What has worked best for your business in terms of bringing in the best ROI based on your data? Using PPC, Affiliates, SEO, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Distribution, Blogger/Influencer Outreach, Press Releases, Joint Ventures, Viral Marketing, Referrals, Giveaways, Etc.?
The list would depend on your business, audience and overall problem you are solving. Many people focus on the tools, then create process around them and only after that do they pursue an audience.
This equation per se is wrong. The "secret sauce" if you want to call it that way is in your ability to start from the people, then create process of engagement and only then look for tools that allow you to execute your processes.
People > Process > Tools
This is the key. Anyone that start with the tools will be giving you the wrong information. Twitter may be a multi million opportunity for some and a complete failure for others. Radio may be the way some people are successful and that may be completely wrong for my audience.
Marketing is a form a communication and the basics of communication is that there is a message and a receiver. If you neglect the receiver your marketing will fail.
Answered 6 years ago