Never, ever build your business on something you don’t own.

Certainly, use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, but never rely on them because the rules can change, so don’t build your business on them – especially not in the long term. Use them to drive traffic and to generate leads but make sure that your own platform is owned by you. You wouldn’t run a shop where the only way you could get in is if someone else let you, or if you had to pay someone else to change your window display.

Obviously, you don’t want to pay over the odds for your website and subsequent ongoing activity, but remember that your website sits on top of the traditional hygiene factors of your product, price, place and promotion, your sales strategy, your look and feel, your logo and your brand development.

As it is the hub around which all your activity is built, without a good quality, well-structured website, it is difficult to operate in the digital environment.

You can build a company just selling through eBay or Amazon, but in the end, this will become limiting; it’s hard to build a brand and engage with the audience when the only expression of your brand and organisation is restricted through someone else’s platform, so remember – always own it yourself.

This was written as part of a content marketing strategy for Animmersion, a client based in Middlesborough. MCM2 provide full-service digital marketing, including, email marketing, pay per click, content, seo, design, web building and strategy.

MCM2 – no nonsense digital marketing agency in Cheshire.

Marketing maturity? What, how, and when?

A recent study by Heinz Marketing and Integrate has looked at the how and why of marketing maturity in an environment driven by consumers. As consumers are increasingly somewhere on a spectrum between digitally fluent or at least more digitally astute, businesses need...

read more

Personalisation counts

Using a data-based approach to tailor a personalised offer to individual prospects by using data, can encourage them to purchase. The trick is how you define personalisation and what form it takes. Of course, it’s not like buying a made to measure suit - no one could...

read more

MCM2 – no nonsense digital marketing agency in Cheshire.

We provide full-service digital marketing, including, email marketing, pay per click, content, seo, design, web building and strategy.

Marketing maturity? What, how, and when?

A recent study by Heinz Marketing and Integrate has looked at the how and why of marketing maturity in an environment driven by consumers. As consumers are increasingly somewhere on a spectrum between digitally fluent or at least more digitally astute, businesses need...

read more

Personalisation counts

Using a data-based approach to tailor a personalised offer to individual prospects by using data, can encourage them to purchase. The trick is how you define personalisation and what form it takes. Of course, it’s not like buying a made to measure suit - no one could...

read more

So, what are the 4 golden questions?

This is a technique shared with me by Ian Kinnery, an exceptional business coach based in the North East. We run a business book group, and every month we attendees are ‘made’ to read a book that we wouldn’t normally read. Because we’re all quite experienced in...

read more