“Marketing Above the Noise” – 5 reasons to read this book

Some people estimate that the average person receives more than 10,000 messages everyday. That’s a whole lot of noise in the marketplace. Linda Popky shows us how to cut through all this clutter. Continue reading

Why having a “buyer persona” helps you shorten the sales cycle

Do you have a “buyer persona” to lead you to your target market? If not, your marketing team may be lengthening the sales cycle and not even know it. Continue reading

The secret to creating your best-ever “elevator pitch”

As marketers and product managers, the words we use are our most important tools. So, why is it that many times the words are never written down?

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Available now: B2B Messaging Boot Camp

New online messaging course from Mike Gospe

B2B Messaging Boot Camp: Learn how to create your most effective elevator pitch in just 90 minutes. Templates. Examples, Exercises.

Over the years, I’ve received a  lot of requests to share the exercises I write about in The Marketing High Ground. Now, in addition to my workshops and team “work sessions”, I invite you to check out my latest online course: B2B Messaging Boot Camp. Continue reading

A persona exercise: The Skeptical Futurist

If you are selling to CIOs or IT strategists, you may find this persona example of interest. Continue reading

How to structure a winning presentation agenda for VCs and prospects

Entrepreneurs and start-up executives continue to struggle with the best way to present their company to venture capitalists and their target customers. Especially for early stage companies, their personal and professional credibility are on the line. Unfortunately, the most common first slides I see startup executives present are either about themselves or a history lesson about technology. There is a much, much better way to open the door. Continue reading

Implementing “marketing attribution” tools? Don’t forget to deal with change management.

“Marketing Attribution” tools and services are rapidly being adopted by Fortune 1000 companies. But successful application of these tools and services require much more than just operational finesse. It requires a deep understanding of your company’s culture. Companies must restructure their marketing operations. Continue reading