Marketing with Lean Series
- Lean Marketing House Overview
- Driving Market Share
- Marketing with PDCA
- Marketing with A3
- Marketing your Black Belt
Lean Marketing House Overview:>When you first hear the terms Lean and value stream, most of you think about manufacturing processes and waste. Putting the word marketing behind both of them is hardly creative or effective. Whether marketing meets Lean under this name or another, it will be very close to the Lean methodologies developed in software primarily under the Agile connotation. This book is about bridging that gap. It may not bring all the pieces into place, but it is a starting point for creating true iterative marketing cycles based on not only Lean principles but more importantly on customer value. It scares many. It is not about being in a cozy facility or going to Gemba on the factory floor. It is about starting with collaboration with your customer and not ending there. It is about creating sales teams that are made up of different departments, not other sales people
Driving Market Share:
5 Cs of Driving Market Share is a comprehensive program. It is not a project-by-project approach for reducing the costs of marketing activities, but rather an approach that seeks to enhance marketing’s effectiveness and efficiency.
The 5 Cs approach provides a user friendly bridge for moving the quality focus from the manufacturing floor to the marketplace. Those seeking to become best in market must shift their focus from a product orientation to a market orientation, from an internal efficiency focus to an external focus. Best in market companies will be those that can make this transformation and make it soon.
1. Customer Identification identifies specific products/markets that offer the organization its best options for growth.
2. Customer Value is the voice of the market (VOM) that drives all operational and strategic initiatives undertaken by the organization.
3. Customer Acquisition will guide you through the delivery of value relative to that of its competitors. The buyer is asking a simple question: “Is this brand worth it?” By understanding your organization’s competitive value proposition, leaders can make better decisions regarding market share growth.
4. Customer Retention could also be called the Enhancement stage. This is when organizations need to enhance or improve their competitive value proposition in accordance with the directives of the market place.
5. Customer Monitoring is where you learn how to put monitoring systems into place to ensure that their competitive value proposition accomplishes what is intended.
Marketing with PDCA: Value stream marketing is about using PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) throughout the marketing cycle with constant feedback from customers, which can only occur if they are part of the process. It is about creating value in your marketing that a customer needs to enable him to make a better decision.
This book is about managing a value stream. Targeting that value proposition through the methods described in this book will increase your ability to deliver quicker and more accurately than your competitor. It is a moving target and the principles of Lean and PDCA facilitate the journey to customer value.
This book also introduces the Kanban as a planning tool or, as I like to think about it, as an execution tool. Improving your marketing process does not have to constitute wholesale changes nor increased spending. Getting more customers into your Marketing Kanban may not solve anything at all. Improving what you do and increasing the speed that you do it can result in an increase in sales and a decrease in expenses.
Marketing with A3: Using A3 in the marketing process will provide you a standard method of developing and creating your marketing programs. It will recap the thoughts, efforts, and actions that took place for a particular campaign, such as advertising or public relations or even a launch. This report can really highlight the value that marketing supplies.
This book will also discuss how an A3 applies to the foundation of the Lean Marketing House™. The tools are explained and examples given. The important part is that you will learn how to format your A3 report in a way that most effectively communicates your story to your team and others.
Marketing your Black Belt: Marketing your Black Belt utilizes Lean principles in addressing marketing for the individual continuous improvement consultant. If you are a consultant that writes countless articles, speaks at numerous trade functions, and holds workshops and webinars, all with the intent of gaining customers but miss the real reason, BECOMING A RECOGNIZED EXPERT in your field, this book will be for you. It will also specifically address issues that you are facing as an individual consultant:
- Customer Acquisition: The process of finding new customers is expensive.
- Marketing: Advertising is expensive, and you may not have the specialized skills or time to create sophisticated websites or professional-looking marketing materials.
- Customer Retention: It is hard to stretch limited resources in order to spend time with existing customers while trying to acquire new ones.
- Communication & Collaboration: Your customers need to be able to stay in touch with you from anywhere.
Covering All Aspects Of Marketing: You don’t have time to become an expert in every role required to market your business.