Market Chat: Winning Federal Business Takes an Orchestra

I was pleased to be a guest on Federal News Network’s Market Chat to discuss federal government marketing. In this radio program we discussed how the “RIGHT” Capture Team is a singularly focused, multi-faceted, cross-organizational team B2G companies put in place around a specific initiative that is of the highest …

Pipeline Composition and Ansoff Matrix: Supercharging your 2018 Revenue Plan

If you are like many of my clients, you finished up the end-of-fiscal year push for Q3, used the first half of the month to catch up, and have now begun the annual task of revenue planning. Few things are one-size-fits-all when it comes to the intricacies of pipeline planning, …

3 Key Takeaways from the MAM Summit

My marketing colleague Nick Kosar published a blog post that provides a good summary of lessons learned from the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, including insights from a panel discussion I was on. Nick’s takeaways are: Use New Technology to Solve Age-Old Problems Passivity = Leaving Money on the Table “Going Social” Is …

Applying SPIN Selling Techniques to the Federal Sales Process

To be really effective at selling professional services you need to leverage not just traditional capture, marketing, and sales staff, but also the efforts of your project staff that interact onsite with the client. The approach I recommend uses “investigation skills”—or questioning—to help both “sellers and doers” determine not only …