Category: Sales & Marketing

Buy or die – long term prospecting

Buy or die – long term prospecting

Recently, Managed Sales Pros has closed two new clients. What’s special about these engagements?  Nothing, except that we’ve been pursuing both clients for around four years. The value of those clients totaled about 42,000 in MRR. A decent win, that...

/ May 24, 2019 / 1 Comment
Lessons from a prospect

Lessons from a prospect

Working in the MSP space, we’re well-acquainted with strange technical issues. Whenever we’re dealing with users, we’ll occasionally receive baffling complaints or inquiries. During one of our recent sales team meetings, John Pojeta, our VP of Business Development, told an...

/ May 20, 2019
When is it the right time to hire a lead generator?

When is it the right time to hire a lead generator?

As an MSP marketer who speaks to business owners on a regular basis, I tend to get a lot of prospects who contact me at different points along the larger journey that they’re taking. Some are just getting started, while...

/ May 8, 2019
How MSPs should use social media to grow their business

How MSPs should use social media to grow their business

Are you using social media to gain a competitive advantage? If not, you should. Since 2006, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have been mainstream forms of marketing and communication. Yet, more than ten years later, I’m still observing that most IT...

/ May 1, 2019 / 2 Comments
Growth Hacking for MSPs: Marketing Automation

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Marketing Automation

There is a glaring lack of creativity and innovation in the way MSPs market their business. This statement is not to offend those who put out a conscious effort, but more to inspire those who do not. With all the great...

/ April 29, 2019
6 sales mistakes MSPs consistently make

6 sales mistakes MSPs consistently make

“Have you ever heard the phrase life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid?” One of my favorite talk show personalities, Bill Handle, asks listeners this often. In my early days of selling, I earned the highest degree in...

/ April 24, 2019
3 tools for coaxing the truth out of prospects

3 tools for coaxing the truth out of prospects

You won’t find conversations where white lies are more plentiful than those with prospects. They like to play their cards close to the chest, especially early on in the relationship. How many times have you asked how happy they are...

/ April 22, 2019
Growth Hacking for MSPs: Fundamentals

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Fundamentals

The future of business is technical. From a marketing perspective, this theoretical strategy, known as “growth hacking” has bounced around Silicon Valley for almost decades with companies such as Dropbox, Zynga, and Instagram leading the way. As more tools are...

/ April 15, 2019
Why core values play a bigger part in marketing your MSP than you think

Why core values play a bigger part in marketing your MSP than you think

I was on the phone with one of my MSP marketing clients the other day and at a certain point, the topic of conversation turned away from business and towards a topic of interest to both of us: TED Talks.

/ April 1, 2019
Ask an Expert: How can I measure my MSP marketing success?

Ask an Expert: How can I measure my MSP marketing success?

Q: We are investing more money in our MSP marketing, but we’re looking for ways to track our success. What marketing metrics should we measure? First of all, congratulations! Measuring the effectiveness of your campaigns is a great way to...

/ April 1, 2019