Posts Tagged ‘budget’

Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I’ve worked in marketing for a number of years with clients with both large and small budgets and with a number of not-for-profit organizations that typically need to keep costs down. My personal approach to marketing, regardless of budget, is to always strive to “get the most, for the least” (in terms of time/money/effort). And, in truth, these days most organizations’ budgets are dwindling so less is definitely more!

Foundationally, I feel the key to marketing on a small budget (or large budget, for that matter) is to have (more…)

Marketing Budget Best Practices

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

I’ve spent most of my career working for large organizations so developing and managing budgets is second nature to me. In fact, I *like* budgets — they provide both a planning guideline and a framework against which decisions can be made. In my case, those decisions have generally been related to marketing expenditures. Given a certain organization goal, and considering past activities and their costs, how much do I think I will need during the subsequent year to meet or exceed those goals. I like looking at and considering data this way and I like having a benchmark against which I can measure effectiveness of my marketing expenditures.

But, to my surprise (more…)