Marketing for Consultants Study (2019)

Consulting Success

If you’re a consultant, you’re in the business of marketing. Marketing is how you generate these conversations. Without marketing, you don’t have a consulting business. At Consulting Success, helpings consultants master their marketing to get more clients is our forté.

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5 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing

David A Fields

The post 5 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing appeared first on David A. Sit back and imagine your consulting firm as pure, rich, creamy scoops of ice cream.

The Perfect Marketing Formula

Joellyn Sargent

The perfect marketing formula. As a result of your efforts, you know the precise moment when it’s best to turn marketing qualified leads over to Sales, and they’re closing. In reality, your ideal marketing mix works for just a moment before the benefits begin to fade.

Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018

Consulting Success

I’m excited to share the results of our 2018 Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study. Marketing is always a hot topic for consultants. In this study, we polled our list of 33,000 consultants and asked them about their marketing — and you’ll learn how you compare to other consultants when it comes to your own marketing. Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018 is a post from: Consulting Success.

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The Five Pillars of Marketing Success

The More Clients Blog

Does the following give a pretty good picture of your current marketing activity? Now there’s nothing wrong with any of those marketing activities. Random marketing is just that; it’s all over the place. The Focused Marketing Paradigm is very different.

Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59

Consulting Success

Michael is the CEO of his own company called Marketing Insider Group where they do marketing consulting, leadership coaching, and keynote speaking for conferences and brands all over the world. Life presents itself for most of us if we’re open to it.

Is Your Marketing Really Integrated?

Joellyn Sargent

“Integrated marketing.” I’ve been a champion of integrated marketing for years, since way before it was a popular, technology-driven topic. When I work with clients to maximize their marketing results, integration is one of the first things we address.

How Much Does Marketing Cost?

Joellyn Sargent

I just reviewed an RFP for marketing services. Do you know how much marketing costs? What should you pay for good advice when it comes to your marketing strategy? Read on, and let me know what you think… How much is a marketing plan?

What Marketing Strategy Is the Best for You?

The More Clients Blog

If you pick the right marketing strategy, you’ll be like that little guy in the middle of my diagram above. The problem with marketing today is that there are way too many options and it’s much too confusing. Some will opt-in to your e-list and perpetuate this virtuous marketing circle.

Market Sizing Questions

CaseInterview.com

Market Sizing Questions. How do you solve market sizing cases with the appropriate level of detail? is the market big or is it tiny. As a trick, I will often mention several segments, and then assume that two segments offset each other such that the number the two segments combined produce is the average for the market, and not bother splitting out those segments.

How to unlock marketing-led growth: Data, creativity, and credibility

McKinsey

Marketing has been on the front lines of the digital revolution, but the landscape has become much more complicated, requiring a focus on growth, data, and new modes of creativity. Marketing & Sales Insights

The Story of The Drunk Marketing Letter

The More Clients Blog

Well, I just discovered something that has turned my whole marketing world upside down. Someone has recently absolutely proven to me that Marketing works better if it’s infused with humor. And as much as I love laughter and comedy, I once read that you shouldn’t try to use humor in your marketing writing because… “different people have different senses of humor and some just won’t get it and it will be a turnoff.”. Humor works in marketing (if you do it right).

The Massive Marketing Mistake Consulting Firms Make

David A Fields

Mimi’s casting about for a consultant to help her improve customer satisfaction with [ ] Consultants MarketingThere’s a gap between what most clients are looking for from consulting firms and what consultants tend to talk about. Close that gap, win more clients.

The Four Stages of Marketing Maturity For Consultants

Consulting Success

Let’s talk about how marketing changes based on the current level of maturity of your consulting business. The first thing that’s really important to understand here is that it’s your marketing will change not just based on the maturity of your business, but really on the maturity of the marketing in your business. The Four Stages of Marketing Maturity For Consultants is a post from: Consulting Success.

When Counterintuitive Marketing Works

Joellyn Sargent

Successful executives are always looking for the next great thing, pursuing new product innovation, fresh marketing channels and untapped opportunities. We’re in the digital age, so many marketers (and the executives they report to) eschew traditional marketing tactics. As more marketers have adopted the opinion that digital is the only way to go, direct mail rates have fallen drastically. All three are essential to any effective direct marketing campaign.

How to Avoid the Marketing and Consulting Roller Coaster: Video

Consulting Success

If you can’t identify them, then you’re not going to be able to effectively engage them and do marketing to them. You want to always be working your marketing. Work through ideal client clarity, magnetic message, marketing engine.

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The Most Important Marketing Question: Who Cares?

Joellyn Sargent

What’s the number one question in marketing? That’s why successful marketing addresses things like: Value proposition – Can you clearly state the value you offer, so those who don’t care won’t waste your time?

Marketing is Not a Faucet

Joellyn Sargent

As we enter a new year, executives everywhere are hoping their marketing investments will pay off big this year. While the list of potential hiccups is long, the single largest contributor to marketing failures is not unresponsive customers or aggressive competitors.

Beginners Guide to Content Marketing for Consultants

The Clever Consultant

Of all the internet marketing fads out there, content marketing is by far the single most important in generating demand for consulting businesses. Marketing Consulting Services Writing & Publishing consultant content marketing content marketing content marketing for consultants

Measuring Marketing Success: 10 Metrics that Matter

Joellyn Sargent

How do you know if your marketing efforts are producing results? While ROI is important, marketing is a long-term investment. Without a long-term commitment to marketing, it’s irrational to expect a positive ROI from month to month or quarter to quarter.

What’s Wrong with Marketing Today?

Joellyn Sargent

The trouble with marketing? Marketing is imperative for a business to grow. Without some sort of marketing, how will customers find you? Unless you’ve got a super-exclusive business that trades on being best-kept secret, marketing your business is essential. Because it’s so important, feelings about marketing run the gamut. For some, marketing is a necessary evil. There are many excellent marketers around. Everyone is doing it.

Preparation for the Case Interview:  Math, Charts and Market Sizing

Tom Spencer

Consulting Interviews case math market sizingLet’s face it. A major portion of the consulting case interview tests your quantitative skills. Consultants work with a lot of data and can spend a significant amount of time crunching numbers.

Online market for consulting?

Consultants Mind

” Yep – an online market for consulting. With a… Read More » The post Online market for consulting? A few ex-consultant friends and I mused over this concept several times in Marriott hotel bars across the country. “Why not set up a two-sided platform (think: VRBO, UBER) where companies can hire consultants for 1/3 of the price? Cut out the middle man.” Uh, already exists. appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Consulting Website

How to Successfully Meet the Three Biggest Marketing Challenges

The More Clients Blog

I like to think I’m a pretty good marketer of my professional services. After all, I’ve been at it for 34 years, read hundreds of marketing books, thousands of articles and studied with the very best marketing gurus. So, why is marketing so challenging?

BCG: Digital Marketing Revolution Has Only Just Begun

Consultants Mind

This digital conversation gives marketers a chance to micro-target and build relationships by testing/learning at scale. Instead of using marketing proxies, marketers can use… Read More » The post BCG: Digital Marketing Revolution Has Only Just Begun appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning BCG digital marketing marketingIt’s a provocative title, but BCG argues the case.

Less Marketing, More Consulting — How To Win Projects Within Your Network with Stuart Friedman: Podcast #19

Consulting Success

The greatest marketing tool you have is your network — here’s how to make it work for you. This Silicon Valley-based previous electrical engineer with a passion for theater studied at Carnegie Mellon, then started his career in product marketing and sales before becoming a VP General Manager.

Marketing Writing: From My Dog’s Perspective

The More Clients Blog

Robert: Like more clients, more money, easier marketing, having fun in their business, stuff like that? Success stories are always a hit: How a client struggled, learned some marketing secrets, and emerged victoriously.

Discussions in digital: Coping with the new normal between marketers and marketing agencies

McKinsey

Changing consumer behaviors and the ever-shifting digital frontier are demanding new marketing capabilities and new ways of working with agencies. Marketing & Sales Insights

#12: Who Else Wants To Make Marketing Effortless and Fun?

Consulting Matters

Smart and values-driven consultants typically don't like marketing. In this week's podcast - I have one goal: to reframe your perception of marketing. Once I have convinced you that marketing is a positive, fun and rewarding experience - you may wonder where to start.

Marketing or Football… Which is Harder?

The More Clients Blog

But you’re more likely to succeed as a professional football player than you are at marketing your professional services. First, you must be in peak mental condition – able to think creatively about how to market your business effectively. You need to start by thinking about marketing.

Building a habit of disruption in marketing

McKinsey

Marketing & Sales InsightsTo be successful, creative disruption must be a constant process.

5 Effective Content Marketing Tips for Consultants

Consulting Matters

Content marketing is not some marketing fad. Content marketing is essential for consultants because we are in the knowledge business. If you're not implementing a content marketing strategy, you are leaving money (and credibility) on the table.

Overcoming the fear of marketing yourself

Jacq Hackett Consulting

When you first start out as a consultant the prospect of having to sell your services can be daunting. And if you think this is something that only affects you, then you might be surprised to hear that a lot of my Solo Consultant Masterclass students have been in the same boat. When you’ve spent your career primarily within the public sector, moving to the private sector can mean getting outside your comfort zone – and for many of us, selling our services is definitely falls into that category.

What Do Creative Marketers Look Like?

The More Clients Blog

Judy is one of the most creative (and effective marketers) of her professional services that I have ever met. Not only that, she’s really enthusiastic about her marketing. Judy went on to grow her business very successfully over the next three decades and continues to market it in creative ways. And all of her marketing revolves around getting known and offering value. Here are the eight things she continues to do to market HR Answers: 1.

One of the Best Ways to Market Yourself as a New Consultant

Steve Shu Consulting

One of the best ways to market yourself as a consultant is by having someone refer you to a client prospect. This type of marketing can be viewed through the lens of “networking by helping someone” (in contrast to networking and just meeting lots of people).

Three things you should know about the DACH consulting market

The Source

Our latest research into the consulting industries of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria reveals the region’s markets to be in good health, with strong levels of client demand right across the board. Market conditions Blog posts DACH

What’s the Hardest Part of Marketing Yourself?

The More Clients Blog

In my Fast Track Marketing System I divide marketing into seven very specific modules: 1. The Game of Marketing. The Mindset of Marketing. Marketing Messages (Your Value Proposition). Marketing and Selling Conversations. Written Marketing Materials. Marketing Strategies. Marketing Action Plans. After all, most of the other 6 modules are all about preparation to market yourself. appeared first on Action Plan Marketing.

The 300. Your Consulting Firm’s Perfect Target Market

David A Fields

How many prospects should there be in your consulting firm’s target market? There’s a lower limit and an upper limit on your perfect target market size for your boutique consulting firm. The more the merrier, right? Not really.

“What Part of My Marketing Works?”

Joellyn Sargent

She sheepishly asked me, “How do I know which of my marketing activities are working?” ” Not realizing that this was a question even the most seasoned marketers struggle with, my new friend was feeling like she didn’t have the right answers, but should have.

How to Avoid the High Cost of Marketing Mistakes

Joellyn Sargent

Does Your Marketing Cost Too Much? There’s no doubt about it, marketing can be expensive, especially for a growing business. Even my most business-savvy clients regularly ask me questions like, “ How can I improve my marketing ROI? Reactive marketing means you’re doing something because someone else suggested you should. It could be a vendor pushing a great new service, or one of your bosses that has an awesome marketing campaign in mind.