— DIGITAL MARKETING FOR CONSULTANTS

Here’s your digital marketing playbook for the consulting industry in 2021

The internet has revolutionized the way that people interact, and by extension their businesses too. For this reason, we believe that it’s never been more important for consulting firms to explore digital marketing.

Marketing consulting firms is both imperative and difficult. In a saturated marketplace, it’s essential to stand out from the crowd, but it’s difficult to find the time to maintain your digital presence and give your clients the attention that they deserve – and pay for. You wouldn’t leave your phone unattended, and sometimes off the hook altogether; the same should be true of your digital channels. After all, that’s how the modern customer will contact you. If they can’t contact you, they’ll simply contact someone else – someone with a well-maintained site, good Google reviews and active social channels.

We’ve built a digital marketing strategy playbook for the consulting industry to give you the tools and techniques to grow your brand.

Download your PDF Consulting Playbook
— DIGITAL MARKETING PLAYBOOK FOR THE CONSULTANTS INDUSTRY 

The Playbook

So, you’re ready to step up your marketing in 2021. But before you do, it’s important to ensure you have the right mix of components baked into your 2021 plan. Below, you’ll find our playbook which includes links to definitions, popular tools and detailed examples.

Once you’ve browsed through the playbook, please take our full digital marketing assessment to calculate your score, and measure how well you’re positioned for success, or where you may need to make some improvements. In exchange for taking the assessment, we’ll email you a PDF copy of the playbook for you and your team to use. 
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Brand Identity + Creative

Memorable, captivating and cohesive branding in the consulting industry (Think McKinsey) is necessary when trying to build a loyal base of customers and clients that will hire you for your expertise and turn to you to help them solve big challenges. Of course there’s no experience for your customers quite like being served a world-class a world-class strategy. But before you even get to an engagemnt you must figure out how to stand out in a sea of competitors, to leads and prospects that are inundated with search results and 9,389,485,958 companies that all claim to do the same thing. 
Here are the 3 things you must consider when it comes to branding and customer experience.
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Brand Design

Full Identity Development

Brand Naming

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Web Design + Development

Web design for consulting firms not only has to be engaging, but it also needs to be functional and effective. Many factors play into the design of a website including how easily you can communicate your services and solutions, to potential pain points your customers are experiencing, how easy it is to get in touch with your firm (via a form or even better, Live Chat) and most importantly, how clearly you can communicate value to potential customers. Coloreasy to read contentand the ability to capture leads and new customers with your website are just a few crucial items that cannot be overlooked when focusing on consulting web design.
11 important considerations for your consulting website design + development
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Website Development

Online Bookings 

Lead Generation/Lead Capture

ADA Accessibility Compliance

Landing Pages

CRM Integration

Martech Integration

Schema Markup Development

301 Redirect Mapping

Technical SEO

Performance Optimization

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Digital Marketing 

Whether you’re a single consultant with unique expertise, or a global consulting juggernaut,  digital marketing is absolutely essential to your growth, staying power and success. Reaching customers and leads via email, maxing out your visibility in search engines, and connecting with potential new customers ( as well as existing ones) on various social channels are just a small sampling of tactics consulting firms should be considering, to continuously develop and expand on their revenue and operations, extend their thought leadership and develop new high yield leads.
For consulting firms here are 14 crucial compoents of a successful digital marketing operations. 
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Organic SEO

Social Media Management

Content Marketing

Email Marketing

Account Based Marketing

Paid Social

Blog Development

Lead Generation

Integrated Marketing Stacks

Google Tag Manager

Retargeting

Database List Acquisition

Lookalike Audience Development

Channel Development

04

Strategy + Analytics

The ability to process every data point related to your marketing efforts is and will continue to be the driving factor of success. Are you able to track customers from the second they’ve clicked on your google listing, all the way to the moment they submitted an inquiry on your website, through to when they’ve hired you? POS integration, CRM integration and tracking + analytics platforms may all feel like overkill, but they paint an important view of how you’re being found, how customers are interacting with your business, and how successful your marketing efforts really are.
Layout a strategy and tracking operation in your marketing, designed to ensure you succeed. 
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Strategy Development

Analytics + Tracking

Customer Profiling

Competitive Research

Capabilities Assessment

ROI Tracking + Reporting

Webmaster Tools

Data Studios + Dashboards

— SO HOW’S IT GOING?

Check your digital marketing health for 2021

Based on the above playbook we invite you to check your health and see how well you’re positioned to succeed. In just a few clicks you’ll know just how well your company’s marketing is setup for the year ahead.

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  • Brand Identity + Creative

    Memorable, captivating and cohesive branding in the consulting industry (Think McKinsey) is necessary when trying to build a loyal base of customers and clients that will hire you for your expertise and turn to you to help them solve big challenges. Of course there’s no experience for your customers quite like being served a world-class a world-class strategy. But before you even get to an engagemnt you must figure out how to stand out in a sea of competitors, to leads and prospects that are inundated with search results and 9,389,485,958 companies that all claim to do the same thing.
  • How well are you doing with each of the items listed below? The more honest you are, the better you'll be positioned to identify gaps in your marketing efforts.
  • Brand Design
  • Full Identity Development
  • Brand Naming
  • Web Design + Development

    Web design for consulting firms not only has to be engaging, but it also needs to be functional and effective. Many factors play into the design of a website including how easily you can communicate your services and solutions, to potential pain points your customers are experiencing, how easy it is to get in touch with your firm (via a form or even better, Live Chat) and most importantly, how clearly you can communicate value to potential customers. Color, easy to read content, and the ability to capture leads and new customers with your website are just a few crucial items that cannot be overlooked when focusing on consulting web design.
  • How well are you doing with each of the items listed below? The more honest you are, the better you'll be positioned to identify gaps in your marketing efforts.
  • Website Development
  • Online Bookings
  • Lead Generation / Lead Capture
  • ADA Accessbility Compliance
  • Landing Pages
  • CRM Integration
  • Martech Integration
  • Schema Markup Development
  • 301 Redirect Mapping
  • Technical SEO
  • Performance Optimization
  • Digital Marketing + Advertising

    Whether you’re a single consultant with unique expertise, or a global consulting juggernaut, digital marketing is absolutely essential to your growth, staying power and success. Reaching customers and leads via email, maxing out your visibility in search engines, and connecting with potential new customers ( as well as existing ones) on various social channels are just a small sampling of tactics consulting firms should be considering, to continuously develop and expand on their revenue and operations, extend their thought leadership and develop new high yield leads.
  • How well are you doing with each of the items listed below? The more honest you are, the better you'll be positioned to identify gaps in your marketing efforts.
  • Organic SEO
  • Social Media Management
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Account Based Marketing
  • Paid Social
  • Blog Development
  • Lead Generation
  • Integrated Marketing Stacks
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Retargeting
  • Database List Acquisition
  • Lookalike Audience Development
  • Channel Development
  • Strategy + Analytics

    The ability to process every data point related to your marketing efforts is and will continue to be the driving factor of success. Are you able to track customers from the second they’ve clicked on your google listing, all the way to the moment they submitted an inquiry on your website, through to when they’ve hired you? POS integration, CRM integration and tracking + analytics platforms may all feel like overkill, but they paint an important view of how you’re being found, how customers are interacting with your business, and how successful your marketing efforts really are.
  • How well are you doing with each of the items listed below? The more honest you are, the better you'll be positioned to identify gaps in your marketing efforts.
  • Strategy Development
  • Analytics + Tracking
  • Customer Profiling
  • Competitive Research
  • Competitive Research
  • ROI Tracking + Reporting
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Data Studios + Dashboards
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