I hear your frustrations with Marketing

I hear your frustrations with Marketing

Have you ever found yourself sitting and wondering WTF you are doing? Questioning your every move and wondering what you are doing wrong? You are doing everything you are supposed to and even have “professionals” telling you what to do.

You lean in on their learning, follow the recipe and do what they say and still nothing.

Crickets.

No clients.

Like you are speaking into a void that time forgot.

WTF is the point

 

Frustration gets stronger and brings the tears. Tears of commitment, devotion and hard work that you put in for years and yet you are still in the same place as you have been for many of them?

I hear you.

I hear you loud and clear.

And what I need to say is this.

Welcome to Entrepreneurship

 

The journey is long and bumpy, there are no guarantees you will get to your destination, but enjoy the ride.

The ups are up, and the downs feel like you have fallen off a cliff and there are times when you just CANNOT bounce back no matter how much you try.

You watch the affirmation videos on YouTube, meditate, get into the right head space, read books, learn something new every day, but it’s not enough.

It is not satisfying.

Because you are not getting anywhere.

This happens because your faith in yourself (and or your business) is waning.

You need to keep believing and have faith, like in Santa and Magic!

Faith is having the audacity to believe in the not yet seen” – Jen Sincero, You are a Badass

There are times you want to give up and get a proper job, but let’s be honest, that’s not you anymore.

It makes me shudder to think about going back to the corporate world where most go unheard and are misunderstood. How does it make you feel?

So, here’s what I propose

 

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and bounce the fuck back!

You have so much to give in the world and they haven’t seen your all yet.

There are those that are all over social only showing the good side not the dark, but I see your shadows. The imposter, comparison, not worthy or undeserving.

The strange thing is, I see it and hear it, even when you don’t speak it.

Right now, I understand where you are and how you feel, because I have been there myself.

I see you, I hear you, I honour you and I love you.

You’ve got this, so keep going even if it gets harder. Bring a different game to the table and tap into the people work are working with more.

Step into your power and let that light shine bright. There maybe people out there “doing what you do” but they do not do it the way you do or have your je ne sais quoi!

Let’s talk when you are ready.

You’ve got this and I’ve got you!

Let’s Talk…

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Amanda’s style is relaxed and informal, but she cuts through with laser precision to the heart of what you maybe lacking to drive your business forward. Very insightful session and thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend if you are short on time and need a quick delve into your marketing tactics.

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ITI Ep.0017 : How do you decide which Social Media Platform to be on

ITI Ep.0017 : How do you decide which Social Media Platform to be on

How do you decide which social media platform you should be on? It’s a hard question and one I’m asked all the time.

Deciding which social media platform is the trick to be in front of the right people at the right time and saying the right thing, BUT how do you decide.

If you were me, where would you be? And why, what would you say?

The answers to the question is quite difficult.

The reason why it’s difficult is because it depends.

Now I know you probably are rolling your eyes thinking, what do you mean?

It depends. I don’t want to be one of those people that goes well. Oh, you know, it depends on, but the fact of the matter is it depends.

It depends on a number of things.

Three of which I shall be sharing in this podcast…

Building brand trust through marketing authentically

Building brand trust through marketing authentically

The biggest challenges of creating or building trust starts with you. What I see everywhere is that the business owners and entrepreneurs want the lifestyle, the money and everything that goes with it, yet does not want to put the work in.

They don’t put the work in because they don’t trust that they will make the right decision, therefore no decision is made and they sit on the fence and dip the toe into the sea of marketing activity and expect people to want to work with them.

Trust building starts with you, if you do not trust, how can you be trusted?

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters – Albert Einstein

4 Steps…

There are 4 steps to building brand trust through marketing authentically;

Be Reliable

Keep the promises YOU make

If you say you are going to do something do it!  This is not just for your clients, this is also about the promises you make to yourself. Finish what you start by creating daily routines and processes within your business.

Be Consistent

Show what YOU truly stand for

Show up even when people are not watching, liking, commenting, sharing or engaging. Become so focused on watering your own grass, others come and ask you how you can help them do it!

Be Honest

Speak YOUR truth

The context of your life informs your beliefs in what you do and the actions you take. If you cannot be yourself and always compromise, others cannot see if you are truly for them and how you fit into their world.

Be Open

Share YOUR thoughts and opinions

Be willing to go to the place’s others won’t by asking real questions and being controversial even when most don’t think the way you do. This sparks debate and debate leads to people thinking differently.

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Building Brand Trust through Marketing Authentically by Koogar

 

ITI Ep.0016 :  Working With Difficult People (Interview with Keeley Taverner)

ITI Ep.0016 : Working With Difficult People (Interview with Keeley Taverner)

We all have dealt or are dealing with difficult people. This is about setting boundaries of what we are willing and not willing to tolerate!

Difficult people exist everywhere, not just at work.

They come in every variety and nowhere is without them.

How difficult a person is for you to deal with depends on your self-esteem, your self-confidence, and your professional courage.

In this episode I speak with Keeley Taverner from Key4Change where we talk about dealing with difficult people, narcissists and more.

Koogar’s Rebrand is Complete

Koogar’s Rebrand is Complete

As the leaves fall to the ground in preparation of the winter, the earth tilts. It’s time for change… A rebrand for Koogar.

“Change is inevitable, but transformation is by conscious choice”

What does Rebranding mean?

Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, concept or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, competitors, and other stakeholders.

It is not just about evolving a logo, colours and visuals. It’s about ethos, purpose, mission, principles and message.

All of which have changed for Koogar for many reasons. Some business, most personal.

The process includes our thoughts, feelings, questions we are asking and answering.

I’m not going to lie, this process is so much easier when we do it for our clients than it is for ourselves. We want to get it right so it allows us to speak our truth and be seen by our perfect clients. So it’s back to the drawing board.

I wrote this in November 2019… and now I’m ready to show you how Koogar has evolved!

11 Steps to Rebranding

  1. Why now?
  2. Reflect
  3. Audience
  4. Message
  5. USP
  6. Strap line
  7. Vision, Values and Mission
  8. Offering
  9. Logo and Colour Pallet
  10. Visuals and Style
  11. Release

So as you can see there is a lot to go through to get to your final result. A lot of thinking, designing, trying and testing, sitting and waiting and then… you’ll notice it come together.

What our Logo means to us

We have redesigned out logo to match Amanda, along with her values and beliefs.

We have become more defined, fluid, centred and bold.

Defined – by evolving our brand and our offering, we now know with absolute clarity who we are and what we stand for and how we best help our clients. We now have a variety of options for the Solopreneur through to the Established Business Owner.

Fluid – the font has changed to an oriental handwritten font to match Amanda’s love for graphology and to ensure that everything we do with you, or for you; is integrated, organic, sustainable and the natural order of flow for you and your clients.

Centred – our colour pallet has been derived from the Chakras (the body’s natural energy centres), to align you with your brand and business. Giving you clarity, confidence and consistency with your life and business. We also bring empathy and intention with us in everything we do, this is something we do naturally.

Bold – we are now who we have always meant to be. We pride ourselves on our openness, honest opinion and approach to business. This is what our clients come to us for, even if we talk ourselves out of business. Our sole priority is to serve you and your needs and to to it well with honesty, integrity and authenticity.

Our message is simple

We are here to make marketing manageable by integrating your marketing to influence your audience.

Integrated Marketing is about pulling all marketing elements together, and is a combination of traditional and digital marketing activities. When assembled well, marketing integration creates an organic and natural customer journey for your target audience to follow.

Using our Marketing Integration Eco-System™, we take potential customers from being “interested” in what you do to buy from you… and then refer you on!

Let me know what you think…

Next Steps…

My next step is to get our website to match our new brand and offerings. We have already started telling people about them and they are being received well.

I’ll be in touch with the next instalment soon.

Namaste.