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Inbound Sales and Marketing Strategy from Someone Who Can Drive

Posted by Carole Mahoney  8/6/13 9:00 AM

I know someone who is afraid of driving and therefore doesn't. I can see not driving if you live in the city with public transportation. The problem, however, is that by being transported everywhere and never driving yourself you become the worst person to get directions from. 

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales strategy, marketing consultant

Applying Buyer Persona Modes to Create Customer Focused Copy

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/17/13 8:46 PM

If Content is Currency, It's Worth Doing Right

You have likely heard all about content marketing and how crucial it is to SEO now. If you haven't, do a quick search on "Google Penquin and Content Marketing", that should get you caught up. (or you can just take my word for it).

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales and marketing alignment, copywriting, customer personas, customer profiles, buyer personas

Empathy as the Linchpin for Sales & Marketing Strategies

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/14/13 9:49 AM

Disclaimer: If your mandate is to "deliver share-holder value" or "make a paycheck", then this post is not for you.

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Topics: business development, marketing strategy, sales and marketing alignment, sales strategy

Never underestimate the importance of you in your marketing strategy.

Posted by Carole Mahoney  10/22/12 8:03 AM

If you have seen my LinkedIn profile, you have likely read the part that says, "Inefficiency drives me crazy, continuous and sustainable improvement is always my goal." It used to be angry, not crazy, but I've learned a few things.

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Topics: marketing strategy, marketing consultant, experiential marketing

Building Trust in the Sales Process using Buyer Persona Modes

Posted by Carole Mahoney  10/16/12 9:34 AM

How to use Buyer Persona Modes

Recently I explained how using buyer persona modes for sales and marketing strategy was like watching your favorite TV show series. You get to know and understand the characters by their mannerisms (ie: analytics, social media). You start to identify and empathize with them, even if they are a bad guy.

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales strategy, sales process, buyer personas, inbound networking

What questions are missing from your sales and marketing strategy?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  9/24/12 12:25 PM

Sales and marketing strategies and plans are really just the 'how- to have a conversation that develops a trusted contact'. At least they should be. For most companies, the question that their sales and marketing strategy is missing is: What do we need to learn about who we think we bring the most value to? Why is their issue important to them, and how can we help?

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales strategy, social media, mobile marketing, SEO

What are sales, marketing and fishing metaphors missing?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  6/7/12 6:44 AM

What sales and marketing taught me about fishing.

The majority of metaphors you can read about sales and fishing use this in reverse; What fishing can teach you about sales and marketing. My twist is not to confuse you, merely to illustrate the fact that I know nothing about fishing, but I am learning.

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales strategy, sales coaching, sales assessment

Has Sales & Marketing Integration Mutated the Sales Funnel?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/29/12 1:38 PM

Can your sales and marketing strategy predict the buying process?

Poor Ben. In a previous post, I started the story of Ben and his door to door sales strategy for the 'non-profitorganization he was working for. The sales process that happened after I opened the front door is the second chapter to the experience. 

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales funnel, sales strategy, sales process, sales and marketing integration, marketing process

Sales Assessment tests aren't just for sales people.

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/15/12 7:08 AM

Your buying process effects how you do sales AND marketing.

Why!? In a sentence; How you buy can get in the way when you are trying to sell to someone who has the same buying process as you. You naturally empathize and put up with price negotiations, stalls, comparison shopping.

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales strategy, sales process, sales assessment test

How will Women Entreprenuers Change the World?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/13/12 6:08 AM

More women (than men) are graduating from college, starting businesses, families.

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales strategy, sales assessments, sales coaching, marketing coaching

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