Check the Benefits

A strong benefit directed to the wrong market is no benefit at all.

I once ran across a product sheet for a riding lawn mower thatwas addressed to the dealer. It touted the mower's aftermarketneed for parts and maintenance, a key benefit to the retailer. Thatwas fine, but the product sheet was displayed next to the mower ascustomer literature. As a potential buyer, I thought, Huh? Lots ofparts and maintenance? I think I'll take that mower overthere.

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