The Marketing Island Solution

From Surviving to Thriving


In today's marketing landscape, achieving ROI is paramount. Yet, many marketing teams find themselves adrift without the processes and technology to turn strategy into success.

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The result? A phenomenon known as "marketing island": a hub of creativity and campaigns struggling to show value or connect with the broader enterprise.

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So, how do marketing teams steer clear of this unsettling oasis and start maximizing their marketing impact?

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At Tenon, we believe that the answer lies in building a lasting connection through people, process, and technology.

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Gather the Marketing Essentials

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Before marketing teams can truly ride the waves of lasting success, it’s essential to gather the tools to survive and thrive.

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When deciding what to collect, prioritize versatile technology that acts as a multi-tool: solving multiple challenges, capable of scaling, and seamlessly integrating to your company's greater tech ecosystem.

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A word of advice: don’t gather more than you can use right away! Trying to implement too many systems at once can overwhelm your team and leave you overwhelmed, exhausted, and (critically) still stranded.

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Create Goals as a Guide

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Now that you’ve created your marketing basecamp, it’s vital to outline your marketing goals. Without clear objectives, chaos can ensue: disjointed projects, solutions without purpose, and hard work washed away.

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Remember, everything can feel like the most important thing when it comes to marketing priorities, so be sure to align your goals with the greatest impact.

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Cultivate Communication

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Throughout this journey, remember that maintaining healthy and frequent communication is crucial. Without it, even the best teams can begin to unravel, and morale can falter.

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That being said, be sure to establish clear paths for ongoing engagement and momentum before you set off on your next expedition.

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By facilitating channels for team members to voice their ideas, concerns, and progress updates, you can ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards shared goals.

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Prioritize Marketing Processes

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With solutions in place, goals set, and clear channels for communication established, it’s time to set sail with processes.

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Establishing robust marketing work processes is like building a sturdy raft that keeps everyone paddling towards the same goals. These processes guide marketers through the choppy waters of campaign execution, ensuring every action is purposeful and aligned with overarching objectives.

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Whether it's implementing Agile marketing methodologies to foster adaptability or streamlining approval workflows to enhance efficiency, effective processes are the key to navigating the unpredictable currents of the marketing landscape.

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Build a Marketing Connection

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As marketers, we're all familiar with the allure of marketing island β€” a place teeming with creativity and endless possibilities.

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However, it's important to remember that while this island can be a great place for innovation and exploration, it's vital to ensure that it's not an isolated oasis but rather a vibrant part of the larger enterprise ecosystem.

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By connecting marketing initiatives to broader company objectives, marketing teams can feel confident that their work is bringing value and driving growth.Β 

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Feeling stranded on your marketing island? Send up a signal! We'd love to help you bridge your marketing efforts to build lasting connectivity and success.

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