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!

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 a disrupted marketplace, it is absolutely essential for salespeople to be receptive to evolving circumstances and to harness the opportunities that these new situations are presenting you with.

On this episode of Killer Media Sales, hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson outline why in times like these, it’s more important than ever to stop and smell the roses.

They also explore the importance of counting milestones, approaching barriers with the right mindset and increasing the frequency of touch points to ensure that relationships and servicing of clients remains as smooth a process as possible.

 

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.

Host of the Killer Media Sales Podcast Alex Whitlock can still remember when a boss told him that he needed to pass on some of his clients to a colleague. He was sure it was going to impact his bottom dollar, but what he didn’t expect was that his earnings would actually increase.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales, he joins co-host Russell Stephenson (who actually took on some of those clients) to explain how a bigger client list doesn’t mean a bigger income.

They explain why it is important to understand why a client isn’t spending more, how to identify prospects for growth in your client list, and why listening is so important to ensure you are spending time on the right opportunities.

When setting goals for the year ahead many salespeople place a focus on financial benchmarks, but as Russell Stephenson and Alex Whitlock explain in this episode of Killer Media Sales, ‘goals’ are very different to ‘targets’.

They unpack the differences between the two, explaining how goals can be the vehicle to help you achieve your targets, break down how well planned goals can set you up for long term success, and discuss when these goals should be reevaluated.

They explain why goals should be activity based, why it isn’t always a ‘win or lose’ when striving for those benchmarks, and touch on the risks that come with unrealistic goals, while offering advice on how to stay accountable to the parameters that you have set.

In a time of year when targets can be increasingly difficult to achieve, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson explain how a lot of salespeople cause long term damage to relationships in an attempt to hit monthly targets.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales they stress the importance of organising your time, why that final push toward target should put you into ‘performance mode’, and why a quick conversation with a client still needs to be well researched and planned.

They reveal the one client type on your list you should never approach when making that last ditch effort to hit target, the questions to ask to secure those final dollars, and even explain why sometimes falling slightly short of your goal may in fact be better use of your time and resources.

Killer Media Sales host Alex Whitlock mentioned in a previous episode that he was working on a sales deal that had spontaneously presented itself and had an urgent deadline. Keeping that spontaneity alive, in this episode of the show co-host Russell Stephenson sidesteps from the planned discussion and decides to grill Alex on how that deal played out.

Listen as Alex reveals the outcome, how he approached the client, and why he placed so much importance on a concise client proposal. Alex explains why the first sentence of any proposal is so important, deep-dives into the structural mistakes that so many make when writing their proposals, and why urgent deadlines can be huge opportunities to offer exceptional service to your clients.

While a proposal is an important part of any sales negotiation, there are three things that you must know before presenting options to your client.

In this episode of Killer Media Sales hosts Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson reveal these three key factors, and unpack the importance of knowing how much revenue your client is likely to bring in.

They explain the trap that you can fall into where a proposal can instead be a roadblock in your negotiation, why knowing your competition in the market is so important, and why the word ‘budget’ doesn’t necessarily represent a client’s spending limit.