Your company’s marketing sucks big time. Sorry, but it has to be said. So what are you going to do about it?
Rather than focus everything around a solution-driven proposition, try extending your marketing and lead-generation efforts around creating greater awareness to the factors that contribute to the problem.
Many businesses hate unpredictability – even if by aiding, developing and strengthening predictability takes precedence over meeting the needs of the customer.
If you can’t be confident, passionate and enthusiastic about your business value proposition, then how can you reasonably expect your prospective customers to be?
Today’s digital lifestyle is tightly woven into the fabric of a new “networked” customer experience. How relevant is your business in this new world?
It seems inevitable that as Customer Service embraces social media, it becomes part of Marketing – which, in reality, it always has been.
I don’t want salespeople repeating marketing copy or technical specifications from the website. If I want a parrot, I’ll buy one.
A word of advice for anyone thinking that they can get away with starting a company without having professional marketing resources on board: don’t do it. DIY-marketing a startup business is a recipe for disaster.
Your business marketing is struggling because your value proposition is no longer perceived as having the same relevance with its target audience.
Companies must assess the real worth of their customers’ business over the course of the buying relationship – and treat them accordingly.
Marketing is everything from what you sell, to how you sell it. To say that Marketing is dead is like saying that business itself is dead.
20 years ago the very fact your business was local was enough for customers to buy from you. Today that’s no longer enough.
The creation of a social brand has become commonplace. But building a social business is an investment in customer relevance for the future.
Every business today is actually marketing two distinct value propositions to its customers – and probably doesn’t even know it.
You can no longer get attention by shouting louder, like you could in the old days (i.e. anything more than about 3 years ago).
Today, you get attention by sounding different.