SES San Jose Spotlight: How NOT To Sell Your Services
Hyde recounts the experience she and some of the other members of the Creative Search Media team had at their first SES, including snippets from the various media kits they picked up while trolling the exhibit hall. And for the most part, she's underwhelmed by the lack of creativity in sales pitches, hyperbole in the marketing literature, and what she sees as an overall inability for most search and search technology firms to effectively market themselves.
"It appears the search marketing industry has some homework to do," Hyde says. "While there's often talk about how the traditional advertising and marketing agencies don't understand what's going on in search marketing, the opposite is also true. If I was a prospect looking for an agency to represent my company, I'd throw my hands up in the air and make the decision to handle search marketing in house."