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Slides from the Marketing workshop at An Grianan Hotel presentedby Suzanne Hill on Behalf of Donegal County Enterprise Board during Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2011

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    • Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2011 Getting noticed – using marketing to win business
    • Suzanne Hill – Handel Export
      • 16 year’s experience international sales, marketing and business development
      • Formerly worked for Randox & Brett Martin
      • Experience in scaling companies globally
      • Worked on the ground in 55 markets – Europe, N & S. America, S. Africa.
      • 80% of time spent working directly in those markets
      • Speak fluent French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, English
      • Honorary Consul for Slovenia in Northern Ireland
      • Regional Chair for Ireland Poland Business Association
    • Content summary
      • Where do you start?
      • What are you selling?
      • What do you need to find out?
      • Where can you find it?
      • What do you do with the information when you do find it?
      • Raising your company profile
    • Where do you start? Business development, sales & marketing
    • Push – Pull strategy PUSH PULL SALES MARKETING TOTAL VALUE PROPOSITION
    • What are you selling??
    • Total value proposition should articulate:
      • From the customer’s perspective:
        • What are you selling??
        • How will I benefit?
        • Why should I buy from you?
    • Total Value Proposition Target audience Benefits (measureable) Differentiators / USPs
    • How does your Total Value Proposition deliver VALUE to your customer?
    • Reasons why customers buy
      • To save money
      • To save time
      • To make money
      • To make their life easier
      • Reduce labour costs
      • Reduce staff numbers
      • Improve labour efficiency
      • Meet legislation and comply with regulations
      • To provide an enhanced product portfolio to customers
      • To provide a better service to customers
    • Clear messaging is essential
      • Features v benefits
        • A feature is what it is
        • A benefit is how it improves the user’s/customer’s experience
      • What are your Unique Selling Points?
    • Communicating benefits
      • Know what your customer will see as a benefit
      • Learn what your customer is looking for
      • Make sure you sell what the customer wants NOT what you have..
      • Know what the customer is currently doing to solve this problem
      • Don’t communicate irrelevant benefits – tedious
      • Understand VALUE of the benefits
      • Ensure customers understand this value
    • Communicating benefits
      • Show – demonstrate (e.g. At exhibitions), trial period, free sample, sale or return
      • Explain clearly
      • Compare life with and without
      • Endorsements /references
      • Guarantee period
      • Case study showing return on investment
    • Communicating service benefits
      • Case studies showing return on investment
      • Client list – well-known, recognised
      • Client testimonials
      • Must present well and be able to sell your experience
    • Who are your competitors?
    • What next?
      • Research your market before going anywhere!
      • Information is power
      • Who are your customers? E.g. Kitchen market
      • Is there a demand for your product / service?
      • How will the recession affect your prospects?
        • Run a credit check on potential customers
    • Where do you start?
      • What are the trends in the market?
      • Where is your product in its life cycle?
      • If you invest time & money developing the market will you get sufficient Return On Investment? And how quickly?
    • Where can you find it out?
      • Google search
      • Yell.com / Goldenpages.ie
      • Europages.com
      • Kompass.com
      • LEAs / County Enterprise Boards
      • Chamber of Commerce Directories
    • Where can you find it out?
      • Published reports:
        • Mintel.co.uk
        • Plimsoll.co.uk – top 100 analysis
        • Datamonitor.com
        • IGD Retail analysis
    • Specific business opportunities
      • http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd - Northern Ireland public sector procurement
      • http://www.etenders.gov.ie/ ROI public sector procurement
      • www.ukti.gov.uk – register for email bulletins for business opportunities by sector / country
    • What does business development involve?
    • Sales prospecting
      • Target correct customers according to segments
      • What is the purpose of the phone call?
        • Communicate TVP
        • Gauge initial interest
        • To set up meeting
      • Be succinct
      • Email follow up information
      • Not time to communicate entire company history
    • Sales prospecting
      • Need a hook to get customers interested – TVP
      • Send follow up email outlining 3-4 points max.
      • Ask for meeting, give specific date
        • Would Tuesday or Thursday suit you?
      • Be clear on objective for meeting
      • How do you secure the meeting?
        • Call, call, call, call, call.........
    • The meeting
      • Golden opportunity to present company and create a good first impression
      • VITAL to be well prepared
      • Many variables can influence how meeting goes, preparation can help mitigate against this
        • Time available, other work pressures, culture, business etiquette, company philosophy, personality of person you meet with....
    • Importance of networking
      • LEA / CEB events
      • Local Council events
      • Chamber of Commerce events
      • Irish Exporters
      • Sales Institute of Ireland
      • Women in Business
      • Institute of Directors
      • CBI
      • Industry associations e.g. Construction Employers Federation
      • Trade organisations e.g. Ireland Poland Business Association
    • Online presence
      • Essential to have a good website
        • It will create the first impression of your company with new potential customers
      • Website is your “shop window” to the world
      • Available 24/7 – important sales asset
      • Make sure text clearly articulates your Total Value Proposition
    • Online presence
      • Register company details on online directories
        • www.kompass.com
        • www.europages.com
        • www.touchlocal.com
        • www.hotfrog.co.uk
        • Trade association directories for your industry
        • Etc.
    • Online presence
      • Facebook – www.facebook.com
      • Twitter – www.twitter.com
      • LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com
    • Thank you for your attention!
    • Suzanne Hill Handel Export Consulting www.handelexport.com Follow me on Twitter @handelexport