In my previous blog article, we introduced the concept of Mindset-Driven Marketing. It’s a marketing strategy that gets right to the heart of the matter: Properly addressing your customer’s current and very specific mindset is what is going to drive your sales. As I was preparing these articles, I came across a fantastic example of “Mindset Immersion”—where everything that the company is doing addresses the customer’s very specific mindset. Let’s take a look.
Why do so many marketing efforts miss the mark? Because they focus on all the wrong things, such as “personas,” “positioning,” and “providing value.” They do not address what is actually driving the purchase: the very specific mindset of the customer. When you’re developing your marketing strategy, if you don’t start with this, you’ll end up making bad decisions and creating campaigns that don’t work.
Ever since Google made it possible for anyone to find anything online, the need for smile-and-dial salespeople has been seriously diminishing. I’ve said it before (in 2011!), and I’ll say it again: selling is dead. By selling, I mean making cold calls; “hunting,” making aggressive pitches in the cold call; “overcoming their objections,” and generally pushing the customer into a solution.
It’s quiet. Too quiet. A pandemic has put us in a strange cinematic twilight zone consisting of “don’t touch that,” and “home alone.” But just a few short months ago, you were the captain of your ship, living the interesting, goal-driven life of the entrepreneur. It was exciting. It felt good.
Fear, like stress, is a thief that paralyzes us and keeps us from living life to the fullest. I suppose it can come in handy, at least if you use it to realize the severity of a situation. But that’s about it. Usually fear makes us less productive, less brave, less willing to take risks. We put life on hold when we are afraid. But you can overcome fear, and there’s an easy way to do it. As with most positive changes, it starts with a fundamental decision.