Mar 8, 2016
Social selling leverages social media channels as a mechanism to know your existing customers better and to develop relationships with potential customers so you understand their needs and can offer more targeted solutions to support their business goals. While similar to a social media strategy, a social selling strategy focuses less on brand marketing (one-to-many) and more on relationship building (one-to-one). The philosophy is that doing right for the buyer will translate into increased customer satisfaction and higher revenue.
Sales people are motivated by numbers, and nobody knows this better than long-time marketing consultant Kerry Mortimer, working with Air Canada to make social selling part of the daily practice for their global sales teams around the world. Kerry sits down with host Tina Barton to discuss social selling strategy, change management tactics, tools for performance measurement, and early results.
This episode was produced by Thornley Fallis Communications.
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Social Selling: What it is and why it matters (zdnet.com)
How smart people do social selling (business2community.com)
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