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”

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”

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 use Market Research as a Digital Sales & Marketing Tool

Most businesses will not necessarily be creating new product categories. As a result, they will be entering into a market place that already exists. This is true if you are a re-seller or distributor of products and services. Once you decide that there is a market for your products and services; you need to studyContinue reading “How to use Market Research as a Digital Sales & Marketing Tool”

EdTech’s Growthhacking Guide

Trends in Education are changing. This will provide a great Opportunity for EdTech Companies to improve Education while increasing Sales and Revenue. If you are in EdTech, looking to get into this $13,190,456, 456,848 K-12 Market not to mention the opportunities in Higher Education…

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?”

Customer Marketing: What We Can Learn from Actors

Image via Garrison Everest When Actors land a role to play, they need to memorize their lines but for their delivery to be believable, they need to become the character. Actors become the character they play by doing research. This research is conducted by: reading books/watching videos about the life of the character, conducting interviewsContinue reading “Customer Marketing: What We Can Learn from Actors”

How to use Market Research to Drive Product Sales

Before businesses can sell anything, they need to determine if there is a market for their products and services. Most businesses will not necessarily be creating new product categories. As a result, they will be entering into a market place that already exists. This is true if you are a re-seller or distributor of productsContinue reading “How to use Market Research to Drive Product Sales”