I was talking recently to my colleague Joe Lynch, who produces the Logistics of Logistics podcast. We got on the subject of marketing being a logistics company’s best sales person and Joe suggested “Let’s do a podcast on that.” So we did. Check out this recent episode of the Logistics of Logistics podcast.
Every couple of years, Logistics Marketing Advisors does a survey of professionals who make or influence purchasing decisions on logistics products or services. This year, we surveyed 100 buyers online and then followed up with direct interviews with 10 of these respondents to dig a little deeper.
Recently I had a chance to do a Q&A with my colleague, Brian Carroll, consultant and author of Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. I have followed Brian’s B2B Lead Blog for years and was interested in his latest focus area, empathetic marketing. Here are the highlights of our discussion. Read the Full Article
Too few logistics businesses practice “outside-in marketing.” Instead, they focus their marketing on the services and key features they (and 500 other companies) offer. That’s a great strategy if your marketing goal is to blend in and go unnoticed… Read the Full Article
This week’s logistics sales tip: change your approach from “selling” to pure, selfless, ask-nothing-in-return “helping.” You’ll build stronger, longer-lasting relationships with prospects, get more referrals and, ultimately, close more business. Learn more in this blog post. Read the Full Article
Companies invest time and energy to explore a change – new carrier, new warehouse provider, new software – but in the end they do nothing at all. Meanwhile, logistics businesses invest thousands, sometimes tens of thousands, of dollars to chase accounts that, very often, can never be caught. Learn the top 5 tips that prospects are unlikely to buy. Read the Full Article
Learn How to Get & Keep Logistics Buyers’ Attention As someone who markets and sells logistics services, imagine the value of gaining insights into the selling process from the logistics buyers themselves. Insights like: What do companies want most from a logistics partner? How do prospects prefer to be contacted? Which information sources do they rely Read the Full Article
When selling logistics services, do you ever wonder if the words you use in your sales and marketing materials really matter? Check out the video below, courtesy of our friends at Purple Feather in the UK. Click here to view the Purple Feather video on YouTube. If you think the blind man’s situation can’t be Read the Full Article
What if we showed up at an initial meeting with a company and spent 100% of the time understanding what they care about? No power point slides. No stories about the industry award you just won. No selling, period. Then go away and take everything you learn about that person’s logistics needs and personal motivations Read the Full Article
I am an advocate of content marketing, which is basically creating useful information that addresses the challenges faced by your best prospects. The idea: more prospects will consume this helpful information (versus chest-thumping promotional content), thereby increasing the number of leads generated at the top of the marketing and sales funnel. But many of these Read the Full Article