5 Things I Learned from Self-Publishing
JANUARY 31, 2012
So, you might ask, if I’m not in it for the money, why, instead of giving it away, am I selling it (for the bargain price, I might add, of $2.99)? If nothing else, self-publishing is a learning experience. You learn not just about the process, but yourself. It’s not for everyone, certainly, but don’t count yourself out as a self-publisher until you give it some serious thought. Intrigued?
Three Ways to Annoy People and Produce Great Content
MAY 6, 2011
It’s a perception that most editors learn to accept as the price of doing their jobs well. At first glance, the idea behind content marketing is straightforward and appealing: by publishing great content, you can win friends, influence people, and achieve your marketing goals. But like all great ideas, it’s not as simple or as sunny as it first appears. The problem is this: To make great content, you sometimes have to be a wee bit obnoxious. If you’ve worked much with journalists and editors, you understand. The trait is not genetic, but occupational. They weren’t, and he knew it.
Three Common Failures in Online News: Are You At Fault?
MAY 2, 2012
Three hours of consulting are included in the purchase price. For most B2B publishers, electronically delivered news content is becoming an increasingly important part of their output. The potential rewards are substantial. In theory, any B2B e-news package consistently delivering relevant, high-enterprise, fast-paced, exclusive content should dominate its competitive space. But the evidence suggests that few if any e-news staffs are up to this challenge. Early results from my third 50-site study of e-news delivery confirm that high quality remains in short supply. Lack of enterprise.
Twitter Challenge Update: 3 Things I’ve Learned So Far
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
You must accept typos, ill-phrased witticisms, and banalities, along with the occasional bon mot and cogent insight, as the price of being a fully fledged Twitterer. Now that I’m halfway through my self-imposed Twitter challenge for February, it’s time for a progress report. My goal is to tweet at least 10 times a day, balancing three types of updates: curatorial, conversational, and promotional. Rather than explain the details here, I refer you to my original post.). So far, I’m more or less meeting the goal. I’m still a lousy self-promoter, however. Want to Twitter Better?
A Leap-Day Special
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
To mark the auspicious occasion of leap day, I’ve marked down the price of the e-book edition of the New-Media Survival Guide to just 99 cents (or, if you’re outside the United States, the equivalent in some other currency). Likewise, the price might not return to the regular $2.99 cover price. This is just a one day sale, more or less, so if you’re tempted, don’t wait. I don’t anticipate another discount for some time. Managing one-day sales, it appears, can be a bit tricky. until a few hours after leap day. Will Self-Publishing Save Print?
Publishers and the iPad: No Future in Control
DECEMBER 8, 2010
The publishers want to control the subscription process and have full access to subscriber data; Apple wants to keep that control to itself, skim off 30% of the subscription price, and give publishers limited access to the data. Control. Magazine publishers love it. Especially B2B publishers (why do you think they call it “controlled circulation ?). Or at least they love it until someone else has it. Then it’s evil. To a cynical eye like mine, this seems to be the back story to the ongoing tussle between periodical publishers and Apple over the management of magazine app subscriptions.
The Cooks Source Copyright Outrage: Not the Norm
NOVEMBER 8, 2010
The most irritating offenders were the sleazy market research firms that published high-priced reports based largely on reuse of our content or, worse yet, outright plagiarism of it. One of the hottest Internet memes last week was the story of how blogger Monica Gaudio complained to a print magazine, Cooks Source , that it had used her work without permission and got told that, really, she should be grateful to have it stolen. The incident was covered well by TechDirt , Wired , and many others.). Now it will work well for your portfolio. institution. If only.
Want to Raise Prices? Focus on Storytelling
Type A Communications
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
November 17, 2016 by Carla Johnson Storytelling still gets a bad rap. Companies – especially B2B – see it as soft. Execs don’t see it as something to do if. read more. Storytelling Carla Johnson Digital Storytelling storytelling Type A Communications
Dynamic pricing done automagically
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Replace your pricing strategist with Wiser.com ! There’s the price you’d like, the price you want, the price you’d take, the price you need, and cost. And that price could vary by upwards of 50% or more. The lowest acceptable price. It’s real-time price bidding. Pricing. Wiser. All in real time, dynamically.
Pricing Based on Customer Expectations
MAY 26, 2010
Pricing, when done properly, is one of the most difficult tasks any business faces. Price something too low, and people wonder about the quality. Price too high, and you’re out of budget. Price vs. Quality. Everyone has a certain quality vs price tradeoff that they’re willing to make for any given product or service. What is the highest price charged?
How to Implement Dynamic Pricing without Sacrificing Margins or Customers
JANUARY 8, 2016
Dynamic pricing has certainly been gaining traction in the online retail space. Popular in industries like hospitality and sports entertainment, dynamic pricing has led to the retail price tag's obsolescence in those industries. Because it is a symbol of static pricing, a tactic that holds many retailers back from success in the ecommerce landscape. 2) Test Your Prices.
Does Successful Content Marketing Lead to Rising Stock Prices?
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Looking at a public company’s stock price and market capitalization is one significant way to measure long-term value for shareholders. The post Does Successful Content Marketing Lead to Rising Stock Prices? As many of you know, Robert Rose and I have been recording the PNR (Pulizzi and Rose): This Old Marketing podcast every week for three years now. Click To Tweet. Hypothesis.
Price Negotiation: The Buyer’s Broken Calculator
JULY 11, 2012
To reduce price discounting sellers need to focus on how buyers do their maths. Economics Top 10 Using Maths To Sell Buying Process Price Negotiation sales meeting
Raise Prices for B2B Sales Without Losing Your Regular Customers
Sales Prospecting Perspectives
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest blog from Colleen Francis, After three years of selling products and services at the same prices, your company decides a change is in order. It’s time to make a few price increases to better reflect the current market and rising costs. And yet there are several other pricing methods that businesses employ as well.
4 Ecommerce Pricing Strategies You May Not Have Considered
AUGUST 3, 2015
When determining prices for your ecommerce store , you’re likely to consider traditional methods: markup, anchor, and luxury pricing. Free isn’t a price. After all, won’t customers take advantage of the pricing structure to walk away with products at ridiculously low prices? If that’s the case, what benefit do you have in offering a PWYW pricing model?
How Pricing Affects Marketing Strategy for B2B SaaS Companies
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
One of the best ways to break the SaaS vertical into subgroups is by looking at their pricing models. How pricing affects your marketing strategy plays out across several dimensions. SaaS pricing plays a huge role in this decision. But whether you’re doing 80% demand gen and 20% ABM or 20% demand gen and 80% ABM, is largely a factor of your pricing strategy.
How Agencies Price Their Services, In 4 Charts
AUGUST 30, 2016
There's a standard market price for milk, speed boats, and even birthday clowns, but the going rate for agency services is a little more of a gray area. This lack of clear guidance has led every agency leader to ask themselves at some point during their company's growth : How the heck should I price my services? How Agencies Price Their Services. And they have a lot to offer.
Capitalizing on Pinterest Rich Pins price notifications
DECEMBER 1, 2013
This functionality enabled (for this purpose) "Product pins for things like clothes and furniture with pricing, availability, and where to buy (updated every day!)" Then, in August 2013 Pinterest added notification emails of price drops on products that you had pinned. So what generates a price notification? How much does the price need to drop? How huge? no coupon code!)
The price of poor language
MAY 29, 2015
For example, did your company recently win a price ? Let’s take a look at a handful of the most common bungles: Companies win prizes, not prices. The price versus prize is a mix-up that we see in Denmark all the time. It makes little sense to a native-English reader who doesn’t necessarily know that the word “pris” in Danish can mean either “price” or “prize”. Period.
How do you know your price is too high?
AUGUST 28, 2015
This is a disappointing turn of events for sure, but I wasn’t prepared for the idea that was floated next: let’s cut the price of the product 40%. See, the problem here is that we have no evidence that price is the problem. If any of these are the real problem, lowering the price will have no positive effect, because price isn’t the problem.
11 Pricing Page Examples To Inspire Your Own Design
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Whether you're in the market for software or a new coffee pot, searching for price is a natural part of any customer's buying decision. The means that the majority of people who have made it down the funnel far enough to consider buying from you will likely look at your pricing page. If your pricing page isn't well designed and user-friendly, you're going to lose people.
Big Data and Marketing Intelligence Help Make Better Pricing Decisions
JULY 10, 2014
Did you know that an average 1% price increase equals an 8.7% Yet it’s projected that roughly 30% “of the thousands of pricing decisions companies make every year fail to deliver the best price” leading to a significant loss in revenue. The answer of how to make better pricing decisions lies in big data and marketing intelligence. Automate.
Earn Your Success, Pay the Price
Your Sales Management Guru
APRIL 21, 2013
Earn Your Success Pay the Price. A good friend of mine always told me that you “earned success” and you had to accept the fact that their normally was price to pay for that success. However, if you are leading a sales organization or if you are a professional salesperson understanding that there is a price to be paid to achieve success must be clearly understood and accepted.
7 Pricing Mistakes That Can Seriously Stifle Sales
JANUARY 29, 2013
When it comes to evaluating price, most of us don't have a clue what we're doing. According to Priceless author William Poundstone , much of our strategy boils down to "just winging it," and that's not an effective way to do business: “People tend to be clueless about prices. How can you stay ahead of the curve and price your offerings the smart way? Let's begin! 1,499.
How to Talk About Pricing Without Scaring People Off
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Pricing. After all the excitement of attracting a potential new customer, pricing seems like such a killjoy. But pricing is just as important a concept to communicate as the features of your product or the benefits of your service. But when is the right time to talk about pricing, and what's the right way to go about it? Should You Put Pricing on Your Website?
How B2B Companies Can Avoid Marketing on Lowest Price
The Forward Observer
MARCH 12, 2013
Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B companies who systematically measure and monitor their customer engagement can lessen their dependence on lowest prices – and increase revenues and profitability. And the higher up you go on your customers’ engagement hierarchy, the more you can move the relationship from price to advice. But in fact, the reverse is true.
Pinterest Rolls Out Price Alerts to Encourage More Sales
AUGUST 1, 2013
And today, Pinterest released another exciting feature to help achieve that goal: price alerts for Product Pins that you''ve pinned. Now, when those shoes you''ve pinned that are just out of your price range but you can''t help but long for them go on sale, you''ll get an email alert and see the reduced price directly on the pin. and you didn''t have to do any of the work.
Your Pricing Is Wrong: One Critical Mistake Most Agencies Make
JANUARY 15, 2014
Recently one of HubSpot''s very best partners decided to redo their well-regarded pricing page, saying "That model of ''here''s everything for $X'' is broken, and has been either un-qualifying us when we should be qualified or setting us up for failure.". Why Getting Pricing and Packaging Right is Crucial. If you price too high you get beat out by the competition needlessly.
The Agency Pricing & Financials Report [New Data]
AUGUST 3, 2016
To help you better understand how agencies price, manage, sell, market, and deliver to clients, we conducted a survey during April and May of this year, with more than 750 agency executives responding to our questions. What KPIs are other agency owners tracking? What should my profit margin be? How many clients do I need to make $X per year? What sources generate the most and best leads?
Embrace the Controversial: Why You Should Publish Pricing on Your Website
JULY 25, 2013
One of the most controversial decisions for almost any business owner is whether to post pricing information on their website. So, why won''t people put price on their website? When I suggest placing price on a client’s site typically I get some version of these responses: 1) “It’s not done in our industry”. 3) “All our pricing is custom, nothing is standard”. leads.
The state of B2B marketing in Asia—moving toward digital
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Whether it’s commodity supplies sourced from low-cost producing countries, or professional services delivered from gleaming downtown office towers, price factors into every decision. The trend is accelerated by web-based platforms like Alibaba.com that give buyers increased price transparency, and create further opportunities for sellers to bid for contracts. One is cost.
BI Vendor QlikTech Reveals QlikView Pricing: I Modestly Help to Clarify
Customer Experience Matrix
MARCH 7, 2012
Business Intelligence software vendor QlikTech * officially published its price list last month, after years of keeping it a not-very-closely-held secret. Just in case anyone else is also confused, here’s what they told me: - The lowest entry price for a fully functional version is $1,350. Let me state clearly that as a confirmed QlikView fan, I think this is a terrifically low entry price. QlikView also has a strong argument that their total cost of ownership is lower than competitors, even at current pricing levels. After all, they're the analytical experts, eh?
How to simultaneously attract new prospects and retain loyal customers
JANUARY 16, 2017
If they chose you above a competitor because you provided a higher-value service or product, don’t use a price reduction tactic to entice them to renew their contract or purchase additional products. Instead, figure out how you can provide their business even more value for a fair price. What does your B2B marketing program have to do with your customer retention strategy?
Is Social Media Just Winning Price Sensitive Customers?
Digital B2B Marketing
AUGUST 23, 2011
Content Social Media alienware Jay Baer preference segment pricing social media twitterIn social media, marketers buy attention with promotions or discounts. And research shows consumers expect this from marketers. 44% connect with brands on Twitter for discounts (source). The problem is, buying attention is an old school mindset, plopped into a new communication paradigm. For social media to become an important part of the marketing mix [.].
Getty's New Free Stock Photos Come With a Price
MARCH 6, 2014
It''s not fun fighting off lawyers when you thought you were using an image under a fair use clause. Where do you find images if you think you''re going to get sued, anyway? Well, now Getty''s attempted to make it a little easier to find high-grade stock photos that are legal for most people to use. To find images you''re allowed to embed, click here and then enter your search terms.
Good Question: How is Docalytics Priced?
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
For those who have spent any time researching our product offerings on our website , you’ve probably noticed that in some instances we’ve omitted pricing details. To publish pricing or not to publish has been a hotly debated topic in the SaaS world since the advent of pricing pages some time ago. Docalytics PricingTo them, I say don't worry.we
Stop Talking Price, Start Talking Time
B2B Marketing Unplugged
MARCH 10, 2014
If you’re struggling with a sales team that can’t seem to stay out of the pricing discussion, try training them to talk ROTI and flip the whole thing to a value conversation instead of a price conversation. Every Wednesday, I rearrange the colour-coded pens and precisely aligned office accessories on my colleague’s desk. It’s a thing to look forward to. My email is not on file.