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24 Nov 2016

How a strong value proposition can significantly increase your sales

Shaping Business has the privilege of working with a variety of well-established firms, many of whom are renowned for innovation and outstanding service capabilities. Yet a problem we consistently encounter is that clients struggle to produce a compelling value proposition for their business.

10 Oct 2016

5 key signs that your lead generation needs attention

In the B2B market implementing an effective lead generation process is crucial to maintaining a pipeline of sales opportunities. However, many businesses fail to plan ahead to ensure they have enough fresh leads to maintain a healthy level of sales and profit.

26 Jun 2012

Getting your marketing message clear

We get to meet really interesting professional services firms. What we find particularly fascinating about these businesses is how each one is different. Even when we meet firms that offer broadly similar services they are still fundamentally different. The senior people we meet are accomplished professionals who are clearly experts in their chosen field of specialism. Yet one of the most common issues which quickly becomes apparent is how difficult these firms find it to articulate succinctly their key marketing message. We typically get two different styles of weak messaging in these meetings that fall neatly into what we call the ‘brand agency’ response or the ‘consulting speak’ response.