Welcome back to another episode of You Are Buzzworthy! In this episode, we'll be diving into the crucial topic of how to budget marketing into your financial plan. Our host, Michael Buzinski, shares insights and expertise on the importance of budgeting for marketing, setting clear goals, determining budget allocation, and managing your marketing budget effectively. He provides valuable tips and even offers a free marketing budget calculator to help you navigate this essential aspect of your business. Stay tuned for valuable insights and expert guidance on budgeting for marketing.
00:00 Entrepreneur with 25+ years offers marketing budgeting advice.
03:45 Guerrilla marketing can work but invest in marketing.
07:07 Service businesses use cost plus pricing strategy.
11:10 Increase billing rate by 10% for marketing.
14:26 Flexibility in budgeting for marketing is critical.
Primary Topic: Importance of Budgeting for Marketing
- Marketing is essential for business success
- Risks of overspending or under-investing in marketing
- Setting clear, measurable goals for marketing efforts
- Determining marketing budget based on business size, industry, and goals
- Allocating a percentage of projected revenue to marketing budget
Primary Topic: Budgeting Strategies and Examples
- The importance of investing in marketing at a level where you want to be, not where you are
- Recommended percentages of projected revenue to invest in marketing, based on business goals and industry
- Examples of budgeting for micro and established businesses
- Options for businesses with insufficient budget for marketing
- Strategies for optimizing revenue and reallocating savings for marketing budget
- Adjusting pricing strategy to allocate more funds to marketing budget, with examples and considerations
Primary Topic: Tips for Managing and Optimizing Marketing Budget
- Testing and measuring marketing efforts to optimize budget
- Utilizing analytic tools to track campaign performance and adjust strategy
- Keeping a portion of the budget flexible for unforeseen opportunities or challenges
Primary Topic: Conclusion and Resources
- Marketing as an investment in the business's future
- Encouragement to reach out with questions or thoughts on the topic
- Promotion of the YouTube channel, LinkedIn profile, and book for more marketing insights