The people of Charleston County overwhelmingly approved a building referendum for the CCPL and also overwhelmingly extended a sales tax to support CCSD. Obviously the libraries and schools are big winners. But we don’t just congratulate them because they won, we congratulate them on how they communicated effectively and clearly with the voters – and in so doing, they won big.
Having a marketing plan is crucial because as I’ve previously written, there are two ways businesses come into direct contact with their stakeholders – via their product or their communications about it. You can have the greatest product ever, but if your market doesn’t know about it, how will it sell?
If we choose to forget or ignore the lessons of Detroit… If we fail to offer incentives for entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies… If we simply rely on what has been instead of what is to come… The fall will be quick, merciless and perhaps fatal.