Investing in Communities of Influence for Sales Growth
Most business founders and owners haven’t done anything wrong. They just get to the point where they can’t keep doing what they’re doing and have it be right anymore.
Jennifer Zick — Founder and CEO of Authentic Brand — joins Connor to discuss how fractional CMOs help businesses overcome Random Acts of Marketing. Learn about the “Dandelion Effect” and why repeatedly firing yourself is a worthy goal.
- Keep the end in mind even as you start your business. Build it for scale and exit ability.
- Any business with over $5 million in revenue needs an executive seat at the table for a highly experienced marketing leader — but it doesn’t need to be a full-time positions.
- Create something of value to your ideal buyers and their influencers, but don’t sell them anything or ask for anything in return. Every prospect should come away from your meeting feeling seen, heard, valued, appreciated, and supported — even if they’ll never be your client.
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Jennifer Zick is a 40 Under 40 Awardee and the founder and CEO of Authentic Brand, a Minneapolis-based fractional CMO firm serving clients across the United States. As a pioneer in the fractional marketing space, Jennifer is passionate about helping growing companies overcome Random Acts of Marketing™ and achieve next-level growth and revenue results. Like, share, and comment!
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