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How much time does it take to create a brand/reputation online?

Following up on the previous post, and the subsequent question, here is my view.

  1. Social media is fast evolving medium and experts suggest making advance marketing plan of not more than 1 year.
  2. Several factors go into consideration as to what is the current brand position, what is the current reputation, what are the expected changes in the industry, how will the margins be affected, what are the next year’s goals, etc.
  3. If the brand already has a position online one may right away start further marketing efforts and adapt as the market evolves.
  4. If the brand is starting new, it usually takes 3-6 months to set up a worthy reputation. As they say, Rome was not built in a day.
  5. For creating a brand, it takes time, thought and logistics which restrict very early creating of a brand.
    1. Thought: It takes research and creativity. Ideas can come anytime anywhere. One has to be in the right place at the right time.
    2. Time: Ideas are raw. One that sounds brilliant today might sound utterly foolish tomorrow. So any idea has to be revisited over and over again to make sure it is not a “one night stand”
    3. Logistics: Eg: It takes 3-6 months to rank on search engines. Also if blogging strategy is used, All blogs cannot be published the same day. it is wiser to have at least 3-4 days or a week for it to cover the maximum audience and absorb before publishing a new one.
  6. After reputation, For a marketing campaign, Careful consideration has to be placed on current marketing strategies and future marketing plans of the competitors. Competitor research helps save at least 2 years of trial and run strategy.
  7. There are high chances that the campaign you are thinking has been implemented before and may have succeeded or failed. Success or failure, either way, repeating them is a blunder. Improvising on them is wise
  8. Investing these three months in building a reputation will yield exponential results in next 9 months of marketing.
  9. Norman Schwarzkopf rightly said, “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”

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