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Digital Strategy: How Elite B2B Competitors Get It Right and How You Can Too

John Edwards Communica on Asher Sales Sense

You might be in the majority if you think B2B digital strategies don’t work. And you’d be wrong. The reason is that it’s hard to get them right. Let’s say you already (1) have access to people who know what they’re doing in the digital realm and (2) your systems are driving leads to operationally functional sites. That’s good. You’re avoiding two common problems in this arena. But what about the biggest problem: failure to have a solid B2B digital strategy?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Digital Strategy: How Elite B2B Competitors Get It Right and How You Can Too” - features host John Asher with guest John Edwards, Executive Vice President at Communica, helping companies with digital marketing and sales initiatives. His areas of focus include strategic consulting, digital tools, and platform integration, including marketing automation, CRM, social media, and content development - all designed to accelerate marketing and sales. 

Why is your B2B digital strategy so important? How has the pandemic affected digital strategies? What makes up a digital strategy - what does it encompass? What might a digital framework consist of? What content is included in a properly constructed digital plan? What about investment? And how about performance? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions so you can get your digital strategy right and stay in the fight.


Asher Sales Sense is hosted by John Asher and Kyla O’Connell of ASHER Strategies which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  ASHER Strategies is the sponsor of ASHER Sales Sense. 

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The Five Ways Elite B2B Competitors Are Beating You Online

John Edwards on John Asher's Asher Sales Sense

 

Is your company’s digital presence competitive? You invest a lot for it, but are you getting the results you need or are you getting pushed around by the A players? Maybe it’s not the quantity of money you spend on digital presence that’s as important as the quality of the strategies and tactics you use. What if you could make a few key adjustments and quickly be more effective in attracting business?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “The Five Ways Elite B2B Competitors Are Beating You Online” - features host John Asher with guest John Edwards, Executive Vice President at Communica, helping companies with digital marketing and sales initiatives. His areas of focus include strategic consulting, digital tools, and platform integration, including marketing automation, CRM, social media and content development - all designed to accelerate marketing and sales. 

What does digital presence encompass? Can you raise your domain authority scores? How can you leverage social media in business settings? Is all marketing automation the same? What are some of the most common digital strategies companies can undertake too quickly improve and be more competitive? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions so you can run digital circles around your competitors.

 

About John's Guest

John is a marketing, sales and consulting professional with over 25 years of experience at leading organizations such as Time Warner, AOL, Netscape, CompuServe, and Communica. 

As Executive Vice President with Communica, he helps direct digital marketing and sales initiatives for both B2B and B2C clients. Areas of focus include strategic consulting, digital tools and platform integration (including marketing automation, CRM, and social media), as well as content development expertise - all designed to accelerate marketing and sales. 

He works with companies across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, media, telecommunications, consumer products, e-commerce, healthcare, professional and financial services, and more. He’s often called on to help clients develop and implement sales best-practices and processes. John is Marketing Skills (A/B/C) and CRM-Field Marketing Certified through the Business Marketing Institute, and has also been an active angel investor, entrepreneur, and advisor working with portfolio companies at the Ohio Tech Angel Fund, 10x Accelerator, TechColumbus, and others.

 

 


Asher Sales Sense is hosted by John Asher and Kyla O’Connell of ASHER Strategies which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  ASHER Strategies is the sponsor of ASHER Sales Sense. 

ASHER Strategies   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell

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Is your lack of sales skills holding you back from getting that next promotion? You like your company and you want to be successful in it, but the idea of becoming an aggressive always-be-selling salesperson makes you cringe. Here’s some good news. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t need to fear selling anymore. With a new perspective and some helpful tips on conversations, you can become the kind of salesperson who customers trust and sales managers reward.

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell”- features host John Asher with guest Kim Fredrich, founder of an outsourced B2B sales firm in the Washington DC Metro Area and author of a popular book with the same name as this podcast title. Kim helps small B2B service-based businesses reach ambitious revenue goals by teaching them how to have winning sales conversations. 

 

About John's Guest:

Founder of an outsourced B2B sales firm in the Washington DC Metro Area and author of "If You Can Have a Conversation, You Can Sell".

Kim helps small B2B service-based businesses reach their ambitious revenue goals - either by doing the selling for them, or by teaching them how to have sales conversations that turn into clients. She's conducted workshops for Howard University’s In3 Incubator, the Virginia Community Business Partnership and the Maryland Women’s Business Center, in addition to her work with private B2B services clients. 

 

 


Asher Sales Sense is hosted by John Asher and Kyla O’Connell of ASHER Strategies which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  ASHER Strategies is the sponsor of ASHER Sales Sense. 

ASHER Strategies   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

The Sales Manager’s Toolbox

John Asher on Asher Sales Sense

 

The job of the sales manager was never easy, but with economic headwinds and gusts of pandemic thrown in its now harder than ever. Sales managers are closing out the year and hoping 2021 will be better, but wishing and hoping generally don’t bring in new orders. You need help. And not just any help. Help from people who for the last twenty years have been providing sales leaders with the tools they need to get the job done. Wouldn’t it be great if you were given access to all of those tools in one box for sales managers only?

About the host:

John is the CEO of Asher Strategies, a Washington DC-based business providing sales advisory services to clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies. In his US Navy career, John was a submarine commander and manager of a $2 billion combat systems program. In his second career, he co-founded an engineering services company that grew at a compound rate of 42% for 14 straight years. John and his current enterprise provide sales aptitude assessments, sales training, and sales process improvement workshops globally. He is the author of Close Deals Faster and The Neuroscience of Selling, available through Amazon.

Is the Phone Still Relevant in Today’s Sales Process?

Darryl Praill on John Asher's Asher Sales Sense

 

The telephone has reemerged as a vital sales communication channel. Now more than ever, people now want to talk with each other. And we are “Zoomed Out.” Salespeople no longer need to feel they might be intruding. Prospects are answering their phones knowing that you might be a stranger and you might want to sell them something. When they answer, they allow you to interrupt their lives. The key is not whether you should make the call- it’s what are you going to say after they say hello?

How should people be engaged when they answer the phone? Is it better to leave a
voicemail or not? When should salespeople use the phone? Where in the sales funnel is the phone most important? What is the math for a good sales phone call? And what are two big ideas about phones that will make you a better salesperson and increase your success rate? Listen in to learn the answers to these questions so you can pick up that phone and close deals faster.

 

 


Asher Sales Sense is hosted by John Asher and Kyla O’Connell of ASHER Strategies which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  ASHER Strategies is the sponsor of ASHER Sales Sense. 

ASHER Strategies   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Shift Your Mind

Shift Your Mind - Brian Levenson on with John Asher

You are a super-prepared salesperson.  You’ve acquired deep knowledge of your products, your markets, your customers – even your competition. In doing so, you’ve placed yourself well ahead of many salespeople who don’t put in the time to be a knowledge giant. Now comes the moment when you launch toward new sales. Will you be able to shift into performance mode like the sales athlete you could be? Or will you settle  for so-so results and waste all that preparation?

This Asher Sales Sense Podcast – “Shift Your Mind” - features host John Asher with guest Brian Levenson, founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching and consulting to elite organizations, performers and leaders He has worked with CEOs, professional athletes and teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, Department of Homeland Security, and many other organizations.

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Developing an eCommerce Strategy is Easier than Ever

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eCommerce revenues have grown remarkably over the last decade and in the current environment, online purchases are accelerating exponentially.  According to eCommerce experts, shoppers are spending at least a third of their budgets online.  There are expected to be over two billion digital buyers by the end of next year.  What is your company doing about this?  Do you think eCommerce is too difficult?  Too expensive?  Not a good fit for your products and services?

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The Purpose of a Salesperson

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In 2019 the Business Roundtable, with the support of nearly 200 CEOs, redefined the purpose of a corporation from serving shareholders to promoting an economy that serves all Americans.

The goal was to encourage businesses to reflect the way corporations can and should operate. Because without sales there is no business, this should be affecting how we view salespeople and how they view themselves. Yet if someone was asked how a salesperson should operate to achieve their purpose, the answer most likely would simply be: “Sell.”

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What Small Business Leaders Can Learn from Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs

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As a small business owner or leader, you’ve got your hands full. You’ve built the company up to where it’s successful, but you’re having trouble breaking through to the next level. You’re spending so much time on budget and personnel issues that your long-range plan is just to try to the end of the week. You feel all alone because you can’t talk to anyone about it. And you’re not sleeping. Wouldn’t it be great to hear advice from business leaders who were in the same place you are and now have billion-dollar enterprises?

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How to Make the Decision to Sell Through Distribution – 11 Minute Podcast with Andrew Chisholm

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Are you considering selling through distribution partners? It’s important to know what you’re getting into and hear expert advice before you make a decision. This program is for Presidents and Sales Managers.

What matters most to success in sales through distribution? What skill sets do you look for in distributor sales teams? How do you set the terms of the relationships? What motivates distributor sales reps?  And how can you and your products and services stand out in this environment?  Find out the answers to these questions and more from Andrew Chisholm, CEO, and Founder of OurGumption, on the November 29th Asher Sales Sense podcast: ‘Bringing Sales Success to Distribution Sales Teams'.

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