Article

Aniel Bhaga
Aniel Bhaga 6 July 2017

Why you need that Red Thread in your Marketing Campaign

What is a red thread?  It is that constant underlying  theme throughout all your marketing and business activities. It is there in everything that you do, from your campaigns, product, and messaging. It's one of the most important parts in every marketing campaign, and can sometimes be forgotten...

We all stumble across them, the emails which look really good and when we click on them the landing page we are directed to does not make sense to the email.  It’s like the email comes from one company and the website is for another company. This type of situation is confusing to us internally and we end up just leaving it and we become a lost customer.

It is a common mistake that can happen companies, especially when there are different teams managing the website, the emails and the social media content.

Having a clear and consistent red thread throughout all your marketing campaigns and content will ensure that no matter where your potential customer views your content they will be able to immediately recognize your brand.

It doesn’t take much to do a quick check if your campaign has the red thread, here are two great questions to ask everytime:

  1. Does all the content resonate with the same underlying message?
    1. Blog Posts
    2. Landing pages
    3. Images used
    4. Social media posts
    5. Videos
  1. Does this red thread resonate with the company values and brand? (A campaign which does not resonate with your brand may be great in the beginning, but it can harm your brand image in the long run).

If you answer no to any of the above questions, then it is a good idea to do a review of your marketing campaign. If you cannot find the underlying message how can you expect your potential customers to?

Along with using this concept for your marketing campaigns, it is also a method that you can take throughout your whole company. What is the underlying message and theme in the company? What are you trying to achieve? What is your why?

When all teams are on board and have the red thread in mind in all their work it makes it easier for everyone to be on the same page. Product teams will create products with this essence. Sales teams will be able to build this into their sales pitches, and it can be taken across all areas of the company.

The red thread is just as important for marketing as it is for the whole business, and one of the most common questions I ask myself and also in meetings to anyone is “What is the red thread?” It is an easy and powerful question to bring everything into alignment.

 

 

Please login or register to add a comment.

Contribute Now!

Loving our articles? Do you have an insightful post that you want to shout about? Well, you've come to the right place! We are always looking for fresh Doughnuts to be a part of our community.

Popular Articles

See all
Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

What's the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing, and why does it matter? The answers may surprise you.

Julie Cave
Julie Cave 14 July 2016
Read more
Infographic - The Best Times and Days to Post to Social Media

Infographic - The Best Times and Days to Post to Social Media

With the social media landscape changing literally every single day, it's become a full-time job for social media managers to merely stay up-to-date on emerging and shifting trends and best practices. It's tedious, time-consuming, detail-oriented, and, quite frankly, a bit of a headache. But thanks to this new infographic, some guessing can be taken out of social media management.

Will Price
Will Price 21 September 2017
Read more
Customer Journey Mapping: A Real-Life Approach to Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Customer Journey Mapping: A Real-Life Approach to Your Digital Marketing Strategy

As financial services and insurance (FSI) companies strive to deliver the seamless multi-channel customer experience, the traditional marketing model has been radically reimagined. Innovative institutions are showing how cross-functional teams focusing on the customer journey can work to develop a single view of the customer – an approach that can bring tangible rewards. Yet research shows that large institutions still have some way to go in maximising the return on their investment in this area.

Aoife McIlraith
Aoife McIlraith 18 September 2017
Read more
4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

It goes without saying that a company can't do without digital marketing in today's world.

Digital Doughnut Contributor
Digital Doughnut Contributor 5 November 2014
Read more
10 Marketing Lessons From Apple [Infographic]

10 Marketing Lessons From Apple [Infographic]

The 10-year-old kid, selling ice cold fresh lemonade on the street corner in your local neighbourhood had it right. He or she may not have realized it but the simple marketing strategy that they accidentally and innocently came up with works perfectly on the people strolling by on their daily walk.

Ellie Summers
Ellie Summers 19 September 2017
Read more