Vertical Markets

Your Best Vertical Market Is...

Submitted by Bill Farquhars… on August 20, 2019

Bill has three daughters, Kate, Emma, and Madeline. 

When Kate graduated from high school, she stepped into college in Boston. That expensive mistake was also Bill’s first experience with the college admissions process. Kate’s criteria for a school was fairly simple: Is the school far away from her parents? Her college of choice welcomed Kate with open arms, the check cleared, and her college career was off and running.

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How NOT to Sell to a Vertical Market

Submitted by Bill Farquhars… on August 05, 2019

The term, “Vertical Market” is used to define categories of prospects, such as banks, hospitals, colleges, restaurants, construction, and so on. The thinking is, if you can learn to sell to one, you can merrily crusade to another and find a similar situation, offer a similar solution, and make a second sale. Then another. And another.

That’s how it works on paper, anyway.

But there’s a right way and a wrong way to sell to verticals. Here it is in short:

“It’s not about what they buy. It’s about why they buy it.”

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5 Benefits of Vertical Marketing

Submitted by nichole.jones on January 04, 2019

In its simplest terms, vertical marketing means tailoring an organization’s sales, products, and marketing efforts to a specific industry. This specialization allows you to focus your marketing efforts and production resources so that they can have the greatest impact. Targeting vertical markets is an important strategy for driving sales and efficiently using resources. In fact, as highlighted in the Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends’ study, Winning in an Evolving Print Market, 63% of Print Service Providers (PSPs) demonstrating high growth have a vertical market focus.

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Vertical Market Kits Can Help Drive Sales

Submitted by tpowers on May 22, 2017

Enhancing sales productivity, differentiation, and maximizing individual markets are ultimate goals for today’s print businesses. Understanding a specific market’s dynamics by vertical or company size can provide lucrative opportunities for the shop, but can be challenging. Gaining a greater insight into specific markets and the key verticals within their local markets can help print providers make decisions regarding what services to offer to their customers.

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Healthy Markets for Printers

Submitted by egooding on July 29, 2013

You can’t watch the news, or even go to the drugstore, without hearing about the massive changes in the U.S. healthcare system. Many of the changes are a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, however many of these changes are simply a result of changing demographics and rising healthcare costs. Whatever the source, changes are affecting all aspects of the healthcare community including:

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Property Casualty Insurance – A Great Market for Printers

Submitted by egooding on June 25, 2013

The Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance market is ripe for opportunities for printers. Insurance is a document-centric business where the only tangible evidence of what the consumer paid for is a policy document. P&C insurance has the added benefit of being something that everyone needs and, in most states, is required to have in some form or another. The competition for consumer’s business is fierce generating big-bucks marketing campaigns from major players like Allstate, GIECO, Farmers Insurance, Progressive, State Farm and others.

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