Archive for 'Marketing' Category

Getting Print & Marketing Services Sales Reps to Fly High

Last updated: Thursday, September 10, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company I recently had a conversation with Paul McGhee, Co-founder and CEO of SharperAx, who shared some thought-provoking insights with me about selling in the print and marketing services market. He shared a factoid from a Forrester report claiming that 89% of people who buy [...]

Top Mistakes Made by Companies Selling Print to Not-for-profits

Last updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Not-for-profits represent a huge market segment with 1.5 million non-profit organizations representing $1.6 trillion in the U.S. alone. Ted Raymond, Principal at Allegra Marketing and Print, is an expert at selling to this market with considerable success. When I asked him what he sees [...]

Printers continue to invest in digital color printing and marketing services

Last updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In early 2015 Caslon surveyed printers in North America about their investment plans for the near future. Caslon segments the market into seven categories: commercial printers (>10 employees), quick/small printers, digital printers, direct mailers, in-plants, service bureaus and data center printers. Printers in every segment are constantly looking to grow their business. Shown below are [...]

Secret Tip to Effortlessly Writing Case Studies

Last updated: Thursday, July 23, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company It’s commonly called “content marketing” but most people I know use content such as case studies more frequently as sales tools in “content selling.” During a sales call you learn what a prospect is trying to do and reply that you’ve worked with someone [...]

Dr. Leininger Helps Companies Target Top Prospects

Last updated: Thursday, July 9, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Every salesperson hates cold calling and everyone hates receiving irrelevant calls and direct marketing. So, how do you identify and connect with the top prospects to ensure your sales and marketing activities target the right companies and people? Dr. John Leininger, professor in the [...]

One-and-done vs The Long Game

Last updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company I was talking with Joe Manos from MindFire Inc. the other day about what he thinks companies who are really successful at delivering direct marketing services do differently than the rest. If you’ve ever spoken with Joe it will be no surprise that this [...]

I Never Knew These Social Media Tricks

Last updated: Thursday, June 25, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company I was interviewing John Leininger about his upcoming PODi Institute course and in just a few minutes he made me really think hard about how I’m using social media. In fact, even though it’s all related, once he asked his first questions we never [...]

Why the Future of Digital IS Print – in Five Minutes

Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company AppForum 2015 was awesome. The workshops, the vertical industry tracks, the workflow automation sessions, the best practices, the camaraderie, and the keynotes were all incredible. Let’s talk about one of those keynote presentations. Drew Davis, best-selling author of Brandscaping, gave a keynote address titled [...]

Digital Lizard: An Example of Explosive Growth in the Print Industry

Last updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Sometimes it seems as if everything is doom and gloom in the printing industry with ongoing reports of plant closures, shrinking margins, and dwindling print volumes. But then I get a chance to chat with someone like Bill Wieners, President of Digital Lizard about [...]

Getting to Sales Ready – For You and Your Customer

Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a recent PODi coaching session, Joe Manos, EVP of MindFireInc, shared that a large percentage of PSP’s don’t have an active lead generation program in place and the biggest reason given for this is that they don’t have the time. These same organizations often don’t have an ongoing self-promotion program. “As much as we [...]