I’ve been looking for a long time for a framework that can be used to organize and discuss all the activities that make up Web marketing, and a newsletter from Marketo (June 18, 2012) provides just that organizing framework. So with a few modifications, here is that framework. I’ve provided an infographic that tells the story.
This contemporary view of Web marketing would characterize the goals of the three phases as:
1. Pre-Click: bring the visitor to the site
2. Post-Click: get the visitor to provide identifying and contact information (“convert”)
3. Post-Conversion: make the prospect familiar and comfortable with the company and its offerings, so that the prospect becomes a customer.
The Bottom Line
Give attention to all of these activities in your marketing plan. It’s a sound practice to have a simple marketing plan in written form that briefly describes what you intend to do in each of these areas.