Last Wednesday, Caleb Matthews was strolling along Ohio Street in downtown Indianapolis when he noticed a small crowd across the street. They were chanting loudly, holding signs and drawing attention to their cause: Protecting people who rely on health insurance and Medicaid from the proposed changes of the American Health Care Act (which was recently renamed the Better Care Reconciliation Act by the Senate).
It’s easy to get the words marketing and communications confused, because the two terms are often used interchangeably in today’s business world. But there is a difference. Allow us to explain.
Marketing vs. Communications
Marketing involves the creation of a high-level strategy or plan that a business will use to sell its product or service. It’s an umbrella term that includes many different functions. (Refer to the infographic below for a visual example of the functions that make up a marketing plan.)