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    paul wayne

    Middle East’s leading gathering of senior maritime officials focusing on maritime surveillance and offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)
    Middle East’s leading gathering of senior maritime officials focusing on maritime surveillance and offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)Middle East governments’ are investing over US$20 billion on offshore patrol vessels to combat maritime threats. This is why OPVs are now becoming the fastest-growing segment of the naval vessel market in the region.If you are targeting the Middle...
  2. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    5 Reasons Your Awesome Engagement is Creeping People Out
    5 Reasons Your Awesome Engagement is Creeping People OutThe locksmith and the burglar use the same tools in the same way. They both pick your locks and gain entry to your home or office. What's the difference?Context is keyContext has close relatives, Permission and Intent. Together, they make the...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/02/2017 #17 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 Agreed, @Sasa Radovic. Still, some degree of discomfort is unavoidable in any sales situation. It usually comes right before the buy/don't buy decision, and, often, immediately after they bought. That's normal and healthy.

    Annoyance is much more dangerous. We humans can tolerate discomfort. Even hardship is bearable. It's petty annoyances that drive us crazy
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/02/2017 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #14 So true, @Steve Jones. Yet, there is more of that type of content than any other.
    Sasa Radovic
    22/02/2017 #15 Sasa Radovic
    Useful, useful, useful... Today if the client is uncomfortable, it doesn't mean that he is unhappy per se, but will not recomend you which is worse
    Steve Jones
    22/02/2017 #14 Steve Jones
    Content without Context is as useful as a Rugby ball in a Cricket match
    Robert Cormack
    22/02/2017 #13 Robert Cormack
    We all have those, Paul. Never taught, never understood. Dark days for all of us. #11
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/02/2017 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #10 Thanks, Bill
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/02/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 Probably not, Robert. I just rejected a few new prospective clients. Nobody likes a "me-me-me" attitude and I have no interest in perpetuating it.

    One insisted on blog posts of less than 200 words. How can one provide value to the read in 200 words?

    Another actually said, "Just push the features. If the buyers can't figure out the benefits, they're too stupid to buy."

    Wow (and not in a good way)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/02/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Another great post Paul, you knocked it out of the park!! regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/02/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 LOL, it's probably coming. When I first wrote the "Location-based Marketing" posts way back when I mentioned that possibility. It now exists and can get pretty annoying.

    There's a restaurant nearby that sends off a SMS whenever I'm nearby for more than a few seconds. They are on a corner that has a traffic light. Every freaking time I hit that red light, I get a notification. It's enough for me to never go.
    Phil Friedman
    22/02/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    Very, very, very nice piece, Paul. This drips with marketing common sense. Sometimes I wonder when some marketing brain will decide it's a brilliant idea to pump a message to my WiFi enabled smartphone upon my exiting the men's room ... "Hi, did you check your fly?"
    Robert Cormack
    22/02/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    Good post, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I was explaining to a client the other day that social media isn't the time to "grab" customers. I suggested, instead, that he use "comments" to establish a dialogue, much the way we do here. "Don't be so quick to sell," I said. "Show an interest and wait for them to decide they want to use you." Not sure if it registered or not.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/02/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 No one is immune. Sometimes, our sincere willingness to be helpful can get creepy. I know, I've done it.
    Neil Smith
    22/02/2017 #5 Neil Smith
    So many people who work in digital marketing and sales seem to think that their prospective customers are also machines. Thanks for this.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    12/05/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 Yeah, @Brian McKenzie this stuff can get very creepy very quickly
    Brian McKenzie
    12/05/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Reminds me of the scene in Minority Report - https://youtu.be/7bXJ_obaiYQ PS - this creeps me out beyond words.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    12/05/2016 #1 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Excellent article with a great logical layout of the main themes.
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  4. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Innovative container ship
    grendz.com A container ship with a hemispherical-shaped bow, which can significantly reduce wind drag, is under construction at Japanese shipbuilder Kyokuyo Shipyard, at its facility about 7km northeast of the Kanmon Straits in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The ship’s...