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...]

Where Experts Say You Should Invest Your Limited Social Selling Time

Social Selling, like most things in life, is a marathon, not a sprint and you should act accordingly. Social Selling Techniques are about making an investment today that will generate sales in the next month, quarter or year. But for companies or … [Read more...]

Why Content is More Persuasive Than Salespeople

You can't sell if you can't persuade. We all know that. But what many sales people haven't figured out yet is that digital content is often the most persuasive tool in the salesperson's toolbox. In my 2014 Content Marketing World talk -- Using … [Read more...]

The New Marketing Landscape: Why Hoarding Information Will Cost You Sales Leads

Everything you once knew about marketing and sales prospecting is wrong. Or at the very least, social selling is quickly rendering it obsolete. Once upon a time, companies treated information about their product as sacred. After all, … [Read more...]