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David Meerman Scott Blog

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, bestselling author of ten books including three international bestsellers, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, sales, and social media.

New Rules of Sales & Service  |  Sales Strategies  |  Worst Practices

Maybe Your Sales VP Is The Problem

We are now going through the biggest communications revolution in human history. Nearly every single person on the planet has a smartphone in their pocket and your potential customers are instantly engaged 24/7 to the companies they want to do business with.  The problem is that sales VPs and sales managers typically learned how to sell before the revolution and many insist on managing their teams based on the old rules that worked for them. 

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Best Practices  |  New Rules of Sales & Service  |  Sales Strategies

The Salesperson Expert versus the Web-Educated Buyer

Prior to the ability for consumers to research products, services, people, and companies on the web and social media, salespeople needed to be the expert. The buyer didn’t have the ability to go online and conduct independent research; an important aspect of the sales process was the buyer’s education by the seller.

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New Rules of Sales & Service  |  Worst Practices

As a Top Producing Agent

Today I got a direct mail advertisement from the local office of Sotheby’s International Realty. Normally I just throw my junk mail into the recycle bin, but the headline of this particular piece struck me as missing the mark. “As a Top Producing Agent” is what it said.

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Brand Journalism  |  Marketing  |  New Rules of Marketing and PR  |  New Rules of Sales & Service

In Your Pocket Right Now

You have a printing press, television studio, photo lab, and radio station in your pocket right now.  Your mobile device is an amazing sales and marketing tool and it is available to you 24x7. A few decades ago, such a thing was science fiction. Now it is science fact.

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Business to Business  |  New Rules of Sales & Service  |  Personal branding  |  Sales Strategies  |  Social Media  |  Worst Practices

12 Examples of How NOT to Use LinkedIn for Social Selling

Sales on social networking sites like LinkedIn can be tricky for people who are accustomed to the typically aggressive interruption style approach because online communities disdain overt commercial messages. Over the past several months, I’ve collected some of the ineffective ways people have used LinkedIn messaging to reach me and I include 12 of them here together with commentary on each.

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Best Practices  |  New Rules of Sales & Service  |  Sales Strategies

To Sell More, Behave Like a Friend, Not a Salesperson

“I’m fed up, and I won’t tolerate this anymore!” People just don’t want to be sold to. I’ve heard many variations on this theme from buyers in recent years.

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