Well it’s the end of February in Cleveland and it feels like Old Man Winter will not go to sleep. Any of you out there had enough of brushing off your car or shoveling your drive way yet, because I know I have. As the winter draws on staying active becomes more and more frustrating and we find ourselves searching for something fun to do that involves movement for us and our kids. So grab your hat and gloves and let’s see what we can do here in Cleveland during the dog days of winter.
Look at connected products for sale right now on eBay. How are the auctions going? What are the winning bids? Are the winning bidders repeat buyers of other products in that same category? What time of year do the products sell the best?
Smart is sexy. Women have the tendency to be attracted to men who are intelligent, as well as repulsed by guys who are just a dim bulb. Of more importance than the physical intelligence factors are the emotional ones. Women key in on this trait and if you’re lacking in the emotional intelligence quota, they will sense that right out of the trash chute doors.
The signals were becoming depressingly clear. I recommended a last ditch attempt – the CEO should write again, this time to the finance director whose department we were fairly sure would be initiating the RFP. But our CEO did not want to do this and had got cold feet about not responding. Against my advice, a decision was made to complete the RFP document and submit our proposal regardless.
With the passage of time their business started a slow decline as their best customers moved on or retired and the person who took their place put the old contracts out for bid, or brought in a chutes parts. Why did this happen? Because the salesman stopped looking for new business. He stopped being a hunter-gatherer. He stopped prospecting.
“Snow blowers, like lawn mowers, make our lives easier, but they both involve fast-moving mechanical parts, and they can cause serious injuries,” said Kendra Calhoun, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition.
I for one think a great many of the agencies do a great job, there are always some bad apples in the basket, and they are the ones we need to concentrate on.