The fundamentals of being successful in media sales have never changed. With a host of new requirements brought by digital media, as well as the evolving expectations of the modern advertiser, it may seem like the game has been completely flipped on its head.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson show that while the media landscape is constantly shifting, the rules remain relatively the same.

They explore the importance of setting personal targets, no matter how many overarching goals you have to guide you. They also engage with the idea of being clear with your vision, and how you can underpin your success as a media salesperson by knowing your worth and understanding the limits of your reach.

Tune in to hear this and much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales!

Sometimes it is good to take a step back and gain a view of the bigger picture in the media landscape. Gaining insights into the industry can sometimes be difficult when you are standing in the middle of the crowd, and opinions from the other side of the fence can be extremely valuable.
In this episode of Killer Media Sales, Host Alex Whitlock is joined by Paul Glossop, Director of Pure Property Investment, who is a regular purchaser of advertising on Momentum Media’s network. Paul provides a valuable insight into how he uses media as a network to find clients, how he maximises his opportunities through media buying, and how his experience has been in finding the right channel to target.
Alex and Paul also discuss the pitfalls of media sales agents when discussing new products, what media buyers are looking for, and how big words can sometimes deliver very little.
Tune in to hear this and much more on this episode of Killer Media Sales.

Ideally, people who engage with you commercially will value what you have to say. In order to build a profile and a presence, it is extremely important to be engaging and connecting with your chosen industry and audience in order to gain traction and trust.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson address the pitfalls of some salespeople who spend too much time in the shadows, and explore how you can take small steps in your day to day operations to engage your chosen audience, build awareness of your profile, and enhance your image.

They also identify the risks of not engaging with stakeholders, the value of continued online presence, as well as looking at a few case studies within the Momentum Media team of people who have successfully made a name for themselves.

Tune in to hear this and much much more on the Killer Media Sales Podcast.

Large media groups in Australia are proactively going out with tight strategies around how they sell native space. They are also digging deep in the creation of content and how to utilise it.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about how to proactively put a proposition forward to a client that has native content and a native strategy.

They share their knowledge in how to create a deep client relationship of trust and the most effective way to deal with any kind of sales opportunity. But more importantly, they talk about how to deal and educate a client to create an evergreen holistic view on content creation.

You can’t miss this episode of Killer Media Sales, tune it now to hear much more!

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!

Sometimes in the sales process, you fall into a rut. The same patterns and habits can lead you down a rabbit hole of mediocrity, but how do you get out?

Hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson outline why it’s critical to set the tone from the outset, how to control your workflow without burning yourself out, and what tactics to use when you are stalling.

They explain how to apply the appropriate tempo to a particular selling scenario, whether the pace usually increases as you get closer to closing a deal, and why you should always have the bigger picture in mind.

The Killer Media Sales Podcast regularly focuses on success and how to over-deliver on results, but it is a fact of the sales game that not every campaign will meet the expectations of your client.  When a relationship has already been built, these non-successes can be worked through with your client, but what if it is a new advertiser and you haven’t delivered the results that they were expecting for their first campaign?

Alex Whitlock and Russell Stevenson, hosts of the Killer Media Sales Podcast, don’t believe that this is necessarily ‘game over’, and in this episode of the show they explain how you can win back their business and regain their confidence.

They explain the risks of discounting, why it is so important to acknowledge the issue, and why communication breakdown is often where these issues arise.  Alex and Russell also unpack the importance of self-reflection, why a new direction could be your best move for your next pitch, and how to navigate the minefield that you face when you believe that their creative or copy could be at fault.

Targets are something that every salesperson has. They are a way of measuring your success and earning that success no matter what barriers get put in your way. The question is, how do you set targets for yourself that are measurable and acheivable, but can also be exceeded if you put in the work?

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, your hosts Alex Whitock and Russell Stephenson explore through their own lens the ability for sales teams to fundamentally change the way they set goals and targets, break down their goals into individual steps, and find the courage to overcome the adversity that they may face in this process of transformation.

They also explore the pitfalls of certain types of client relationships, the time wasted on superfluous interactions, and the way that you as a sales professional can demonstrate value to your clients in order to underpin your success.

 

 

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.