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”

How to Innovate Marketing

Sales reps can only be as good as the product and message they represent. Before companies can hire Sales reps, they need a great product with messaging that conveys the benefits to customers. Sales reps need support from marketing in the cross functional organization of tomorrow. The messaging should be able to prevent customer objections.Continue reading “How to Innovate Marketing”

How to Innovate Marketing in EdTech & E-Learning

EdTech and E-Learning companies are doing great work. However, I have identified a gap in their marketing strategy that could leave them vulnerable to competitors. None and in some cases very few of the people in the Marketing function of the organization were former Teachers. You can do a search on LinkedIn to verify this.Continue reading “How to Innovate Marketing in EdTech & E-Learning”

What Brand Safety Means for Brands, Advertisers & Agencies

2018 continues to be the year of Brand Safety for Brands, Advertisers and Agencies as the industry status quo was disrupted in 2017. Many advertisers pulled or suspended their ad campaigns from YouTube and Google’s display network because the company put brands at risk by serving up inappropriate ads that conflicted with the value ofContinue reading “What Brand Safety Means for Brands, Advertisers & Agencies”

4 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Email Campaign

Many people ask, what is the best day and time to execute an email campaign? Instead of trying to get the best day and time to execute an email marketing campaign, I would instead focus on developing compelling content that includes visuals. Before starting you should be able to answer the following questions when creatingContinue reading “4 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Email Campaign”