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Rapid Response Workgroup Discusses Effective
Messaging and Outreach – Top 3 Strategies
Celina Shands Gradijan – President/CEO
Full Capacity Marketing, Inc.
Last week, I participated in a discussion around the best way to develop messages for Rapid Response, and the most cost-effective methods for outreach. Strategic communications is all about getting the right message to the right person at the right time; it’s not about some magic brochure or marketing piece that has a nice look and feel. In this day of instant and viral communication, your best toolkit contains three strategies:
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll tackle each of these topics individually.
Messaging has to be tailored for each target audience (dislocated worker, employer, partner, etc), and contain three core components:
Economic challenges in our area have forced over 25 companies to layoff employees (pain point/urgency). Downsizing staff is never an easy business decision (more pain), but (name of organization) can help ease the transition for affected employees by visiting the company to present information about services and next steps (value proposition). If downsizing is your only option left, let our professional team help make the layoff as smooth as possible (value proposition). Contact us for a complimentary consultation to view your options. (call to action).
Add to this, customer testimonials of employers who have used Rapid Response services, and you’ve got yourself a compelling message to use on your website, in presentations and collateral materials and one-to-one conversations. For the full PowerPoint presented to this Workgroup, go to http://bit.ly/fSloVg
Share your message strategies that have worked in your unique market.
Next up... cost effective outreach through websites and social media.
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