It’s that time of year again when we roll out the 100 best marketing ideas. This year’s list is a little different. We’ve finally joined the twenty-first century and have gone interactive. We’re encouraging all of our readers to go to our 100 best page on the website and vote on the ideas listed.
In addition, you have the opportunity to go to the comments section at the bottom of the page and add your own top sales and marketing ideas. Look for a complete list of the 100 best ideas in our June issue. Until then, enjoy 10 of the ideas that I’ve included below.
1. My 5-year-old son and I have enjoyed father-son bonding while making May Day baskets for my best clients over the past several years. He’ll even help me deliver them this year! Often, my voice box is full of “thank-yous” from grateful clients before I even get back to the office and my son brags to his friends about the quality time we got to spend together, and I’ve touched my clients in a unique and special way! – Scott Wirtz
2. My best sales idea is the way I conduct my practice, I look at the whole client and not a part of them. I then put a plan together to help them reach their goals and not what the book says they should have. I believe each client is different and so their plan should reflect their goals and objectives. – Tim Fitzgerald
3. Info Bingo – put answers to basic insurance on a bingo style card where attendees can then win prizes for providing answers (used after a seminar). – Cassie Monson
4. Regular and consistent emailing to my customer, prospect and networking list has produced fantastic results. The key is to be relevant, topical and instill a sense of urgency into each message. This type of messaging practice makes you a trusted and sought after resource of information people look forward to hearing from. – Gregory Durette