With the ongoing and increasing widespread use of the internet it is clear from a corporate business strategy

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development perspective that the development of any corporate business marketing strategy now has to incorporate the useage of the internet.

In terms of the development of the corporate business strategy it is critical for the executives to enable the organisation …..

[I say this because in many cases directors and CEOs have not fully incorporated

the internet into their daily lives or are not fully conversant with the workings

of the internet and terms such as podcasting, linking, social networking,

linking, article marketing and other relevant terms].

So, back to the development of the corporate business marketing strategies. In the director level meetings I recommend putting the internet on the agenda and taking it into consideration in terms of a :-

  • promotion channel
  • consumption channel

For those of you marketing executives reading, you will of course know that these are from the field of study known as channel marketing.

I’d like to suggest that you as the corporate marketing executive first focus on the promotion part of the strategy using the internet and then move on to what products and services can be created in order to enable the target end user client to first pay for the products and services online and secondly to be able to consume the offerings of the organisation in digital formats.

We will come back and revisit the channel marketing perspective in a later post but corporate executives really need to embrace the fact that we are near the start of the internet age in terms of connecting to and communicating with potential clients.

With broadband internet connectivity, tv internet, smart phones, tablet computers and the conditioning of the market place to purchase online by some of the largest and best known companies such as tesco and apple – it is those organisations that fully embrace the use of the new technologies to engage with [potential] clients that will flourish and maximise their chances of optimum market share.

As I move the focus of my seminar training, consulting and coaching more to my corporate roots these are these are some of the points that come up time and time again in discussions.

As always, I am interested in any thoughts you may have, get in touch if there is anything you’d like to discuss.

To your success,

-Stephen C Campbell

Business Radio Interview

As I continue to be asked to appear in the media to comment on current news and events and, link those events to key Business Sales & Marketing Strategies the Small & Medium Enterprises should be taking on not just due to the current economic climate but just because all businesses should be based on solid Business Marketing Fundamentals.

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During this interview we deal with viewing the internet as a Channel to Market, in the papers was a news story detailing how Waitrose are moving into the non foodstuffs business which will be based on the internet. The large corporations are conditioning and preparing the market for the smaller business owner to be able to more effectively and readily take advantage of making use of the internet as a Channel to Market.

Take a listen and let me know what you think – get in touch if I can be of use to you in any shape or form.

-Stephen C Campbell

As I continue to bring the lastest, fresh and relevant business news, comment and reviews to the listeners of the radio station – here is a podcast of an interview between Nigel Hutchins [GWE Business West Regional Director] regarding the

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role of his organisation and what there is on offer for those who wish to become members.

GWE Business West provides training in the areas of …

  • Marketing Planning
  • Business Strategies
  • Bespoke Business Training

As businesses look for the end of the recession, skills training will be one of the keys that companies will use as a foundation to enable them to take advantage of the rise in the economy [when it comes]. The organisation also provides networking opportunities for business members to get together and to exchange ideas. Business Chambers of Commerce are an important factor in the life of the business owners and as an extension to networking we see that they GWE arrange Breakfast Evenings as well as Evening meetings to give those interested in exchanging business, marketing and strategy ideas to be able to do so in an informal environment.

We touched on the books/authors

  • Think and grow rich – Napolean Hill
  • Who says elephants cant dance – Louis V Gerstner Jr.
  • Dan Kennedy – speaking about getting our of our environment to get ideas

We noted that despite the recession, there are plently of businesses out there that are not only surviving but doing very well.

Take a listen, and let me know if I can assist you in moving closer to your business goals – just comment or get in touch.

Best,

-Stephen C Campbell

Business Marketing Plan

Here is a podcast of the 1st question posed to me on the Drive Time Show for PassionRadioBristol on 15th June 2009. This 4min 30second discussion covers the following :-

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  • A Business Marketing Plan Is The Foundation Of The organisation :-

Just as any building needs a really good foundation, it is paramount that business appropriately understands the Category of their product as well as having a clear understanding of their target End User Client.

The Business Marketing Plan consists of several components, one which is important is that of :-

  • Channel Marketing

The particular route / channel that a company chooses to use to sell their product through will have a bearing on the price as well as by default defining ones end user client profile.

If one has no experience of marketing one is advised not to fall in love with their product and to focus their energy and attention on the End User who will be eventually using the Product and/or Service. Understanding how the people who will be using your product will put the business owner in a strong position to be able to further shape the product to meet the needs of the end user client.