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Why Should Your Employees Get Sales Assessment Tests?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/12/13 7:30 AM

Sales techniques are about building relationships. 

Every interaction your customer, clients, members, patients (whomever it is that your business exists to serve) have with you is a chance for your organization to add to the yes or no column in their mind. From how they find you to the first sales, from the delivery and service to the results they got with the product, everything is a yes or no.

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Topics: sales, customer service, sales assessment test, sales assessment

Customer retention or customer acquistion: Are you playing the odds?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  9/18/12 9:22 PM

This might be a bit of a stretch, and it might be a bit of a rank because I am still irked by the Patriots non-win on Sunday. But in the 5 minutes of time I spent listening to post-game analysis one thing became apparent to me. The Pats played conservatively, they were trying not to lose the game. And because of that they lost.

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Topics: customer service, customer retention, customer acquistion, customer relationships

What is the best way to get sales and marketing teams to collaborate ?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/19/12 8:03 AM

Why can't they understand the importance of working together? 

A marketing person asked this question on sales and marketing alignment Linkedin group a few weeks ago. Here were some of the answers offered.

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Topics: smarketing, sales and marketing alignment, customer service, customer personas

Smarketing Petition: Sales & Marketing Strategy Valentine's Day Ban

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/14/12 2:10 PM

Sales and Marketing Integration Needs No Reminder

I was going to wait to post this just before you left the office, in the hopes that it will put a smile on your face. But patience is not one of my natural strengths.

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Topics: smarketing, customer service, customer experience marketing

Book Review: Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/22/10 1:00 PM

Why I Read It

Although I grew up in the height of the 80's, my typical big-haired 80's girl persona was short lived. By highschool I was a closet hippie in boots, tie-dye and gypsy skirts. My favorite music included Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors and- yes, the Grateful Dead. My mother frequently told me I was in a misplaced generation. In fact I wrote a social studies paper on how I would reconstruct societial norms based on the Grateful Dead philosophy (I called it Stoney Island- my friends still tease me about it).

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Topics: book review, customer service, new age marketing

Are Customer Persona Modes the Next Big Thing?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  7/6/10 12:30 PM

Are Customer Personas a Valid Marketing Methodology?

There is some debate as to what a persona is and whether it is valid methodology to implement for marketing strategy. With the rise of social media, personas have gained some attention among marketers as a way to connect personally with a faceless community.

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Topics: customer service, customer segmentation, customer personas, customer profiles

What to Do if You are Worried They Might Say Something Bad on Social Media

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/22/10 11:23 AM

So a recent call with one of my favorite clients (they know who they are)- prompted a discussion of the changes in marketing with the advent of SEM and social media. Lisa, you put it brilliantly when you said it still comes down to a simple concept...
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Topics: customer service, internet marketing strategic planning

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