Social Selling

Social Media Marketing: How to Get Started – B2B Marketing Article

By Pei-Ming Tokuda, Marketing Intern at Heinz Marketing In the age of social media, it’s no secret companies need to be active on these platforms so not to be left behind. One amazing aspect of social media platforms is hey are free and reach millions around the world. As social media continues to grow, it can be hard to navigate each platform and get your brand noticed by your intended audience. At first you may feel inclined to use them…

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Personal Branding: What’s More Important – B2B Marketing Article

Before we can answer that, we must define the difference between these two similar but decidedly different adjectives. Personally, I believe the difference between fame and authority is really quite simple. Famous people are known but authoritative people are followed. Tweet This And let me be clear when I say the word followed. I don’t mean following in the social media sense. I mean following in the I pay attention and act based on what you do say or instruct…

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Where Should Your Agency Focus Your New Biz Efforts In 2020? – B2B Marketing Article

This week RSW/US released its New Year Outlook 2020 Survey Report and based on the content, I think smaller, independent and/or specialist agencies will need to step up their biz dev game and learn to Sell Greatly this year or get left behind. Let’s talk about why. Clients Plan To Shrink Their Agency Rosters Charts from RSW/US New Year Outlook 2020 Survey Report According to the RSW/US report, companies that used to carry 5-6 agencies or more are finding it…

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The 4 Key Listening Habits of Exceptionally Great Salespeople – B2B Marketing Article

To Sell Greatly, a salesperson has to be relationship first. And the most important skill in building strong, enduring relationships is the ability to be a good listener. Ironically, most of us are terrible listeners. It’s like we completely understand the importance of listening well, but we just can’t bring ourselves to actually do it consistently. Luckily for you, becoming a better listener is something you can absolutely become good at, and in doing so become a great salesperson. Here…

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Teaching Your Millennial Salesforce How To Sell Greatly – B2B Marketing Article

We’ve all heard, and maybe experienced, the Millennials’ challenge with face-to-face, interpersonal communication. Sure they can text and converse on social media but “they don’t answer their phones” and “they can’t hold a conversation in person.” Which begs the question, how will their style of communication hold up in the world of sales, which depends so much on interpersonal relationships and the soft skills that make that possible? Let’s face it, people buy from people. And more importantly, what can…

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Why Content Marketers Are Failing to Sell Greatly – B2B Marketing Article

Every year the Content Marketing Institute publishes a seminal report on the state of the Content Marketing Industry. This year, we thought we’d share it but through the lens of sales prospecting and using content to Sell Greatly. Content Marketing Still Focused on The Top of The Funnel. Few content marketers report they use it successfully on activities that deepen relationships. There have, however, been notable year-over-year (YOY) increases in those who us it to nurture, build loyalty, and generate…

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If You Can’t Do Good… Better Do Bad Well – B2B Marketing Article

Today’s post is inspired by the KSHMR, Nevve song Do Bad Well. It got me to thinking about how salespeople approach sales training today. So often, instead of trying to learn how to do good, the training just reinforces how to do bad well. Stick with me here… it will all come together. Doing Bad Sales Prospecting Well Everywhere you look people are complaining about traditional sales prospecting tactics. Even salespeople recognize that traditional tactics like cold calling are not…

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