Written by Talana Morris
At MPD we often joke that we suffer from Cobbler’s Children Syndrome. I’m sure you’re familiar with the old tale about the Cobbler who was so busy making shoes for his customers that his own children went without.
Similarly, we at MPD specialize in helping businesses grow through strategic marketing initiatives to reach their target audiences. Yet, we struggle to find the time to address and improve our own brand presence, or we get stuck in a rut of ‘perfection paralysis’.
In 2018 we decided it was time we redesign our website. While we don’t sell services directly on our website, it is an important tool that lends credibility and showcases our expertise. As with most professional services providers, many of our prospects go online to check us out, so we need to ensure we look polished and capable. We were well overdue, but again…Cobbler’s Children Syndrome.
The effort took longer than we originally hoped, but we’re happy to announce that we finally launched our new site (check it out). It took a final push and concerted effort from our team to make it happen by our target date. Funny since managing project timelines and deadlines is also something we do for clients every day.
Chances are you sometimes struggle with accomplishing similar business objectives. You know it needs to be done and you know how to do it, but you simply can’t seem to take time out of your busy schedule to knock it out. The strategies below helped us accomplish our goal without compromising client service. Perhaps you can benefit from them as well.
What are the “shoes” in your business—the things you’re so busy providing for others that you are not meeting your own needs?
Whatever it is—whether it’s a brand refresh, improving your client on-boarding process, launching an email marketing campaign, or improving your social media presence—it requires resources, time and money.
Sometimes you simply need a partner to hold you accountable or to set you up with a strategy and action plan. We often act as that partner for our clients (refer to #3 above), so contact us if we can lend a helping hand.