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The audience-driven website and email copywriter for women-led brands like you ready to attract, delight and retain your dream customers.
As new business owners, we’re too often drawn to the shiny world of social media that promised to solve all our problems in one hit.
People find you. They love what you do. And they buy. Right?
Well, not quite.
There’s a lot more to attracting, landing and retaining new customers than a quick social media post.
I recently caught up with the hyper-talented and globally-acclaimed marketing genius, Mia Fileman, to chat all things customer journey marketing. She strongly believes in a ‘done with you’ take on integrated marketing and the customer journey and her evolutionary approach has quickly cemented Campaign Del Mar as a must-have marketing partner for small businesses who want to think ‘longterm’ instead of ‘quick win’. With integrated campaigns that hit home for all the right reasons!
Hi, I’m Mia. A marketing strategist with decades of experience in the industry. I’m also a mother and military spouse who knows the reality of juggling business, life and multiple roles.
In 2018 I decided to share what I’d learned and help growing marketers level up. Over two decades in the corporate world I ran marketing campaigns on behalf of business and government and spent 10 years in Brand Management roles for global companies such as L’Oreal, BIC and Kraft.
That was before I moved across to the world of creative agencies as a Director.
Nowadays, my business Campaign Del Mar helps marketers build marketing campaigns that are just right for their business. The signature program, the Campaign Classroom teaches small business owners the A to Z of marketing campaigns, from idea to execution.
My business journey started with my own marketing agency just over a decade ago. I dreamed big and had big plans.
But I quickly realised that as a military spouse you have to be flexible, nimble and ready to pack up your bags whenever the phone rings.
It took a failed business and a few years of wisdom under my belt to finally start Campaign Del Mar, a business that can not only accommodate but support my lifestyle while I get to share my gifts with the business community.
Campaign Del Mark is where I can get the most out of my limited time and resources and satisfy my creative side without driving myself into the ground.
I love that I provide creative solutions to other small business owners that will give them the luxury of time and strategic support so they can focus on the things they love.
From Instagram Reels to SEO tactics, influencer campaigns to TikTok and content marketing – the pace of change in digital marketing can be overwhelming, even for those who aren’t wearing a bunch of other hats.
Campaign Del Mar is for marketers in small business who are ready to work smarter.
Instead of worrying about what marketing fad is right for your business, we help you focus and bring it all together in powerful marketing campaigns that deliver a seamless brand experience.
Marketing that’s seamless no matter where you encounter it. Where every element of a brand is working in harmony. Where it makes you feel something. That makes a successful marketing campaign!
Exactly that’s our bread and butter. Because it works!
Campaign Del Mar doesn’t just focus on one channel, platform or tactic because no single channel will ever be enough to reach customers where they are.
On every stage of the customer journey, customers are looking for certain things to progress to the next stage. A brand must meet those expectations with not only their marketing but their customer experience.
As a CX specialist (with a course from The London Business School under my belt), I use and teach a CX approach throughout everything I do with Campaign Del Mar. It’s infused in literally every part of Campaign Del Mar and how we interact with (and teach) our customers.
Whether you sell ugg boots or life insurance, customers go through a similar decision-making process.
But brands are still making the mistake of trying to sell to people who have never heard of them before.
Customer decision-making simply doesn’t work this way.
That’s why brands can benefit from understanding a typical customer journey, the channels they use and the tactics that best serve each stage of the journey.
(Spoiler alert: Social Media is great for some stages but really cr@p for others.)
Brands are still making the mistake of interrupting what people are interested in. Instead, they should *be* what people are interested in. At the right time.
It doesn’t matter how shit hot your offer is if it’s delivered at the wrong time.
If you sell a $10 Keep Cup your customer journey is far shorter than mine (selling high-ticket marketing program).
We’re typically looking at 6 weeks minimum for someone who has never heard of Campaign Del Mar to purchase from us.
(And a lot needs to happen in those 6 weeks to progress that person from stranger to paying customer.)
What problem does your product or service solve? Is there a quantifiable need for your product or are you throwing it on the pile? What makes your product or service different from others? These questions should be answered before you design a single sales page.
Target audience segmentation
Marketers are obsessed with this (for good reasons) but brands still don’t know enough about their ideal customers. It surprises me because that information has never been easier and cheaper to find. Demographic segmentation is no longer sufficient. Brands should focus on psychographic and behavioural segmentation. We unpack all of that in week 1 of my Campaign Classroom.
Customer journey mapping
Seeing your brand through the lens of your ideal customer. What are the pain points? Where are the moments that matter along the way? What are the opportunities to delight?
Brand personality and tone of voice
Staying true to your identity and not confusing audiences with mixed messages. A professionally written message framework is SO valuable and teaches others how to create content for your brand.
Carving out time and space for creativity, planning and strategy
I’m giving you permission to pull back from social media so that you can create something much more enduring than a post.
Be careful with trends versus fads.
Do I think brands should be jumping at creating Instagram Reels versus planning an integrated marketing campaign?
I most certainly do NOT!
Marketing campaigns never go out of fashion, just ask De Beers. They’ve been using the same marketing campaign, A Diamond is Forever, since 1948.
Some genuine trends:
User-generated content, anti-marketing campaigns and collaboration marketing.
And here’s why I believe in these 3 trends that are here to stay:
Customers today have finely tuned bullshit detectors and are no longer willing to take a brand at its word. Real fans and customers advocating for a brand is far more compelling.
Creativity is the future of business advantage and anti-marketing campaigns cut through the noise!
Double your reach while halving your costs. What’s not to like?
Where do I start with the so-called marketing experts and “gurus”?
(There are so many that I published an article about exactly this topic.)
Here are some common untruths that come to mind:
“If done well, social media is all you need.”
”You don’t need a website.”
”It’s too late to launch a podcast.”
”Marketing research is too expensive for small business.”
”CX is a function of marketing.”
Steph from Montii Co is a great example. She’s built her very successful e-commerce business predominantly through social media and is killing it. Steph loves to learn and my Campaign Classroom piqued her interest. She and her in-house graphic designer did my course in October 2020. According to Steph, the Campaign Classroom “has completely changed the way she markets her business.” Her words!
Steph and the team now plan integrated marketing campaigns around strategic times of the year. #chuffed.
I loved Odette &c Co’s Hack Your Own PR and am inspired by Odette every day. I also recommend Hubspot’s free Inbound Marketing Certification. And Melissa Packham from A Brand is Not a Logo and Erin Morris from Young Folks Digital are fellow marketers who I admire greatly.
Grab these 10 FREE strategic survey questions so you can hit SEND on your FIRST or NEXT survey and change the trajectory of your copy game TODAY. 💖💖
Grab my 10 FREE strategic survey questions so you can hit SEND on your FIRST or NEXT customer survey and change the trajectory of your copy game TODAY. 💖💖
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The audience-driven copywriter, brand strategist & customer delight fanatic for female founders. I help you replace dead ends with a strategic take on copy & business. One that believes in intentional brand touchpoints and empathy-driven copy to nurture genuine connections.
Over the past 7-odd years I've given 100+ women-led brands globally the strategy and words to nurture genuine connections, drive sales and celebrate loyalty. Authentically.
I live and work on the breathtaking Darug land of the Darug people. I pay my respects to the Darug Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.