ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS RESULTS, RELATIONSHIPS AND REPUTATION BY ALIGNING COMPANY CULTURE, COMMUNICATIONS, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. Brian Tracy
The marketplace is highly competitive, commoditised and distracted, with a proliferation of undifferentiated products and services distinguishable mainly by price.
This environment has made it increasingly challenging for small businesses to connect with the target markets.
That’s why it’s more important than ever that brands differentiate themselves by making clear what they stand for and establish strong market positioning so they can cut through the clutter and noise.
It’s also vitally important that in an era when people want brands to stand for more than just profits, that businesses articulate what they stand for beyond delivering their products and services.
We have now entered the age of purpose, where business communication is more about connecting with, and engaging people – staff, customers and other stakeholders – through the power of ‘why’.
Your ‘why’ is your purpose, your cause, your deep-seated reason that sits behind the ‘what’ (products/services/programs) and the ‘how’ (strategy/systems/processes) of your business.
When brands make clear the difference they seek to make in the world through a meaningful purpose and compelling vision, they can achieve a deeper level of connection with their target audiences. Why? Because people want to feel like they’re part of something bigger, something that matters.
When employees can answer the question ‘why am I here?’ and customers identify with a company’s mission, businesses can connect with them in a most powerful and sustainable way.
THE JOURNEY TO STRATEGIC BRAND ALIGNMENT
When it comes to strategic brand alignment, a business will sit somewhere on a spectrum between ‘disconnection’ and ‘integration’. The below figure shows the indicative journey for businesses, from being in a state of disconnectedness (lack of alignment of intention, language and action) to reaching a state of integration (complete alignment of intention, language and action).
The degree of strategic brand alignment within a business, as determined by its current state and focus, will impact its results, relationships and reputation.
WHAT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS WILL GAIN BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM
THE PROGRAM IS IDEAL IF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS IS EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES
Inconsistent results, because …
Fragile relationships, because …
Poor reputation, because …
ROADMAP TO STRATEGIC BRAND ALIGNMENT
In a world of changing views, needs and expectations, businesses that demonstrate consistency in their intentions, words and actions build trust with people. In other words, alignment between organisational values and beliefs (culture), corporate messages (communications) and service delivery (customer experience) fosters familiarity, predictability and reliability; three crucial elements of trust.
Culture reflects what an organisation thinks – expressed through its beliefs, values, sense of purpose and traditions.
Communications reflect what an organisation says – expressed through the brand identity, imagery, stories and messages it conveys to the outside world.
Customer experience reflects what an organisation does – expressed through direct delivery of its products and services, and interactions it facilitates via customer touchpoints and marketing channels.
When company beliefs, values and a strong sense purpose (CULTURE) are aligned across marketing messages and channels (COMMUNICATIONS), customer touchpoints and service delivery (CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE) and corporate social responsibility activities (CITIZENSHIP), the consistency of thoughts, words and actions builds brand credibility, fosters trust and enhances reputation.
This alignment also creates more cohesive and engaged teams because the thinking, language and actions of employees are based on a shared understanding of vision and values, and desired strategic outcomes.
THE ALIGNED ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM
The program helps entrepreneurs to align their organisational culture (think), communications (say), customer experience (do) and citizenship (give) to enhance results, relationships and reputation.
The program includes the following modules:
PRO BONO / PUBLIC SPIRIT
Identifying a public cause, aligned with our vision, mission, core values and corporate strategy, that we can embrace and contribute towards making a tangible difference.
PROFILE / PROMOTION
A publicity and content plan designed to connect us with our target audiences, communicate our value, build public profile and enhance brand reputation.
PUBLISHING / PRODUCTISATION
The packaging of intellectual property into a product ecosystem designed to meet customer needs and maximise the value exchange at each stage of the customer journey.
Defining our brand image (personality), voice (language and tonality) and promise (change), and identifying the brand space we ‘own’ based on our competitive advantages.
Understanding our clients’ problems / needs and articulating a compelling value proposition that closes the gap between where they are now and where they want to be.
Defining the beliefs, values and trademark behaviours that will underpin our work, define our standards and guide our intentions, language and behaviour.
Establishing our culture pillars, including our ‘why’ – the just cause that drives why we do what we do, an aspirational vision about what we want to achieve and an inspirational mission about what we’ll do exceptionally well every day to deliver on our purpose and bring our vision to fruition.
‘Working with Ros was like a breath of fresh air into my business. Although I was not 100% sure at the beginning of where it would lead or what was expected. The outcome was business changing. I reconnected deeply with my WHY, I am now able to see my business from a new perspective with a vision of where I want it to go. It also provided a platform for enhancing my website, my promotional material and best of all an alignment throughout.’ Deb Pace, Director Pacing Dynamics
Ros takes the passion and vision you have for your business, draws out the ideas you didn’t realise you had and articulates these perfectly into a document that is usable and relevant to your business to define your brand, vision, mission and values to your clients and staff. Cameron McKerchar, Managing Director, Tudor Insurance Australia
Ros’s work helps clients get clear on who they are, the needs of their target markets and how they wish to be positioned in the marketplace. Every chance we get, we recommend our clients see Ros first as we know it will be highly beneficial for the final client outcome. Ricky Verkaik, Director, Zain Digital
Ros Weadman’s passion is infectious. She turns traditional marketing on its head and provides all the tools for success based on her unique marketing code. With Ros’s support, I was able to create an effective marketing plan that really works. Caroline Ward, Ki Creative
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Ros Weadman FPRIA is an award-winning brand communication and reputation strategist with a career spanning more than 35 years across diverse industries.
Ros has empowered dozens of business owners and organisational leaders to articulate what they stand for, communicate their brand value and transform their brand story, value proposition and communications from dull and detached, to energised and engaging.
This has helped them stand apart, resonate more deeply with target audiences and forge a great reputation based on the positive ripple effect of their work.
There are three programs from which to choose – a one-month, two-month and three-month program.
Enquire now via the Contact page.
'Ros’s signature approach made us all think laterally and deeply, identifying missed marketing opportunities, and clearly defined novel approaches to take advantage of those avenues. I’d recommend this workshop to every micro to medium business owner who’s frustrated with their marketing results and wants to have clear plan of action.'
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