Robin Robins

All posts by Robin Robins

Robin Robins is the CEO and Founder of TechnologyMarketingToolkit.com, the largest sales and marketing consulting firm in the IT channel, specializing in sales-generating marketing campaigns for MSPs, VARs, and solution providers. To date, over 7,000 IT services firms have enrolled in one or more of her programs. Click here for more information and to request a free one-on-one marketing consultation and marketing roadmap for your IT services firm.

ugly marketing
Robin Robins: Embrace the power of UGLY marketing

Robin Robins: Embrace the power of UGLY marketing

She May Be Ugly But She Sure Can Cook: That’s a line from a country-and-western song, and it applies to a lot of the “ugly” marketing I produce. Over and over again, in direct response marketing circles where REAL metrics are...

/ November 15, 2017
MSP fears
Robin Robins: Let’s talk about what should REALLY scare you as an MSP

Robin Robins: Let’s talk about what should REALLY scare you as an MSP

Fears are odd things. I met a guy once who makes a living wiggling into tiny, dark crawl spaces under houses where mold, feces, poisonous spiders, snakes, rats, and other unsavory things abound, and he was impressed by my fearlessness...

/ October 25, 2017
MSP marketing opportunity
Robin Robins: MSP Marketing 101 – When Opportunity Comes Your Way, GRAB IT

Robin Robins: MSP Marketing 101 – When Opportunity Comes Your Way, GRAB IT

By the time you read this, Hurricane Harvey will be old news (I’m writing this just AS it’s starting to pop up on the news radar). As one client pointed out on the Technology Marketing Toolkit member portal, how many...

/ September 27, 2017 / 1 Comment
marketing media
Robin Robins: Fortune-making truths about media, money, and marketing process

Robin Robins: Fortune-making truths about media, money, and marketing process

Here’s a truth many small business owners DON’T want to embrace, much less give recognition to: The more marketing media you can use simultaneously, the more money you’ll make. You’ll also be a LOT less FRAGILE and vulnerable to an...

/ August 23, 2017
Lead generation
Robin Robins: What a casket sales company can teach you about lead generation

Robin Robins: What a casket sales company can teach you about lead generation

Here’s a product you don’t see advertised very often: caskets. So when I saw a company advertising them one morning on national TV, it caught my attention. Unfortunately, I missed the company name — however, the biggest, most glaring FAIL...

/ July 19, 2017
robin robins wheres the beef
Robin Robins: Where’s The BEEF?

Robin Robins: Where’s The BEEF?

I’m sure that a certain younger reader will NOT understand that reference — so google it. Back in the ’80s, “Where’s THE BEEF?” was a hugely successful catchphrase that kicked off a flurry of memed merchandise and became as popular...

/ June 14, 2017
robin robins pricing
Robin Robins: Let’s Talk About Price $$$$$

Robin Robins: Let’s Talk About Price $$$$$

I’m about to make somebody (you?) a lot of money because I’m about to give you an idea for raising your fees that will allow you to prove to yourself you’re leaving a LOT of money on the table. First,...

/ May 3, 2017
facebook rant
Robin Robins: How your thoughtless political rants are hurting your business

Robin Robins: How your thoughtless political rants are hurting your business

A news report I overheard but missed the source of: Employees are now wasting an average of two hours a day reading political news on Facebook and creating drama, stress, and resentment in their workplace as they argue over their...

/ March 22, 2017
monetize
Robin Robins: How do I monetize thee? Let me count the ways …

Robin Robins: How do I monetize thee? Let me count the ways …

My friend Michael Attias runs a catering-software business that helps restaurant owners generate a significantly higher profit margin in their business by selling catering. The other day he was explaining a new done-for-you online marketing service he was about to...

/ February 13, 2017
robin robins
Robin Robins: The 9 pillars of trust-based selling

Robin Robins: The 9 pillars of trust-based selling

If you’re struggling to close sales, this is my New Year’s gift to you. Below is a list of nine ways you can specifically build TRUST to close more sales. My suggestion would be to take one at a time...

/ January 11, 2017