Yes, marketing still happens in a lot of ways. It still happens in the form of online marketing, social media, and even traditional media. But the power of marketing is still evident. It’s not that the new marketing isn’t great; it’s just that it isn’t as powerful as it was 15 years ago.
We’re still playing the long game with marketing, and I think it is finally beginning to pay off. There’s a lot of evidence that we’re starting to understand that the power of marketing is not just in our words, but in our actions. It’s becoming so obvious that we don’t even need to write anything to know what we need to do.
Its not all that obvious to me that marketing isnt as powerful as it was 15 years ago. I think the marketing is just as strong, just like the word of mouth. Its hard to see many of the people who created and used marketing before us now. Its not all that obvious that we are not as powerful as once we were.
Marketing is an art form in itself, and it can be used to create a lot of good, but also a lot of bad. In my opinion it is far more effective to take advantage of something people are actively using, such as marketing to their customers, or marketing to their friends. When you see a trend or a trend that you think will sell, take advantage of it. Use it to your advantage. People are already doing it, and we are still using it.
I just recently realized that I’m not as good at marketing as it used to be. For many years I would make a lot of sales calls, and the way I market myself has changed. I’m not going to lie, it’s a little scary to go back to the old, self-centered, “I’m the best at everything” mentality.
I have to agree. I am not good at marketing to my friends. This is not a trend that I am going to be successful at, but I’m finding it helps me when I need sales calls in my life to sell things to people. It also helps me keep my business in the black, and it helps me feel like I’m doing something, and I can sell things to people.
It’s important to know where you’re going before you start your sales calls, but I’m sure it’s even more important to do it right so as not to be embarrassed in front of your friends. As someone who has never marketed to anyone, I have a tendency to be defensive and “I’m not good at marketing to people.
To this end, I would recommend reading the book, _Cultivating a Sales Force_ by Peter Brant, which teaches you how to do sales calls. The book is available for free on my website.
Sales, marketing, and customer service are so interconnected that many of us have a hard time separating the two. It’s easy to get sidetracked into a sales approach that involves selling you a product, and forgetting that you’re not trying to sell you a product.
The sales approach that is so easy to slip into is most often used by the salespeople at our own companies. We see it happening all the time in our sales meetings. We start off by talking about the current status of the company, what we have planned for the coming weeks, and how we are going to execute on those plans.