A simple idea increases sales by The strategies for continual The future is electrifying for these
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After analysing the current marketing of Now the advertising side to the business Now seven months into the business
the business, Dmitri knew the first step was in place the next step was to create a relationship (between Dmitri and Paul) we
would be to change the current marketing structure, which would provide a continuously see great results being
advertising. Paul was already spending consistent increase of leads being achieved”. The biggest result is measured
$3,000-$5,000 per week on advertising in generated and sales being made.“We sat in the hard dollars. Paul’s sales have now
all local papers in the greater Auckland down and thought who has our clients right increased from a projected $300,000 to
area. The ad was very standard - “Call now? Instantly we realised that we could do just over $1 million in 2003-2004 financial
Stewart and Rogers Electrical” as the a joint venture with plumbing companies, year! In a strategic move Stewart and
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The strategy for changing the The next step was to introduce a qualify- other benefit is building a long-term
advertisement was simple “what Dmitri ing questionnaire, which would eliminate relationship with the clients we feature”
helped us do is increase the number of potential clients ringing up and saying says Paul. Discovering the keys to
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