The Many Sides Of A Multifaceted Marketing Plan

In your company, is marketing seen as a strategic contributor to business success or are they strategies that put “a pretty bow on it”?

Market Coach Carol Naff

Multifaceted Marketing

Marketing is exceedingly more than that pretty bow. And it’s up to us to exploit marketing’s true power. But to do this we must become multifaceted because our discipline is multifaceted. Let’s build and run dynamic organizations that drive business growth. Read More…

Invite them to something — anything

Carol Naff Marketing Coach

Golden Nugget for Networking

Identify people you would like to get to know better. Then, always invite them to something. Invite them to a class you are offering, another networking opportunity, or a chance to meet for coffee. (As a marketing consultant specializing in working with creatives, I’ll often invite creatives to Creative Connections Meetup.com/creative-connections).

This gives you another chance to stay in touch. Remember, it takes 7 to 12 touches for them to hire you. Keep moving the relationship forward.

The good news is that eventually the benefits you provide will someday be a priority. Something in your potential client’s life will change. Or they will refer someone to you who would benefit from your services. If you haven’t kept in contact with them and followed up, they’ll find someone else to help them reach their goals. When you have called, cared, followed up, and if you’ve let this system work its magic, you’ll be the one waiting in the wings to work with them.

These golden nuggets of networking tips will raise your level of success and assure productive use of your time in building business partners through networking.

Marketing: Network with ideal clients at events

Carol Naff, Marketing Coach

Networking bridge

Not every person you meet is a prospect but nearly every person you meet can be a valuable part of your network. While networking, connect with more than just your prospects. You are seeking referral partners, potential alliance partners, and perhaps even peers or colleagues that are potential partners on large projects. Try to meet business owners for referring to prospects that are not a good fit for you. Identify your niche and clearly describe them so people can refer to you. Carefully choose where you spend your time. If you are not getting referrals or clients from your networking, then it is time to identify your niche and where you can find them. Also, identify the people who would be strong alliances in your field and seek them out. Those are the people who will refer clients to you and possibly partner at events with you. The most valuable person in your network is not the person who buys from you; it is the person who refers to you.

Marketing: Positive Strategies to Network Your Way to Success

Let's Network

Let’s Network

Networking is one of the best strategies for meeting future clients, prospects, alliance partners, and new friends. Marketing Coach Carol Naff uses the most effective and up-to-date networking techniques to help you reach your marketing goals.

It is well-known that many people do not like to network. Many people think it is a waste of time because they are not achieving the results they want. Therefore, it is important to learn the most effective techniques of networking so mutual relationships are created to benefit both sides in growing and prospering in business.

As Carol’s client, Anne Randolph, said, “Networking is now fun and so much more effective when I apply the techniques Carol taught me.” You can learn how to make the most of every networking event if you use these tips. These powerful tips will raise your level of success and assure productive use of your time in building business partners through networking. A new tip will be published each week here on my blog and will be sent in Carol’s Business Building Tips enews. Register at Marinerco.com to receive the enews.

Learn the difference between networking and selling

Networking is not sales. Networking is meeting people to develop relationships that may lead to future clients, alliance partners, or new friends. Sales tactics come in when you’ve established a need for your services or products. A networking event is never a place for sales. As a matter of fact, people are going to avoid you if you sell at a networking event. When someone expresses an interest, offer to send them an article or set an appointment to meet with them. An exception to selling at events is where businesses have booths and are selling products and services. The participants came there to learn about the products and services being offered. If you have a booth, be sure to collect names and contact information so you can follow-up with them. Remember it takes 7-12 touches to make a sale. These are not networking events; they are trade shows.

Strategy: Send a quick enewsletter to people you meet to stay in touch. Constant Contact is very reliable and a good resource. In addition, as a Constant Contact Certified Expert, I’ll help you set up your template to get started quickly. Use this link to get started at Constant Contact.

Easy steps to getting your articles read

Revise and Proofread Your Articles

Marketing Coach Carol Naff

Gutting your articles

Searching for information should not resemble panning for gold. Your readers don’t want to wade through verbose sections of text to find the golden nuggets of information and won’t when more information is readily available.

Stop wasting your efforts with the won’t audiences! After all, what’s the point in writing articles if your articles aren’t read? Get readers engaged… read more

When writing articles, be sure to use them for multiple purposes. Post them online at various websites including ezinearticles.com, your social media sites, and most importantly, send them to your clients and prospective clients so they can read your articles, too. This will continue to build your reputation as an expert. Start sending a quick enewsletter to the people you meet to stay in touch. Constant Contact is very reliable and a good resource. They are offering a 30% discount until the end of June. In addition, as a Constant Contact Certified Expert, I’ll help you set up your template and get started quickly.

Choose to be happy

Marketing Coach

Wildly exuberant people

Many people spend their lives waiting to be happy. You may say to yourself, “if only I had more money,” or “more time,” or you fill in the blank, then I would be happy. Well, here’s a secret: you can be happy right now. It’s not always easy, but you choose to be happy. In the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you except  yourself.

The truth is, happiness doesn’t come from wealth, perfect looks, or even a perfect relationship. Happiness comes from within. This is why, if you truly want to be happy, you need to work on yourself, first.

Read the article published on HungryforChange.tv by Dr. Mercola here at 22 Habits of Happy People

Marketing Coach: Make time to build relationships

Marketing Coach, Carol Naff

Plant seeds for growing relationships

Adopt a mindset that building relationships is part of your job and development. Is this a mind shift that you need to make? Do you eliminate your marketing activities when you get too busy?

No matter what you do, building relationships should be part of your development planning and marketing strategies. Anywhere from 5-10% of your work week should be dedicated to building relationships. If you are growing your business and want more clients, then 50% or more of your time should be used to network and cultivate the seeds of alliances. If you’re too busy and heads down in your work or always spending every day in your office, it’s time to take a different view. Now is the time to do the activities that result in more clients. It is just like the person who is hunting for a job. Often they spend all their time at their computer sending resumes that don’t result in the desired outcome. Then blame the economy and everything else for their failure. Seek the help you need to become successful. We would all be millionaires if we could learn it at a seminar or from reading a book.

Set realistic goals and make sure that you make the calls to reach them. Then track your results. If you need to reach more people to realize your income goals, then make sure that you increase your goals and get out there regularly.

Are people snoring?

HOW TO GRAB AND HOLD PEOPLE’S ATTENTION

I have a recurring nightmare that goes like this: I am in a room giving a presentation. I feel passionately about the topic, and I know that I’ve put together a great presentation. But as the presentation moves along, I start losing control over the group. I notice that a few people aren’t listening to me. They are having their own …” read more at 100 Things Every Presenter Should Know by Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.

Google Power Searches

Marketing Coach on Google searchesEveryone knows how to do a simple Google search, but do you know how to read pages in languages you’ve never studied or track down the location of a friend’s picture they took on vacation ages ago? Google wants to show you more tips on how to get the most .. read on  psst.. they are offering classes.

Marketing Strategies: Tools to Beat the Rules

Everyone is on a quest in their lives to find just the right thing and reach their goals. They want to know the most informative facts on a variety of subjects, to stimulate their senses, to discover the secret to lasting happiness, to find a solution to a problem, to see exciting entertainment, to connect with others that share their same passion, and to seek out what drives their purpose in life. Can you find just the right thing for your business? Determine your needs in this business assessment at Marinerco.com. Find the right marketing strategies. People are on a quest to find YOU and how you can give them a solution to achieve their goals or solve their problems.

Marketing Coach Carol Naff discovered that these main factors will make or break your business:
·Quality of your product or service, and
·Marketing strategies that you use.

Marketing strategies and tactics have changed greatly within the last three decades. The standard rules of marketing can change extremely quickly – in fact, almost daily with new and rapidly expanding developments in technology. It is moving at a very rapid pace and controls the effectiveness of reaching a copious amount of people with your message. Modern marketing also involves a great deal of creativity and constant adaptation to beat the rules that were previously established and controlled the way marketing was done for the past couple of years. Your marketing coach is your partner to find just the right marketing strategies to reach your goals.

These clearly defined tactics will get started on the road to marketing success:

#1 – Marketing Goals
Establishing a solid list of marketing goals develops a concrete foundation to anchor your business success. Without having clearly defined marketing goals, there will be no growth due to a lack of direction. A business with no direction is dead in the water. Utilizing marketing goals is like using a road map. Make them smart goals. Once the direction is established, the destination will be reached provided that the journey stays on course and that everyone in the business is all going in the same direction. Goals must be defined in order to create a logical and effective plan of action. The right action will produce positive results and will ultimately lead to business success.

#2 – Time Systems
Timing is everything in marketing. Knowing when the time is right to launch a campaign can be crucial to the success of the product or service being offered. Also, it is important to manage the time that is spent daily on marketing strategies in relation to the time needed for product development and in serving the customer or client. Utilizing a system for time organization should always be a top priority in order to meet marketing goals, deadlines, and build integrity with the customers.

#3 – Niche
Defining the target market (or niche) is an essential element in marketing strategies and marketing campaigns. It is a total waste of time and money to try marketing to everyone. You must live in the reality that everyone is not interested in what you offer. Your niche is your target market not necessarily everyone you can serve. Narrow it down and focus on the people who want what you are producing. The human race is not made up of a bunch of clones where everyone has the same goals and wants and needs the same thing. So conduct your demographic research and find the right people who will reward you for your expertise, refer you to others, and also return as repeat customers. Once you find your niche, then you will have control of the flow of your business and meet your goals.

#4 – ZINGER ELEVATOR SPEECH
So…what do you do? “Duh, I help people get out of debt.” (Huh…?) Come on people…make it a little more interesting like this: “I’m a Financial Power Consultant and I teach people how to totally control their money flow!” If you are not excited about what you do, then how do you expect others to be excited and intrigued enough to learn more about your services? DON’T BORE THEM. Make it sound exciting, make it sound like it will be fun and easy for them to accomplish it, and most of all, be original and different on how other people in your industry offer the same services. You have to show them that YOU have the solution they’re looking for. So grab their attention with an original and exciting elevator speech that will capture their interest and keep them hooked.

These are just four of the foundational tools that you can use to become better at marketing strategies. There are many more; especially marketing strategies that apply with the new technology becoming available every day. By learning more about how to effectively use these tools, you will be able to expand your business for greater success with your goals. Mariner Company can show you how to use these tools in the most effective way to grow your business. Visit our website at: marinerco.com and call Marketing Coach Carol Naff at 303-337-4394.

You can use the tools to beat the rules! A successful business future is in your control. Take action today!