How & Why People Buy Products

When marketing and selling a product or service, it is important to ask two questions to understand your buyers. 1.What motivates people to buy a product or service? 2.How do people find a product or service to buy? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience for answers. 1. What motivates people to buy a product or Service?Continue reading “How & Why People Buy Products”

9 Strategies to Support Sales Teams to Close More Deals & Make More Sales

Sales processes include the following: customer development,   prospecting, discovery calls, closing deals, cross-selling, upselling, post-sales implementation, customer experience, obtaining referrals, and testimonials. What is the hardest part of the sales process? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience to find out. Survey Results Of those surveyed, 53 % said closing deals was the hardest part ofContinue reading “9 Strategies to Support Sales Teams to Close More Deals & Make More Sales”

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”

Marketing New Product features to Prospects & Customers: What I’d Do

If I was going to launch a bunch of new product features and I was tasked with developing a social media marketing campaign to market these features to existing customers and generate new leads. What questions might I have when starting to plan the campaign? I would ask: Which channels do customers use when makingContinue reading “Marketing New Product features to Prospects & Customers: What I’d Do”

Ways to Deliver Value to Customers with Content

Creating content that engages customers is key. Another key element to creating customer-centered presentations and digital content is knowledge of buyer learning styles. In other words, how do buyers learn best? There are three learning styles, Visual, Auditory, and kinesthetic. 65 percent of learners are Visual but this is not everyone. Survey Results I surveyedContinue reading “Ways to Deliver Value to Customers with Content”

9 Key Things Product Marketers need to Address in a Product Marketing Brief

Product Marketing involves more than just supporting the Marketing and Product Management teams. Product Marketers serve Marketing, Sales, and Product teams. Each team has different needs and responsibilities. However, they all play a role in growing the business and serving customers. Just as Marketing has a plan or brief, Product Marketing does. Here are nine things to addressContinue reading “9 Key Things Product Marketers need to Address in a Product Marketing Brief”

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”