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Marketing Memories: How to Sell High School Memorabilia to an Instagram and Twitter Generation

Remember that glossy hardcover tome that documented school politics, embarrassing hairstyles and ridiculous fads? Whether it’s prominently displayed on a bookshelf or gathering dust in your parents’ attic, you probably have one somewhere. Chances are, you also sprang for a high school class ring—after all, nearly everyone did. That’s not the case anymore though. At a time when teenagers are self-documenting their lives on a daily basis, the concept of investing in a ...

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10 Powerful Ways to Inject Discipline Into the Revenue-Generation Process

Many CEOs of middle market companies view sales and marketing functions as autonomous. When problems or inefficiencies arise in operations, finance, manufacturing or other areas of a company, CEOs zero in on well-established metrics and processes to pinpoint trouble spots and address them. However, that same kind of rigor and discipline is often absent in sales and marketing.

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5 Lessons in Social Media for Mid-Market CEOs

Hundreds of CEOs today use social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more. However, social-media use by mid-market companies often can be a tougher path for CEOs and owners than it is for their counterparts at other companies, because larger firms have more marketing resources, while startups tend to be founded by young and typically tech-savvier individuals and have much less management hierarchy.

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