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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

 Encourage your sales team to get active participating in non-profits. Not only is it a valuable networking, your company will get the reputation for being “good people”.  Publicize the stories to further demonstrate how your compay is a good corporate citizen.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

You don’t necessarily need to create a full-scale market research project to obtain valuable information. Start with your own clients and a 5-10 item questionnaire. Ask informally at your next meeting with them and compile responses.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Brainstorming sessions, retreats and other activities can generate new ideas but the perspective is still from within the existing paradigm.  More effective can be getting an outside firm, consultant or advisor to suggest evolution.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Salesmanship

If you have a sales organization, it’s valuable to use advertising and public relations to create an environment for closing the sale, meaning getting a message out to potential customers prior, to pre-set the tone for the presentation.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

It’s not all about closing the sale.  Developing a referral strategy sows seeds for future closes.  Park your name or company name in people’s mind as  THE thought leader so people think of you first when the need arises.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

What is your strongest marketing message – be the solution.  Communicate how you are the solution to an important problem customers face and how your product or service solves it in a unique, exceptional or otherwise superior way.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

For your marketing campaign to be successful, you need to be committed to consistency – consistency in timing, placement, message, brand image, media and follow up.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Some press release headlines are more effective than others.  When sending a release to the media, try testing two or more different headlines to see which one is picked up more frequently.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Quick!  Take a look at your Website.  What is the message there?  Then ask your sales people what is their message to a prospect.  If they are significantly different, you may be having a brand disconnect.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Trying to get some mention in the media?  Don’t just send a press release, give the editor or writer a story idea.  What do you think would be an interesting story around your product or service?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

With no sense of urgency, people feel less of a need to act now.  Whenever pitching an idea or offer or sale, give a deadline for withdrawal of the offer so people feel they need to act now.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Don’t keep your expertise a secret.  Make part of your marketing plan to get out and speak in front of groups where potential leads and networking will be relevant and valuable to you.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

In public relations, with writers and editors having less time to pay attention to a lengthy pitch, do you think a conventional press release is a thing of the past?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Don’t just send out a press release to the media.  Attach a note to the writer or editor listing a couple of reasons why you believe that the release will be interesting to their readers.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Salesmanship

When customers ask questions, it usually means that they are close to buying.  Make sure 1) it’s easy for customers to ask questions, and 2) provide answers that lead to closing the sale.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

A product advantage isn’t always about adding quality or features to the item itself. Often superior service or dependability adds value, such as ease of ordering, quick shipping, knowledgeable customer service people, etc.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Guerrilla Marketing

Just read about this strategic idea…when a competitor gets a bad review, “like it”. Most likely the reviewer will see who liked his or her negative review, maybe learn more about your company and become a customer.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – We’re moving today!!

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Leo’s Daily Tip – I’m very excited to move into our new larger offices near Rittenhouse Square.  Here is a view from my office looking west.  Stop by and say hello! 
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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Keep your name in front of your market as one of the leaders, even with small mentions in articles. For example, when trade media does an industry reveiew, make sure your top executive is quoted and photos of your products are shown as examples.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

When was the last time you spoke to a group about your business or an interesting technique, tip or product you offer? Becoming a thought leader means getting your thought publicized and speaking is an important aspect of that.

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