How to Create Marketing that Enables Sales & CX Teams

I asked my LinkedIn audience If the Sales and Marketing function merged and run by Sales, What would be your main focus? Why? As you can see, 68% of those surveyed said that increase lead generation and demand generation was a top priority. What this means is that people see Marketing as a vehicle toContinue reading “How to Create Marketing that Enables Sales & CX Teams”

What’s the Hardest Part of Product Marketing The Job of a Product Marketer

What is the hardest part of Product Marketing? LinkedIn poll of my audience Marketers need to develop and deploy a buyer-centric go-to-market strategy. It is time for marketers to ask better questions about buyers. What is the role of a Product Marketer? I covered the Product Marketing Community workshop to find out. Workshop Topics includedContinue reading “What’s the Hardest Part of Product Marketing The Job of a Product Marketer”

9 Techniques to Overcoming Customer Objections

In sales, everyone has to be able to overcome objections to be successful. The best way to overcome objections is to prevent them. This can be done by providing a thorough sales presentation that covers all the information about your products and services. Also, you must address any questions the prospect has immediately. However, objectionsContinue reading “9 Techniques to Overcoming Customer Objections”

Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges

People do Marketing for different reasons and they have different sets of challenges concerning the Marketing they do. I conducted two surveys of my LinkedIn audience. I asked the following:  1.What do you hope to gain from your marketing efforts? 2. What is your biggest marketing challenge? Why? Based on survey findings, 56 percent ofContinue reading “Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges”

4 Ways to Leverage Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth is a top tool. What customers and prospects say about you determines your success. Word of Mouth Marketing is what your customers and prospects say about you when you are not around. In other words, it’s your reputation in the industry. The best part of this is that you can control WordContinue reading “4 Ways to Leverage Word of Mouth”

What I Learned from Selling in NYC

Sales has taught me to: 1.To go after what I want in life. Ask for the order if you will. 2. To stand tall in the face of rejection and negativity. 3. To look at rejection as a learning experience instead of a defeat. 4. To understand Customer needs. (Objections vs Stalls). (Buyer Motives) 5.Continue reading “What I Learned from Selling in NYC”

New Jersey Innovation in Action at Venture Conference

I had the privilege of covering the Venture Conference in Newark, NJ this past Thursday. James Barrood, President of the NJ Tech Council opened the conference. The conference was held at NJIT; a school that prides itself on preparing its student for STEM careers. NJIT is helping to innovate New Jersey. NJIT President Joel Bloom discussedContinue reading “New Jersey Innovation in Action at Venture Conference”

Standing Tall in the Face of Rejection

Dealing with rejection in Sales, Marketing, Business, Job Search and Life is rough. I have experienced rejection in various aspects of life. It is important to not take rejection personally. When you are rejected in job search and career; remember that it applies to the specific situation, position, promotion, transfer but not you as aContinue reading “Standing Tall in the Face of Rejection”

Seth Godin’s This is Marketing: What it Means for Brands

Seth Godin’s new book This is Marketing sums up the lessons of his previous books. In the past Marketing was Advertising. Many Brands and businesses used to buy ads to interrupt prospects in the hope that people would buy. However, with so many media channels, the advertising of yesterday has lost its effect. What thisContinue reading “Seth Godin’s This is Marketing: What it Means for Brands”

Using Marketing to Innovate the Organization

The purpose of the Sales and Marketing functions is to drive revenue for the organization. Below you will find Sales and Marketing Strategies for driving revenue that can be Applied in any industry. You will also see how to use Marketing to improve the organizations relationship with internal and external customers. 1.Market Research & CompetitorContinue reading “Using Marketing to Innovate the Organization”