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Make your customer the hero [Video]

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It’s not you it’s me.

Let me talk to you about breaking up.

A common line people give their partner, something like this, “Darling, it’s not you it’s me.”

The problem is that’s how most people do their marketing.

When people do their marketing they talk about their benefits, why people should use them, what they can offer. It’s all about ‘me, me, me’. That’s not how good marketing works. You need to focus on your customer, their challenges, their problems, what they’re trying to achieve, their stories. In other words it should be about you at all, it should be about them. The golden rule is this, make your customer the hero.

When Coca Cola took the 150 most popular names in the country and put them on a Coke bottle they made it all about ‘us’. People were going to the shops to find their names, to find names of their friends, people were posting up pictures on Facebook of their …

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