisation in marketing content has decreased. This is unfortunate because creating highly personalised content is a proven way of differentiating your business and better engaging your target audience to generate greater results from your sales efforts. Use this as an opportunity to intensely personalise your content with tailored messages for unique audience segments, adapting your messages according to demographics, interests, and buyer personas/ideal customers. Make full use of your business story, unique skill set, background, and case studies. This targeted approach significantly increases your chances of conversion and boosts your return on your marketing investment.

6. Working With A HubSpot Elite Partner Agency

Collaborating with a specialist HubSpot partner agency, such as JDR Group, can be a cost-effective way of streamlining and enhancing your marketing efforts. Agencies deliver greater value for your marketing spend through their expert knowledge, access to cutting-edge tools and training, and their ability to create custom-tailored strategies for your business that drive results. Conduct thorough market research and select an agency that best aligns with your needs and offers transparent pricing and proof of results.

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For help putting these suggestions into practice to make the most of your marketing budget in 2023/2024 and drive growth for your business, please get in touch with the marketing specialists at JDR Group today.

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