A Marketing Tactic that Works! Try Flattery.

Well, at least flattery will get you me to look at your website and consider you as a partner for my branding design clients. Which is what I did when I received one of the best marketing emails ever. A potential web design partner, Penji, sent me a complimentary email using my own blog post as the subject on my marketing site.

Marketing Should Create Customer Experiences

I am a big believer that one of the roles of sales and marketing is to create meaningful and memorable customer experiences. Hence, the name Customer 1st Marketing. I try to use this philosophy throughout all my clients’ marketing touchpoints, websites, emails, calls, social media, etc. In simple terms, this is an important element of your brand. It is how you want your customers to perceive you.

This email is a perfect example. It sets expectations that I will be treated and valued as a customer. And it does so WHILE pitching me and creating a clear call to action.

The Email.

Truthfully, I get at least 3 web/graphic design pitches a day. Most focus on the pricing of their service and that’s fine. But my web partner, Technomind, have worked on many engagements so while pricing is important, we have a shared business philosophy, Customers First.

Take the Time to Understand Your Customer

One of the first things we do is get to know our potential customers. It can be hard without a website but after our initial call we do a fantastic job of capturing requirements. This lets our client know that we heard them and what they need. It also helps us price the job and we can almost guarantee on time delivery.

For Penji the FLATTERING email showed that they did their homework on Customer 1st Marketing. They also happened to pick the blog post that sets up why I’d be open to a partnership.

So I did what they asked, visited their website, made an appointment and I am happy to see the journey this email has taken me on.

Flattery works. Try it with a customer today!

  6 comments for “A Marketing Tactic that Works! Try Flattery.

  1. October 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Hello thanks lets stay in touch.


    • October 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Absolutely. I wish I met you in 2016. I knew someone who needed a manufacturing mentor. Send me a message via my contact page so I can ads you to my list.


  2. December 11, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Amazing post! It was worth reading it. Thank you so much for this valuable information. keep it up the good work.


  3. December 30, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Great Post! Thanks for sharing this informative article. Keep posting!!


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