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Social Media Marketing
A few decades back (yes, I’ve been in this business a while) the sales execs at SAP (where I worked) talked about their “golf course lead” – which usually arrived on Monday morning. Way before the days of social media and internet marketing, one of the top tactics for filling sales funnel was the cold...
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I’m often asked to give talks on digital marketing. At the beginning of each session I ask the audience to raise hands if they are delighted with their digital marketing programs. A hand or two may be seen, but not always – there are times when all hands stay down. So, I then ask for...
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grow twitter followers
Six years ago, Twitter was just a newfangled tool for intrepid marketers who wanted to expand their online reach. Today, Twitter boasts 140 million active users; a single tweet from a celebrity or company can become headline news in an instant. The trouble for in-house marketers is, while a celebrity like Lady Gaga can acquire...
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Many of us have heard of ghost towns from Wild West movies. A ghost town is a town or city that, due to economic reasons or some kind of catastrophe, is abandoned by its residents. There are numerous ghost towns throughout North America; you may have even visited one at some point. But, today, I’m...
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When you think of bad habits, what springs to mind? Smoking? Nail-biting? Overeating? These are just a few of the nasty habits that millions of individuals attempt to break every year, often spending a lot of money in the process. Businesses also suffer from their own vices which (left unchecked) can stifle the organization’s lead...
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I spend a lot of time talking with B2B business owners and CEOs about lead generation. There is a lot of interest among CEOs in generating leads in new ways, such as internet marketing. It’s more difficult than ever to reach corporate decision makers through cold calling. They are hearing this from their sales teams....
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Dear Espresso B2B, I get the whole inbound marketing thing and we’re pretty good at generating interest in our products. Problem is, it’s hard to get face-to-face meetings once we’ve generated initial interest. My boss “Greg” is really on my case to get meetings with these guys, but they keep pushing back. Is it okay to...
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I ran into a good friend of mine recently. Mike has been in direct sales for 15 years and has been highly successful. He is a can-do, nothing can stop me type, which has served him well in sales. He has been a consistent recipient of president’s circle awards at annual sales meetings. However, this...
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