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RMR’S Recommendations For Increasing The Productivity of Your Agency By Robyn Sachs, President and CEO of RMR & Associates I wrote this article for companies who wanted to find ways to increase the productivity of their advertising and public relations agencies. If you have never worked with an agency before, we would like to share our recommendations with you. Rest assured, our team will also counsel and guide you to ensure our new partnership is a success. 1. Create a working partnership. The principals and executives of your advertising and public relations agency have marketing communications expertise in a wide variety of businesses and industries. In order to make the most of this valuable resource, treat agency members as part of your company, and include them in the strategic planning process. Because agency executives can play a powerful role in creating and promoting your public image, help them to understand what makes your company and its products and services unique. 2. Eliminate the fear of failure. The real business of any advertising and public relations agency is creativity. To help your agency deliver, allow its professionals to push the edge of the creative or public relations envelope. Move away from conservatism because “we’ve never done [...]
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Eight Sure-Fire Steps to Better Sales Collateral By Robyn Sachs, President and CEO of RMR & Associates You're in a face-to-face meeting, and someone has asked for more information about your company, product, or service. This opportunity calls for good sales collateral. Forget the "nobody reads them" myth. The truth is a customer with a problem to solve will read your brochure to see if you can help. Sure, it takes a salesperson to close the deal on a big-ticket item or customized service; but powerful collateral keeps you in the running. Like websites, weak collateral can eliminate you before the first cut. So here are eight techniques guaranteed to put more selling power into your sales collateral. Start selling on the cover. A marketing brochure must answer the prospect's number one question: "What's in this for me?" Waste no time getting to the answer. Put a marketing message on the cover. If you can clearly and creatively express the main benefit, so much the better. Sell benefits, not features. Why should anyone buy what you sell? Brochure copy written with selling power, focuses on benefits to the customer, not features of the product or service. Of [...]
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