Avoiding FOMO in Your Modern Marketing Strategy

When companies change plans regularly, managers often experience FOMO or “fear of missing out” to implement a modern marketing strategy.

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In the business world, it’s common for executives to feel change is inevitable, and implementing new technologies and strategies in all aspects of their company is imperative for survival, let alone success.  Jeff Bezos said, “What’s dangerous is not to evolve.”  When companies scramble to change their plans regularly, it’s easy for managers to experience FOMO or “fear of missing out” to implement a modern marketing strategy. However, these moves rarely lead to favorable results.

Modern Marketing Strategy3 Common Mistakes in Building a Modern Marketing Strategy

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.  Here are some prevalent ways companies build strategies based on FOMO without considering the actual return on investment for their time and money.

  1. Using social media marketing because it’s innovative and trendy.  Social media marketing encompasses a wide range of opportunities, from Facebook and YouTube (which are much more standardized) or solutions like Snapchat and Kickstarter to evolving media such as TikTok, Clubhouse, and Instagram Reels.  However, each type of social media marketing attracts different demographics and requires unique advertising strategies.  For example, rather than feeling you need to start producing TikTok videos, consider whether or not your current or potential customers use TikTok and whether or not that’s the best place for them to learn about your products and services.
  2. Copying the strategies a successful competitor is using.  Just because another similar business is doing XYZ in their advertising strategy and seems successful doesn’t mean you should do the same.  Your customers choose you because of your business’s unique value proposition.  The best way to communicate your value is likely not how your competitor shares theirs.  It’s more important to consider your company’s brand and the demographics you’re trying to reach and work with a qualified advertising agency to determine the most effective strategies to connect the two.  
  3. Changing quickly based on ROI.  Too frequently, companies look for instant returns on their budget items, and if they don’t get them, they jump quickly to try something else.  The return on investment for many opportunities within a modern marketing strategy is often complicated to measure.  Changing too soon for fear of missing out will often lead to wasted time, money, and effort.   For more information about the challenges of calculating ROI, see our recent article about the Limitations of Performance Marketing.

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Angela Peacor

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