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Consumer Electronics High-advice Sales Experts

CPM Australia providing consumer electronics high-advice sales experts to support sales and retailer relationships

The challenge

For our global consumer electronics client, Retail Safari developed an assisted selling program to support our client’s sales and retailer relationship needs. Our client was looking to us to for high-advice brand ambassadors to strengthen their reach, brand, in-store presence and store relationships. We deployed a community of experts nationwide covering 30 of JB Hi-Fi’s top performing stores.

Our Solution

In order to bring our client’s product to life, deliver exceptional in-store experience, and garner sales our priority was to invest from the get go in training and development. We sought the best talent and ensured that our training was geared to meet the needs of our client as well as the right fit for JB Hi-Fi. By tapping into relevant consumer market insights and through embracing the use of social media, our dedicated team of brand ambassadors were equipped with the know-how to ignite meaningful conversations.

Results

The program still continues to this day. Stakeholder feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Sales continue to be on the rise and individual retail store relationships have strengthened. On average, our sales teams continue to generate 76 branded conversations and activate 17 sales weekly per store.

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National Telco Store Opening Program

CPM Australia manage in-store national telco store opening program

The challenge

Over a five year period, CPM Australia were engaged to create a dynamic local area marketing program that supported the launch of more than 350 newly transformed retail stores across Australia to generate awareness.

Our Solution

In order to drive traffic into store and create hype within each store’s local community, we knew we needed to better understand the local area dynamics store by store. Our strategy was backed by key insights into factors such as local attitudes towards our client’s brand as well as their local media preferences. Understanding the nuances of each individual community, helped us determine the best channels per individual outlet. Our tailor-made programmes attracted the right visitors which supported our ultimate goal of triggering purchases.

Results

Across the launch days, a substantial increase in foot traffic was experienced. In many instances, the amount of visitors recorded jumped on average from double to triple. The increased foot traffic on launch days correlated in a strong increase in awareness and notable sales uplifts were realized.

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Federal Mogul Sales Force

CPM Germany increasing brand awareness and raising demand within the independent automotive workshop sector

Federal-Mogul is a global automotive supplier with two  independent business parts. Federal-Mogul Motorparts delivers a huge product portfolio with more than 20 worldwide known brands to the global automotive aftermarket. Furthermore the company supplies the producers concerning the OEM division with products like brake linings, chassis parts and wipers.

- Collecting and checking data of independent automotive workshops (target group)

- Generation of Insights based on the needs of the target group

- Sensitization of independent automotive workshops for existing OEM-Status

- Presentation of FM4ME-program within the target group

- Registration of workshops to FM-CAMPUS

- Recruiting experienced sales reps with automotive experience

- First contact to workshops is initiated through our International Contact Centre in Barcelona

- Client visits and interviews about current market situation based on questionnaire with approximately 50 questions on parts usage, current wholesaler etc.

- Participating in wholesale fairs with Federal Mogul sales team

- Registering Leads & Cases and immediate delivery to Federal Mogul

- Weekly supervision through team leader incl. progress reviews and handling of individual cases

- Digital daily reporting via Retail Motus

50% initial visit success rate in regard to 100% questionnaire completion!

- Total numbers of independent automotive workshops: approximately 5.700

- Total number of planned visits: 3.780

- Total number of field staff: 3

- National team leader

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Heineken Netherlands

Field Sales Force Support to Drive Sales

The challenge

Heineken appointed CPM to help and support their Field Sales Force Team with a dedicated and flexible solution to ensure shelf availability, maximise brand visibility and drive sales with outstanding merchandising executions in the Dutch supermarkets.

Our Solution

CPM recruit and retain sales merchandisers for Heineken for more than a decade already.
By working closely together, not only selecting the right people and profiles for the job, but coaching and training them together ensures that the 2 teams are operating and feel “one green team”. Retailers experience one team seamless collaboration and outstanding performance. With a team of approx. 27 Sales Merchandisers each Heineken Sales Representative has the availability of ± 1,5 FTE Sales Merchandisers creating first class in-store merchandising execution on demand.
Merchandising for Heineken can be building up promotional displays and/or POS materials placement, as well as cooler and shelf optimisation and in-store theaters that increase product availability and drive sales. Together with detailed store reporting we deliver our insight-influence-sales brand promise on-going and for over a decade.

Results

We are proud to be the Heineken Sales Merchandiser supplier and have developed and brought many young talented people into the Heineken organisation. Most starting as Sales Merchandiser and being a Sales Ambassadors for the retail sector and supermarket , some of which still work inside the Heineken organisation in senior roles or having a great jobs at A-brands in the market. The real recognition comes from the Retailers, being together awarded for “The best Grocery Field Force Team” for years in a row.

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Bridgestone

Tactical Field Sales team promote incentive programme in Netherlands

The challenge

Bridgestone's Sales Manager contacted CPM in order to promote their new incentive programme, called AREA Bridgestone in the Netherlands. The goal was to get companies interested in joining the incentive programme. The tactical sales representatives visited the top 400 independent car dealers to promote and explain the programme supported by the distributor Inter-Sprint.

Our Solution

Setting a visit strategy and sharing ideas on how to approach this in the best way, we recruited, trained and developed a field team of 4 sales representatives. The responsibilities of the team where promoting the programme, provide education on the plan and how to use the programme, sell-in the programme and support on location the visibility of the programme using POS materials especially designed for the programme.

Results

Thanks to the outstanding enthusiasm and performance of the field team we realised an overwhelming result (ix 256) vs. the initial expectation of 25% that would likely participate.

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