The Local/Direct Digital Sales Process

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
May 19, 2011 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
The Local/Direct Digital Sales Process
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$34.95
Originally Broadcast On:
May 19, 2011
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

Buy this Webinar for $34.95 or buy the entire Digital Ad Sales Series here for $99.

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Regardless of your sales process, you still need to close the deal with potential advertisers. Learn how to get in front of the right people, find new customers and how to get the critical information that will close the deal.

This Webinar is part of a series on Bridging the Gap Between Content and Commerce: Digital Ad Sales Series. Other in this series are:

You can purchase each Webinar individually for $34.95 or buy the entire series here for $99.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to how to get in front of the right people and establish appointments
  • How to build customer rapport
  • How to uncover customer needs and make an effective needs analysis
  • How to make an effective presentation
  • How to close more effectively and for more dollars
Who Should Take this Course:

Those in the editorial and business sides of news organizations who want to learn more about the relationship between content and revenue, as well as media entrepreneurs who want to build successful and profitable sites.

Course Instructor:

Mike Blinder

Mike Blinder is president of the Blinder Group, Inc., a Florida-based firm that trains traditional sales people on how to embrace new concepts in selling media. The company's goal is to assist in maximizing sales for clients through effective sales training/revenue generation programs. Among the company's more than 350 clients are Gannett, Media General, CanWest, Canada's Globe and Mail, The New York Times Company and Hindu Times.

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