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Every business person has to be savvy in sales and marketing. Check out AMA’s collection of sales tips, branding strategies, and marketing advice.

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The CLIMB System of Peak Achievement in Sales

By | Posted Dec 29, 2014

How do you plan on achieving your goals this year? Do you have a plan, or are you hoping something works out? Susan Ershler introduces a new system that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals this year. The CLIMB system can be your guide to setting and achieving realistic, yet challenging goals from climbing Mount Everest to climbing your corporate ladder.

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3 Reasons Why Content Marketing Is Already Dead

By | Posted Dec 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Has content marketing become a thing of the past? Companies are always looking for a competitive edge, and content marketing has become a valuable tool to help them create awareness to stay ahead of the pack. David Giannetto believes, however, that the conversation has reached its peak, and content marketing is already dead. See how he thinks companies can achieve a content marketing ideal, and what changes need to be made.

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Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is Not a Strategy

By | Posted Dec 2, 2014

Should your company be innovating more than it currently is? Recently, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on innovation as a means of keeping your business alive through a tough economic period. While innovation certainly has its merits, Dr. Soren Kaplan argues that too many companies are focusing on disruptive innovation. Read why he believes companies should stop trying to revolutionize their company, industry, and marketplace and instead focus on creating sound business foundations to keep your organization growing. See why he thinks that disruptive innovation simply is not a strategy.

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Critical Skills for Sales Success

By | Posted Nov 28, 2014

A successful sale is the engine that drives your business. Without sales, your company would have no source of revenue. How do you ensure sales success? Jeff Thull offers his expertise on the critical skills for sales success. See what you need to be doing to ensure that your salespeople are successful and that the core of your business is in good hands.

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Marketing to Millennials

By | Posted Nov 25, 2014

How do you engage your audience? Are you taking into account the growing number of millennials entering the marketplace? If not, your competitors can take advantage and gain an edge over you. Marketing to millennials is a vastly different task than in the past, and Jeff Fromm and Christie Garton are here to provide tips for keeping them engaged and informed about your brand.

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5 Tips for Creating Successful Email Campaigns

By | Posted Nov 6, 2014

In the time you took to read this sentence, millions of emails were written and read. In the evolving digital marketplace, using email as a tool for success is a critical task. Creating attention-grabbing email campaigns can be difficult, however, due to the volume of emails that are sent and read every day. How do you plan to stand out? Matt Pfluger, VP of Digital Strategy at Garfield Group, offers his advice with 5 tips to create an impactful email campaign and truly set your marketing message apart.

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3 New Ways Companies Are Influencing What You Think (and Buy)

By | Posted Aug 27, 2014

Concerned about how companies might use all of that personal information about you they are collecting?  What today’s most progressive […]

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Want to Win in Business? Focus on the Play (Not the Victory)

By | Posted Aug 13, 2014

It seems counterintuitive that you could actually win more (in sports, life, or business) by shifting focus away from the […]

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Marketing Plan

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Marketing Plan

By | Posted Aug 6, 2014

Your executive summary features key elements of the marketing plan, so write it after you finish the plan. It’s like […]

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Brian Tracy on Building Relationships With Customers

By | Posted Jun 16, 2014

Isn’t sales all about building relationships with customers?       Brian Tracy: “Indeed. Everything today in selling is building relationships. And the […]

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