A World With No Sales Prospects

Imagine waking up one morning, the owner of a small, but growing ad agency, and finding out your entire client base just fired you within the last hour. And just to make it more fun, every sales prospect in your database... all look just like the … [Read more...]

How Do You Overcome Sales Objections To Close More Deals

In the movie Wall Street, there is a scene where Hal Holbrook's character tells Charlie Sheen’s character, “There comes a time in every man’s life when man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs: Be Courageous Enough To Dare Greatly

Nine years ago today I started Converse Digital. And as I try and do every year on our anniversary, I look back, take stock and share the most important entrepreneurial lessons I learned. And whew what a year it has been! This last year was … [Read more...]

Creating Webinars and Product Demos that Help Buyers Self-Educate and Self-Qualify

WARNING: If you are of the mindset that all prospects are leads, you’ll probably disagree with what I’m about to say.   I’m a huge fan of online product demos and webinars because they let me easily self-educate about a product or service I’m … [Read more...]

Aligning Marketing Automation Platforms and Content to Create Leads Sales Can’t Live Without

Today I had the honor of presenting at ContentTech. To a packed room of senior level marketers and a few sales people, we talked about the gulf between Marketing and Sales. Specifically, what causes it and how to fix it. For most marketing teams … [Read more...]

Discipline Delivers In Content Marketing

When it comes to content marketing, if you can choose between creative and consistent - choose the latter. Just as the tortoise beat the hare, so too the consistent will always outperform the creative in terms of long-term return-on-investment. … [Read more...]

Three Secrets to Successfully Using Podcasting for Prospecting

What do you do when you’re in the car, or on the treadmill? Maybe you make phone calls or listen to the radio. These days, a lot of people are finding new audio entertainment in the form of podcasts. In fact, podcasting has exploded. The latest stats … [Read more...]

Social Sharing Is Overrated

Measuring the true sales impact of social media efforts his hard and sometimes downright impossible. In the early days of social media that was ok. Social media was the bright shiny object that everyone wanted and few understood. Social media gurus … [Read more...]

Social Media: Changing The Brand Perception of Mardi Gras

As I embark on yet another Fat Tuesday, I can't help but flashback a decade (yes, it's been 10 years since I first invited you to experience Mardi Gras via my Tweetstream) and marvel at the power of Social Media to build brand perception. Back then, … [Read more...]

The Invisible Benefit of Your Agency’s Content Marketing Strategy

Over the last 10 years, content marketing has emerged as a powerful driver for effective social selling and inbound sales lead generation programs. And while largely heralded as a way to drive inbound leads there is another, even more powerful reason … [Read more...]