Marketing Checklist
Marketing Checklist

Good marketing, whatever form it takes, always meets certain criteria. That’s what makes it work. The following 10-Point checklist will help you determine if your marketing passes the test.I challenge you to evaluate one of your recent ads, promotions or other marketing activities to see how it measures up.Does it focus on the solution or benefit you provide? Too often ads simply list product or service features. Don”t make your prospects work that hard to figure out how your product or service can help them. Tell them straight out.

  • Does it focus on the solution or benefit you provide? Â Too often ads simply list product or service features. Don”t make your prospects work that hard to figure out how your product or service can help them. Tell them straight out.
  • Is it written in a language prospects can relate to and understand? Â If you want your message to resonate with your prospects, make sure it speaks to them, both in content and in the tone and language you use.
  • Does it have one, clear message? What”s the one message you want to communicate? Make sure it”s not buried in too much information or it may not get across.

 

  • Is it focused on one, specific group of prospects? Do you know who you are targeting with the message? Make sure your marketing is speaks to one specific group of prospects – it”s the only way to make sure you are addressing their needs.Is it written in a language prospects can relate to and understand? If you want your message to resonate with your prospects, make sure it speaks to them, both in content and in the tone and language you use.
  • Does it feature your Unique Selling Proposition? This is the ONE thing that sets you apart from every other product or service your prospect could possible buy to fulfill the same need. It better come across loud and clear in everything you do
  • Does it have one, compelling point of focus? Ever see an ad with so many things in it you didn”t know where to look first? Your prospects won”t know either if you try to cram too much into your ads or promotional materials.
  • Does it accurately communicate your business” personality? Yes, your business has a personality and everything you do should reflect it. You want your prospects to feel like they “know” you. If you change your personality every week, they won”t come to know and trust you.
  • Does it give prospects more than one reason to respond? Not everyone is ready to buy, or take the one, primary action you want them to take. Make sure you give them another reason to respond and connect, or they are simply a lost lead.
  • Does it give prospects more than one way to respond?Make it easy and convenient for prospects to take action. Â What if you only offer an email or web site address and someone doesn”t have computer access, or they”re away from their office but they want more information right now?
  • Do you have a specific objective for the marketing?If you don”t know what your marketing is designed to achieve, then how will you know if it was successful? Â Always have a plan and an objective for everything you do. Make sure you also have a way to track your objective.
Addressing the ten points as you develop a marketing piece will help to create an advertising,sales and marketing strategy that will generate more sales activity, revenue and net profit. In addition, it will help you to achieve successful results in your market and increase the long-term value of your business relationships.

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