The importance of a marketing toolkit
9th September 2020
The importance of a marketing toolkit – having a strong marketing toolkit in place is a crucial asset for a sales team. It is vitally important if you want to set your business apart from your competitors and keep at the forefront of your market.
Through a variety of media and if done right a marketing toolkit can quickly communicate the key benefits of your business, product or service to a prospective customer. It can also help to build your credibility and expertise in a visually compelling way.
Do you have the right marketing tools in place to help you open the right doors, make the right impression and ultimately drive more sales?
What should you include in your marketing toolkit?
Every business is different. It depends on your market, product or service, sales tactics, and strategic marketing approach. As a starting point, here are some ideas:
- Corporate brochures
- Product catalogues
- Sales presentations
- Case studies
- White papers
- Technical product specifications
- Product and service collateral
- Blog posts
- Landing pages
- Branded content
- Animations and videos
With all of these, it is important to consider how you will reach out to your audience and engage with them in the most effective way.
Putting your marketing toolkit together
- Tell your business story in compelling way. Keep it concise, to the point and coherent across all your media.
- Articulate your USP in a straightforward way. Make it obvious what makes your business, product or service stand out – and what you are selling.
- Use consistent messaging and avoid industry jargon and complicated language. The exception to this would be a white paper or technical product information.
- Make sure your brand and visual style are used correctly and consistently across all your marketing channels. Use the right images, fonts, colours, styles, and language.
- Less is more and do not be afraid to use visuals, infographics, and images to do the talking. They create more impact and are visually engaging, particularly across digital media.
- It is important to consider all types of media, online and offline, when putting together what items you need to include in your marketing toolkit.
- Think about your audience and keep them at the forefront when developing each element of your toolkit. How will they receive or see the information? What is important to them? How can they respond?
- And, finally, include a variety of ways your customers can contact you and make sure you have clear call to actions.
We can help you scope out, create, and deliver your marketing toolkit and provide you with the right collateral and digital media to help your business stand out and get back out there! Check out our case studies here. If you would like to discuss your marketing toolkit, get in touch.