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Are you using thought leadership to support your branding, marketing and sales activities?


Hey there! It’s Peter Winick I’m the founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Today, I wanted to talk to you about the use of thought leadership for marketing purposes, for brandings purposes, and for sales purposes.

I think that thought leadership is the single best, the single most cost effective way to brand yourself, to market yourself, and to actually sell to your clients. However, oftentimes, what I see is people confuse their objective with the tactic. So, there are things you can do from a thought leadership perspective that are great for the brand. Maybe collaborating with others, or being on podcasts, or webinars, being associated with the right organizations, things that are just really really good for the brand. Things like awareness, things like being around others who are of a certain ilk or certain caliber that you want to be associated with.

Then, there’s things that you’d specifically do to market. These are more campaign oriented, where you need to be thinking about the problems that you’re able to solve of the folks that you’re reaching out to. A little more targeted. A little more focused. A campaign might not be a one and done. It could typically be multiple touch points over a period of time to achieve a certain call to action or outcome.

And then, there is thought leadership that’s actually used in the sale process. Maybe a you know, if you’re a keynote speaker, a sample of a keynote. If you’re a consultant, maybe some case studies. If you are coaching or advising to a client, examples of other things that you’ve done and the outcomes and the benefits of working with you.

So what I would suggest is taking a little bit of your time in thinking about how you align some of your thought leadership or deploy some of your thought leadership for branding, for marketing, for sales.

Love to hear your thoughts! Thank you!

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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