Effective digital marketing & sales for every budget

To start developing a digital marketing & sales programme aimed at acquiring and retaining more customers can feel quite daunting. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, as long as you have a good method. This is The King’s Road to planning, building and running your online marketing & sales to consistently and continuously grow your business.

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First we take the Netherlands, then we take…

Holland is the 4th largest trade partner for Finland and the 3rd most significant destination for Finnish exports. The Dutch market is also considered a natural step for many Finnish businesses on their way to enter larger, surrounding European markets. I am thrilled to contribute to the ‘Software from Finland to European markets’ programme as a coach in the areas of content excellence, inbound/allbound marketing, and internationalisation.

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You don’t get to chose your audience; your audience chooses you

How does a brand acquire an audience? Not just by fulfilling a need. Not even just because people fall in love with the product. A loyal audience, the first 1000 fans, fall in love with the company because of the people behind it. Because of the human story: their genius, their passion, their care, their courage, their integrity, intellectual honesty, their journey. But also: their flaws and failures.

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Why it’s hard for companies to go from level 2 to 3 (and what to do about it)

Many companies have a great opportunity to grow their business with a more integrated marketing & sales programme, whereby salespeople benefit from the intelligence that marketing gathers about leads, and marketing benefits from the intelligence that salespeople feed back from their conversations with customers and prospects.

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Love is underrated

In order to discover and formulate a focus and a strategy, businesses should identify (1) what their people (would) most love doing, (2) what they are – or could become – better at than anyone else, and (3) where market demand for their output is – and will be – the greatest. So, next time you iterate on the direction, positioning and focus of your business or brand, I suggest you take a good look at what your people love and could excel at.

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Does your C-suite need to know how to ‘do’ digitalisation?

Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 18:30 hrs.

Wow. I didn’t see that one coming. It was a remark by someone (I don’t wish to put anyone on the spot) in the audience at a business panel in Mikkeli last month *1). They basically said – and I’m paraphrasing from Finnish:

“Well, a company’s leadership doesn’t need to know *how* to carry out digitalisation. That’s for their staff to know.”

As it happened, I had just been ‘spontaneously volunteered’ to the panel and asked to respond to the thesis on this slide:
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