When representing a certain brand or product, salespeople need to be aware of the perceived value of what it is they are selling.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Alex Whitlock & Russel Stephenson dive into the dynamics of price, value and the overarching themes related to connecting organisations with audiences.

They explore the capabilities that salespeople have to move beyond the mindset of “just selling ads”, the insights that can be gained by having a detailed look across the media ecosystem, as well as how you can have a real sense of scope when you are analysing the current market.

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

With the majority of businesses adapting to the changing nature of the market, loyalty is something that is more important than ever.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Russell Stephenson joins host Alex Whitlock to share insights into how you can enhance client engagement, increase brand recognition, and ensure that stakeholders all feel like they are a part of the equation.

They will discuss why you need to focus on small details, how you can increase recognition of your brand, and when it is the right time to celebrate those small wins.

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

In the second episode analysing the question received from loyal listener Bill surrounding differentiating yourself from your competition, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson delve deeper into the strategies and tactics that can help you to own your market.

Part one of the chat can be found HERE and covered spontaneity, why it is important to separate yourself from your brand, and why you should treat your prospects with respect, and in this episode of Killer Media Sales they look at a specific example from early in Alex’s sales career where he went above and beyond to create opportunities.

They explain the importance of having strong relationships with other key players in your business, how this can expand your offering, and address some of the pitfalls of this as a strategy. They also explain why it is so important to find your niche, share a trick that will help you stand above any other proposal emails, and why the old saying that ‘people do business with people that they like and trust’ still rings true today.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson dig deep into the fan mail (which they are still getting used to receiving), and tackle a listener question all the way from Texas!

Bill contacts the show seeking insights into differentiating your product from others in a competitive market, and Alex and Russ explain why being number one isn’t always the most important thing for your prospect, sharing why in some cases it can even be detrimental.

They unpack the importance of knowing your industry, separating your personal identity from your brand, and why a generic pitch should never come before listening to the needs of your potential client.

They also discuss the importance of monthly analysis, why you need to look favourably upon your competition, and the power of using ‘I’ rather than ‘we’ when communicating with your clients.

The COVID-19 pandemic came with an air of uncertainty around how it would impact the media sales environment. A little more than a year after the first confirmed cases in Australia, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explore the impact that the health crisis has had on the sector, and how it has resulted in a more ‘level playing field’ for those looking to sign and retain clients.

With relationship building having shifted away from being about one-on-one entertaining, Alex and Russell explore how you can stand out against your competition. They explain the difference between articulating value and outcomes in comparison to ‘useless data’, how being a media consultant for more than your own brand can build trust, and reveal what it takes to be fundamentally successful in media sales.

It is important to acknowledge that the ‘sales cycle’ for a large client will be vastly different to that of your smaller buyers.  So how do you set yourself up for success when trying to lock in that next level deal?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explain why you need to have realistic expectations of how long it will take to secure a big contract.  They discuss why rushing the process can be detrimental to your outcome, why preparation is key, and how your own personal brand plays such an important part in a successful negotiation.

They explain the biggest flaw that many make when negotiating with big clients, why a signature once doesn’t guarantee that they will buy again, and explain where your ‘small win’ clients fit into the process.