Today’s marketplace is different to what it used to be, and in order to engage prospective buyers from the outset, you need a product or an initiative to sell – you cant just sell ads!

Join Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson as they explore how and why they go about creating new opportunities through solution-based selling.

They show how you can take your offering from basic ad space and editorial to a full service project or initiative. They also reveal their secret method for conveying urgency to buyers.

Tune in now to hear all of this and much, much more in this episode of Killer Media Sales.

Smaller contracts and deals may seem like a time-waster when you are chasing the big dollars, but by neglecting smaller clients you may be ultimately missing out on big opportunities.

In this week’s episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson delve into why setting short-term goals will help you reach the bigger ones, and how those smaller deals can grow into larger contracts if managed correctly.

They also discuss the importance of seeing the bigger picture, why it is important that you are the master in your own destiny and why all salespeople need to approach the game with an open mind.

 

All clients are expecting a good outcome from their advertising campaign, but it is measuring that outcome and building false expectations that can lead to issues down the road.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales hosts Russell Stephenson and Alex Whitlock analyse that initial agreement that you have with your client.  They discuss the importance of educating your client upfront about the results that can be controlled – and the ones which really don’t matter!

They will explain how you can shift your client mentality to focus on outcomes rather than the numbers, how to avoid the trap of letting the client decide what the outcome should be, and why “click-through” rates don’t mean what they used to.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Momentum Media head of editorial Katarina Taurian, joins host Alex Whitlock to reveal her top tips for sales teams working in collaboration with journalists. The pair discuss the need for open lines of communication and why each understanding their role in the sales process is paramount to strong working relationships.

Katarina reveals the importance of those initial conversations to ensure you are working towards the same end goal, and shares the pitfalls to be weary of when setting expectations.

 

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Andrew Scott once again joins host Russell Stephenson to reveal his key tips to calling potential clients, identifying the correct person to speak to, and overcoming the obstacles that may result from a “sales” call.

He delves into the power of open format questioning, the importance of strong branding, and how to measure campaign success in a way that keeps your clients passionate and excited about the sales process.

Sales person Andrew Scott believes that there is one tool which will help you make money, build strong client relationships, and support you during a slump in business.  The part that he struggles to believe is that this is a tool which too many salespeople are either not using, or not using effectively.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales Andrew joins host Russell Stephenson to reveal the power of best utilising your database, the issues that many will face when using theirs, and what can be derived from a data analysis of your recent activity.

They will reveal the question to ask a client which can result in new leads, the traps that many sales people fall into, and why strong processes are so important.

Sales is a personality-driven career, but often finding the line between personality and professionalism can be a difficult one and can get you into trouble.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson address this “line”,  discussing times that they have seen it crossed within their sales teams, why mirroring a client should only be done to a certain extent, and why drinking with a client should be the exception rather than the norm.

Tune in now to hear all of this and much, much more in this episode of Killer Media Sales.

After a short break from episodes, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson are back for another episode of Killer Media Sales, this time analysing the importance of a part of the sales job that many struggle with across the board – the written aspect of the role.

They will reveal how a strong sales call can fall down as a result of a poorly worded and poorly timed follow up email, the mistake that a lot of salespeople make when approaching these emails, and some tips on coming across confident, precise and keeping the “spark” alive in written communication.

Tune in now to hear all of this and much, much more in this episode of Killer Media Sales.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, host Alex Whitlock is joined by his Momentum Media business partner Phil Tarrant to discuss the opportunities that can arise from industry events.

Having recently attended an event that he originally looked at as a “chore” Alex shares how a shift in his thinking saw him garner three new business opportunities from the gathering.  Phil will share his top tips for starting conversations at events, how the tone of dialogue being shifted from a more formal gathering can be used to your advantage, and how you can flick the switch from being a passenger to being a driver at your next gathering.

Tune in now to hear all of this and much, much more in this episode of Killer Media Sales.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk the art of the “hustle”, drumming up quick dollars, and making fast sales.

With the quick wins sometimes a necessity in the game, they share exactly how to approach a quick sale with your clients, discuss the importance of continuing to effectively prospect, and why complacency gained from a comfortable, regular-spending client base can be your worst enemy.

With many believing discounts to be the fast track to a quick sale, Alex and Russell bust this myth instead revealing the right way to get a client across the line quickly – while not sacrificing your dollar value.

Tune in now to hear all of this and much, much more in this episode of Killer Media Sales.