Selling Basics – Detectives and DMUs (Video) and recommended books on selling

Posted on: October 30, 2020

Todays’ short (eight minute) video covers some core ideas in business-to-business (B2B) sales. It considers the need to undertake research before approaching a prospective client and how the research continues when you first make contact. The idea is to “be more detective” to learn about your prospect. It then explores the idea of the Decision-Making […]

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Selling basics – Targeting with rabbits, deer and elephants (Video)

Posted on: August 14, 2020

A frequent question when people ask me about marketing and selling is how to target new business. There are lots of different ways to target new business. We explore one method in this short video (7 minutes) on Selling basics – Targeting with rabbits, deer and elephant. It’s a method that is particularly valued by my […]

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Book review: Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

Posted on: August 11, 2020 Executive Engagement Strategies – how to have conversations and develop relationships that build B2B relationships by Bev Burgess

(A shorter version of this book review: Executive Engagement Strategies appeared in a recent edition of Professional Marketing magazine)  I reviewed two of Bev’s previous books – in 2011 on marketing technology as service and more recently, in February 2020, her fabulous practitioner’s guide to Account Based Marketing. I’m a big fan. This one focuses […]

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Book review: A practitioner’s guide to Account-Based Marketing (ABM) – Accelerating growth in strategic accounts by Bev Burgess with Dave Munn

Posted on: February 8, 2020 Book review: A practitioner’s guide to Account-Based Marketing (ABM) – Accelerating growth in strategic accounts by Bev Burgess with Dave Munn

A shorter version of this book review appeared in the February 2020 edition of Professional Marketing Magazine  Have you ever wondered about the difference between KAM and ABM? Well, this 2017 book “A practitioner’s guide to Account-Based Marketing (ABM) – Accelerating growth in strategic accounts” provides the answer: you design an integrated marketing and sales […]

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Book Review: Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them (by Malcolm McDonald and Grant Oliver)

Posted on: May 7, 2019 Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them

This book review of “Malcolm McDonald on value propositions – How to develop them, how to quantify them” appeared in the April 2019 edition of Professional Marketing magazine. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx Like much of Malcolm McDonald’s superb work, this isn’t an easy read as the proposed approach is thorough and analytical. It will, however, appeal to those […]

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