Reasons To Hire A Route Marketing Coach

Hiring a route marketing coach could bring numerous benefits to the disaster restoration contractor.

Client attitudes and an ever-evolving business landscape demand that route marketers be accountable and effective. They must know how to gain trust and credibility quickly, since building relationships is so vital to the referral process.


Here are 15 factors that may compel owners to consider hiring a route marketing coach for their staff:


  1. Industry Expertise: A route marketing coach can provide valuable insights and expertise specific to the verticals that your marketer will be calling on. It’s not about how much restoration knowledge they have, but what they know and understand about the clients they are visiting.
  2. Changing Consumer Behavior: They won’t be successful unless they adapt to shifts in consumer behavior and preferences, ensuring marketing strategies align with current trends. Our world is changing fast – and yes, Covid-19 pushed this along.
  3. Digital Marketing Guidance: Hiring the right coach can help staff navigate the complexities of digital marketing, including social media, SEO, and online advertising.
  4. Competitive Edge: Gain a competitive advantage by staying ahead of industry trends and implementing innovative marketing approaches.
  5. Targeted Marketing Strategies: Develop targeted marketing strategies to reach specific customer segments effectively.
  6. Brand Building: Assist in building and strengthening the brand image, fostering trust and credibility among clients. This also includes the best ways to build a personal brand!
  7. Customer Relationship Management: Provide guidance on effective customer relationship management strategies to enhance client retention. Without relationships that are strong, you won’t get referrals or disaster jobs.
  8. Data Analysis: Utilize data analytics to measure the success of marketing efforts and make data-driven decisions. Your CRM used correctly will give you a wealth of market info.
  9. Adapting to Technological Changes: Stay updated on technological advancements relevant to marketing and incorporate them into the overall strategy. There are so many software programs to increase efficiency and learn your market.
  10. Employee Training: Train staff in the latest marketing techniques, tools, and best practices for optimal performance. A good coach knows the latest marketing trends that are successful in other markets.
  11. Community Engagement: Develop strategies for community engagement, building a positive reputation and fostering local relationships. Join the Chamber, get active on LinkedIn, participate in volunteer events.
  12. Feedback Mechanisms: Implement systems for collecting and analyzing customer feedback to continually improve marketing strategies. It’s the fast way to learn what needs to be changed, added, or eliminated.
  13. Crisis Management: Prepare staff to manage marketing challenges and crises effectively, minimizing negative impacts on the brand. Sometimes issues or problems arise that a coach can often give guidance.
  14. Effective Communication: Improve communication skills within the team, ensuring a cohesive and aligned approach to marketing efforts. Knowing how to properly communicate with prospects and clients is so critical. Including knowing how to walk away, and what to say.
  15. Measurable Results: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success of marketing campaigns, facilitating continuous improvement. You’ve heard the sayings… “if it’s not in writing it doesn’t exist” and “what gets measured gets done.”


In summary, a route marketing coach will play a crucial role in helping disaster restoration businesses adapt to changing dynamics, maximize their marketing efforts, and ultimately achieve sustainable growth.




By Dick Wagner, Co-Founder The CREST Network, LLC

Nationally recognized coach, consultant, trainer, and speaker

Creator of the renowned PREP™ pre-disaster program

Owner of BLOG

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