Recently I read an article advising on sales performance that stated: “The days of ‘A-B-C’ are over.”
SEO huh? Are you getting value or bamboozled?
Search Engine Optimization is about doing business properly. Think about how you do your thing. When you do it right, you get the reward. When you do it poorly, you get penalized. I’m certain you have discovered there are no shortcuts to excellence. Whatever business you are in, whether you’re selling a service or a product, a systematic process ensures that you consistently deliver on your promise. SEO is no different.
Does your annual report present your annual figures in a concise and transparent manner?
Does it explain your management strategy in a compelling and credible way?
Does it act as a powerful sales tool for prospective business partners?
Does it enhance the credibility of your brand?
Does it act as a positive source of motivation for your staff?
Your annual report is the single most important measure of your company’s reputation. If it doesn’t do all of the above, then maybe it’s time to revisit your corporate communications strategy.
OK, you’ve been tasked with developing a brochure. Do you use a design template, or do you generate a unique solution? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. To help you make a better decision we’ve assembled a list of the top 13 things you need to consider before producing a company brochure. By walking through this checklist, you’ll be a lot closer to creating a brochure that is on-brand, on-time and on-budget.
Choosing the right name for your company isn’t easy.
First of all, you may have a myriad of ideas, and not know which direction to go in. Add that to the fact that your colleagues will likely have a variety of their own ideas, along with reasons why theirs are the best.
Many associations today are faced with the challenge of how to attract corporate sponsors.
Our client, Skate Canada BC/Yukon, is an example of a real success story in this regard. They have created a thriving member engagement program, and as a result, have attracted solid long-term funding from sponsors.
To start, Skate Canada BC/Yukon has an amazing website dedicated to amateur sport.
The website gets millions of hits a year because Skate Canada has crafted and maintained a well-developed value proposition. They know what the skating community wants and they deliver.
Although Skate Canada is a provincial sport agency, the national body looks to them for innovation and leadership.
Membership engagement strategy is a hot topic among association administrators and nonprofit leadership.
And it’s no wonder.
Associations and non-profits today face many challenges, including splintered and subject-specific interest groups, changing participation in organizations and civic groups and shrinking budgets with fewer grant opportunities.
At a recent event hosted by a non-profit organization, I had the good fortune to catch up with a friend who serves on the organization’s board.
Our discussion quickly turned to the business of operating the Association. He was challenged by the lack of member engagement.
When I asked about his Member Value Proposition, he was at a loss to properly describe it.
Great, you’ve built an amazing website! It is one of the first essentials steps for showcasing who you are in a meaningful manner to your audience. Once it's been launched, then what?
There's a new buzzword in the sales game, and it is sales automation. You’ll hear the proponents claiming, “with a modest investment, these automated sales systems work for you 24/7 and they never take a break… just think of the savings associated with reducing your sales costs.”