This presentation is from a startup marketing workshop I gave this week. The deck covers how startup marketers can design a marketing plan and programs in a more strategic and less tactical way to address the 3 root causes of bad marketing.
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Great marketing is based on a solid understanding of target customers. Here I’ve shared a customer worksheet that I’ve used in the past to help me track what is known and not known about my target buyers that I use as a foundation for building a marketing plan.
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