From the Inside Flap
If you could grow your business simply by marketing to your existing customers, making money would be a cakewalk. But to generate new revenue, you have to win over the customers you're not getting. Who are these mystery customers? How are they different from your current clientele? Most importantly, how do you forge a bond with them across these differences?
Using real-world examples from successful business owners, How to Market to People Not Like You demonstrates how to create a deep, emotional connection between your products and new consumers. Forget "spray and pray" promotion. It's time to narrowcast, get to know, and then deliver a welcoming message to a specific group. You have to research new customer segments and learn what they need. Then modify your product offerings to communicate that you value that customer. You say to them, "I see you, I value you, and I want you. I'm putting out this welcome mat just for you."
This book can take you from tentative newcomer to trusted name among any community. You'll learn: The do's and don'ts of marketing to women, immigrants, Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians; How to identify the key value differences according to political views, sexuality, hobbies, rural vs. metro areas, military vs. civilian cultures, vegetarians vs. omnivores, and much more; How to tweak your product or service to be relevant to a new customer group; Communicate in a relevant manner by showing respect for others' cultures, values, language, and priorities; Create messaging that resonates with each generation's unique values; and Make sure you're operationally ready and operationally friendly, meaning that you can make a customer feel comfortable throughout a transaction
Understanding your customers' values is the key to truly reaching them on an emotional level, because who you are is not defined by your age, your country of origin, or the color of your skin—it's about your values. Understand that, and you will reach new customers' hearts, minds, and, ultimately, their wallets.
From the Back Cover
"In our business, we need to build the brand, but we need to generate sales day in and day out, too. Kelly understands this and knows how to target consumers with marketing strategies that drive sales."
—Mark Barnes, COO, Volkswagen of America
"Kelly was my boss at my first job after college and taught me how to put into action the marketing principles I learned in school. I still use the marketing strategies I learned from her to move Nike's business forward."
—Marc Patrick, North America Brand Director,Athletic Training/Field Sports, Nike
"We use Kelly's company to guide our marketing efforts to the U.S. Hispanic market—a market critical to our future. Kelly and her team have a keen sense of the important cultural and business nuances that resonate with this customer segment."
—Roberto Martinez, Senior VP, Marketing and Strategy,Cash America International
"Kelly's understanding of customers today—and customers tomorrow—is impressive. She takes a complete look at business and helps business owners identify the steps they need to take to keep their companies healthy and relevant to the different needs of diverse customers. That's what is required for business survival today."
—Harry Hall, North America Sales Manager, DuPont Performance Coatings
"We've hired Kelly to speak at our convention four times in four years. I have yet to encounter another speaker who is as fluent in her area of expertise and able to share insights any better, or with more humor. Kelly has the extremely unique ability to personally connect with an audience and help them see what makes us all the same, but wonderfully different."
—Jay Kassing, President, Marquis