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Speed up your sales cycle

  If you align your sales and marketing teams, they become an unstoppable force. Marketing influences how people think and feel, building and nurturing relationships—and relationships drive sales. Period. Your sales team spends 80% of their time with the 20% of the customers who are ready to listen. Your marketing team, on the other hand,…

Great Content: The cure for the engineer’s marketing allergy

How to speak that engineer marketing language The first rule of marketing is know your audience. Find out what they want. Connect with them and show them how you will solve their problem like no one else. Reach your audience on a personal level. Get in their head. Yet, for right-brained marketing creatives, getting inside…

When the rubber hits the road

As the saying goes, the “rubber hits the road” at the point in time when a salesperson is in-front of a customer and moves to quickly communicate why they should buy. Salespeople need the right tools at their fingertips as they initiate relationships, build trust with customers and prospects, and when they close the sale.…

Try making your own eggnog this holiday…

Leave the pre-made eggnog on the grocery shelf… a top-notch, home-made eggnog is not much work. Here’s how to make your own eggnog: Booze: Bourbon, brandy or rum are the typical choices. You don’t have to go expensive either beacuse the booze flavor is complimented by the flavor of the eggnog, so it all tastes…

Give your customers a big ol' "bro hug!"

When you see an old friend, do you give them a handshake or a ‘bro hug’? Of course, if you’re under 30 years old, you give them a hug to let them know that you’ve missed them and you appreciate them. It’s more intimate than a traditional handshake. What’s a ‘bro hug’? It’s a visible…

Blueprint for a successful content marketing strategy

Who in their right mind would build a house without a blueprint? You need a detailed blueprint to convert the piles of building materials on your empty lot into a beautiful, finished home. If you try to build it on your own, without a blueprint, you’ll end up with a haphazard structure that will probably…

Marketing’s Secret Sauce: The Message

It seems like anything successful has a secret formula, proprietary technology or “secret sauce” behind it that makes people talk about it. Marketing is no different. The secret sauce of successful marketing is the message. It must command the attention of its target audience, get them to think and feel something – and ultimately like,…

They keep moving the marketing goalposts

There’s an inherent mystery around the art and science of optimizing a web site for search. The optimization process changes nearly every week as Google works behind the scene, changing the rules to make their engine’s results more search friendly and relevance-centric. For SEO specialists, it’s like playing a soccer game where the goalposts keep moving…

12 tactics to transform your email signups from a trickle to a torrent

Your email list is one of your most valuable owned assets. It’s the key to engaging your target audience and building trusted relationships with them. But most marketers don’t do enough to build and nurture theirs. “But wait just a minute,” you protest. “I put a newsletter signup form on the home page of my website.…


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