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October 11th, 2016
Episode 341 of 349 episodes
Ant Morell knows how to create an amazing business culture. He is the founder of Bounce - an indoor trampolining playground for people of all ages, that’s experienced some extraordinary growth in its first four years; and a big reason for this is due to the amazing culture Ant and his team have created. [Tweet "This business has built an amazing culture for its staff and customers"] To fully understand how they’ve done this, you’ll need a basic understanding of a Melbourne-based charity called Reach; because that’s where I met Ant for the first time about 10 years ago. Reach had a huge impact on my life, and on Ant as he’s utilised a lot of what he learnt at Reach to build the Bounce brand philosophy. So Reach is a wonderful NFP that’s focussed on helping young people at risk find their passion in life. It’s based on a concept called The Hero’s Journey which focusses on how we as humans will only find true happiness in life when we acknowledge just how good each of us are, and that we all have the right to put our best self forward in whatever we choose to do in life. [Tweet "This business's customer service ideology is called The Love"] Imagine if you’d learnt that when you were at school?! So … back to Bounce. Whilst Bounce in its physical form is simply a room full of trampolines, in it’s emotional form (it’s brand) Bounce is all about personal empowerment - both for its staff and customers. This will make more sense as we get into the interview. So pen and paper at the ready as Ant also covers: How to build a meaningful business culture Tips on how to attract and retain great staff Ideas around creating unforgettable customer experiences [Tweet "Speed dating. Casting calls. Just twoways this business attracts great staff"] But that's not all. In this episodeof your favourite marketing podcast: I tackle a question from a listener who’s wanting to be a breath of fresh air in a stuffy old industry. I have some feedback from a listener who runs a 3rd generation, 66 year old family business. And we revisit an old episode in which Mia Freedman takes us inside the Mamamia empire. Yep, another big episode, so let's get stuck, right in. EPISODE TIMELINE 00:00Two marketing insights00:47 Teaser01:22 Welcome & overview02:53 Today’s guest introduction -Ant Morell of Bounce05:39 Interview withAnt Morell of Bounce38:35Insights into Key Person of Influence& WebCentral41:13 My Top 3 Attention Grabbers frommy chat withAnt Morell of Bounce42:56A listener question about how to stand out in a tired industry48:05 Listener feedbackfrom a3rd generation family business49:23 Wrap-up and an insight in to both a past guest & next week’s guest EPISODE SPONSORS WebCentral- Exclusive listener offersGet your online marketing sorted with these exclusive listener offers. Key Person of Influence - Become highly valued &highly paidGrab a FREE hard or audio copy of their Amazon best-seller. RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED WebCentral's Online ConversionworkshopsOctober in Sydney and Melbourne -use promo code TIMBO16 for 10% discount Podcast Listener Survey - 70-seconds of your time will lead to an even better show ;0) Create Freedom Through Outsourcing Tour #3 Bounce's official website Reach's official website MY TOP 3 MARKETING ATTENTION GRABBERS I love The Love. This is what Bounce’s customer service ideology is called. Having a customer service ideology is impressive, giving it a brand name, I think, gives it even more meaning. Principles not scripts. I love the freedom Ant gives his people in order for them to offer great customer service. By not demanding that they rely on scripts, it empowers them to be themselves and still deliver a great result for the customer. Recruitment campaign. When going into a new country, they really do make some hoo-hah! From the initial media they generate, to the actual recruitment process which Ant refers to as a Casting Call, and then the 60-second Speed Date interviews. OVER TO YOU … What was your biggest marketing learning or ah-ha moment from this episode? Leave your comment below. My guest and I respond to each and every comment.