“It’s September, and we don’t have a style guide for Holiday. We’re making it up as we go.”
“We’re having challenges getting our brand campaign faithfully executed by our internal creative team and agency partners.”
“We need more events, beyond the retail holidays, to get customers excited about coming into our stores.”
“We need more assets so we can allocate more of our print budget to the digital space.”
“We want our marketing team to work further ahead so we can guarantee a 360-degree experience.”
Whoa. That’s a lot of really big challenges. Any of them sound familiar? Most retailers—indeed most marketers—have experienced these issues. And they all share one thing in common: an urgent need to plan ahead.