Take your business to new heights by learning how to create a strategic marketing plan that drives action.
“If you build it, they will come” may be a great movie line, but it doesn’t apply to finding customers for a new business. Instead, you need to create demand for your product or service using a mix of marketing and sales techniques. This course delves deep into acquisition strategy by outlining the building blocks of a successful marketing and sales program, from social media to net promoter scores.
Techniques for identifying the right acquisition programs for your target market and metrics for measuring the effectiveness of individual initiatives are highlighted throughout so you can evaluate programs and optimize acquisition costs as you go.
Guidelines for aligning marketing and sales activities with product, positioning, and brand strategy are included, as are methods for calculating cost per acquisition and other key financial planning data. Tactics and worksheets will be reviewed in a workshop focused on creating an acquisition plan that connects your business with its first customers.
About Your Instructor
Ken Burke, founder and CEO of The EntrepreneurNOW! Network, is a speaker, serial entrepreneur, mentor, and author. Ken founded MarketLive, a market-leading, enterprise class eCommerce software platform used by major merchants generating $2b in online sales through the platform. He sold MarketLive to Vista Equity Partners in 2016. Ken authored the book, “Intelligent Selling: The Art and Science of Selling Online,” as well as hundreds of industry articles. He earned his MBA in Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California -Marshall School of Business, which later awarded him the honor of Entrepreneur of the Year.