joint venture marketing
A joint venture is only as good as the results it brings to your bottom line. The first step in a successful JV is to choose your prospective partners carefully based on the mutual benefits you both stand to receive from your partnership. The next step is to assess your arrangement periodically to ensure you are getting more out of the agreement than you invest. We have tips to help you evaluate your joint venture and determine whether it is working effectively for you.
Your Customer Base
A growing customer base is one of the easiest ways to tell if your joint venture is effective for your business. The primary purpose of most JV’s is to bring more customers to your website or through the doors of your business. If you see a steady increase in your customer base since your joint venture began, the arrangement is probably working well for your business. Look at the number of customers clicking on your website every day, or gauge the business of your store for a week or two to determine whether your JV is doing the job in bringing more customers to you.
While joint ventures are primarily designed to bring more customers to your business, increased sales indicate that the customers driven to your website are legitimately interested in the goods or services you offer. When your sales increase, you know you are getting not just a customer base, but also a targeted base from your efforts. This ensures you get the biggest bang for your marketing buck by attracting customers that are more likely to buy from you in the first place.
Your Marketing Budget
The idea behind a joint venture is to get the best value for your marketing dollar. If you are seeing an exponential increase in customers and sales, with a much smaller increase to your advertising budget, your joint venture is working well. If you find yourself spending more and more on your advertising campaigns, it’s time to either meet with your JV partners to revamp your strategy or dissolve your partnership altogether in favor of a more lucrative option.
When you and your JV partners share similar goals, it is much easier to make your venture work to the benefit of all businesses involved in the arrangement. Meet with your partners regularly to discuss the status of the joint venture and whether the current track appears to be the most beneficial one. When you can work harmoniously with your JV partners, it is much more likely that you can tweak your system when it doesn’t seem to be working effectively any longer.
Joint ventures are a popular, profitable way to build your business as long as they continue to work in your favor. Through periodic evaluations, you can decide if your JV is continuing to work for you and make necessary adjustments when necessary for the greatest value from your efforts.
christian fea is CEO of Synertegic, Inc. A joint venture marketing firm. He exemplifies how to profit from Joint Venture relationships by creating profit centers with minimal risk and maximum profitability.
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