Ditch Lead Generation, Build Community

Ditch Lead Generation, Build Community

Blue Ocean Articles, Strategic Models, Strategic Planning, Three Tiers of NonCustomers
In lesson one of ditch lead generation, build community, we covered three significant blue ocean strategy frameworks leveraged for use by leaders who wish to build communities. These communities are proving to be strong providers of lead generation and new business. A quick review of the frameworks in lesson one. The As-Is Strategy Canvas showcases the current key factors of competition and lays out the current state of play.   Blue = LinkedIn Red = Facebook Yellow = New Community           The key factors of competition in this example are Simplicity of Use Access to Audience Ownership of Audience by Group Owner Media & Resource Sharing Tools Integration/API with Other Tools Investment Required Privacy and Security Customization Potential They may be different in the case of…
Read More
Seven key sampling factors for the spirits and wine industry

Seven key sampling factors for the spirits and wine industry

Strategic Planning, To-Be Strategy Canvas
Over the last couple of years, the team at Shared Spirits asked the following questions. They ended up with seven ways to grow sampling success. Seven ways to grow sampling success didn't happen overnight. Tremendous technology was built. It was ahead of its time according to the Shared Spirits team. They had to ask a lot of questions to uncover the real problems facing the spirits, wine, and beer industry. To a Sales Director of a National Beer Brand: How did your last sampling program work? “Poorly. I spent $140,000 on merch and product for 7 young ladies that didn’t know anything about my brand, my retail or distributor relationships or my customers. I got zero data. It’s a curse.” We asked a craft brand consultant: What is one of…
Read More