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During this presentation, John Foley, Jr., CEO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially, shares strategies and steps that printers can take to grow their business....

During this presentation, John Foley, Jr., CEO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially, shares strategies and steps that printers can take to grow their business.

John delivered this content at a PIASC event on June 8th, 2012.

During the 3-hour session, John covers items such as:

- Print: Today & Tomorrow… And What it Means to Offer Marketing Services to your Clients

- Transforming your Business from PSP to MSP

- Marketing Yourself to be the Best Service Provider Ever

And more!

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  • This is how this presentation has been promoted: In this session, John Foley, Jr., presents an in-depth look at the dramatic changes that have affected the printing industry recently. However, he provides proven strategies, plans, and tactics that printing companies can follow to grow their business despite the decrease in printed materials. He will provide case studies of companies that have already found ways to adjust their business model, and have succeeded. John provides commentary and advice from industry leaders who not only offer valuable guidance on what printers must do now, but also how they can prepare for what changes are coming in the near future. In this session, John Foley, Jr., presents an in-depth look at the dramatic changes that have affected the printing industry recently. However, he provides proven strategies, plans, and tactics that printing companies can follow to grow their business despite the decrease in printed materials. He will provide case studies of companies that have already found ways to adjust their business model, and have succeeded. John provides commentary and advice from industry leaders who not only offer valuable guidance on what printers must do now, but also how they can prepare for what changes are coming in the near future.
  • - The four key hurdles comprise the cognitive, resource, motivational and political hurdles that prevent people involved in strategy execution from understanding the need to break from status quo, finding the resources to implement the new strategic shift, keeping your people committed to implementing the new strategy, and from overcoming the powerful vested interests that may block the change. - Source WikiPedia
  • During this slide, you would talk about the beginning part of your book… where you have stories about how your wife, kids, Dad, etc. react to different medias.
  • Let’s talk for a second about one of the ways that Marketing and Communications has changed…. Certainly, it’s the web. Whether it’s our corporate website, social media pages, Google… these sites have changed everything we do. The way we search, the way we consume information, the way we communicate, the way we shop.
  • Let’s talk bit now about hardware is changing the worlds of marketing and communications….. The iPad… the iPhone… Kindle… Android devices… Windows Phones… and more.
  • With that better hardware, and the user experience that it provides, people are developing and then using apps that allow them to change the way they communicate and consume information. Flipboard is an iPad App that changes how you can consume articles from magazines, newspapers, tweets, Facebook posts, and more.
  • In the very near future, we can expect to see smartphones continue to get better, with more features,.. And to dominate the market… These enhancements will further increase our reliance on them.
  • Yes, QR Codes have been around for a while… But many big mainstream brands are just getting started. We think that 2d barcodes – when used properly to make print interactive and to drive people to mobile-optimized content will continue to find ways to change the way that we communicate. However, we already need to pay attention to new technology… similar concepts, but certainly different. One of these is invisible watermarks --- In the picture on the right, we’re showing an example of Digimarc’s technology.
  • Here’s another thing that will happen. All of the newer generations will grow up using these devices! Reading books and stories on iPads… navigating around a Smartphone…. Yes, what do you think they’ll want to use when they get older, and eventually become consumers and business folk?
  • So.. If we allow this trend to continue.. What will things look like in 2020? The great Dr. Joe Webb helped put this slide together.
  • The companies with biz models with high percentage of print revenues and high fixed assets are being hit the hardest I think
  • One example Doherty cited was a large, enterprise software company that implemented a campaign designed to get the attention of C-Level decision makers. Sales people could log on to the web portal, select an industry, download lists, and create a personalized letter by selecting from 41 different templates, thereby initiating fulfillment of a head cover for a $550 Taylormade golf driver delivered with the personalized letter in a box. The driver would be delivered to the C-level contact if he or she agreed to a half-hour personal meeting. “ These things were literally flying off the shelf,” explained Doherty. “And it was a fairly expensive venture. At $110 each, we were sending out 300 or 400 boxes a day, supporting the company’s more than 300 sales people. Our client wanted to apply a budget to the program, including restricting the number of boxes each sales rep could send out in a given period, even limiting them by industry. For example, a sales rep may only be allowed to send 10 per month to industry A, 15 to industry B, etc. But at the same time, they didn’t want to dampen the enthusiasm for the program. They gave us a list of eight specific requirements.” This customer need sent Goodway on a hunt for a web-to-print platform that could meet all eight of the requirements. They found the solution, implemented it, and this large client is very happy with the results.
  • Bopi recognized the need to transition their business… Not only did they take steps to do this, but they also promoted that they were evolving on their website, to customers and prospects. They purchased - HP Indigo press - Marketing Software that did web-to-print solutions, personalized URLs, and more - Staff that had experienced with campaign management and databases
  • Notice how Bopi changed the key messages on their website…. Not focused on printing transactional-based items. Rather, on problems that their customers had… on big solutions that they could provide.
  • By managing the data for their clients, BOPi has been able to truly take advantage of technology that allows them to create and products highly personalized direct mailers, personalized landing pages, emails, and more. Here is a recent case study/success story.
  • Here’s another example of how Bopi has been able to succeed. Because they are owning and managing the data, they are truly helping their clients target their audience. In this case, they delivered personalized pieces with text that specifically applied to farmers. There were more than 25 personalized fields on the direct mailer alone, with more on the landing page that you see and the following pages.
  • They maintain a presence on social media channels.. .providing helpful content to their audience.
  • Success Story: Customer Retention Issue: A leader in investment management was losing 401k revenue when managed 401k plans were terminated and customers opted for roll over into other companies plans. Objective: Retain revenue (after plans are terminated) by reaching out to ex-participants encouraging them to roll over their 401k directly into this customer's IRAs. The solution must be fast paced and able to process hundreds of plan terminations per year. Solution: Universal provided our customer with a web driven Variable Data Print / Mail solution designed specifically to meet the customer's needs. Our solution allows the customer to upload data, and job specific information to Universal's site to be used in personalizing a series of 3 waves of mailings to ex-participants in terminated 401k plans. This automated solution allows our customer to seamlessly pass information to Universal where Universal quickly processes that information for distribution of a series of mailings to market within minutes. Results: The customer has a verified process for reaching out to terminated 401k participants. The personalized mailings have increased retention of their 401k customers significantly
  • Doug’s wake-up call came on a tour of Napa, California. He says, “In the summer of 2009, I was on a wine tasting tour with my wife and six other couples. All of the others were quite a bit younger. Of course, the discussion turns to ‘what do you do,’ and I said I was a commercial printer. One of the younger folks said, ‘Oh, Doug, I just knew you would be in commercials. You are so funny!’ That was an ‘aha’ moment for me. I realized I needed to find a new way to describe what we do, especially with younger people.”
  • Grant researched and found three sources for digital output. Interestingly, one was a business two doors down that had three Xerox iGens. The firm had been focused on the real estate market, but when the economy crashed, so did their business. Grant established a joint marketing agreement, including placing a Westamerica Digital sign on the door. He says, “We interviewed top clients, who we assumed have always wanted to see and touch the equipment, about how they felt about our partnering in this way instead of buying the equipment ourselves. Unanimously, they told us that as long as we could meet their demands and they didn’t have to pay more, they were fine with the arrangement. That helped us get the toner-on-paper part of the solution done.”
  • Here’s one cool way that Westamerica will be promoting themselves… through this Lunch n Learn. Featuring guest speakers on topics that they want their customers and prospects to hear … on marketing, ROI, integration, data, and more… not just printing
  • 10 times free book
  • And do me a favor don’t bring your solution provider to market with you. The solutions yes not the Company name. Our servcies offer you a way to reach the right custoemr in the right channel at the right time and drives inquiries to your business. We integrated saving time and money. We help you nurture the sales process with marketing solutions that work. Great response rates in the right response channel etc…
  • Seminar Printed piece with PURL They respond to website - event registration Email non-responders with link to event registration site Email confirmation Print seminar attendee packets Registration list & packets provided to client Post seminar email evaluation web event form Route leads to sales reps Seminar ROI reporting
  • Campaign Highlights: - Direct Mail and Email - Consistent Message - Viral Marketing
  • Campaign Highlights: - Printed Scratch-Off Codes (250,000) - Users redeemed them via the web to find out prize - Fulfilled electronically or hardcopy - Both were variable data
  • Campaign Highlights: Banner Ads - PR pieces in magazines and newspapers, including Wall Street Journal
  • The printer is now running other campaigns for this client, including trade shows
  • Are you simply adding new services to an existing portfolio of offerings, or are you starting up a new business under a different name? • Where will the staffing come from? What percentage of your current staff will transition to the new business, and what condition does that leave the existing business in from a staffing perspective? • Who will comprise your management team? At the risk of sounding like a broken record, a marketing professional should be part of that core team. But you also need finance, human resources, sales, operations, etc. Will you leverage some of those resources that are existing in the old business to serve the new, gaining synergies from sister companies?
  • Risk reduction Exit strategy
  • Product: This is the physical product or service offered to the customer. It also refers to any services or conveniences that are part of the offering. So while the actual, physical end product may be a printed piece or a cross-media campaign, the ancillary services wrapped around its delivery are equally—if not more—important. This includes consulting, data analysis and many other components we have already discussed. • Price: Pricing decisions need to take into account profit margins and probable competitive responses. Pricing needs to incorporate not just the printing, but the value-added and professional services accompanying the offer. In many cases, pricing these new services on a cost-plus basis is missing the boat because the market value is often higher than cost-plus. Value-based pricing is more appropriate. • Promotion: Promotion decisions are those related to communicating and selling to potential consumers. Promotion decisions involve advertising, public relations, events, seminars, direct mail, email, social media, etc. In other words, marketing your services. • Place: Place simply refers to how you will sell your products to your customers. What you are selling will directly influence your distribution model. Do you have a walk-up retail bricks-and-mortar storefront? What channels are you using? What does your direct sales force look like? What vertical markets are you going after? And how does your Web storefront play into the mix?
  • Any good business plan will contain a SWOT analysis—what are your strengths, weaknesses (internal to the organization). What are the opportunities, threats (external to the organization). Be painfully honest when developing these.
  • This transformation should be approached as though you were starting a new business—which, in essence, you are. • A solid business plan boosts your credibility and also provides lenders with the information needed to make the funding decision. • Without marketing expertise on staff, it will be difficult—if not impossible—to transform your business and build John P. Foley, Jr. 113 credibility with your customers. • The downside of transformation is that establishing a new business can be scary, especially in an uncertain economy. But the good news is that you already have an ongoing business and existing customers that can help fund this new venture. • In an off-site team workshop, examine the trends affecting your prospective customer base. This includes trends specific to individual vertical markets you may wish to target, as well as horizontal trends. • As you build your new infrastructure to support your business transformation—in people, processes and technology—your goal should be to establish a clear offering that encompasses capabilities that may be just out of reach for many marketers. • You should also set expectations for your team that this transformation will not happen overnight, and it will not be easy. It will take the full dedication of the entire team to make the transformation successful. And it will take leadership from you to galvanize the organization. • There is no end to the need to review and update marketing strategies; it is an area that is always evolving and changing, and it needs constant reflection and review to ensure that it stays current with changing market needs. • Offering marketing services is very different from buying a press, however. The analytics are not always as clear-cut. Each service must be a line item in the business plan and in the pro forma financials. • By beginning marketing services transformation with your own self-promotion, you will have more experience under your belt and will have an opportunity to refine your processes in a safe environment. • This new business, if done right, will be complementary to your existing print, mail, fulfillment business, and will drive more volume to the legacy business.
  • Free online marketing audit
  • I spoke to my attorney (mind you for a short time as they are the best at billing). I'm always afraid to ask how his family is as it costs me $175 for 30 minutes of listening). But I asked him as he is a partner of the firm. His first response was, I really don’t care who like the game last night or that Susie went to dinner at Abe & Louies… I responded with Larry there are many uses for this in your business you should at least take a look to understand. You need to marketing and communicate someway right? There is a way that can argument what you do today. I don’t have the time to twitter or put up pictures all day. “ I responded I hope you have time to save your business against the competition then…..
  • I spoke to my attorney (mind you for a short time as they are the best at billing). I'm always afraid to ask how his family is as it costs me $175 for 30 minutes of listening). But I asked him as he is a partner of the firm. His first response was, I really don’t care who like the game last night or that Susie went to dinner at Abe & Louies… I responded with Larry there are many uses for this in your business you should at least take a look to understand. You need to marketing and communicate someway right? There is a way that can argument what you do today. I don’t have the time to twitter or put up pictures all day. “ I responded I hope you have time to save your business against the competition then…..
  • Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers ).
  • Here is how Twitter is used to promote a white paper…..
  • The search function allows you to find out when people are talking about you, your company, or about a certain topic.
  • Audience is not huge, but… Google is incorporating it with other Apps (Gmail, Docs, Reader) Get an invite/Create a profile Connect with marketers (lots of them there)
  • We are seeing a huge interest in QR Codes when it comes to real estate. Here’s a picture of how one is being used on a rider. Also, flyers, mailers, newsletters, other signs…
  • Inbound and Outbound! Why SMS? Everyone sends & reads them! Helpful for Event Reminders
  • So, if we understand that people are on the move, that they are consuming data, we must start to take steps to realize that a variety of channels are at our disposal to reach people.. We must reach them in the way that they want to be targeted, with relevant information.
  • New medias – QR Codes, Mobile txt, Social
  • This transformation should be approached as though you were starting a new business—which, in essence, you are. • A solid business plan boosts your credibility and also provides lenders with the information needed to make the funding decision. • Without marketing expertise on staff, it will be difficult—if not impossible—to transform your business and build John P. Foley, Jr. 113 credibility with your customers. • The downside of transformation is that establishing a new business can be scary, especially in an uncertain economy. But the good news is that you already have an ongoing business and existing customers that can help fund this new venture. • In an off-site team workshop, examine the trends affecting your prospective customer base. This includes trends specific to individual vertical markets you may wish to target, as well as horizontal trends. • As you build your new infrastructure to support your business transformation—in people, processes and technology—your goal should be to establish a clear offering that encompasses capabilities that may be just out of reach for many marketers. • You should also set expectations for your team that this transformation will not happen overnight, and it will not be easy. It will take the full dedication of the entire team to make the transformation successful. And it will take leadership from you to galvanize the organization. • There is no end to the need to review and update marketing strategies; it is an area that is always evolving and changing, and it needs constant reflection and review to ensure that it stays current with changing market needs. • Offering marketing services is very different from buying a press, however. The analytics are not always as clear-cut. Each service must be a line item in the business plan and in the pro forma financials. • By beginning marketing services transformation with your own self-promotion, you will have more experience under your belt and will have an opportunity to refine your processes in a safe environment. • This new business, if done right, will be complementary to your existing print, mail, fulfillment business, and will drive more volume to the legacy business.
  • This transformation should be approached as though you were starting a new business—which, in essence, you are. • A solid business plan boosts your credibility and also provides lenders with the information needed to make the funding decision. • Without marketing expertise on staff, it will be difficult—if not impossible—to transform your business and build John P. Foley, Jr. 113 credibility with your customers. • The downside of transformation is that establishing a new business can be scary, especially in an uncertain economy. But the good news is that you already have an ongoing business and existing customers that can help fund this new venture. • In an off-site team workshop, examine the trends affecting your prospective customer base. This includes trends specific to individual vertical markets you may wish to target, as well as horizontal trends. • As you build your new infrastructure to support your business transformation—in people, processes and technology—your goal should be to establish a clear offering that encompasses capabilities that may be just out of reach for many marketers. • You should also set expectations for your team that this transformation will not happen overnight, and it will not be easy. It will take the full dedication of the entire team to make the transformation successful. And it will take leadership from you to galvanize the organization. • There is no end to the need to review and update marketing strategies; it is an area that is always evolving and changing, and it needs constant reflection and review to ensure that it stays current with changing market needs. • Offering marketing services is very different from buying a press, however. The analytics are not always as clear-cut. Each service must be a line item in the business plan and in the pro forma financials. • By beginning marketing services transformation with your own self-promotion, you will have more experience under your belt and will have an opportunity to refine your processes in a safe environment. • This new business, if done right, will be complementary to your existing print, mail, fulfillment business, and will drive more volume to the legacy business.
  • Measurement, revising, repeating Develop a Vision and Business Plan Develop the Organization Chart Create a Marketing Strategy and Plan Create Sales Strategy and Plan Operational Plan Finance – pro forma financial statements Educate Internally and Externally Consistently Self-Promote Execute Measure

How To Strategically Transform and Grow Your Print Business (PIASC) How To Strategically Transform and Grow Your Print Business (PIASC) Presentation Transcript

  • John Foley, Jr.CEO, Founder interlinkONE Grow Socially, Inc.
  •  Brief Introduction Print: Today & Tomorrow… And What it Means to Offer Marketing Services to your Clients Transforming your Business from PSP to MSP Marketing Yourself to be the Best Service Provider Ever
  •  Grow Socially – Support I love Services Mar(H)keting!  Online Marketing/Social Media  Plan, Manage, Execute and Measure interlinkONE – Software (SaaS)  Enterprise Marketing Management Software  Plan, build, manage, execute and measure all marketing activities
  •  Strategies, Plans, Case Studies and More… A guide to help you grow your business!
  • ►Feel free to Tweet, Post, Update, Email, take notes, photos, and more! @JohnFoleyJr
  •  Break from status quo Find resources to implement the new strategic shift Keep your people committed Overcome powerful vested interests that may block the change
  • And What it Means to Offer Marketing Services to your Clients
  •  “Kitchen Table Effect” Generational Differences
  • Your Website
  • 900 Million Users on Facebook 250 Million Tweets Sent Per Day 72+ Hours of Video Uploaded every minute 90 million users in 6 months 18 million users… and it’s addictive!NOTE: As of April 2012
  •  34,000 searches per second 2 million per minute 121 million per hour 3 billion per day 88 billion per month Source: http://searchengineland.com via Quora
  • “Percentage of People that have Shopped Online” Source: Mashable
  • The Worlds of Marketing and Communications AsThey Will Look Tomorrow
  •  Better Cameras Bigger Screens Easier Navigation NFC
  •  Near Field Communications (NFC) Square (from Twitter co-founder)
  • How it AffectsYour Print Business
  • Source: Dr. Joe Webb via WhatTheyThink
  •  Supply and Demand Declining Margins Multi-Channel Communication game has changed Become valuable
  • Print Service Providers That Are Transforming Their Business… and Succeeding
  • Who Did It How They Did It Goodway Group  What they Talked BOPi About K/P Corporation  Their Positioning Universal Wilde  Solution Selling Westamerica  Re-branding Rescignos
  •  80-years in biz Formerly “Goodway Graphics” Has completely diversified:  Industries it Sells To: High-Tech, Financial Services, Education.  What it Sells: Storefronts, multi-channel marketing
  •  Marketing solutions Online Ordering Budgets & Restrictions Inventory Management Order Fulfillment
  • “You can still be driven by print, but you must be focused on marketing”“Listen for un-met customer needs”
  •  Founded in 1947 Spent many years as classic two-color printer Business was highly transactional
  •  Plan New hardware New software New resources
  • Screenshots from http://Bopi.com
  •  Highly- personalized Direct Mailer Personalized URLs 5.7% submission rate 73% conversion rate
  • “Having the data and anintegrated solution is the key”
  •  80+ Years of Business Has Expanded Across the U.S. Extremely focusing on marketing services
  • “Be prepared to manage thewhole campaign, from end-to-end”
  •  $150 million+ in Annual Revenue Growing Percentage from Digital Services Not a stranger to M & A
  •  Variable Data Print/Mail Personalized 3 Mailings PURLs & Landing Pages Allowed for Auto-Updates Increased Retention of 401K customers
  • “Extensively promote the value-added benefits that you can offer your clients” “Be there from ‘Thought to Distribution’”
  •  Founded in 1970 Has Focused on Developing Partnerships Today: “a single source for personalized communications and marketing solutions”
  •  Digital Printing equipment  Co-branded with a nearby company Direct Marketing firm  Creative Services  Pre-packaged solutions
  • “Establishingpartnerships can grow(and save) your business”
  • Rescigno’s Marketing
  •  Mailer in the Red Ocean like most No new strategic business plan Wrong human resources to deliver Lack of Marketing & Sales plan Brand and message wrong Tactical approach in social Non engaging or interactive website Bought an HP Indigo (and no plan for selling 1to1 plus) And the beat goes on …
  • • No consistent branding• Cluttered homepage• No blog• No consistent flow• Hard to navigate• Minimal functionality
  • LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube
  •  Rewrite of business plan  Financials – pricing, all resource requirements  Marketing plan  Sales Plan  SWOT New Brand and Message  Extreme Makeover based on plan  Walk the Talk  Oh ya’ they still service and sell print and mail!
  •  Professional Showcases value added services Promotes New Services Social Friendly Blog and YouTube Integration User Friendly Easy Navigation Contact and Estimate Form Integration
  • LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube
  • “Compared to last year at this same time, we are up 16% in sales. That 16% increase in YTD activity is now allowing us to begin to think about doing more than simply surviving.”Ron RescignoPresidentRescigno’s Marketing
  • What It Means to Offer Marketing Services To Your Clients
  •  External: Website and Collateral Internal: Mission Statement
  •  Solutions vs. Commodities Resources, Demos, Toolkit Questions and Listening Photo Credit
  •  Marketing support! Database Management Website Development Mobile Applications Photo Credit
  •  Bring your offerings to market Speak volumes of VALUE Eat your own dog food Walk the Talk Practice what you preach
  •  Value based solution Multi-Channel Marketing Campaigns Goal-Driven with Expectations on ROI Cross-Media Efforts One-Stop Shop for Reporting Personalization, One-To-One
  • Measuring Response Rates March Seminar Email SMS / Text Print Direct MailInvitation Email Invitation Text Invitation Email vs. Text vs. Print PURL Reply Text PURL Call Center Measuring Subject Lines/ Response Page / Response Page 22% You’re Invited! - Week Follow-Up - 6% Win a FREE gift! Reminder Direct 47% Check out our March SeminarReminder Email Reminder Text Mailer 25% Are you interested in attending? PURL PURL Reply Text Call Center/ Response Page / Response Page
  •  Japanese company, no presence in US No prospecting database Fully-integrated multi-channel approach www.sunchlorellausa.com
  •  Direct Mail Email Website Social Networks Banner Ads Magazine Ads
  • Boomers (35-55)  Touch points to gather information  and drive to website or shopping  cart A Seniors (55+)The 20 something’s 20-34 Touch points to gather information Touch points to gather information  B and drive to website or shopping and drive to website or shopping  cartcart C A A B B Visitors who purchased. C C Visitors who left. s s ail ail m Em ia E-Commerce ia ds s dE ed ail Ad ail ed nd rA lM M n M lM er ou ou ne ct cia ct nn cia tb tb re n re So Ba Ba Ou Ou Di So Di D C B A Web Site A B C D Drive back to website or shopping card through medias
  •  Nearly 800 downloads!! Measured the success of 5 different Banner Advertisements
  • Yes… To offer marketing services you must be willing to transform your business.How? Let’s discuss.
  • From a Print Services Provider to a Marketing Services Provider Or whatever you would like to name it…
  • Create your Strategy, Business Plan, & Infrastructure
  • PSP: Focused on Hardware and MSP: Focused on Solutions and selling selling transactions a solution that meets customers marketing needs
  •  Business Plan Marketing Plan and Calendar Sales Plan Financial Plan Organizational Needs Measure
  • • Goals• Philosophies• Character• Location• The Team• Vision of the future• Resources required
  • • Multi-Channel Mix• Sales estimates• Goals & strategies• Competitive research• Advertising & promotion
  • • Management and personnel• Administrative organization• Contingency planning
  • • What could prevent you from reaching your goals and what are you going to do mitigate them?• What processes do you have in place to ensure good cash management?
  • • The investment budget• Statistical data (ratios)• ROI• Financial projections
  • Create Announce Announce on Mail Send out Post, Link on website & -Monthly flyers to back to Newsletter clients website Comment on Connect with Share event Email event’s Keynote article on eNewsletter page Speakers on (Announce)Announce Tell Share event Join in on Expo Eventbooth # colleagues article on event’s 8AM-6PMwith you’re hashtagvideo post attending Send thank Enter newFollow-Up Share Friend new you cards contacts inwith speaking contacts on Excel presentationPost & Post on
  •  Create Content through: Writing Video Audio Presentations Conversational Mobile/Social
  •  Willingness to embrace change! Solution-selling vs. Transactional-based Not completely afraid of social media But know this… it’s not for everyone
  •  Ability to manage data (Excel, CSV, Access) HTML/Web Development Experience Basic Understanding of Web Security Not Afraid to Communicate with Sales & Marketing
  • POSSIBLE STRENGTHS POSSIBLE WEAKNESSES Customer-base  No Plan Experience with Campaigns  Skills deficits among your Working capital available people Marketing management  Missing pieces in the and support on your team, technology infrastructure. Business development skills  No Marketing resources on your team  Explain how you will leverage the strengths and mitigate the
  •  Be first-to-market (or close to it) Keep your eyes opened to M&A opportunities Be where the prospects are. Listen to them!
  •  Identify Your Most Profitable Customers – Use that to Profile Target Markets Document and Record when you lose a deal to competition Create a tighter relationship between sales and marketing
  •  Plan, Plan, Plan Treat it as if you were starting a new business Create a Solid Business Plan Get Marketing Expertise on your Staff Take advantage of existing customer relationships Examine trends that are affecting the verticals you serve Create Demand Set Expectations that the Transformation will happen Constantly review and update marketing strategies Increase your self-promotional efforts Measure
  • ►Follow Your Marketing Plan►Self Promote►Multi-Channel►Multi-Media►E-Newsletters►Campaigns►Nurture►Personalize 1 to 1►Etc…
  •  It’s strategy before tactics – Let’s go Social Media? How can you use this to grow your business?
  • ►The target audience is there►More prospects to sell to►Generate interest in your brand►Build your brand►Loyalty►Position your company►Customer Service►Another Channel►More …
  • Optimize / Social Friendly Get Noticed eNewsletter Sign-Ups White Papers Offers Emails Polls             Blogs Landing Pages Inquiries Engage and     Nurture Qualified and     Budgeted Engage     Start with MKTG        and Integrated Multi-Channel Marketing     Plan Buyers Nurture        Action – Publish – Engage – Converse – Share Product? Social Media      Blogging     Analytics      Service? Content Mgmt     SEO   Asset? $ Q u e s t io n s o r Copyright © 2010 Grow Socially, Inc. All Rights Reserved. C o mme nts ? P h o n e 1.800.948.0113 E m a il
  •  Step 1: Describe the Business Step 2: Business Goal Step 3: Where Is the Audience Cyclically? Step 4: How Does the Audience Use Social Media? Step 5: The One Thing Step 6: How Will You Humanize the Brand Step 7: Content Resource and Distribution Strategy Step 8: How Will You Measure Success?
  •  Twitter Facebook YouTube LinkedIn Google+? Pinterest?
  •  Use it to engage others (marketers, customers, partners) in conversations Participate with the #PrintChat community
  •  Wide-Ranging Audience Opportunities to Learn and Connect Are Tremendous Third-Party Tools Can Help You to Make the Most of It
  • ►Use it to find potential prospects
  • Post a variety of content - Pictures, videos, Questions, etc.Promote your page viaprint, email, & web!
  •  Opportunity to Humanize Your Brand Emerging Features for Integration and Business
  •  Share personal & professional information
  •  Capitalize on SEO/link-building opportunities: Link to your website in Video Description! Use Keywords 
  •  Creating HD video is cheaper and easier than ever It’s the world’s #2 Search Engine! Mix up the tone of your content for maximum effect
  •  Promote Event News Discuss Topics in Your Industry Build Personal Brand!
  •  Participate in Groups – Active Engagement there! Expand beyond only Print Groups… find where your customers & prospects are.
  •  Like an online Chamber of Commerce event Ripe for Prospecting and Engaging Opportunities to position yourself as a thought leader
  • Upload your photo! Add Company’s Website & Add BlogTwitterName Personalized URL
  • -Audience is not huge, but…-Google is incorporating it with other Apps (Gmail, Docs, Reader)-Create a profile-Connect with marketers (lots of them there)
  •  Speak longer than 140 characters  Engagement seems to be higher than other channels Tightly Integrated:
  • 1. Build your network3. Engage with the network you have built5. Be relevant7. Be consistent9. Track and analyze
  • Content/Messaging S haring
  •  QR Codes Learn more at:  QRConnect.com  QReateandTrack.com
  •  # of Scans Date/Time Device
  • The Takeaway Plan – Tying it all together
  • Year 1 Year 2 Year 3- Basic Mgmt.  Additional MSP  Fully Developed Disciplines Capabilities MSP- Business Plan- Print, Mailing, Fulfillment
  • Delivering Marketing Communication Business Plan programs, - Resource Assessment •Marketing Programs - Business Management •Email •Webinars Fulfillment •Training Print •Kitting •SocialPrint •Digital Mail •Small Box •LinkedIn •Commercial Mail •Bulk •Literature •Facebook •Offset •Presort •Premiums •Twitter •X,Y,Z •X,Y,Z •Product •YouTube Sales Process Redefined Business Assessment Business Transformation Education Data Marketing Fulfillment Sales Management Communications Assessment Marketing Marketing Service Providers Execution Education •Seminars •Classes •Whitepapers, Articles, •Webinars
  • Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Business/Marketing/Sales Process Redefined Business >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Transformation EducationBusiness Capability additions: Fully DevelopedFundamentals Data Management -Brand-Plans Multi-Channel Offerings -New marketing-Positioning Executing integrated offeringsDabble in some campaigns -Customer recognizedofferings: -Emails, PURLS, VDP, QR partner not vendor-Purls Codes -New technology and/or-Emails -Workforce training solution aware-VDP -Technology to support- Cross Media -FULL Campaign Management
  •  There is not a silver bullet – Rome was not built in a day Plan, Plan, Plan Treat it as if you were starting a new business Create a Solid Business Plan Get Marketing Expertise on your Staff
  •  Take advantage of existing customer relationships Examine trends that are affecting the verticals you serve Set Expectations that the Transformation will happen Constantly review and update marketing strategies Increase your self-promotional efforts Measure
  •  Soul Search Business Plan Review Marketing/Sales Plan Find the Right Resources Self Promotion
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