Integral Marketing is a process of using four different aspects of a business equally to achieve maximum success. Find out how to implement it in your business.
All business managers and entrepreneurs must be conversant in Integral Marketing, the easiest, most efficient way to ensure that a company’s marketing efforts are comprehensive.
Integral Marketing brings together all the four strategic areas of marketing (also known as four marketing quadrants) in such a way that all the critical marketing steps can be addressed by the company.
In Integral Marketing, a company addresses the steps to creating a product that answers a problem among consumers, attracting the interest of prospects who want to solve the same problem, communicating how the product or service solves the problem, creating trust in consumers to make them buy into the product or services, and retaining customers for a long-term relationship.
While these ideas seem straightforward, even expert marketing managers know that it can be tough to be excellent in all these in a single company using different methods. It is only with the use of Integral Marketing Principles can any company reasonably achieve success in all of the above.
Here are the basic information that marketing managers need to start their research into Integral Marketing:
The Four Quadrants.
This Integral Marketing tool shows:
(1) The on-hand tools and technology relevant to achieving the company’s marketing goals,
(2) The creation or content and form of delivery that will be used to reach target audiences,
(3) The definition and strengthening of the company’s brand, image and unique value proposition to its customers, and
(4) Sustaining growth in number of new customers and maintaining loyalty among old customers.
All four quadrants must be properly managed and used in order to make sure that all the company’s concerns are simultaneously addressed.
There are no exact ways to divvy up the company’s resources to provide for all four quadrants, and certainly there is no rule that says the split must be 25% for each.
However, marketing managers must see to it that the four quadrants are supported and implemented well without excess in any of the quadrants.
To make using the four quadrants more manageable, marketing managers must focus on just one or two elements on each quadrant—chosen for their relevance on marketing goals. Use the resources to build on those elements.
When resources allow or circumstances calls for a change in strategy in using elements from the four quadrants, marketing managers must adapt.