We’re all creatures of habit. But for marketers our comfort zone can be our downfall!

Relying too much on one type of marketing campaign or channel can lull us into a sense of complacence. And, it will lead to stagnation. 

That’s Growth Blocker #3 that Eric Rudolf and I identified in our conversation on the 10 most common blockers preventing tech businesses from scaling from $1M to $10M in revenue.   

The allure of a singular marketing campaign or channel is simplicity, repeatability, and ease of execution. 

Whether it’s pay-per-click ads, social media, content marketing, videos, webinars, ebooks, or email campaigns, putting all your efforts in one basket can limit your brand’s visibility and engagement potential. 

HubSpot, Constant Contact, Apollo, Marketo, etc. – all do some types of campaigns or ad placement well and some not well. However, these tools need to complement, not dictate, a marketing strategy. 

You need to test and iterate across all channels, pick a couple at a time and run two-week tests to see what works.

Diversification and personalization are paramount. Neglecting any channels means missed opportunities to connect with different audience segments. 

Spend time with your sales team. Their insight, creativity, and direct communication with market teams guide your next campaign or compelling campaigns. They know what gets buyers to really take notice and engage.

By avoiding the trap of over reliance on one tool or campaign and embracing a diversified GTM strategy, companies can unlock their marketing potential and resonate more authentically with their audience.

You can see our full list of the 10 Blockers for Sales Growth here in the first post in the Scaling from $1M to $10M series.