Tag: growth


Sep

02

2013
Success!  Now let's go to the beach!*

Tell Your Success Stories

Without a doubt, success stories sell. A number of years back at an educational technology company where I handled marketing, a very bright, very ambitious young sales rep closed a single, multi-million dollar megadeal that catapulted the company’s expected revenue into another sphere. When I asked him what the secret weapon was that he used to secure the fantastic deal he crafted, he summed it up...

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Aug

20

2013
Note to sales: You are not alone.

Let Marketing Help Unleash Your Sales Force

If your sales force isn’t focusing their time on building great relationships with decision-makers and influencers, then they’re not performing to potential. And your organization isn’t getting the results it needs to thrive. Sales organizations can get bogged down with writing emails, creating their own collateral, deploying invitations, devising their own custom presentations, and activities that have more to do with message preparation and delivery...

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Aug

09

2013
Your content marketing "must-do's"

Content Marketing Checklist

If you’re not aggressively practicing content marketing, then a golden opportunity to connect with prospects and grow your business is passing you by.  So where do you start? Blog Write eStuff, and give it away Create informational videos Conduct webinars and events Build targeted lists Ask permission I  guest blogged on the subject on the Business2Community network.  Get up and running with this content marketing...

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Aug

06

2013
Free PDF “8 Marketing Essentials for Startups & Small Businesses”

Free PDF “8 Marketing Essentials for Startups & Small Businesses”

The tactics used to implement a successful marketing program are changing at a rate never before experienced. Whether you’re a new marketer or just need a brushup, the 18-page ebook “8 Marketing Essentials for Startups & Small Businesses” is just for you. In it you’ll find information on the “must do’s” of any marketing program, including: • Social Media • Website development • Market planning...

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Jul

17

2013
Proceed with Caution.  Marketers at Work.*

Marketing Mayhem: Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

I’ve said it many times, and I’m likely to say it many more. Marketing is not rocket science. So what goes wrong with our marketing programs? Why are some companies thoroughly stumped, stymied, and frazzled when it comes to creating effective marketing? Here are some commonly made marketing mistakes: 1. The Bright Penny. Take up enormous resources compiling, vetting, and finalizing an actionable marketing plan....

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Jul

03

2013
Free PDF “Direct Marketing to K-12 Education”

Free PDF “Direct Marketing to K-12 Education”

If K-12 is your marketplace, then download the free 16 page white paper Direct Marketing to K-12 Education: A Review. You’ll discover… • The first 7 steps to initiate a successful direct marketing program • How direct marketing makes your overall sales and marketing efforts more successful. • A successful DM program can be configured for nearly all K-12 businesses. • Analytics are the differentiator...

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Jun

25

2013
The Art of the Special Offer

The Art of the Special Offer

If your customers buy your products or services at any price you offer, then consider yourself uniquely skilled at generating demand. For most of us, though, we need to provide a push. Competition is fierce, and the need for creating smart, relevant offers is greater than ever. But a special offer should serve to grow your business and be the first step in establishing great...

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Jun

18

2013
Magic 8-Ball says “good things are on the horizon.”

A Simple Way to Foretell Business Growth

None of us can read the tea leaves — or rely on the wisdom of the Magic 8-Ball — regarding exactly what will work and what won’t for business growth. But over the years, I’ve learned a tactical approach that is very effective. As simple and elementary as this seems, I’ve benefited greatly from the following: • Try as many sensible tactics as possible. •...

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May

05

2013
Find your great customers and keep your business strong.

RFM: A Simple Way to Grow Your Business

If asked who your best customers are, you might consider them based solely on dollar volume. Big spender, great customer. Makes sense, right? Not necessarily. Dollars spent are one part of what you need to know. Considering only the dollar value of a customer leaves off other indicators that help tell the tale of potential future earnings. It’s common business sense that mining your customer...

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Apr

17

2013
Big money time.

ROI Marketing

The difference between marketing investment and marketing cost lies in our ability to determine the return on investment of marketing expenses. If we can assess the dollars our marketing initiatives bring in — if we’re practicing ROI marketing — then we can determine results and deem the spending an investment. If we don’t know the results, then spending is a cost. In tough times —...

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