March 29, 2017

A suspect is not a prospect

Prospects are people who are able, ready and willing to buy. Suspects are merely eligible to do so. – Lester Wunderman Far too much time and money is wasted on marketing to suspects. Misusing data and technology enables marketers to waste time and money at scale. Prospecting with email is one example. Recently I got an […]

Don’t interrupt, add value

Time is not money. It has a far greater value than money. We can spend our money or lose our money, but we can always get more. Not so with our time. Once we spend a moment of time it is gone forever. That’s why interruptions are such an offense. An interruption says “Give me […]

Business blogging today: Is it still worth the effort?

You have to wonder. Has business blogging peaked? At last count, there were more than 75 million WordPress blogs and 170 million Tumblr blogs. And that’s not counting all the other blogging platforms out there. It makes you think. With all that noise from all those blogs, will it make any difference to my business […]

Why you need content marketing to get customers today

The rules of buying and selling have changed forever. Today it is common for a prospective customer to be 60 to 70 percent through the decision process before talking to you about buying. That trend will continue. Both Gartner and Forrester project that by 2020, 80 percent of the buying process will take place without any direct […]