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Decent full-time first job vs. waiting for career-forming opportunities

Hi helpful friends! I asked you how to get this amazing entry-level marketing job a few weeks ago and it worked! Well...I have a third interview! Thanks so much and expect a "how to do well in group interviews" question later :) I'm a business management student majoring in marketing. I'm pretty lucky for a soon-to-be-graduate...I have a couple of very exciting opportunities that could really shape my career. However, I'm confused as to which way to go. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Jan 28, 2014 - 13 answers

Help me save an advertising client

I have little to no experience in sales; I'm a writer with a successful podcast. I am trying to sell ads on it. One of my customers/advertisers has decided to stop advertising with us after just 2 mos. How do I recover and keep the client? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Marketing Filter:Why are video product pitches so 2011?What should I do?

Groupon and Dropbox used to have great 2 minute animated videos on their sites explaining how their products worked, the problem they solved, and why you should get it. (On Groupon I am talking about the Groupon Works site where they try to get businesses to sign up.) I went to go look at these today-- I am trying to write a script for a short video explaining a product I am building-- Uggg, these cool videos have been replaced by a sales page with no video. What does it all mean?? [more inside]
posted by limitedpie on Mar 4, 2013 - 17 answers

How can I make money from my casual photography?

I'm a photographer by hobby and by interest, but not for money. I'd like that to change, but just a bit. What are some good ways to sell my photos? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 28, 2013 - 13 answers

New job selling laboratory equipment, but have no lab/science experience

I recently accepted a sales position within a company that sells laboratory equipment. (i.e. centrifuges, GC's, HPLC's, Thermal Cyclers, etc) I have no previous lab or science experience, so learning about a myriad of highly technical products/methods is a quite challenging. My main challenge comes from the fact that I need to engage in conversations with scientists, chemists, biologists on a daily basis. With no previous lab experience, I've been having a hard time talking to them on technical level. [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Feb 8, 2013 - 11 answers

What are the top PR websites to submit my new product?

I need to market my software and my friends told me about a couple of PR websites but I can't recall them now. [more inside]
posted by usermac on Feb 7, 2013 - 5 answers

How to Find and Keep a Good Salesperson?

How do I find a salesperson? How do I pay them? What kind of freedom do I give them? How can I make it worth their while so it can be a long term relationship? I believe there are people out there interesting in helping me, but I've never been able to figure out how to find them. One man bands do everything but seem to burn out faster, and I don't want to do that. I need help. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Habits for Highly Influenced People

Please recommend some up-to-the-minute and engaging thinking, videos, reading, or anything else about sales and marketing that, if digested in full or in part, won't result in more work for product development. (Bonus round: Results in reward for them, too!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Where can I sell event photos from marketing conferences & summits?

Where can I sell event photos from marketing summits? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Sep 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Do P&C agents and adjusters love giving referrals to restoration co's?

P&C agents and adjusters: are you marketed to by restoration companies (water, smoke, mold, and so on)? Is it helpful or annoying, and do you make referrals? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Web Banner Ad Salesman. Need questions.

A bigshot sales guy is coming by this afternoon, trying to get my organization to buy web ads on a regional newspaper site. What should I ask him?
posted by thisisdrew on Sep 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Is SMMU a SCAM?

Is SMMU a SCAM? [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Aug 30, 2011 - 15 answers

ViSalus Science: color me skeptical

Please tell me everything you know about the ViSalus Science Program. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Where are the good job sites?

What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
posted by COD on Dec 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance?

Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Nov 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Filter Google culture for me

What are Google's People Programs people like? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

How to transition from engineering to sales or marketing?

I'm looking for advice and/or reading materials to learn more about making the transition from computer engineering to sales engineering or marketing. [more inside]
posted by j on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Client Retention and Relationship Building

Creative marketing types: Looking for creative ways to "stay in front" of my clients! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Hiring marketing professional for freelance business

I am a freelancer in a sub-genre of graphic design. In a bid to get more clients, I'm attempting (through Craigslist) to hire a marketing professional (or professionals). My general idea is that they would work to get me more clients, and I would give them a percentage of sales resulting from my work with those clients. My question here is what the specifics of the deal should be. My initial thought was 15% of income for life on the clients they bring me. Does that sound reasonable? Too much? Too little? The wrong way to go about it entirely? I really like the commission model, at least for now, because I don't have money to lay out up front and I like that we both benefit or both don't. Is there any kind of standard for this kind of relationship?
posted by The Dutchman on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Do online companies need toll free numbers?

Do online companies need 800 numbers if most of their sales are online from their website?
posted by ckohrman on Oct 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Jumpstarting a marketing plan for a web development team

I'm with a small web design/development team, and for the past three years we've done pretty well almost entirely by word of mouth. We really need to be more proactive in getting work in - we've known this for a while, just never been quite sure how to go about it. I've been put in charge of figuring it out. And of course, how to do it on a limited budget. We're in contact with our old and current clients, and have asked them for referrals. Our local isp sends us a good bit of business. What all should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by korej on Sep 15, 2009 - 10 answers

How does accepting Section 8 affect the future marketability of a two-family rental property?

How does accepting Section 8 affect the future marketability of a two-family rental property? [more inside]
posted by fishthefly on Jan 30, 2009 - 10 answers

How to target sales people?

How could you target sales people? I would like to market a product that offers a benefit for them. I am especially interested in people who work in sales/international sales and go out in the evening with customers.
posted by yoyo_nyc on Nov 22, 2008 - 3 answers

newbie sales need a clue

I'm doing a career change into sales for an IT company. This company doesn't have a sales person now or a marketing strategy. How can I best contribute and succeed at this role? [more inside]
posted by diode on Jun 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Biz travel: little time, big splash?

How should we make the most of our business trip? Two partners and I are visiting NY next week for a client meeting. (We're normally in London and US West Coast.) We may have a spare couple of days, and I'd like to make those as productive as possible from a networking perspective. Suggestions? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by diastematic on Mar 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Stats/studies to prove that money-back guarantees work for info products

Can you point me to studies/stats or bona fide case studies on the use of money-back guarantees with information products? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Mar 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me know what people who sell online ads know.

Help me know what people who sell online ads know. [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Mar 3, 2008 - 1 answer

What does a marketing director do?

My firm is trying to decide whether to hire a marketing/sales director. I have been tasked with gathering information about marketing and sales in general and presenting that information to the team, so that we can make a decision. So, what are the key responsibilities and duties of a marketing/sales director? What will such a person bring to our team? What's a good way to go about finding the right person for the position? What qualities should we look for in the hiring process? I am particularly interested in service marketing, for small consulting firms. [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Jan 8, 2008 - 9 answers

I need a 21 year old Sales Guru to guide me on my path to enlightenment!

How do I learn to optimize my website/sales approach to sell online to college kids? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Radio sales person needed, but for a weekly show.

How do I find an advertising sales agent who can represent a weekly commercial radio show to advertisers in the San Francisco-Bay Area market. of course there's [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Nov 5, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I market and sell cuteness?

I humbly and politely request your input on my forthcoming character-related logo wear apparel marketing. T-shirts, sweatshirts, keychains, hats, etc., featuring a character I created. [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jul 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Sales vs Advertising Illustration

Marketing vs. Sales vs. advertising vs. PR -- help me find a great illustration that breaks down the difference between mktg sales PR etc. by showing different perspectives of a guy saying he's a good lover (advertising) or women describing the guy as a good lover (PR)... it was featured in DIgg or Lifehacker or boingboing a while back but I can't find it!
posted by kaytrem on Jun 12, 2007 - 2 answers

How to efficently set up a sales department?

What is the most efficient organizational structure for a sales department? [more inside]
posted by tundro on Jun 25, 2006 - 2 answers

How to I pull off the sales event of the year?

How do I pull off the sales event of the year? I have been put in charge of my company’s fiscal year end sale/open house. The purpose of this event is to generate sales (both immediate and future). We sell specialized machinery to hobbyists and professionals. This will be an opportunity for our local customers to come and see our show room and get great end of the year deals. This will also be marketed to our national customers. They will be able to call in and get the same deal as someone attending our event. We have the opportunity to market to several types: people in our database that have purchased a tool from us in the past, people in our database that have a deposit on a machine, people in our database that have expressed interest in our machinery in the recent and far past. I have several questions that hopefully this knowledgeable group can answer. [more inside]
posted by ieatwords on Feb 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Successful career in sales possible?

Introvert. Fear of public speaking. Marketing degree. Successful career in sales possible? [more inside]
posted by saucy on Dec 9, 2005 - 22 answers

Where to advertise to IT sales/marketing people?

We need to do some online advertising and PR, on a just-above-shoestring budget, directed at people responsible for selling new information technology products. The minimum for a text ad from publishers like Ziff-Davis and CMP's TechWeb seems to be well over $2,000 per insertion. We'd like to spend less than that, so maybe we're looking for more obscure publications.
posted by bmckenzie on Jun 15, 2005 - 2 answers

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