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Whatever your market sector is, and whatever product or service you sell, it’s the power and relevance of your proposition that makes your customers respond and buy.
Customers now expect suppliers, both existing and new, to communicate with them in a way that’s insightful and relevant to their particular business drivers and concerns. In response, sales and marketing disciplines have become more entwined so that they can deploy more targeted and productive communications, and adopt more effective marketing disciplines such as ABM.
This fast-paced, inspiring two-day course will explore and explain exactly what you need to do to develop and write compelling marketing propositions that get noticed, get read and get results.
What you will learn
Whether you are currently engaged in ABM, looking to win new customers, or want to know how to create more targeted and productive messaging, this course is for you. It will provide the expert insights, tools and techniques you need to create compelling marketing propositions that target individual people, departments and business drivers, rather than just industry sectors.
Through the course, Paul will reference more than 100 real life messaging and proposition examples from B2B organisations of all sizes. As well as expert practitioner teaching, you will learn through practical exercises and evidential experience. You will also have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice during group workshops.
The customer mindset: how business people react and respond to propositions
- Understanding customer-centricity and how to apply it in all your communications
- The difference between what you want to sell and what customers want to buy
- Winning hearts and minds: harnessing emotional drivers to create desire
- Understanding the nature of propositions and their primary forms
- Practical exercise: developing propositions that resonate with your target audience
Defining your proposition and creating perceived customer value
- Marketing by objective: new business generation vs. protect and grow strategies
- Account Based Marketing (ABM) and ‘Point of Entry’ propositions
- Making it personal: even when you lack meaningful customer insight
- Setting the tone: finding the right voice for your brand, product or organisation
- Practical exercise: defining customer pain-points, aspirations and anxieties
How to make sure your marketing communications get read
- The importance of structure: organising your messages in the right order
- Creativity vs. Clarity: what works best, when and why
- Why headlines are so important to almost all marketing content
- Choosing the right type of headline to deliver your proposition
Toolkits and key takeaways
- Motivator propositions crib-sheet
- The proven three-step proposition formula that adds up to a sale
- 15 key questions that will define your value proposition
- 12 point validation checklist for ‘fit for purpose’ communications
Getting certified for the time you dedicate to upskilling yourself and boosting your knowledge.
All of our courses come with a certification of attendance and can be added to your LinkedIn profile and CV.
"It was great, really valuable personally and for our business."
Global marketing manager, S&P Global
"It was informative, useful, eye opening. My copywriting will take a whole new direction as a result." Marketing manager, Certsure
"Very useful training, providing useful techniques."
Marketing manager, Domino Printing
"Useful, insightful, worth coming!"
Marketing manager, Enigen
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for anyone who is involved in developing product or service offerings and taking them to market. The learning outcomes will prove extremely beneficial to those who are responsible for deciding how their value propositions are defined, articulated and deployed, such as business leaders, marketers, propositions managers, copywriters and those looking to develop and implement ABM communications strategies.
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