Overview: Communication Strategy

Communications appears complex. But a good communication strategy shouldn't be.

I generally boil it all down to five simple, interrelated tables, defining:

  • Who you’re trying to reach: your audiences, including their needs and information preferences
  • What you’re trying to achieve with them: your business goals for each audience
  • Why they should pay attention to you: starting with you Unique Value Proposition, craft an Elevator Pitch, and from that derive Editorial Messaging for each audience
  • How you will get those messages to those audiences: an integrated, mutually supportive communications portfolio
  • When you will monitor and optimise those activities: key metrics, analyses and optimisation processes.

There are many ways to go about this. My favourite option is to spend a few hours a week interviewing diverse members of your team and holding one or two workshops. That way we'll develop buy-in together along the way, and I'll be able to mentor your staff so that they can better implement the strategy.

Because the last thing you need is a Word document gathering dust on a shelf.

Need help? Get in touch.

Related services: Content strategy, Online strategy, Online community management, Social media strategy, Content creation and marketing, Online architecture, Innovation strategy, Digital transformation, Change and project management.

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