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Rethinking Trade Shows and Dialing in Your Value Prop with Jose Palomino
Episode 838th March 2022 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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Our guest this week is Jose Palomino, the CEO of Value Prop. Jose works with B2B business owners to unlock new growth by helping them ensure their value proposition actually aligns with the biggest challenge their ideal customers are facing and making sure there's a sales process and delivery to support that. He's also the author of a book also called Value Prop, host of The Revenue Throughput Podcast, and teaches MBA courses at Villanova focused on Management and Entrepreneurial Marketing.

In this episode, Jose discusses the importance of creating a value proposition, especially for companies in the sub $10 million range. He also highlights the top mistakes manufacturing leaders make with their marketing strategy and why you should hone in on value creation.

Jose explains various ways industry leaders can capitalize on their marginal advantage. He also touches on what’s wrong with the way most businesses approach trade fairs and throws in a few practical ways to get the most out of them.

In this episode, find out:

  • Jose’s transition from back-office accounting to marketing
  • Why overly customer-concentrated marketing is risky for businesses
  • Why it’s important to find out who your best customer is
  • How industry leaders can discover their value proposition
  • Why you should take a look at your sales process
  • How an overemphasis on technical knowledge can kill sales
  • How to approach tradeshows from a value standpoint
  • The role of value in the workplace

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If your business is more than 40% concentrated on one account, it’s time to think about diversifying that account and delivering more value.”
  • “Fix the number one customer complaint, the stuff that vexes customers.”
  • “At tradeshows, don't just expect the booth to do the work for you, you have to do your homework.”

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