MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

My Personal Experiences with the Medical Marijuana Business and the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:06 PM on January 04, 2017

The American medical system is nuts!

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Marketing Basics: How to Create Great Content to Reach your Buyers

Posted by David Meerman Scott 12:04 PM on December 21, 2016

As many smart marketers know, a well-crafted blog, video, infographic, social networking feed, white paper, e-book, or Webinar is essential for reaching buyers and pushing them into and through he buying process. I’ve been talking about how content drives action for more than 15 years now. In that time, I've seen hundreds of organizations around the world implement these strategies and they work. It doesn’t matter the marketplace – business-to-business, consumer brands, services, or independent consultants – content sells.

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The Longhairs Create a Vibrant Community Via Their Blog

“Slacker. Hippie. Freak. Get a job. You look like a girl. Unprofessional!”

After hearing all sorts of snide comments about their long hair, Chris Healy and Lindsay Barto founded The Longhairs, a global community for men with long hair, to advocate for, educate, and celebrate men with long hair. “Because longhairs are badass. From Samson to Jesus to George Washington, real men let it ride. Don’t let ’em convince you otherwise,” their site says.

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Prada Movie "Past Forward" Is Content Marketing When You Have A Few Million To Spare

Posted by David Meerman Scott 10:09 AM on December 06, 2016

Italian luxury fashion house Prada recently released a short film titled Past Forward The 18-minute film is most definitely big-budget Hollywood, a collaboration between Miuccia Prada and writer/director David O. Russell, acclaimed for his films such as American Hustle, The Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook. It is content marketing for when you have millions in the budget. Watch the film here.

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Video of my INBOUND 2016 talk: How Inbound Marketing and Sales Decided the 2016 US Election

Posted by David Meerman Scott 05:23 AM on November 29, 2016

Regular readers of my blog know that I have been writing and speaking about the marketing aspects of the US Presidential election for 18 months now. My analysis culminated less than 12 hours after Trump was declared the winner when I delivered a talk on November 9 at the HubSpot INBOUND conference titled Trump, Bush, Clinton, & Sanders: How Inbound Marketing and Inbound Sales Decided the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Video of that talk is now available.

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Successful Salespeople Are Content Curators

I see a convergence of sales and marketing via content to reach buyers. In my research of successful companies, marketing is using content to reach many people at once (targeted to buyer personas) while great salespeople use the very same content to reach one buyer at a time.

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Austin Custom Home Builder Uses YouTube To Grow A Successful Business

I recently connected with Matt Risinger, a builder in Austin, TX specializing in applying building science to architect designed fine custom homes, to learn about how he uses YouTube to market his business.

Remarkably, Matt has nearly ten million views on his fantastic YouTube channel, serving to introduce potential customers and partners to his excellent work.

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The Best Marketer Has Been Elected President

Donald Trump is a marketing genius.

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The Real-Time, Scandal-Driven, Infotainment-Fueled Election is Finally Here!

Election day is upon us. Finally. It’s been, like, forever. Most Americans - indeed most of the world - has had more than enough of the back and forth of this contentious campaign season. While many are fed up, I’ve enjoyed it immensely. I’m fired up.

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Fearless Selling in 2017 and Beyond

As 2016 winds down, sales and marketing teams around the world start to plan for their 2017 calendar year. It’s going to be an exciting year because buyers are firmly in charge of how they do business with your company and once you understand the ramifications for this fundamental shift, you can reach them with a sales strategy that will drive success. Be fearless in 2017 and align your sales effort to influence them throughout the process.

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