Sales & Marketing

  • Hosted UC Catches Up to Hype
    Phoenix-based master agency Concierge Communications has been selling hosted IP services since 2004 – which means it’s got four or five years on a majority of its competitors. The 8-year-old agency offers the full complement of communications services, but ...More
    July 21, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T Bashed for Service Problems
    It’s been a rough day for AT&T, in the blogosphere, at least. Headlines like “AT&T is a big steaming heap of failure” and “Why Apple needs to dump AT&T” are just for starters.Writing for Tech Crunch, MG Siegler says “there ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Analyst: Palm Pre Return Rate as High as 40%
    Just two weeks ago, an analyst at Auriga USA encouraged you to run out and buy Sprint stock, thanks in big part to the success of the Palm Pre. Now, another analyst says you should sell your Palm stock because too many people are returning their new phones to the stores, ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Expands Netbook Offerings, Revamps Stores
    Three months after becoming the first U.S. carrier to commercially embrace the sub-laptop market, AT&T today announced an expansion of its mobile broadband-enabled netbook lineup. The new devices, available in stores and online in the coming days, include an Acer Aspire ...More
    July 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • iPhone Leads in Brand Loyalty Among Smartphones
    Among iPhone users, 97 percent say they would recommend the phone to others, and 82 percent say they will probably or definitely purchase an iPhone again, according to a new report from eMarketer.The iPhone also leads in the smartphone market share race, as 13 percent of ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sony Ericsson 2Q Earnings Down $300M
    Earnings for Sony Ericsson, the mobile-phone joint venture between Sony Corp. (SNE) and Ericsson (ERIC), fell $300 million in the second quarter of 2009, bring to four the consecutive number of quarters the company has reported losses. Executives blamed the global ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Tapping Tutorials to Aid the Sales Process
    Sales executives are constantly facing challenges that distract them from focusing on the sales themselves. Whether trying to close sales with multiple decision makers, enhance customer satisfaction and support, or manage turnover, tapping into animated/video presentations ...More
    July 16, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • AT&T to Sell Nokia Surge for $80
    On July 19 AT&T Inc. will bring to market the Nokia Surge, a handset being billed as a social butterfly, for carrying “your clique in your pocket.”The Symbian-powered gadget will retail for just $80 after rebate and with a two-year contract. In addition to ...More
    July 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Samsung Only Bright Spot in Q2 for Handset Sales
    Samsung said it expects a positive second-quarter revenue, but it will likely be the only handset maker to report strong results.Analysts expect Nokia for instance to report a staggering 72-percent drop in its April-June earnings per share year-over-year, according to ...More
    July 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre, iPhone Taking BlackBerry Market Share
    BlackBerry is still the dominant leader in smartphone sales, but there’s evidence that the Palm Pre and the iPhone are taking a bite out of its market share.In a new report, a Piper Jaffray analyst says RIM, BlackBerry’s parent company, can still claim 20 ...More
    July 8, 2009 Posted in News