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This infographic is in pounds, but you get the idea. I don't agree with the overdraft for PPC or the huge "online PR" budget. So much of something like this comes from how you define things like "online PR".
If I had a $100,000 marketing budget here is how I would spend it:
* $40,000 on some disruptive campaign in 3 to 5 flavors (umbrella so could be tweaked and spun out over each quarter at roughly $10K a quarter).
* $20,000 on content marketing and curation.
* $10,000 Facebook / SMM campaign (to build the list).
* $10,000 SEO to tighten the ropes a tad.
* $10,000 Mobile (to figure it the Heck out).
* $10,000 On some crazy contest, game or new product (expect to lose this).
Minimum ROI for the whole budget would be $3 to $1, great ROI would be $5 to $1 or better and breakeven is acceptable for some of the pieces.
Note I have NO PPC in the starting budget. The $40K umbrella campaign could earn some PPC if acceptance is fast and then falters or if a tiny push could make the difference, but the days when PPC could get anyone's Internet marketing up Everest are gone.
PPC as supplemental as a "step on the gas" move is fine. I've even used PPC to help form campaigns since the feedback is immediate, but PPC is in the backseat until we know where we are going and the cost to get there.
I didn't cut email marketing in only because that is an understood critical component of everything as is social. The $10K social is to create SOCIAL campaigns that could bleed over into other areas if successful.
The key is try as many things in as many different places as possible while paying the rent with a campaign crafted from past success and your read on current trends (the umbrella).
BTW, a "campaign" doesn't mean "free shipping" it means something like Atlantic BT's 15th anniversary, an event so rare in the web development space it deserves a year's worth of Internet marketing (an umbrella theme - the 15th anniversary - with 4 movements Q1 = Social, Q2 = Web Design, Q3 = Mobile and Q4 = Ecom for example).
What about you? How would you spend $100K in online marketing money?
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