Birthdays and major holidays are the most common times when we send and receive cards. Other events are graduations, engagements, weddings, sympathy, birth. One often missed is a simple thank you card.
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The iPhone Is Coming To Verizon …Very Soon
The Wall Street Journal’s lead article Friday confirms Verizon will offer the iPhone soon. Reportedly Verizon will announce the details Tuesday.
In a related article, Apple has issued a directive to all stores that there will be no vacations for three weeks beginning the fourth week of January. I couldn’t be happier with the opportunity to switch from ATT My view is shared with everyone I know who has an iPhone
The Number One Reason This Announcement Is A Big Deal
Everyone that I know including myself loves the iPhone and hates ATT’s service. Apple recognizes this since a big percentage of the volume of calls to their customer service center are because of ATT not resolving customer issues having nothing to do with Apple.
I have previously written detailed article about my experience started trying to work with ATT for a solution. In summary, I have good experience overall across the US and Canada. The area that I use my phone the most which is my home office and surrounding areas is almost impossible for me to use my phone. This area has plenty of towers and ATT reports I should have great service but of course I don’t
This announcement is a huge deal because it demonstrates Apple’s laser beam focus on customer satisfaction and highlights in my view ATT’s mishandling an iPhone market domination opportunity.
Lessons: Apple Strategy Outstanding, Verizon Strategy a Plus ATT Strategy Doesn’t Work
I have experience with both Verizon and ATT. Recently I tested another phone with Verizon and I was very pleased with the entire experience including the attention at the Verizon owned store, customer service, billing and phone service. The only reason I didn’t changes was that at the same time I was testing a new phone I read Verizon would be carrying the iPhone and I wanted to wait.
Apple has done a great job of developing strong customer loyalty. I am sure there are people who have given up their iPhone to switch to another service after being worn out by ATT but I don’t know any of them. Everyone I know who has an iPhone wants to keep it. Apple understands what will appeal to the consumer and consistently delivers.
Verizon has been out there focused on offering a very strong cellular network. Every Verizion customer I know is happy with Verizon service and coverage….No Exceptions! My brief experience with the store staff, customer service and tech support was very positive. Verizon is focused on solutions and not excuses.
Verizon and Apple Together Should Be An Outstanding Experience For Consumers
This all makes for an excellent case study on how ATT did not capitalize on a huge opportunity. If they had consistently delivered on quality of coverage and customer care, Verizon would not have a chance. Now Verizon has the opportunity to take huge market share. I betting they will.
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While working with a coaching client on site in Orlando, Florida I observed packed parking lots, traffic jams around Millenia Mall and filled restaurants. My comment was ” they have not heard there is a world wide recession!”
We discussed why the area seemed particularly crowded. The number one reason seemed to be that the new Harry Potter attraction had just opened at Universal Studios and it seemed be a huge draw. So now I knew that my observation of the market could be distorted by a special event.
Later that day, I was invited to join a group at a very popular “upscale restaurant”. This place is very near Tiger Wood’s home. My definition of an upscale restaurant is one where the dinner check for two including tip is in the $200 plus range.
After a marvelous dinner, I met the owner. I had a comment and a question. My comment was about the wonderful dining experienced I just finished. I assured him I really enjoyed it as did the business people dining with me. My second remark was that his business is actually an economic indicator…a barometer of how well people are doing. Given that I asked how his business was doing on a comparable basis with last year.
Comparable analysis in business is where you compare the same period this year with the same period last year. In this example I was asking about business this year to date vs last year. He told me his business was down 30% and that the “upscale restaurant market” was down 40%. He felt good as he was fairing better than the competition. I was not feeling that good about it considering the economic slide began accelerating in 2008. This means the numbers in 2009 used as a comparison have already been on a decline so the decline in 2010 is particularly disturbing.
I mentioned to my client and his key person in Orlando that I would send them a list of what I would recommend this restaurant business owner do to strengthen the business. I decided these 7 Steps could help many other business owners so I am using my blog for the action plan and I will email my friends to let them know about these ideas for their Orlando restaurant owner friend.
Top 7 Steps For Strengthen Sales and Profit In The Restaurant Industry….Actually Applies To Most Businesses:
1. Know your customer! People coming thought the door and buying should be acknowledged with an email or card and possibly more. How do you do this? You need to have their contact information and specifically an email address and now ideally their cell phone number.
Here is an idea on how you do that: Buy them a drink or a dessert in exchange for their information. Here is the key: when you identify a particularly important person, the owner comes to the table, welcomes them and offers to buy their dinner in exchange for the cell phone number so they can be alerted for a very special event. Now before you say this ticket could be $200 or more I ask you how worth it is to have the cell phone number for key text messages with VIP’s and I mean people whose net worth is in 8 figures. This is huge
2. Have a plan. Your financial plan should be an annual target that can then be detailed to a weekly plan.
3. Know your numbers. Traffic and sales by time of day. Track your trends. Use this information to market to your list. Invite them to slower times using incentives.
4. Use all proven marketing tools to help grow your business. These include direct mail to targeted zip codes and ads with a “hook” in publications your target customer reads and other venues like radio, participation at key charitable events, local/regional festivals that are for your target audience, on line promotions and more.
5. Have your on line credibility in place meaning a website and social media presence
6. Use a referral marketing system. Reward people for inviting their friends and colleagues.
7. Monitor the variances from plan in all areas of your business. Nothing is excluded: payroll, food costs, utilities….the gold is in the detailed analysis of the variances.
Now You Know…Success Is In The Details. Failure is almost always a result of not consistently following the steps that have been proven to lead to success.
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On October 8, 2008 a very select group of highly successful business owners met for 90 minutes to explore what strategies are working the best in today’s economy for growing their business. These business owners represent companies with current revenue and gross marging growth rates (this year vs. last year) of at least 10 %.
With no close second choice, each person said that an aggressive marketing plan, rationalized and implemented each day was solely responsible for the growth in their business. The only difference in the individual representations was the methods used. The marketing tools used to bring targeted companies through the sales funnel, varied in their application depending on the type of business. For example, while all companies had a business website, a number of the owners clearly used personal connection as the primary marketing tool.
I estimate about half of the nearly 30 in attendance use email marketing and direct mail. All have traditional media including business cards and other print collateral. 10% were experimenting with video and close to the same were experiencing with blogs.
Can you imagine what could happen with your business if you consistently focused on and implemented all of the following:
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Stephen Pierce’s blog is dTalpha The content is mostly Podcast If you have an iPod or an iPhone subscribe to his dTalpha podcast at iTunes. Twitter fans heads up – Stephen announced a beta site that shows what is hot on twitter. I am not giving the URL’s here on the same day they were released by Stephen. You will need to listen to today’s Make More Money Monday podcast. Have a pen and paper or do what I do and that is I open up a new tab in Firefox for each site he recommends then I go to the site as he gives it. I then can spend more time with it later.
My business is showing people with a business how to make a lot more money. Every week Stephen offers suggestions that will help all size companies. This week is no different. There is a trends site, a stories site and a video advertising site that should be relevant for just about everyone. He also recommended several very cool niche sites for fans of twitter, adsense and selling on eBay.
The following is what I posted in response to today’s podcast:
Stephen, very cool suggestions.
I am a twitter fan (follow me at http://www.twitter.com/stevepohlit) so I am particularly interested in the beta site you mentioned. Also I am definitely checking out the trends site and stories site you suggested. Of course I have notes on all your recommendations and as person who works with people with varying business interests in my efforts as a build business profits consultant, I never know when one of your recommendations that may not be topical for me at the moment is perfect for a client.
This is a reminder that all dtalpha fans are welcome to contact me for a complimentaty consultation on their business. Of course this will need to be scheduled but I can generally get to you within 5 business days of receiving an email (firstname.lastname@example.org )
One final thing – if you didn’t get Stephen’s Mind Power University package you should revisit that decision right now. I don’t know if there is still a special price or not but there is some powerful material in that package. Thanks Stephen
Steve is the President of International Business Consulting Resources. His firm specializes in guiding companies to rapid increases in revenue and profits with a sustainable growth rate. I am building my practice and welcome new client inquiries. Call me for a fee consultation at 727-587-7871 Remember many of my business building articles can be found at Steve Reports and my prosperity building tool is The Prosperity Tool Chest
I instantly wanted to study the placement, the presentation and the copy. So the follow on question is did this presentation sell beds?
The company is not a client so there is no way for me to know for sure. My guess is that it is a very successful campaign even thought the copy is not very good and the graphics are just OK. So what makes me think the ad was very successful?
A two page foldout in a magazine published to appeal to wealthy people with the catch that $64,950 is for one bed is in itself intriguing. I am guessing those who have $100,000 in petty cash become very interested in this bed.
This article is not about a bed. The lesson is to appeal to your target audience. The company handcrafting this bed is not running the ad in ValPak. The placement is in a prestigious publication consistent with the quality and pricing of the product.
Valuable lesson. Pay close attention to ads and junk mail.
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