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”

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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”

Will EdTech/E-Learning CEO’s/CMO’s Improve Learning for Teachers & Students?

EdTech & 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 “Will EdTech/E-Learning CEO’s/CMO’s Improve Learning for Teachers & Students?”

How Businesses will Increase Sales by Improving How they Hire Marketing Staff

image via http://www.slideshare.net/NashvilleTechCouncil/the-power-of-smarketing-40266445 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 preventContinue reading “How Businesses will Increase Sales by Improving How they Hire Marketing Staff”

10 Things a Sales Leader Needs to Do or Have to Be Successful

Deciding to go into sales management is a very big step for a sales person. Recently, I received an offer to serve as a sales trainer or de-facto sales manager; based on my time in field sales and my blog. What are a VP of Sales, Sales Director and Sales Manager? Well they are leaders. The firstContinue reading “10 Things a Sales Leader Needs to Do or Have to Be Successful”