Influencer vs Sales Professional

Last week I had a fantastic conversation with a professor who teaches sales and marketing on the university level.  We discussed perception vs. reality in sales within our world which is full of real and wishful “influencers.”  Bottom line is influencers talk at their audience, as that is their deal, they influence.  In the worldContinue reading “Influencer vs Sales Professional”

Web Site, Succeed or Fail?

As interactive social media continues to increase its marketplace impact, where does that leave the traditional web site?  Should you have one? The answer is, ‘it depends.’ Yes, to a web site if you have a web site that weaves together other social media, as well as offers current information. If your site does, thenContinue reading “Web Site, Succeed or Fail?”

Good Advice, For Good Managers

I’m a huge fan of Seth Godin.  This certainly isn’t the first quote of Godin’s that has surfaced within the blog posts on this site.  While Mr. Godin is all about marketing, his thoughts expand far beyond just that topic. I promise you, if you read his posts and/or books you’ll pull great information from them,Continue reading “Good Advice, For Good Managers”

Marketing vs. Engagement

I believe both nonprofits as well as for profits often confuse sales, marketing and engagement.  Or even more challenging weight engagement last.  The fact is, without engagement of donors, clients or customers your sales and marketing have far less impact.   Social media absorbs so much of our time these days.  One of the greatContinue reading “Marketing vs. Engagement”

Social Media…Marketing or Fundraising?

Social media is here to stay and often I am asked the question of whether it is for marketing or fundraising.  My answer is both as marketing and fundraising meld into one.  If you are a small, or even medium sized nonprofit you are already understaffed so the trend of fund development melding with marketingContinue reading “Social Media…Marketing or Fundraising?”

How Your Life Is Like Social Media

I was reading a blog the other day about social media marketing.  It occurred to me how similar social media marketing and connecting professionally/personally are.  I believe two points in the blog post I read are particularly important to remember: Numbers and quality should not be individualized.   (If you lose quality you will eventuallyContinue reading “How Your Life Is Like Social Media”

Pull The Trigger

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.”  ~Victor Kiam Pull the trigger.  There is a bigger risk than your perceived fear of failure.  The biggest risk you take in not pulling the trigger is the risk of missing out completely to someone who did.  Every moment you put off procrastinating picking up the phone or having a faceContinue reading “Pull The Trigger”