An SME moving into the public sector market for the first time, or one that’s finding it tough going, has got to make the best use of its marketing assets. The most important of these at first instance is your presence on the Digital Marketplace. Here we introduce new tools and marketing data and show you how to do that.
In Part 1 we looked at the first 4-months of spend data of 2019/20 (April to July) and compared this to the same period in 2018/19. Taking the perspective of demand-side management we concluded that management of the Digital Marketplace was proving to be effective and fruitful.
In this part we are going to look at the same data as ‘sales’ data and assess the state of the marketplace from the perspective of the tech industry – the supply-side.
Return to work after the summer break and CCS have published the spend figures for G-Cloud & DOS from the Digital Marketplace. This covers the first 4-months of the new financial year (April – July).
I’m looking for an answer to the question “Is G-Cloud Working?”. In this first part I’ll be looking at the demand side of the equation and looking for objective evidence by comparing the period with April – July of the previous year.
To be successful on G-Cloud, you have to sell.
First you have to decide who you are going to sell to.
This article summarises some of the market characteristics to look out for.
There is a link to the free, detailed paper on selecting target markets in the ‘resources’ section.
An SME moving into selling to the public sector has a lot of specialist skills to learn and some baggage to jettison. There is a simple process to accelerate the whole thing. This article sets out a plan to quickly bring you to the top of the game without reinventing the wheel. It also has a note on how to stick-it to the competition while you’re about it.