If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Isn’t that what your mom and dad told you?
I could probably retire if I had a $1 for every time I heard that growing up. It came with an eyeroll from the kids and a smug look from my dad, the main culprit of quotes.
You know what? He was right. Shhh. Don’t tell him.
What does this have to do with marketing? EVERYTHING. It’s really a struggle to get local small businesses to continue with advertising, try a technique again or stay with what’s becoming boring to them. It’s even harder when something doesn’t seem to work. Getting lousy results makes it hard to trust doing the same thing again. Except the most successful businesses cared less about perfection and more about improving on mistakes.
Here’s a great infographic to remind us that “overnight” sensations are anything but. Let’s stay encouraged that even the most successful tried again and again before perfection.