Ruhani Rabin
5 min readSep 4, 2019


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The success of any marketing team is mostly dependent on their ability to develop a robust marketing strategy that can help them penetrate their market. Of course, that involves working under the large umbrella of a well-planned marketing strategy. Beyond the overall strategy, however, it is essential to develop and implement smaller plans that will be used explicitly for your different marketing channels. It is, therefore, essential to have a display advertising strategy that is clear and defined. Marketing, by its nature, is difficult, but this guide brings a whole range of ideas together that when intertwined can help you build the perfect display marketing strategy that will help you win.

Set Goals

This is the first action you should take when planning your display marketing strategy. In all honesty, the clarity of your goal and how well you can adapt to it goes a long way to determine how far you can go with the whole strategy. So, the simple logic is to set clear goals, then work on actionable targets that can help you achieve the set goals during the duration of your campaign. Goals don’t have to be too ambiguous. It could be things like:

Increase sales by 20%

Grow email list to 100,000 subscribers, etc.

You would notice how we attached percentages and numbers to each of the above. It is called being clear and concise with goals, and that what you should be. After all, it takes knowing what success is defined as, for your team to be able to do their bits as you push towards it. Adding a deadline to each goal gives you objective and a sense of urgency as you move towards the completion of your goals.

Find A Strategic Approach That Works

It takes being able to find the right strategy for you to build the right strategy for your display marketing. Experts often talk about how building a lean approach can help you move continually towards the right position; therefore, getting your campaign right where it should be in the long run. If the goal you’ve set for yourself is to reduce the probability of visitors abandoning their carts, then you will favor any strategic approach that pays more focus on retargeting. Working with the right plan for your display marketing campaign helps to put you in the right state as you pursue the goals that are set out for you.

Build Your Team

Well, do we need to overemphasize this? The need for a team that thinks in the right direction. You need to be strategic about selecting the individuals that should be on your team.
Determine the qualification you want for members of your team and stick to it
Once your team is set up, you can go ahead to apportion responsibilities. Determine, who handles different tasks, based on their areas of expertise. By setting out responsibilities, you are invariably avoiding mishaps that will come with confusions.

It is vital to ensure that everybody handles the areas they are experts in. For instance, if part of your display marketing strategy is to set up fabric trade show displays, you want to be sure that you assign expert fashionistas to handle everything related to planning and execution.

Invest in The Right Tools

As small and minute as they may seem, tools are essential in building a successful display marketing campaign. There’s a need to invest more in getting the right tools for your team if you want them to achieve more.
For your strategy to be better effective, consider investing in tools that will enable you to not only create the campaigns but to scale it up as quickly and as efficiently as possible. You should also determine the right technology needed to get everything done correctly. The whole process of investing in the right tools during the building process will help you save plenty of time when the display marketing campaign kicks off in earnest.

Seek Support Where Needed

It is not always a sign of weakness to seek support for certain things in pursuit of your goals. It can sometimes be the key that will open you up to doing it correctly. Your team will never be “too” complete, so there might still be some loopholes that will require covering. It may be financially, technically, or otherwise. But once your team can’t do it, don’t stretch it. Seek outside support. Get freelancers to handle aspects that your team is lagging in, and you could be on your way to success.

Understand Your Audience

Your display marketing strategy is definitely going to target a particular audience. Once you’ve been able to get the technical aspects of pursuing your goals, the next part will be to add some flesh to it that will make it function properly. Understanding your audience puts you one step ahead in developing display marketing strategies that will resonate with their areas of interest. One effective way to understand your audience is by conducting market research. With it, you can build a clear picture of your audience and their thought process.

Implement A Strategy Execution Plan

As much as it is crucial to develop strategies, the truth is that they will not amount to anything if you don’t start executing them. You should build an actionable plan on how you would go about implementing your strategies. In the plan, include processes, as well as timelines and deadlines if possible. These things help you and your team, work faster towards achieving every goal you’ve set for yourself.

Know When To Start Again

As much as it is important to set goals and pursue them to the latter, it is also very important to know when you’ve reached a dead-end. At such points, it will be futile to keep going. A retrace of your footsteps back to the start might be your easiest short getting it right on the second attempt.

Be Open To Any Outcome

There are times when all the planning and execution will not amount to anything worthwhile. Determine from the start that if such is the case, you will not give up, but will go back to the drawing board and plan a new and better display marketing strategy.

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Ruhani Rabin

Ruhani Rabin being a tech and product evangelist for two decades. He was VP, GM, CPO for various digital companies. Obsessed with Generative AI now.