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The Intentional Marketer As Driver Of Intentional Marketing

Intentional marketing revolves around purposeful actions that align with greater goals and objectives. It is about building deeper relationships – and trust –with clients and prospects as opposed to merely conveying messages to persuade them to act.

The force behind intentional marketing efforts: The Intentional Marketer. These are the master storytellers focused on creating a deep emotional bond between brand and audience. But they are also data driven, and well versed in targeting strategy that delivers just the right message to the right clients and prospects at just the right time. As Seth Godin notes, “… it is about being effective, not just the biggest or the loudest.” Intentional marketers are committed to the notion of changing people’s lives, not just working to convince someone to buy something. 

How to be a Powerful Intentional Marketer

Educate. Amid the demands of overflowing inboxes and double-booked calendars, intentional marketers work continuously to make this strategy both understood and the norm.

Refine and Align. Just as for all well-crafted marketing campaigns, they nimbly redefine their strategies as needed. Theirs are the campaigns that resonate deeply with target audiences and align the brand to clearly defined outcomes.

Stand Out Amid the Noise. As a result, the intentional strategies they deploy stand out amid the noise, providing a clear purpose and value proposition.

In the end, it is a deliberate approach. Along the way, the intentional marketer must frequently ask: What do I genuinely want to achieve? And why does it matter to my audience? This deliberate approach acts as a guide, steering you away from pitfalls and fostering resilience.

Resilient Rituals for Intentional Marketers

Daily rituals can help marketers flip the narrative surrounding traditional v intentional marketing. These are the rituals that can help you showcase the resilience embedded in your strategies. In doing so, they set the stage for your journey, one defined by purpose, growth, and unwavering success – a narrative that you, as an intentional marketer, have the ability to uniquely craft. For instance:

  • Start your day with intentional reflection. Consider your overarching goals and how daily tasks contribute to them. Make a list and sort what is in your control. Review this list daily, editing it as needed. This mindfulness helps align your daily efforts with long-term goals. I always keep in mind something a professor once said, “If you don’t write it down, it does not exist.” Yes we live in a digital world, with platforms and programs. But in this instance, writing out your list by hand makes it real.
  • Focus on goal-centric planning. Incorporate goal-oriented planning into your daily routine. Outline specific, measurable, and achievable tasks that contribute to larger marketing objectives. Break them down into achievable pieces, recognizing that each day moves you closer to overarching goals.
  • Stay centered on your customer-centric approach. Emphasize the importance of understanding and prioritizing the needs and preferences of each of your target audiences. Explore how your intentional marketing strategies better align with customer expectations and create meaningful connections.
  • Dedicate time to educational breaks and data analysis. Commit to continuous learning to enhance your ability to make informed decisions. Intentional data analysis informs strategic decisions and allows for agile adjustments to your intentional marketing approach.
  • Incorporate team collaboration and intentional networking into your daily schedule. Facilitate team collaboration through ongoing project discussions and insight sharing. Maintain a vibrant professional network to stay connected with trends aligned to your marketing objectives. "Alone we can do little. Together we can do so much."​ Helen Keller
  • End your day with an evening reflection. Reflect on and celebrate your achievements. Consider how the days actions aligned with you, your team, and your broader marketing objectives. Evening reflections foster continuous improvement, ensuring daily efforts remain purposeful.

Regular assessments and adjustments based on real-time insights are vital for a successful intentional marketing strategy. And while, yes, the assessments done by traditional marketers, such as competitive analysis, customer feedback, and budget reviews, are also part of your to-do list, how you adapt to change is equally critical. The secret sauce to intentional marketing is the intentional marketer: you.