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!

In their early careers, sales people are so keen to bring the money on board, to hit the target and to move their brands forward that they can fall into the “close the deal” trap.

In this episode of Killer Media sales Russell Stephenson and Alex Whitlock talk about some of the early mistakes that salespeople make when trying to bring money to the table and when they accept any deal in order to hit their targets. Alex and Russell also give advice to all the salespeople to be prepared to deal with these types of situations.

They also talked about the importance of changing marketing tactics in order to reach the market target you’re looking for.

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The darkest months of COVID-19 had a huge impact on sales teams around the world. However, approaching the end of this financial year 2021, Alex Whitlock and Russell Stephenson talk about the pitfalls and dangers for salespeople and sales managers to underestimate the market moving forward.

They also give advice on how sales people should look back, and set up targets based on the trajectory that they think is out, to trust in their gut and try to avoid limiting themselves by setting up those new sales targets.

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 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.