Social Networks use Online Shopping for New Revenue

Social Networks are places where people congregate; making them great sources of Market Research and Revenue. As a result, Social networks are looking for new revenue streams. The latest revenue channel for them is E-commerce. Facebook is partnering with Shopify to launch Facebook shops. The social network is the latest to get in on theContinue reading “Social Networks use Online Shopping for New Revenue”

Why Free Trials increase Sales & Customer Loyalty

Free or Low-Cost Trials When creating a new offering, I would offer a free or low-cost trial of your product to the end-users and industry experts. Consumers look for social proof before they buy a product. Now if the product is new, none exists. To lower buyer resistance, you need to make it low riskContinue reading “Why Free Trials increase Sales & Customer Loyalty”

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”

What the Product Marketing Community Taught Me about Marketing

I covered the Product Marketing Community event in New York. Product Marketing Community was founded by Product Marketers for Product Marketers. Attendees of Product Marketing Community events take interactive workshops led by product marketing leaders and network with their peers. The event covered how to: build and execute: go-to-market strategy, buyer insights, messaging and content and salesContinue reading “What the Product Marketing Community Taught Me about Marketing”

10 Key Takeaways from Advertising Week 2019

  I covered Advertising Week in New York. Advertising Week is where the best minds of Marketing and Advertising meet to share and learn best practices. Matt Scheckner Global CEO of Advertising Week shares his thoughts at the opening breakfast. View this post on Instagram Matt Scheckner of #AdvertisingWeek shares his thoughts at the opening breakfast. #AWNewYorkContinue reading “10 Key Takeaways from Advertising Week 2019”

5 Key Strategies from Digital Marketing World Forum 2019

I covered the Digital Marketing World Forum in New York this past week. There were great discussions on Digital and Social Marketing. The topics ranged from the customer journey, customer experience, customer retention, personalization, using data, and privacy legislation. My key insights were: 1. To improve customer retention, brands need to understand their customers toContinue reading “5 Key Strategies from Digital Marketing World Forum 2019”

How Voice Tech is Innovating Marketing & The Customer Experience

I covered Voice Summit last week at NJIT in Newark, New Jersey. Voice Summit is the largest voice tech conference that brings the conversational design ecosystem together in one place. Last year was the first Voice Summit. It was amazing to see how the industry has advanced in the past year. This year, the conferenceContinue reading “How Voice Tech is Innovating Marketing & The Customer Experience”

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”

Takeaways from Salesforce World Tour

Marketing is at the center of the organization; supporting Sales, Customer Success and the overall customer experience. Kelly Miller Eliyahu of Salesforce outlines the Fifth Edition of The State of Marketing. Customer Experience Marketing Data 65 % of Consumers say their loyalty is influenced by companies sending personalized messages. 52% of Customers are likely to switchContinue reading “Takeaways from Salesforce World Tour”