MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

Blog redesign on the HubSpot marketing platform

One of the great things about Web content is that you can constantly change and improve it. I’ve just redesigned my blog, focusing on a cleaner and easier to read look.

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My Best Business Advice for College Students

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:43 PM on September 10, 2014

It is the beginning of another academic year in the USA and many other parts of the world. University students who are entering their third or fourth years are planning for that first job out of school.

So I thought it a perfect time to share a video interview I did last year on Behind the Brand TV with Bryan Elliott.

Bryan and I discussed what university students can do now to stand out in the future job market. This advice isn’t just for those in their final year. In fact it is more important for those starting their university education.

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Creating Ridiculously Good Content the Ann Handley way

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:42 PM on September 10, 2014

The very clever Ann Handley has a new book due out in the next few days. I’ve seen an early copy and it is terrific.

Everybody Writes is your go-to guide to creating ridiculously good content to market you and your business.

With wisdom and an infective wittiness, Ann shows you how to take your writing from awkward or awful to electric or elegant. She’s your favorite teacher, cracking you up while her tough love gets you to do the work to improve.

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Video Interview with HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan about Inbound Marketing 2.0

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:22 AM on September 04, 2014

The revised and updated second edition of the modern marketing classic Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online by HubSpot co-founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah releases this week.

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The New Rules of Selling [SlideShare]

Posted by David Meerman Scott 03:17 AM on August 27, 2014

Early this week I posted on how Sales is Broken. There are many examples of traditional sales tactics that don’t work when buyers have access to a tremendous amount of information.

The old rules of selling...

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It’s still great marketing. Just don’t call it a blog.

Because blogging isn’t new and hip, many people dismiss this form of content as less effective. Some are even abandoning their blogs for the next big thing (whatever that is).

I started my blog ten years ago (that’s seventy dog internet years).

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Giving things away for free to build your network and grow your business

At the Gathering of the Vibes music festival last weekend, besides the great live bands, I particularly enjoyed wondering around the camping area. It's fun to encounter interesting people who are part of the same tribe!

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Silver Oak Cellars builds passionate fans through social media “bottle stories”

After I delivered a talk called “Business Lessons from the Grateful Dead” to a group of enthusiastic company leaders at YPO, I had a chance to spend some time with David Duncan CEO of Silver Oak Cellars, a producer of delicious and distinctive Cabernets from Napa Valley and Alexander Valley, California.

Duncan told me about the importance of social media for his winery and how they communicate with the passionate fans of his wines. Like other CEOs active on social networks who I wrote about in my recent post The #Social CEO Drives Business for their Company, Duncan is an enthusiastic supporter of content creation and social media engagement at his company.

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Upgrade to Canada #social program nabs tourists from other countries

Last month I presented at an event in Winnipeg, Canada for Travel Manitoba. The travel market is crowded and consumers have lots of places to find information about places to visit. Into this environment, the best content can win the day.

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The Health Club That Tells Its Story by Exercising an Attitude

Posted by David Meerman Scott 05:56 AM on July 24, 2014

I’ve been a member of health clubs in four cities where I’ve lived: New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and now in the Boston suburbs. In each location, my decision to join a club was spontaneous. I’d think, “Oh, shoot. It’s mid-December and my New Year’s resolution is to get fit, so I need to join a gym.” (That’s exactly what happened when I lived in New York City.) Or several years ago when I decided to swim a day or two per week to keep in shape for surfing, I decided to join a club with an indoor pool. I used social media to ask my friends who live in the Boston area about the club they belonged to. I also hightailed it to Google to see what clubs were nearby. And inevitably, like so often when I am in the market to buy a product, I’d start to notice advertisements for health clubs in the Boston Globe.

I made a quick decision join Boston Sports Clubs because I just loved the cheeky personality that came through in their online and offline strategies to reach me! They got my attention in a big way even before I walked in to my local club. When I did visit for the first time, the unconventional, humorous approach of the company story continued as I saw posters in the lobby.

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