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...]

How To Succeed With Influencer Created Content Marketing

In November 2016, CNN plunked down a reported 20 millions dollars to purchase Beme, the video-sharing app started by YouTube star Casey Neistat. CNN hoped to fashion it into an independently operated daily online news program that would appeal to … [Read more...]

How To Win More Deals With Better Sales Prospecting Automation

Recently I participated in an interesting discussion on the #Digital360Chat Twitter Chat hosted by Bernie Fussenegger around the idea of sales & marketing automation, specifically about automating the connection process on social media. It's hard … [Read more...]

Social Selling: Why Salespeople Should Be Curating Content

Whenever you read about Social Selling, everyone spends a lot of time talking about creating content. It makes sense, because content is at the core of a successful social selling program. But you shouldn't be paying your salespeople to create … [Read more...]

Are You Reaching or Connecting With Your Sales Prospects?

Have you ever received a LinkedIn Cold or Warm Message like the one above? You know, where someone makes a sales ask via LinkedIn's Messaging system either as a first or second touch? Arggg. I hate those. Folks just don't realize that you only get … [Read more...]

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...]