The Marketing Funnel – Explained in Horse Terms

equestrian marketing funnel

There tends to be some mystery around where and how customers find and interact with your brand. There also tends to be some mystery around how customers make buying decisions and how that impacts your sales. For fun, we’ve broken this down into horse terms today and built a marketing funnel to show you how to attract new customers.

Attraction Level:  What gets people interested in what you do? This consists of a mix of brand and product ads, social media, live videos, or trade shows.

Engagement:  Once you have people’s attention, you need to keep it with some deeper dive information. This could be tech sheets with how-to information, special sizing information, longer videos, blog posts, or having articles in related publications.

Nurture:  While people are getting to know your brand and product line, you need to keep them coming back for more information. Contests on social media, email, live events, or conversations about what you offer and how it works.

Convert:  Winning a sale! Or even better, return sales!

Not discussed in this article – Metrics. Measure what occurred, strive to do more of what worked for the next time. For information on what and how to measure as next steps, read the article – Marketing Funnel Metrics Explained – Part 2

Words of Wisdom. Keep in mind that people will not follow this path directly down every time. They self-select depending on what they need at that time. They may start in the middle, find you up at the top and then skip down to the bottom because they have what they need to move forward with a purchase.

You need to be ready at ALL levels to give people what they are searching to find, whether it’s a fun distraction or a product comparison in order to make a purchase decision.

Full Gallop Communications helps to find the gaps in your funnel to be sure that your prospects turn into real buying customers. If you are not getting the results you think you should have, contact us for a conversation regarding how we can help you!

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Amanda MacDonald

Amanda MacDonald

Founder of Full Gallop Communications

Amanda is a marketing veteran that works with businesses on improving brand communication, marketing strategy, and creating content marketing. When not in the office, Amanda can be found at the barn with her horse, walking her two dogs on Lake Ontario or baking something carbtastic in the oven.

Contact her at to inquire about how your marketing efforts can become more successful.

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