Dan Galante

Sales, Marketing & Social Media Today

I write about the three topics that I am most passionate about; Sales, Marketing and Social Media. These topics are covered from my experiences in outside sales and marketing. My objective is to use my expertise to help business and the individual...

Takeaways from Advertising Week 2018

This week, I covered Advertising Week in New York. There were amazing panels.  My key takeaways from Advertising Week were:

  1. CMOs need a wide array of skills sets from Storytelling to Data Analysis to owning a P&L statement much like CEOs and other General Managers if they want to survive and thrive in today changing landscape.
  2. CMOs need to be the Voice of the Customer inside of the organization and understand how intent is changing the customer journey.
  3. Customers want a personalized experience with brands while having the their data protected.
  4. Brands need to take a different approach when Understanding and Marketing to Gen Z
  5. Marketing and Advertising is not the same anymore.
  6. Today’s successful marketer is generous, gives value to the customer and does not steal their attention.
  7. AI will empower Marketers to do their jobs better; bring them closer to customers.
  8. AI will also allow marketers to get quicker feedback to see which campaigns work best at different points in time by allowing them to make sense of all the data they collect. It is an exciting time to be a Marketer. How will Marketing change? Comment and share below.
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

How Voice is Disrupting Marketing & Customer Experience

I recently covered Voice Summit the largest voice tech conference that brings the conversational design ecosystem together in one place.

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The conference was hosted at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

I was amazed about the impact voice technology will have on our lives. According to comscore.com, Voice search will account for 50 % of all search results by 2020.

sources designmatic https://www.jeffbullas.com/small-business-trends/

Voice technology is already in use in many home devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google home. Voice applications are already available in many smartphones as we can use our voice to dictate messages along with smartphone assistants Siri, Google and Bixby.

Home owners can use voice to operate things in their home.

Voice is at the very infancy of its capabilities. People will be able to use their Alexa or Google Home to start their cars and adjust the temperature as well as other commands. Mercedes Benz is implementing a digital assistant in their newer vehicles.

People will be able to dictate a search as opposed to having to open google and type what they are looking for. Voice provides brands and businesses with an opportunity to improve customer experience. However, brands are not currently equipped to serve up content and engagement using voice.

Voice is at the beginning of the technology life cycle. Many believe that voice will be another channel added to the omnichannel experience. Others think that it will overtake existing channel. Bret Kinsella of voicebot.ai discussed the data behind the companies in voice, the technology, its adoption and market growth prospects in his talk Voice Platform wars.


In terms of how Voice is changing marketing, it is on marketers to find new ways to engage their customers using voice. Rob Bennett CEO of rehab agency discusses the impact of Voice technology in Marketing.

CMOs need to incorporate voice into the marketing mix along with the other channels.

Jeff Rhores, Mike Darne, Wilson Tang and Chris Vennard share how they use Voice in their business and its potential for brands.

In terms of SEO and buyer personas, they also need to be built for Voice. Duane Forrester discusses how brands can create a voice optimization strategy and brand personas.


The debate is still out on whether voice will replace social media. Brandon Kaplan of Skilled Creative discusses how voice will replace Social Media and ways Brands can create Voice experiences for their customers.

Voice is an exciting technology and it will be interesting to see how it changes Marketing and how we interact with our world.

How are you using Voice technology? Comment and share below.

Posted 11 weeks ago

Ask Me Anything

Do you have questions on Sales, Marketing and/or Social Media? Send me your questions. If you want my Tumblr insights sent directly to your inbox; subscribe to my blog

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About the Author

Dan is passionate about using Marketing to help businesses drive sales. HubSpot Certified in Inbound Marketing, Dan has worked on various marketing assignments including Start Ups, a Political Campaign and a Digital Marketing Conference.

Prior to teaching, Dan served customers as an Outside Sales and Marketing Rep in NYC. In this role, he taught and trained Dentists on the company’s products and services using a consultative selling approach combined with direct marketing. He also supported the company’s marketing efforts at industry trade shows.

He writes and publishes a business blog on the topics of Sales, Marketing and Social Media entitled Sales, Marketing & Social Media Today; which has grown to 24,000+ followers on LinkedIn and 19,000+ on WordPress.

Dan is seeking a full-time marketing role in Marketing. He is willing to create and build out the Marketing function of your organization if it does not exist. If your company is hiring for roles in these areas, contact him directly via a free LinkedIn Message or email him at Dan@DanGalante.com to set up interviews.

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Posted 12 weeks ago

Ways to Improve Marketing

Sales reps can only be as good as the product and message they represent. Before companies can hire Sales reps, they need a great product with messaging that conveys the benefits to customers. Sales reps need support from marketing in the cross functional organization of tomorrow. The messaging should be able to prevent customer objections. Unfortunately, this is where many Marketing departments fall short.

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Many people that get hired in marketing, lack a sales background and have no idea on how to handle customer objections.

In addition, many people in Marketing lack the background and understanding of how people learn. Teachers and psychologists have this training. Understanding how people learn can make product messaging more effective because it can be presented in multiple formats. Many people in marketing lack practitioner experience and as a result marketing is not as effective as it could be. Practitioners are especially under represented in the Marketing function of many EdTech companies and this needs to change. Now I will make a case for hiring Sales Reps, Teachers and Industry practitioners in marketing.

Case for hiring ex Sales Reps

  • Knows how to handle objections which can be applied to message
  • Experience dealing with customers, knows customer pain points
  • Sees how end-user uses the product
  • Can increase sales using Sales expertise to make messaging customer centric
  • Can assist with Sales and Marketing Alignment as companies need to work cross functionally
  • Understands the issues Sales Reps face and has the credibility of being a Rep when collaborating with Sales Teams

Experienced obtaining , qualifying and converting leads to Sales ie Lead gen/demand gen

Hiring Industry practice experts

  • They are the customers and understand the pain points better than any market research -should be in leadership roles
  • Healthcare does this with Doctors, Dentists
  • Tech does this with programmers and engineers.

Why not EdTech!

  • Can increase Sales because they are the customer and understand the pain points because they have experienced them in the job

This is the best market research/ buyer persona there is!

Case For hiring ex Teachers

  • understands how people learned
  • skilled at tailoring content for understanding based on learning needs
  • Today’s marketing is about educating customer and earning the right to market to them as they can educate customers

Why it is not Good enough to just place them in Sales

People in Sales are not involved in the creative process and cannot change their cards and company messaging.

They cannot address weaknesses in messaging and product.

The Marketer of Tomorrow

Has all of the above in their background or at least a Sales background at a minimum.

My Unique Value Proposition to Companies

I would be an excellent fit for a Marketing role due to the following:

  • Former Outside Sales Rep which allows me to create messaging to preemptively stop most sales objections
  • Can help with Sales Enablement/coaching/go on selected sales calls to improve the sales process
  • Experienced Marketer
  • Can build a better talent brand by building out your career site with employee stories
  • Create and establish new markets along with helping to create new product offerings that complement existing ones
  • Experienced online audience builder
  • I have built up a large audience with 19, 000+ followers on WordPress
  • 24,000+ followers on LinkedIn along with a following of 6000+ on my Twitter handle @DanGalante

Are you ready to increase Sales by improving Marketing? Your sales teams deserve better!

Change today!

How have you increase Sales by improving messaging? Comment and share below.

Here are the slides.

Additional Resources 

Sales, Marketing & Social Media Strategies for Organic Growth

https://tmblr.co/ZTyq4v2VDX-Mx

https://tmblr.co/ZTyq4v2YTqK2h

http://dangalante.me/2016/10/18/how-businesses-will-increase-sales-by-improving-how-they-hire-marketing-staff/

About the Author

Dan is passionate about using Marketing to help businesses drive sales. HubSpot Certified in Inbound Marketing, Dan has worked on various marketing assignments including Start Ups, a Political Campaign and a Digital Marketing Conference.

Prior to teaching, Dan served customers as an Outside Sales and Marketing Rep in NYC. In this role, he taught and trained Dentists on the company’s products and services using a consultative selling approach combined with direct marketing. He also supported the company’s marketing efforts at industry trade shows.

He writes and publishes a business blog on the topics of Sales, Marketing and Social Media entitled Sales, Marketing & Social Media Today; which has grown to 24,000+ followers on LinkedIn and 19,000+ on WordPress.

Dan is seeking a full-time marketing role in Marketing. He is willing to create and build out the Marketing function of your organization if it does not exist. If your company is hiring for roles in these areas, contact him directly via a free LinkedIn Message or email him at Dan@DanGalante.com to set up interviews.

Posted 14 weeks ago

Ways to Improve Marketing in the EdTech & E-Learning Space

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EdTech and E-Learning companies are doing great work. However, I have identified a gap in their marketing strategy that could leave them vulnerable to competitors. None and in some cases very few of the people in the Marketing function of the organization were former Teachers. You can do a search on LinkedIn to verify this.

I acknowledge that EdTech and E-Learning has former Teachers in the Sales and PD functions.

Why it is not Good enough to just place Teachers in Sales

Sales teams have to use consistent company messaging when presenting products to prospects and customers. Also, PD teams are not skilled at Sales and objection handling.

Market Research /SWOT

One Company, a major competitor of all of the others in the space, has Teachers working in every Marketing function which is an edge they can use against the company in a “we were Teachers once” Marketing campaign.

Teachers need to be in the Marketing function of the organization because they are the practitioners who can make the product messaging more credible and compelling. This new improved messaging will help build connection with the buyer because the buyer sees a Teacher-to-Teacher connection.

Our Teacher’s, Students & School administrators deserve better resources that are constructed by former Teachers at every level.

Why Hire Teacher practice experts in Marketing?

  • They are the customers and understand the pain points better than any market research -should be in leadership roles
  • Healthcare does this with Doctors, Dentists
  • Tech does this with programmers and engineers.

Why not EdTech!

Additional Teacher Skill sets that will be useful in Marketing

  • Can increase Sales because they are the customer and understand the pain points because they have experienced them in the job
  • understands how people learn
  • skilled at tailoring content for understanding based on learning needs
  • Today’s marketing is about educating customer and earning the right to market to them as teachers can educate customers
  • This is the best market research/ buyer persona there is!

My Unique Value Proposition to EdTech and E-Learning Companies

I would be an excellent fit for a Marketing role due to the following:

  • Teacher Practice expert with 6+ years of experience (SPED & GEN ED, part time, Adult ED and full-time experience)
  • Former Outside Sales Rep which allows me to create messaging to preemptively stop most sales objections
  • Can help with Sales Enablement/coaching/go on selected sales calls to improve the sales process
  • Experienced EdTech Marketer
  • Can build a better talent brand by building out your career site with employee stories
  • Create and establish new markets along with helping to create new product offerings that complement existing ones
  • Experienced online audience builder
  • I have built up a large audience with 19, 000+ followers on WordPress
  • 24,000+ followers on LinkedIn along with a following of 3,900+ on an EdTech Twitter handle @NYEDTechTeacher
  • Understand the customer behavior and pain points of Teachers and Principals

Support I need from EdTech & E-Learning Companies

I am asking EdTech and E-Learning companies for the opportunity to come on-site to speak about my qualifications. This will help me demonstrate how I can help them improve the learning experience of our students.

Support I need from Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents

Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents, comment below about the improvements you would like to see from EdTech & E-Learning companies. Please share this article and ask for change. I can’t do it alone. If I can join the Marketing function, I will help to improve EdTech and E-Learning to help the learner of tomorrow.

It is all about making our students lives better.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Here are the slides.

Steps EdTech/E-Learning can Take to Improve Learning for Teachers & Students

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Dan Galante

Additional EdTech and E-Learning Resources

How to Customize Presentations & content to Buyer learning Styles

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Dan Galante

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/edtechs-guide-marketing-growth-dan-galante

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-edtech-can-gain-market-share-teacher-tomorrow-dan-galante-cmo

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-edteche-learning-can-improve-learning-teachers-students-galante

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ways-optimize-presentations-content-buyer-learning-styles-dan-galante

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-tech-disrupting-education-dan-galante

About the Author

Dan is passionate about using Marketing to help businesses drive sales. HubSpot Certified in Inbound Marketing, Dan has worked on various marketing assignments including Start Ups, a Political Campaign anda Digital Marketing Conference.

Prior to teaching, Dan served customers as an Outside Sales & Marketing Rep in NYC. In this role, he taught and trained Dentists on the company’s products & services using a consultative selling approach combined with direct marketing. He also supported the company’s marketing efforts at industry trade shows.

He writes and publishes a business blog on the topics of Sales, Marketing and Social Media entitled Sales, Marketing & Social Media Today; which has grown to 24,000+ followers on LinkedIn and 19,000+ on WordPress.

Dan is seeking a full-time marketing role in EdTech Marketing. He is willing to create and build out the Marketing function of your organization if it does not exist. If your company is hiring for roles in these areas, contact him directly via a free LinkedIn Message or email him at Dan@DanGalante.com to set up interviews.

Posted 16 weeks ago

My mix of Outside Sales, Marketing, Social Media, helping Customers and Classroom Teaching experience makes me an excellent Marketing candidate for your organization.

Are you hiring for Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Content Marketing, Customer Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Sales Enablement, Lead Gen, Demand Gen, Retention Marketing, Talent Branding and Employer Branding roles?

I’m willing to build Marketing from scratch if no marketing function exists.
Hiring?

Contact me via LinkedIn or E-Mail to set up interviews. If you are not hiring, share this with people that are looking to hire.

See how I can improve your Sales and Revenue using Marketing.

Thank you for your time.
Dan,

Email dan@dangalante.com
Website http://www.dangalante.com
Blog http://www.dangalante.me/
LinkedIn http://www.linkedIn.com/in/dangalante
SlideShare http://slideshare.net/dgalantenyc
Twitter https://twitter.com/DanGalante

Posted 16 weeks ago

dangalante:

Organic Sales, Growth Marketing & Social Media Strategies Video

How can I help?

Marketing, Sales Enablement & Customer Experience Q & A. Send me your questions.


Additional Resources

Organic Sales, Marketing & Social Media Strategies for Growth from Dan Galante

10 Ways to grow your Audience & Build a Customer Base
There are many ways to grow an audience and build a customer base. Here are 10 strategies for you to grow your audience…www.linkedin.com

25 Sales & Marketing Strategies to Drive Revenue
The purpose of the Sales & Marketing functions is to drive revenue for the organization. Below you will find 25 Sales &…www.linkedin.com

100 Days to Increased Brand Awareness and Sales Enablement
When Brand awareness and Sales are low for brands, it is tempting to start using social media and blogging to solve the…www.linkedin.com

3 Ways Small Business can use Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Sales
Word of Mouth Marketing is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to build your business. Whether you are a…www.linkedin.com

How to use Marketing to Align the Customer Experience & Customer Journey
The Customer Experience and Customer Journey is being disrupted by technology. The technology comes in the form of…www.linkedin.com

Sales, Marketing & Social Media Today
2018 continues to be the year of Brand Safety for Brands, Advertisers and Agencies as the industry status quo was…dangalante.me

Dan Galante | Professional Profile | LinkedIn
View Dan Galante’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Dan has 11 jobs listed on their…linkedin.com

Dan Galante
Dan is passionate about using Marketing to help businesses drive sales. Certified in Inbound Marketing, Dan has worked…slideshare.net

Dan Galante
Dan is passionate about using Marketing to help businesses drive sales. Certified in Inbound Marketing, Dan has worked…dangalante.com

About the Author

Dan is passionate about using Marketing to help businesses drive sales. He has worked on various marketing assignments that include Start Ups, Political Campaign and a Digital Marketing Conference.

Prior to Teaching, Dan served customers as an Outside Sales & Marketing Representative in the Dental industry. In this role, he taught and trained Dentists on the company’s products and services using a consultative selling approach. He also supported the company’s marketing efforts at industry trade shows & in the field through lead generation of Digital Technology along with large Dental Equipment.

He writes and publishes a business blog on the topics of Sales, Marketing and Social Media entitled Sales, Marketing & Social Media Today.

Dan is seeking a full time marketing role. He is interested in roles in Direct, Digital, Content and Social Media Marketing. If your company is hiring for roles in these areas, contact him directly via a free LinkedIn Message or email him at Dan@DanGalante.com to set up interviews.

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Posted 19 weeks ago

Value Proposition

dangalante:

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http://gettinghiredweb.s3.amazonaws.com/Community/Blog

My mix of Outside Sales, Marketing, Social Media, helping Customers and Classroom Teaching experience makes me an excellent Marketing candidate for your organization.

Are you hiring for Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Content Marketing, Customer Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Sales Enablement, Lead Gen, Demand Gen, Retention Marketing, Talent Branding and Employer Branding roles?

I’m willing to build Marketing from scratch if no marketing function exists.

Hiring?

Contact me via LinkedIn or E-Mail to set up interviews. If you are not hiring, share this with people that are looking to hire.

See how I can improve your Sales and Revenue using Marketing.

Thank you for your time.

Dan,
Email dan@dangalante.com
Website http://www.dangalante.com
Blog http://www.dangalante.me/
LinkedIn http://www.linkedIn.com/in/dangalante
SlideShare http://slideshare.net/dgalantenyc
Twitter https://twitter.com/DanGalante
Inbound Certified by HubSpot 

Marketing Resume Digital Marketing/Social Media Marketing/Content Marketing/Product Marketing/ Inbound Marketing

My mix of Outside Sales, Marketing, Social Media, helping Customers and Classroom Teaching experience makes me an excellent Marketing candidate for your organization.

Are you hiring for Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Content Marketing, Customer Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Sales Enablement, Lead Gen, Demand Gen, Retention Marketing, Talent Branding and Employer Branding roles?

I’m willing to build Marketing from scratch if no marketing function exists.

Hiring?

See how I can improve your Sales and Revenue using Marketing.

Thank you for your time.

Dan,
Email dan@dangalante.com
Website http://www.dangalante.com
Blog http://www.dangalante.me/
LinkedIn http://www.linkedIn.com/in/dangalante
SlideShare http://slideshare.net/dgalantenyc
Twitter https://twitter.com/DanGalante

Posted 19 weeks ago

A Preview of the New York Auto Show

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There are many exhibits at the New York Auto Show that showcased innovations and technological advances in the automotive industry.  After two days of coverage on the press preview days, I am going to share my favorite product unveils and displays. This year, I also did a video walk through of the show floor to provide an inside look.

Unveils
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fgn-XK_jv8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpEuAct_M8U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8brVpGEIeE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiH4VJEQtqQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97OTFjUee1k

Live Video from My Walk Through on the show floor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAE4pbpOTsc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ysCak_Biak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDbR4fPDwqw

Pictures can be found on Instagram.

If you are in the New York area, checkout the New York Auto Show. The New York International Auto Show is open to the public from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 8th, 2018. Tickets cost $17 for Adults, $7 for Children, pricing for groups and tours can be found on the website. For more information go to http://www.autoshowny.com/tickets.

What cars and trucks do you want to see? If you have attended the show, what was your favorite exhibit?

Comment below.

Posted 28 weeks ago