Without business marketing, companies would have no way to get the word out about their products and services. Advertising is a key area of business, a vital portion of the plan for success that all top executives must take into consideration.
There are many different aspects of marketing and advertising that can be considered. When companies are having problems with this area, they will often call in the assistance of Six Sigma professionals to help analyze and resolve their key issues. Six Sigma is a business management theory aimed at increasing quality while simultaneously decreasing the bottom line.
The problems that surround marketing and advertising plans are usually present because of the short-sighted nature of the employees. Many times, plans for advertising fall short of their intended purpose because of chaotic or unorganized structuring. When business executives want to focus on improving their advertising with the help of Six Sigma methods, they will meet with a Black Belt professional, who will hire a team of investigators to go through the company’s internal functioning to find flaws and defects. This team will consist of three levels of professionals (Black Belts, Green Belts, and Yellow Belts), who will analyze and collect data and discuss findings with the upper-level professionals and the executives of the company.
Suggestions for improvement and resolutions are desired from all team members. Everyone is expected to give the benefit of their expertise to find the best possible plans of action. Once the best plan has been laid out and there are contingency plans in place, the Six Sigma professionals will work with the company on all levels to implement that plan. The Black Belt professional will then monitor the progress of the plan and analyze results of collected progressive data along the way. By keeping a close eye on the progress of the plan, these professionals are able to spot any obstacles that might arise. Being able to eliminate possible obstacles before they come up is better than letting that obstacle derail the project because it was not seen in time.
It takes a conscientious effort from everyone working within the company to make the needed Six Sigma improvements and changes. All employees and executives from the top level to entry-level must be willing to accept change and work with it in a productive and team-driven way. The quality of output through the company must always be the motivating factor behind any changes that are made. The goal is to make the company the absolute best it can be in its industry by perfecting the quality of its products and services in an economical way. When problems arise, the plan for fixing the issue should be a quick and simple fix by continually using Six Sigma methods.