Big companies use taglines a lot more than young companies - BIG marketing mistake

Thanks to a major fall, I disappeared from Earth for a few months and looked at companies with fresh eyes - like new prospects do. Here are some things I learned:

GEICO - 15 minutes can save you 15% or more (GEICO can save you money)

Papa John’s - Better ingredients. Better Pizza (Papa John pizza’s taste better)


Serv-Pro - Like it never happened (They do great work - and they hired me to keynote their big company conference.)

But smaller companies have nothing. Take for instance, LocalVox, a software firm In NYC, that I know well.  What benefit would I get from working with them? With no tagline, a salesperson has to explain it to me. That requires me - the buyer - to have a great deal of patience.

Tons of smaller companies lack taglines. This marketing expert considers this a big mistake.

Here is what I recommend you do:

  • Sit down with your leadership team and think why customers buy from you.
  • Find a concise, effective statement.
  • Use it everywhere - on business cards, answering the phone, on signage, etc.

What do you think? Love to read your comments.




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