Breaking Down Sales And Marketing
One of the basics of all marketing and advertising training is a teaching of “Maslow’s needs pyramid”. Regarding the second argument ‘Marketing shapes consumer needs and wants.’ I have to also agree with this statement. There are various criteria that companies use to segment their products and some of them are geographic, demographic, psycho graphic and behavioral.
Back in October 2015 we shared an article called “5 Ways Marketing Departments Help Salespeople Catch Butterflies.” Recently a tenfold article was shared with us, titled “What is the Meaning of Sales & Marketing and Their Advantages?” and, I have to say, it does a pretty awesome job of breaking down the differences, responsibilities, and links between sales and marketing roles.
There is a constant interaction with the public in studying what is in vogue at the time and also what brands people want to be associated with. Successful marketing is really a 3-part process that involves following sound marketing theories, creating a detailed strategy, and executing that strategy.
Companies also create brands and these brands have an effect on people’s purchasing habits. When we skip over strategy and start executing based upon abstract marketing theory, we’re shooting in the dark hoping we hit something, but we rarely hit the thing we want to hit.
Marketing to specific groups of consumers, or target marketing, is one of the most important concepts in marketing. Most companies don’t spend enough time discovering who exactly their customers are to be able to draft a marketing strategy that will lead them to success. Your marketing strategy is your map. The ideal sales and marketing relationship is a symbiotic one. Instead, they read a lot of marketing theory and try a lot of different things.
That’s why most small businesses turn to marketing experts for assistance, and when they do, their business explodes. Mike Roach, CEO of CGI, was quoted as saying, “Strategy without execution is a hallucination!” If that is true, then marketing theory without strategy and execution is psychosis.
You wouldn’t engage in marketing if you had nothing to sell, and your sales strategy would be much less informed and successful if not for your marketing efforts. Marketing theory is the science of marketing. A common mistake made by older, more established businesses is to assume that salespeople are skilled at marketing and that marketing people are skilled at making sales.
Marketing Theory Without Execution
A. Marketing merely reflects the needs and wants of customers. This has also allowed the company to maintain an above average price for their products compared with their competitors with the knowledge that consumers would pay that higher price. These brands can mean several aspects of the company combined to form a perception in the consumer’s mind such as products, services, information and experiences.
One truly cannot exist without the other, but their skill sets are not the same – especially today, where advances in technology require the modern marketer to have a very specific, honed, and competitive set … Read More..