Start-Ups, Networking & Innovation Intersect at Propelify 2019

I covered Propelify in Hoboken, New Jersey. Propelify is an event where people from across the Northeast can turn ideas into action. Officials from the New Jersey State government attended. They offered entrepreneurs resources to start and/or scale their business in New Jersey. New Jersey Tech Council CEO Aaron Price and New Jersey Governor PhilContinue reading “Start-Ups, Networking & Innovation Intersect at Propelify 2019”

8 Takeaways from Advertising Week 2018

This week, I covered Advertising Week in New York. There were amazing panels.  My key takeaways from Advertising Week were: CMOs need a wide array of skills sets from Storytelling to Data Analysis to owning a P&L statement much like CEOs and other General Managers if they want to survive and thrive in today changing landscape.Continue reading “8 Takeaways from Advertising Week 2018”

How Customer Objections are Sales & Marketing Tools

Image via dreamreport.net Many people who are new to Sales think that if a Customer does not ask questions or raise Objections during a Sales call; the Sale is moving forward. They find themselves surprised when the customer does not want to buy when they ask for the order. This assumes the Sales person has the courageContinue reading “How Customer Objections are Sales & Marketing Tools”

How to be a CMO & Create the Marketing Function of an Organization

image via http://www.ey.com/gl/en/services/advisory/ey-dna-of-sales-and-marketing-leaders-reinvention-of-the-cmo#.WCsll-YrLIU The role of CMO needs to focus on more than just marketing to increase sales as seen in this chart. Image via http://blog.marketo.com/2007/04/are_you_a_cmo_o.html To have success in the CMO role, you need to: get executive buy in on authority and the ability to make changes, otherwise you are doomed to fail. Brand MessageContinue reading “How to be a CMO & Create the Marketing Function of an Organization”

How Brands Can use Cultural Diffusion to Sell & Market Products Abroad

How #Brands Can use #CulturalDiffusion to Sell & Market products Abroad
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How to use Engagement to Generate Leads at Trade Shows

image via mediashower.com It is important to attend industry trade shows either as an exhibitor or an attendee. Trade shows are a great way to keep up to date with trends in your industry. This will allow you to improve your product knowledge and assess the needs of customers in the market place. Trade showsContinue reading “How to use Engagement to Generate Leads at Trade Shows”

Boost Sales and launch Brands with Interview Marketing

When strangers get to know one another for the purpose of friendship, dating, employment, selling and networking; they ask questions about one another. This exchange of questions back and forth is known as an interview. Countless articles and books have been written about selling yourself in a job interview and the like. Now how canContinue reading “Boost Sales and launch Brands with Interview Marketing”

How Laws and Mandates Create and Disrupt Markets

Laws and mandates have major changes on the products and services that we use. Markets for goods and services are created and disrupted. An example of this is the Prohibition era in the United States. Prohibition was a time when the sale of drinking alcohol was made illegal by States and the Federal government. TheContinue reading “How Laws and Mandates Create and Disrupt Markets”

Increase Sales by Firing your Worst Customers

Everyone has that customer that is a late payer, nasty  and/or a time waster that they wished they could fire. In previous posts, I have discussed how to deal with difficult customers, sociopaths and how to get customers to pay on time. However, there are some customers that need to be fired. The question isContinue reading “Increase Sales by Firing your Worst Customers”