You should use marketing collateral throughout the recruitment process to support your sales process and tell your prospects more about your brand and how your franchise opportunity can benefit them. Marketing collateral should make your sales process easier and more efficient so ensure that everything you send out has a clear call to action to guide your prospects through to the next stage of your recruitment process.

Throughout the decision making process, your prospects will constantly be comparing you to your competitors so it is essential that you make a good first impression. Your marketing collateral, both online and offline, should be of a high standard because it is usually the first time your prospects will encounter your brand. Your collateral is your chance to wow your prospects with your opportunity and show them how much they could achieve as part of your network.

By the time prospects receive hard copies of your collateral, they will have researched your franchise, visited your website and clicked through to request more information. It is important to think of your website as part of your collateral because it will often be the very first encounter that prospects have with your brand. Make sure it is easy to read and navigate and that your contact details are easy to find so that prospects can easily request more information.

Having a clear, concise and consistent message across all of your collateral will give you the best possible chance of generating good quality leads. It is essential that your collateral displays your franchise in the best possible light to increase your chances of converting those all-important franchisees. To create your messaging, you should research your top performing franchises to help you find out what motivates them and why they decided to buy your franchise. By gaining a clear understanding of your perfect franchisees, you can use this knowledge to recruit more of them. This will also help you to determine the tone of voice and language used throughout your collateral to appeal to your target audience.

In addition to the copy within your collateral, you should also think about the imagery you use because this will affect the way prospects react to your collateral. A picture paints a thousand words so make sure your imagery matches the content on the page and is relevant to help emphasise your messaging.

Your prospects want to know exactly how your franchise opportunity will benefit them so make sure your marketing collateral explains about your franchise opportunity whilst keeping your messaging, brand values and target audience in mind. This will help you to increase the number of franchisees you recruit.

Contact us to find out more about how Coconut Creatives could help you to perfect your marketing collateral on 01725 511 673 or info@coconutcreatives.co.uk.