17 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

What to do after you LOSE the sale

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I just published a new brainstorm over at FiveBuckBrainstorms.com. The subject of this collection of 12+ ideas is themed around what salespeople should do after they lose a sale. There is a little back story behind this Five Buck Brainstorm in which you may be interested… Once upon a time… Let me tell you about a B2B business […]

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25 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Bringing The Bluelight Back

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A couple months ago I saw an article from Reuters saying Kmart was planning to bring back the Bluelight Special. Personally, I this is smart move. There are solid strategic reasons for dusting off this promotion from the retro era of retail marketing and updating for the modern social media age. As a matter of fact I think it […]

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21 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Emperor’s New Chocolate Bar?

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I’ve never spent $10 on a chocolate bar, but you gotta to respect the story of “artisanal chocolate” these guys cooked up to win the minds of their consumers with their tale of going “from bean-to-bar”. The Mast Brothers tale of better chocolate falls right into the vein of marketers striving to tell a better story. When you think […]

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23 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Blab.im Ideas for Sales and Marketing

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Fun announcement! I am hosting a LIVE video chat with Jennifer Gluckow and Jeffrey Gitomer on Blab.im next Monday, October 26 at 5:30pm Eastern! Unless they jump on sometime between now and then, I think this is going to be their inaugural appearance on this platform, and I’m thrilled to be the catalyst. You’re invited to witness this […]

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11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Marketing Passion Blabstorm

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Just the other night I had the chance to introduce my friend @marketingmiker (A.K.A. Mike Rudd) to Blab.im. It was the second time hosting my own Blab and Mike’s first time using the platform. You wouldn’t know it was Mike’s first time from the ease at which he participated in the live video chat event (it must […]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Consider The Source

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It used to be that the News Media held their sources to the highest standards. They went to extreme efforts to not just verify the personally integrity of their sources, but to also make certain they could personally vouch for the veracity of their claims. These days the source could simply be a random tweet reported as […]

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08 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The “So Now What?” Manual

The So Now What Manual

Are you providing support materials to your new clients? I don’t mean Sales support materials, I mean doing-business-with-us-after-you-buy support materials. Smart salespeople in the world of traditional Media (Radio, TV, Print) will sometimes warn their clients (especially clients who are first-time advertisers) that as soon as their ads begin to run, they should expect to get […]

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06 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Breaking Trust and Losing Permission

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The number of holiday sales emails this year is ridiculous! In past years I received one or two extra emails per list. Three was “aggressive”. But this year I’m getting three per day from some retailers and they simply don’t seem to care that their practice is annoying their list members and current customers. After all — we can just […]

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16 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

You’re incredibly smart and handsome

Most (if not all) major brands add you to an email marketing list after you buy and register a product with them.  Such is the case with Toshiba.  I was forced to buy a new laptop when the one I owned was damaged in a car accident (I looked like I got hit by a truck, […]

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20 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Empty Tank Full Mind

Recently a professional speaker posed this question to a group of her peers: “How far are you willing to travel to a 3-hour workshop that meets your needs?” First, let’s ignore the whole “meets your needs” limitation. That’s entire article unto itself. “Meets your needs” smacks of “customer satisfaction” and we all know how worthless that is. As is […]

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