Know How Now - Marketing Success with Sharon Williams Webinar


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Slides from the Know-How Now! webinar presented by Sharon Williams of Taurus Marketing

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  • Know How Now - Marketing Success with Sharon Williams Webinar

    1. 1. The Planning for Marketing Success Webinar Know-How Now! Business Success Webinar Series
    2. 2. Suzi Dafnis Australian Businesswomen’s Network Suzi Dafnis National General Manager
    3. 3. Sharon Williams Taurus Marketing Sharon Williams Taurus Marketing “ You can’t hope to hit a bullseye if you can’t see it!”
    4. 4. <ul><li>Marketing plan vs business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Elevator pitch </li></ul><ul><li>How does planning work in practice </li></ul>Agenda
    5. 5. <ul><li>Business plan </li></ul>Business vs Marketing Plan <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Results wanted </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><li>HR </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Financials </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly plans </li></ul><ul><li>Measurables </li></ul>The Business Plan
    7. 7. <ul><li>Do you: </li></ul>The Business Plan <ul><li>Have a business plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you looked at it in the last month? </li></ul><ul><li>Taken external advice? </li></ul><ul><li>Will be able to measure whether you have got there? </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>- What, where and why? </li></ul>The Marketing Plan <ul><li>Target markets </li></ul><ul><li>- Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>- How? </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics </li></ul><ul><li>- What? </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>- Results? </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>- That have figures or percentages </li></ul><ul><li>- SMART goals </li></ul>The Marketing Plan <ul><li>Target markets </li></ul><ul><li>- Who? </li></ul><ul><li>- Influencers, supplies, customers, prospects, staff, past staff </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>- How are you going to get there? </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics </li></ul><ul><li>- Detail </li></ul><ul><li>- What main tools are you going to use? </li></ul>The Marketing Plan
    11. 11. <ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>PR </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Database marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Social marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Email newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Web and interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Collateral </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service </li></ul>The Marketing Plan Tactics
    12. 12. <ul><li>What marketing tactics are you currently using? </li></ul>Your Marketing Tactics
    13. 13. <ul><li>Riding between floors in a lift what would you say in 30 seconds? </li></ul><ul><li>Quick verbal update on what your company does </li></ul>Elevator Pitch
    14. 14. <ul><li>What are 5 words you could use to describe your company? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a one word descriptor of your company? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your customers buying? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are your customers? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are your competitors? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are they so good? </li></ul><ul><li>What headline would you want to see? </li></ul><ul><li>SWOT </li></ul>Good Way to Start
    15. 15. <ul><li>How specifically: </li></ul><ul><li>Excel spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Word documents </li></ul><ul><li>Sub documents and main documents </li></ul><ul><li>Project software </li></ul><ul><li>CRM </li></ul>How to Track Marketing
    16. 16. <ul><li>How specifically </li></ul>How to track marketing <ul><li>Mini documents on each tactic </li></ul><ul><li>- e.g. Events — number of people invited, turned up, business won, </li></ul><ul><li>any other outcomes, budget against final costs </li></ul><ul><li>- e.g. PR activity — journalists communicated with, coverage </li></ul><ul><li>achieved, cost vs advertising equivalent cost, number of enquiries </li></ul><ul><li>- e.g. Expo — budget, people reached, number of enquiries or sales </li></ul><ul><li>closed </li></ul><ul><li>- e.g. Website — user stats, opinions, enquiries, SEO ranking </li></ul><ul><li>Excel document of all sales, where they’ve come from so you </li></ul><ul><li>can track tactic against success ratio </li></ul>
    17. 17. Case Study: Vertebral Solutions
    18. 18. <ul><li>Privately owned company providing IT services to the </li></ul><ul><li>SME market </li></ul><ul><li>Smart, dynamic owner founder </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources </li></ul><ul><li>Great staff and happy customers </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious </li></ul>Vertebral Solutions -
    19. 19. <ul><li>Sharing of information </li></ul><ul><li>Review of business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy session </li></ul><ul><li>Key messages and marketing/communication strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Review of results </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly plans and priorities </li></ul>The Plan
    20. 20. <ul><li>The first step to making it happen is to pick up the pen! </li></ul>The First Step
    21. 21. Question Time…
    22. 22. <ul><li>Join the Know-How Now Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invitation coming to join. Forums, discussion, profiles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the community to further discussions/learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know-How Now Series Continues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build your knowledge bank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next webinar 17 October — The Sales Success Webinar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Register at 1300 720 120 or at </li></ul></ul>Next Steps
    23. 23. Presented by MentorNet starts 8 October
    24. 24. <ul><li>Thanks to our sponsors - WebEx </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn more about WebEx at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See you next time! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Thank you