Sales Prospecting: Why Clarity Wins

So what do you do for a living? We've all heard it. The question. The simplest question that every one of us should be able to quickly, easily and succinctly answer. But how many times have you been asked and then recited back some long-winded, … [Read more...]

Is Your Social Media KPI Data Lying To You?

Companies today live and die by the KPI (Key Performance Indicator) metric of their choosing. They become slaves to the data based sales & marketing approach. And there is nothing wrong with that until there is, especially with consumer … [Read more...]

Why Gary V’s Best B2B Marketing Strategy for 2019 is WRONG

I read Gary’s missive this week and to be fair, I love the tactic he suggests but hate everything else about his recommendation because if you blindly follow it, you’ll fail. Let me explain. Conversations Become Customers I couldn’t agree more with … [Read more...]

Should You Invest In Digital or Traditional Advertising for Generating Sales?

Everyone loves digital advertising for its tracking capability vs traditional advertising. It’s easier to prove digital marketing ROI vs traditional advertising because digital makes the invisible buyer visible. But is this focus on clicks causing … [Read more...]

Sales Prospecting with Epically Awesome Pornified Content That Increases Your Brand’s Virality

Are you asking yourself, WTH is he talking about with that headline? Well today's post is all about making a point that in my not so humble opinion needs making - success today is more about conversations than content. This post is an effort to … [Read more...]

Biz Dev for Ad Agencies

A few weeks ago Tom had a chance to sit down with Luke over at Toucan Advertising to talk about how ad agencies, pr agencies and frankly anyone in the consulting world, can turn conversations into customers. The podcast, Briefly, is about 30 … [Read more...]

The One Social Selling Tactic That Will Guarantee Successful Sales Prospecting

Every day you find another article about some new Social Selling tip, trick or tactic to improve your sales prospecting success. So you read, follow and try. But that’s a recipe for sales prospecting failure. Everyone is asking themselves the same … [Read more...]

Promotional Products: The Trojan Horse of Sales Prospecting

Do you remember the story of The Trojan Horse? In the story, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That … [Read more...]

Why Are B2B Marketers Struggling to Engage Targeted Prospects?

This morning I read an interesting research study indicating that 57% of B2B Marketers felt "Getting targeted prospects to engage" was their #1 challenge in generating new leads. Following closely on the heels was "Finding leads that convert" at 55%. … [Read more...]

What’s The Value of a Facebook Like?

The Facebook Like, is often dismissed as little more than a Facebook Marketing vanity metric by many in the social media marketing world. I get it, it's so easy to Like something. It doesn't take a lot of effort, so how valuable is a Facebook Like … [Read more...]