The Secrets to Building a Consultative Selling Approach
Author: Paul Wagner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
Focusing on personal wine-selling skills, this practical guide explains every element of consultative wine sales, from understanding the market and the customer to providing excellent customer service. Based on six decades of combined experience, this manual will be invaluable for all those seeking to start or enhance a career in wine sales.
How can a small winery possibly compete with the marketing of massive wine companies? How can it hope to capture the over-stimulated mindshare of the modern consumer? By being strategic. This revised and updated edition to the bestselling book puts the vast bank of wine marketing knowledge within reach of industry novices, and fresh, practical, and powerful strategies into the hands of veteran brand managers and marketing professionals. With 100 pages of new and expanded material, this book addresses such topics as importing and exporting; logistical management; marketing your tasting room and wine region as a prime tourist destination; how to generate greater retail sales; and how to grab the benefits, while avoiding the dangers, of social networking and viral marketing.
Containing the Text of the Official Ohio Revised Code, Effective October 1, 1953, with the Addition of All Statutes of a General Nature Enacted by the General Assembly ... and Notes of Decisions Construing the Laws
Author: Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization
This book reflects the work of wine marketing experts as expressed in their presentations to the annual three-week Wine Marketing Short Course at the University of California, Davis. The course was initially organized in collaboration with the international wine management curriculum sponsored by the International Organization for Vines and Wines (OIV). We have been involved in this course since its inception a decade ago. This book is intended for students in wine marketing and management, enology, and viticulture who seek to broaden their understanding of the wine sector. It is also intended for those already working in wine market ing and management who seek new ideas and insights. Finally, this book should be of general interest to others involved directly or indirectly in the grape and wine sector. Each chapter was written from the oral presentations of the authors and reflects the spontaneity and informality of the classroom environment. The writing may lack the "gravitas" of academic material, but it accurately presents the thinking and conclusions of those who make a living by mar keting wine. There is some duplication that serves to emphasize important points, and there are several case studies explaining real-life experiences in the industry. Legal requirements and commercial practices cited by authors may differ between regions and among institutions familiar to readers. However, the underlying principles guiding marketing strategies can be applied in different situations, for example, where supermarket wine sales may be restricted or direct sales prohibited.
Attempting to export wine to the U.S. has long been fraught with difficulty, especially for the smaller producers. The U.S. wine industry, complicated by confusing regulations and intense internal brand competition, is also the land of opportunity and home to an adventurous and egalitarian wine consuming population. But without an understanding of how to effectively enter this complex market, the exporter often founders and retreats in frustration. This book provides a guide to approaching and attracting an importer, differentiating terms and regulations which must be understood to prosper, and avenues to achieving and sustaining attainable sales and distribution goals.
This text introduces students to the process of program evaluation and the experimental and quasi-experimental approaches to evaluation. The book covers approaches to outcome evaluations, measurement, threats to internal validity, performance measurement, and benchmarking. It also introduces the basic experimental and quasi-experimental designs, presents a published article which uses each design, and offers an explanation and critique of how the authors implemented the design. Stand-alone articles invite students to explain and critique on their own.