20 Things That Deserve Your Time More Than Marketing

Matt Brannon / October 9, 2020 /

Sure, marketing is important. It’s hard to get customers if they don’t know about you.


Marketing can only magnify your existing business. That is, if you currently have an average 3-star rating on Google, investing in marketing will only get you more… 3-star reviews.

On the flip side, if you have a happy team serving happy customers with an exceptional product or service, you’ll find that a lot of “marketing” will happen on its own.

The clients that we’ve had the most success with are so focused on being the best at what they do, they honestly don’t have time to keep up with marketing trends and technology.

So, just to get the ball rolling, here are 20 things that deserve your time more than marketing. This is the tip of the iceberg.

  1. Make your product or service better
  2. Create a better customer experience
  3. Find ways to become more efficient
  4. Improve employee happiness/satisfaction
  5. Put out fires
  6. Find ways to have fewer fires
  7. Discover new partnerships
  8. Educate for yourself
  9. Educate your team
  10. Research and development
  11. Community service
  12. Attend a conference
  13. Host a conference
  14. Slow down, give yourself space to be inspired
  15. Reconnect with why you started
  16. Be a mentor
  17. Find a mentor
  18. Create a braintrust
  19. Ask for honest feedback from your team
  20. Ask for honest feedback from your customers

Marketing is not magic. It can give people a great first impression and get them excited about your brand, it can keep people engaged and help increase lifetime value, but only if you’re delivering the goods.

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About the Author Matt Brannon

Matt graduated from Baylor University in 2003 and married his college sweetheart Ginny. They moved to Austin and Matt began working for Governor Rick Perry, first as an Advance Man and then later as the Governor’s Executive Aide. In 2007, Matt and Ginny moved to Los Angeles where Matt worked in public relations for an independent film (and Toronto Film Fest winner), “Bella”. His primary role was implementing grassroots efforts on a new online network called “Facebook”. After the promotion of Bella came to an end, Matt worked various jobs in entertainment and also spent 5 years working at Cedars-Sinai hospital. in 2013, Matt and Ginny moved back to their home state of Texas and joined the team at Gravity Digital. Matt’s distinctive value for his clients is his ability to bring out-of-the-box ideas and solve problems creatively.

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