Planning for the year ahead is never an easy task. Back in October 2015 we shared an article called “5 Ways Marketing Departments Help Salespeople Catch Butterflies.” Recently a tenfold article was shared with us, titled “What is the Meaning of Sales & Marketing and Their Advantages?” and, I have to say, it does a pretty awesome job of breaking down the differences, responsibilities, and links between sales and marketing roles.
We might feel as though we are getting things done by talking and learning about various types of marketing theory, but in essence, we are just spinning our wheels. Some consumers would not mind paying a higher price for an item or service if they received very good service.
The marketing department creates awareness, builds engagement by creating information that will invite audience members to take action, and targets and tracks engagement by motivating audience members to provide contact information or initiate a free trial or consultation (converting them from a cold prospect to a known lead or potential buyer).
It is important to note here that the retention function of a marketing department doesn’t really overlap the retention efforts of a sales team. Marketers, through the ages, have identified who their customers are, and directed their efforts at influencing their buying decisions.
How Does Marketing Create And Satisfy Consumer Needs?
No doubt if you are trying to progress on your journey to MLM success and you have been doing some training and some research then you will have discovered the importance of having a good MLM marketing plan in place. One truly cannot exist without the other, but their skill sets are not the same – especially today, where advances in technology require the modern marketer to have a very specific, honed, and competitive set of skills that most sales people simply do not need to have.
Marketing channels are also used by companies to reach their consumers. As a result, decisions are often made without the consultation of the marketing strategy, and that means they are not likely to be in alignment with the strategy. Especially for small companies, one thing or another can come up that gets the business owner off track, and unfortunately, when that happens, marketing tends to move to the back burner.
On the sales side, client retention refers more to the salesperson’s efforts to use the client relationship to continually check in with the client, attempt to engage them in further discussions about additional products or services they may be interested in, and seek referrals to the client’s friends and family members.
Develop A Marketing And Marketing Communications Strategy And Plan For Small Or Midsized Companies
One of the basics of all marketing and advertising training is a teaching of “Maslow’s needs pyramid”. Many in the business world, especially those who rely on sales and marketing for success, don’t actually have a concrete grasp on exactly what sales and marketing are. Pull together one overall plan that incorporates all of your MLM … Read More..