Generating Opportunities, Slaying Sacred Cows

Inbound Marketing: Retards Growth and Turns Marketing Folks into Zombies

I’m getting tired of battling marketing departments over their irrational devotion to Inbound (and Content) Marketing. It seems that marketing folks can’t help but fall violently in love with these concepts, rendering them useless to the rest of the organization. Here’s my beef. I know, from personal experience, that the content marketing thing works, in […]

Case Studies

Radical restructure for plastics manufacturer drives costs down and sales activity up

When Megara – a Melbourne (Australia) based manufacturer of polypropylene products – was contemplating radical changes to the design of their sales function, a list of concerns was identified: Would customers be happy dealing (by phone, rather than face-to-face) with account managers who were located in another region? Would customers tolerate the requirement to interact […]

Case Studies, Generating Opportunities

Social Media: update

My last post discussing the results of our initial experiments with Social Media elicited a great response, including an invitation to present a webinar for TOCICO. I’ve just created my slide-deck for that webinar and I’m happy to share it below. If you’re interested in attending the Webinar (there is a charge for non-TOCICO members), […]

Managing Opportunities

Why there’s a silent ‘$’ in ‘Relationship: and why the integrity of your sales process depends upon it!

We have disbelievers in our midst! Among our loyal flock of AdVerb subscribers there are those who profess to embrace our principles but who flout at least one of them conspicuously. I’m referring to those executives who claim to be Relationship-centric Marketing aficionados but who, nonetheless, invest their scarce promotional dollars in golf days, boxes […]