Global Business

Sales Manager

Advertising Agency

Old & New Dogs… Tips & Tricks

A while back, I had a client who asked me to come in and teach their sales team about using LinkedIn for sales success. I showed them all of the basic things they needed to know, why they should use it, how to set up their profile, how to find the right contacts, and how to put out content that would be interesting.

The sales team was kind of broken into two different groups, the young guns, and the old guard.

The young guns saw some cool things and said, “Wow, I didn’t know it could do that, man. I can’t wait to try it.” And they ran out of the room and started doing things.

The old guard ended up saying, “Well, that’s cool, but that’s a lot of work and I don’t get this social media stuff, so I’m going to … Read more

For the first time in their 98-year history, Disney has elected a female as new chairman of the company. Susan Arnold, who has been a Disney board member for 14 years, will succeed Bob Iger at the end of this year.

Arnold was formerly an executive at global investment firm Carlyle. Mr Iger, who stepped down as Disney’s chief executive in 2020 after 15 years in the role, will leave the company by the end of this month.

“As I step into this new role as chairman of the board, I look forward to continuing to serve the long-term interests of Disney’s shareholders and working closely with CEO Bob Chapek as he builds upon the company’s century-long legacy of creative excellence and innovation,” Ms Arnold said in a statement.

Arnold has also served in senior roles at some of America’s biggest companies.

For the last eight years she has Read more

By: Jacob Bindman, Co-founder & Chief Program Officer at SF New Deal; Jenais Zarlin, Founding Member & Chief Operating Officer at SF New Deal

SF New Deal began with a vision of San Francisco as a world class city that provides an abundance of support, opportunity, dignity, respect, and appreciation for small businesses and neighbors in need. Although much of our work over the past year and a half has focused on providing immediate support to communities acutely impacted by the pandemic, we’re on a mission to build a thriving San Francisco in the months and years ahead.
SF New Deal launched in March 2020 as a rapid response to the COVID pandemic in San Francisco. We arrived and scaled with urgency, recognizing the impact that the first shelter order would have on small businesses and under-resourced residents.

Our first program used private funds to pay restaurants to make meals … Read more

This year has been good to shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). With the economy bouncing back strongly from 2020’s lows, it has seen its loan losses plummet and earnings rebound. Hence, the Lloyds share price has surged from its January low. But what might 2022 hold for the UK’s largest lender?

The fall and rise of the Lloyds share price

Before Covid-19 crashed global markets, the Lloyds share price was doing fine. On 16 December 2019, it hit its 2019 closing high of 67.25p, before ending the year at 62.5p. Then along came coronavirus to spoil the fun. During the London market meltdown of spring 2020, Lloyds closed at 27.73p on 3 April. But the worst was yet to come, with the shares bottoming out at 23.58p on 22 September 2020. At the time, I thought this was crazy, so I said so.

Lloyds stock duly … Read more

Twitter has finally joined us as a social media platform of the future. While in July of 2021 Twitter did in fact launch their Shop Module, which featured a shopping section at the top of a brand’s profile, they’ve got something even bigger on the horizon.

On November 28, 2021 Twitter launched “Cyber Deals Sunday” stream, partnered with Walmart, further dipping its toe into direct shopping through the app.

The stream will be hosted by Jason Derulo, and will feature everything you want out of Black Friday. Twitter describes the livestream as a “30-minute variety show” that will feature “electronics, home goods, apparel, seasonal décor, surprise special guests, and much more.”

Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube have already launched their versions of “live shopping.” These events are mainly hosted by high ranking influencers, who showcase their favorite products for an hour, in hopes to gain commission from the sales. Influencers … Read more