Top 15 Incredibly Successful Salespeople of All Time

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Everyone wants to know how to be a great salesman, but the answer is not simple. But we can give you some hints on how to be one. That’s why we want to describe the most notable salespeople, that made a difference and left their mark on the history cards. These people down there are the iconic characters of sales and marketing. They were innovative, ahead of their times, visionaries who weren’t afraid of exploring new horizons. Today we present you the best salespeople of all time, who changed not only the world of marketing but the world overall. All of them have their places in history and are even mentioned in several books for salespeople.

Steven Paul Jobs

source: Profoto

Personal life

Jobs loved to spend time with father. He often looked at his father at work. Steve’s father built a workbench for him, to pass along his love and interest in mechanics. But at the age of 10, Steve was more interested in electronics and befriended with engineers who lived in his area.

Jobs has a stormy childhood. He was suspended a few times in school and classmates considered him a loner. His teacher said that sometimes he dove them crazy. Jobs resisted schools authority figure because “he was boring” as he said. Father always supported him and blamed the school for not placing enough challenge on his brilliant son. A curiosity is that Steve got 5 bucks from a teacher in reward he had to finish workbook. After graduation, he went to India and study Zen Buddhism. After a period of time, He returned to the USA. Bald and in a traditional Buddhist robe. FBI’s report said that during his travel Jobs used marijuana and LSD.

Work

After he and Wozniak created a computer called Apple I Jobs decided to sell it and set up a company named Apple. In the beginning, HQ was placed in Jobs family’s garage in Crist Drive in Los Altos. The company has had many successes thanks to mass-produced personal computers and brilliant engineering ideas. After a few years, many arguments with Apple CEO John Sculley and unsuccessful attempt to take over Apple, Jobs resign and with other 5 workers started a new project named NeXT.

At this time he had an obsession with perfect NeXTcube which turned out to be a failure. However, thanks NeXT’s computers engineer Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web, the company lasted. In the meantime Jobs funded The Graphics Group (later renamed Pixar) where he was credited as executive producer. Jobs put animation to another level. Over the next 15 years, Pixar produced 10 box-office hits. After connection of Pixar and The Walt Disney Company, Jobs joined the board of directors as the largest individual shareholder and owned 7% of the company’s stack. And when Apple falls into bankruptcy company decided to buy NeXT and make Jobs CEO.

Summary

  • Born: February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: October 5, 2011 (aged 56) in Palo Alto, California, U.S. Cause of death Pancreatic cancer
  • Resting place Alta Mesa Memorial Park
  • Spouse(s) Laurene Powell (m. 1991)
  • Partner(s) Chrisann Brennan (1972–1977)

Curiosity

After the big success of iMac, Jobs called himself “iCEO”. Also, during official Apple events, he has mostly worn the same clothes — a black long-sleeved mock turtleneck made by Issey Miyake, Levi’s 501 blue jeans and New Balance 991 sneakers.

Ronald M. Popeil

source: The Business Journal

Personal life

At the age of 6, Ronald has experienced the divorce of his parents. Because of that he and his brother have to move to Florida and live with grandparents. After 7 years from this situation, Ron went with his grandfather to work for Ron’s father, who was also an inventor and salesman of kitchen-related gadgets. Finally, after some years he moved to television where he initially operated as a distributor of his Father’s products, but over time he opened a company named (Ronco) and added additional products from others manufactures which made him a competition to his father.

Work

He called himself an inventor at first. He created things for everyday mass use i.e. he invented Hair in Spray for his bald top of the head (He always took one everywhere). None of his content on the TV was written, he had always created his speeches on the go. The most popular and used nowadays was “Set it and Forget it”, “But wait, there’s more”, “Now how much would you pay”. In reward of Ron’s innovations in marketing, he claimed Ig Nobel Prize in Consumer Engineering in 1993. In August 2005, he sold his company, Ronco, to Fi-Tek VII, but he planned to continue serving as the spokesman and inventor while being able to spend more time with his family. At this moment he is a member of the advisory board of the University of California Los Angeles’ Business, Management, and Legal Programs.

Summary

  • Born: May 3, 1935 (age 83) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Occupation: Inventor, infomercial salesman
  • Known for: Ronco, infomercials
  • Spouse(s): Marilyn Greene (m. 1956; div. 1963); Lisa Boehne (m. 19??; div. 19??); Robin Angers (m. 1995)
  • Children 5

Curiosity

He hosted a lot of shows such as The X-Files, Futurama, King of the Hill, The Simpsons, Sex and the City, The Daily Show and The West Wing., also he has been mentioned in numerous of songs and books.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

source: Wikipedia

Personal life

When Barnum was 20 years old he has owned a small newspaper company. After 5 years he became a showman and purchased Scudder’s American Museum which he renamed for his own name. In this museum, he promoted hoaxes and “humans and animals curiosities” such as Fiji mermaid, or general Tom Thumb. Later his museum became the first one with the wax-figurine expo.

Work

To make the museum more popular, Barnum built lantern on top of it to get new customers from the top and bottom Broadway. Additionally, he placed flags along the edge of the roof and huge pictures with animals between upper windows, to attract attention amongst passerby. The roof was rebuilt to the yard with city view where Barnum flew his balloon every day.

After he hit his 60’s he and Bailey set up circus called Barnum & Bailey Circus. It was the first circus with three rings which made this the biggest one on Earth. Additionally, Barnum was the first one who’s transported his circus by (owned) train. His political career was variable from Democratic to Republican which abolished slavery and involuntary. After few years Barnum became a Bridgeport’s mayor where he had the influence to build Hospital where he was a director later.

Summary

  • Born: July 5, 1810, Bethel, Connecticut, United States
  • Died: April 7, 1891 (aged 80) Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
  • Resting place: Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
  • Political party: Democratic (1824–1854); Republican (1854–1891)
  • Spouse(s): Charity Hallett (m. 1829; died 1873); Nancy Fish (m. 1874; died 1891)
  • Children 4
  • Occupation: Businessman (entertainment), politician
  • Known for: Founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus legislative sponsor of 1879 Connecticut anti-contraception law

Francois Henri “Jack” LaLanne

source: Wikipedia

Personal life

When Jack was a child he was addicted to sugar and sweets others children discriminate him and made fun. LaLanne suffered from bulimia and hard headache. He left school at the age of 14 and year later Jack heard health food pioneer Paul Bragg gave a talk. It turned LaLanne life upside down, he started focusing on his diet and exercise in his own word “born again”. He back to school, later went on to college where earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He studied Anatomy and concentrated on bodybuilding and weightlifting.

Work

When he reached 21 years old LaLanne opened the nation’s first health and fitness club in Oakland in California where he offered supervised weight and exercise training and gave nutrition advice. Jack invented a lot of gym machines, write books, play 13 movies, made dozens of feats (the last one in the age of 70), he was famous weightlifting, and host of Jack LaLanne Show. He didn’t believe and trust in medicines and died of respiratory failure due. He is described as “Godfather of Fitness “ or “first fitness superhero”.

Summary

  • Born: September 26, 1914, San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • Died: January 23, 2011 (aged 96), Morro Bay, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Fitness expert, television host, inventor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker
  • Years active 1936–2009
  • Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  • Television The Jack LaLanne Show
  • Spouse(s): Irma Navarre (m. 1942; div. 1948), Elaine Doyle (m. 1959)
  • Website Official website

Curiosity

One of his feats was in 1975 (age 61) – LaLanne swam the entire length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater and handcuffed, shackled and towed a 1,000 lb (450 kg; 71 st) boat.

Margaret Cushing Whitman

source: Wikipedia

Personal life

Meg comes from a well-known and respectable family. She always wants to be a medical doctor but after spends, summer on selling advertisement decided to study economic, where earning a B.A. with honors, also Whitman then obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Work

She’s career started from a brand manager at Procter & Gamble then Meg moved to Bain & Company where she advanced to senior vice president. Whitman became vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company. Later she joined to Stride Rite Corporation before she became as president and CEO of Florists’ Transworld Delivery. In 1998 Meg moved to eBay thanks she, the company increased income from 4 million to 8 billion incomes yearly besides that she increased the number of employees from 30 to 15 thousand. She achieved everything in only 10 years. From 2011 to 2018 she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. After that Whitman announced that she was to be the first employee and CEO of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new video streaming platform Quibi. She tried her luck in politics unfortunately without success.

Summary

  • Born: August 4, 1956 (age 62), Huntington, New York, U.S.
  • Education:  Princeton University (BA), Harvard University (MBA)
  • Net worth: US$3.2 billion (2018)
  • Political party Republican
  • Spouse(s) Griffith Harsh (1980–present)
  • Children: 2

Joseph Samuel Girardi

source: Alchetron

Personal life

Joe was from a poor Sicilian family. He worked from early childhood, Girardi left high school, and started working as a shoeshine boy, then worked as a newsboy for the Detroit Free Press, dishwasher, delivery boy, stove assembler, and home building contractor.

Work

In the age of 35 walked into a Detroit car dealership and begged a skeptical manager for a job as a salesman. In just the first day he sold a car and after 2 months was so good and some other salesmen complained and got him fired. So he moved to Merollis Chevrolet where he sold 13,001 cars and set a record of a sold cars in one year (1 425 in 1973). He worked here for 15 years, later he decided to become a public speaker and books author of sales technique.

Summary

  • Born: 1 November 1928 Sycylia
  • Dead: 28 February 2019 Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • known for: Guinness world records as the seller of the most cars in a year (1425 in 1973), later successful motivational speaker

Curiosity

He changed his surname from Girardi to Girard for business purposes as a way to avoid confrontations over his ethnicity or losing customers. Gerard’s record was not surpassed until 2017 by Ali Red of Les Stanford Chevrolet, with 1,582 cars sold.

William Clement Stone

source: Famous People

Personal life

Stone after his father died, which left the family with debt, was forced to sell newspapers, but he has had an unconventional approach to the case, cause he was selling them in places where people read like restaurants. Next, he set up a newsstand and in the age of 16 Stone moved to Detroit to selling insurance, likewise he focused on office districts. He left school to take insurance seriously. He received a diploma from the YMCA Central High School in Chicago.

Work

Stine reached a big success which describes in his books. He’s an example of the proverbial rags-to-riches hero from Horatio Alger’s story he loved. In his 17 he started Combined Insurance Company of America to 1930 he employed over and above 1000 agents. Until 1979, his company exceeded one billion in assets. Always said that to make a success he used a positive mental attitude.

Summary

  • Born: May 4, 1902, Chicago, Illinois
  • Died: September 3, 2002 (aged 100), Evanston, Illinois
  • known for: Combined Insurance Company of America

Donald John Trump

source: Wikipedia

Personal life

Trump in the age of 13 was enrolled in the New York Military Academy it was a private boarding school. After finish academy, firstly studied for 2 years in Fordham University and then move to Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania, during the study he was working in family business Elizabeth Trump & Son, he completed undergraduate studies in economics.

Work

When Trump was 32 years old he started an activity on Manhattan buying 50 percent of shares of abandoned Commodore Hotel which was rebuild and rename to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. In the same year, he got permission to build Trump Tower — 58 unit multifunctional high-rise. He took over repair work of the Wollman Rink in Central Park which finished in 3 months after 6 years work of the previous contractor. Then work profitably for charity in exchange for a concession. This move made him more famous. From this moment he was purchasing old buildings rebuild and rename them to his. Despite that he was renewing an old one, he was buying plots and build a new one. He bought, renewed, built and was selling golf courses as well. Trump never declare bankruptcy despite the fact that hotels and casinos activity was declared insolvency 6 times. In the 80s over 70 banks make Trump loan of 4 billion dollars, but after company bankruptcies, most banks refused further loans except Deutsche Bank. Since 1996 to 2015 Trump was the owner of Miss Universe competitions which was broadcast by CBS, but after arguments, he moved the show to NBC. He won star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for the entirety. Whatever after his controversial talk during the campaign NBC stopped broadcast competitions, so Trump bought them and sold to the WME/IMG talent agency. He took part in numbers of a television show and wrote a lot of books what make his famous bigger.

Summary

  • Born: June 14, 1946 (age 72), Queens, New York City
  • Political party Republican (1987–1999, 2009–2011, 2012–present)
  • Other political affiliations: Democratic (until 1987, 2001–2009); Reform (1999–2001); Independent (2011–2012)
  • Spouse(s): Ivana Zelníčková (m. 1977; div. 1992); Marla Maples (m. 1993; div. 1999); Melania Knauss (m. 2005)
  • Children: Donald Jr. Ivanka Eric Tiffany Barron
  • Residence: White House (official/primary); Trump Natl. Bedminster (summer); Mar-a-Lago (winter); Trump Tower (main personal home)
  • Alma mater The Wharton School (BS in Econ.)
  • Profession: Politician, businessman, real estate developer
  • Net worth US$3.1 billion (March 2019)

Curiosity

In 1985, he bought Mar-a-Lago in Florida (winter residence) and change part of building to a private club where to join members must place initiation fee in the amount of 100 thousand dollars plus yearly payment after year initiation fee increased double.

Dale Harbison Carnage

source: Psychologia Sprzedazy

Personal life

Carnegie came from a poor farm family and study in small village schools. He always helped a family with farm — feeding animals and milking cows. When he was 16 years old he moved to Warrensburg, where finished high school — where he started interesting in talking in Chautauqua’s assembly. Dale graduated from State Teacher’s College in Warrensburg.

Work

His first job was correspondence selling of courses for farmers, he was selling bacon, butter, lard at Armor & Company. Carnegie made it his selling area was the national leader of the company. Dale Save 500 dollars (today some around 13 thousand) and gave up of selling to make dreams come true about lecturing at Chautauqua, but he ended up instead attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He wasn’t successful as an actor, so he gave up and unemployed, nearly broken, living at the YMCA. There he got the idea to teach public speaking, and he persuaded the YMCA manager to allow him to instruct a class in return for 80% of the net proceeds. At the first speech, Carnegie ran out of the text, and he was forced to improvise in the next 2 years he evolved and income 500 contemporary dollars per week. He’s changed surname to Carnagey that it would not be associated with a steel magnate Andrew Carnegie with which he wasn’t related. He worked as an assistant for Lowell Thomas in a famous travelogue where he managed and delivered the travelogue in Canada. In 1916, he was able to rent Carnegie Hall where lecture his speech. The biggest famous make him book named “How to Win Friends and Influence People” which was a bestseller. Until he died, the book was sold in 5 million copies in 31 languages.

Summary

  • Born: November 24, 1888, Maryville, Missouri, U.S.
  • Died: November 1, 1955 (aged 66), Forest Hills, New York, U.S.
  • Resting place Belton, Missouri
  • Occupation Writer, lecturer
  • Notable works How to Win Friends and Influence People, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
  • Spouses: Lolita Beaucaire (m. 1927; div. 1931); Dorothy Price Vanderpool (m. 1944)
  • Children: Donna Dale Carnegie

Erica Feidner

source: Piano Matchmaker

Personal life

Erica started playing piano at the age of 3 in a family home in Old Bennington. Six years later she went to school where get a scholarship of Juilliard School of Music, Pre-College Division. When Feidner was 11 years old she debuted as a soloist in Vermont Symphony Orchestra and others solos performance. She continued concert tour and get a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance from SUNY Purchase. After other scholarships and won in the competition of talent in Atlantic City she bought she’s first Steinway’s pianoforte. After completing SUNY she discovered and patented successful learning method to play on the piano.

Work

When Erica complete studying, she joined to Steinway’s pianoforte company. For 8 years she became a leading sales representative on the whole World earn for them more than 41 million dollars from selling. Erica’s desire to match piano from every brand to customers push her to open her own company named Piano Matchmaker LLC. Feidner is a seller whose fit pianoforte to person perfectly. For example, for amateurs, she becomes a teacher whose learned them how to play a basic song in just an hour, for experienced she is looking for personality, suitable age, the material from which is made and kind if details of a pianoforte.

Summary

  • Born 29 July 1964
  • know for Piano Matchmaker LLC

Lawrence Joseph Ellison

source: Celebrity Cowboy

Personal life

He comes from a Jewish family in early childhood he devoted to adoption to his aunt and uncle, he met his mother again only at the age of 48. He isn’t connected with religion but respects Israelis for their technology innovations. Ellison left the University of Illinois after 2 years due to failing exams what was result about the death of his mother. He studied for a semester at the University of Chicago where he met with design if computers for the first time. At the age of 22, he moved to northern California.

Work

In ’70s Larry started working in Ampex Corporation, where he created a project named “Oracle” — a database for CIA. In 1977, he set up Software Development Laboratories which at the end was renamed to Oracle Systems Corporation after big success with their leading product — Oracle Database. Company because of its business mistake about employer salary, it almost led to bankruptcy. But after the defeat of Informix and Sybase Oracle was living through years of domination until origin Microsoft SQL Server. Oracle is criticized for years for favorable discount offers to get new customers, but later they are forced to pay an unexpected payment to cover additional services. Ellison is regarded as the king of aggressive selling of corporate technology. He is considered the creator culture of getting a customer at any price. He is known for no contraindication about calling to managers in the middle of the night and ask a specific question about deleted transactions or lost accounts.

Summary

  • Born: August 17, 1944 (age 74), New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Residence Woodside, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; University of Chicago
  • Occupation Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation
  • Years active 1966–present
  • Known for Co-founder and former CEO of Oracle Corporation
  • Salary US$41.5 million (2017)
  • Net worth US$65.4 billion (April 2019)
  • Board member of Oracle Corporation; Tesla, Inc.
  • Spouse(s): Adda Quinn (m. 1967; div. 1974); Nancy Wheeler Jenkins (m. 1977; div. 1978); Barbara Boothe (m. 1983; div. 1986); Melanie Craft (m. 2003; div. 2010)
  • Children: David Ellison; Megan Ellison

Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar

source: Great Thoughts Treasury

Personal life and Work

Zig was a 10th of his 12 siblings, and he took a part in the Navy V-12 College training program at the University of South Carolina. He was a charter member in American Salesmasters establishment — a company goal was raising the image of salesmen in America by the organization of seminars. Ziglar started talk intensively with the audience from National Association of Sales Education, also he became main sale trainer of Mary Kay Cosmetics. Three years later became vice president and training director in Automotive Performance and move to Dallas. After two years company go bankrupt and Ziglar lectured on Peter Lowe’s seminars. Additionally, he wrote 30 books and learned a few lecturers include Will Harris. His famous motto was “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want”.

Summary

  • Born: November 6, 1926, Coffee County, Alabama, US
  • Died: November 28, 2012 (aged 86) Plano, Texas, US
  • Resting place: McKinney, Texas
  • Other names: Ziglar
  • Alma mater: University of South Carolina
  • Occupation Salesman, motivational speaker, author
  • Political party: Republican
  • Spouses: Jean Ziglar (married 1946–2012, his death)
  • Children: 4, including Julie Ziglar Norman

John Henry Patterson

source: Wikipedia

Personal life

Petterson spent his childhood on helping parents with farm. He completes Dartmouth College and went to work as a canal toll collector. In the same year, he started managing  Southern Ohio Coal and Iron Company. He became an investor of National Manufacturing Company buying it with his brother to form National Cash Register Company.

Work

He constructed the first “daylight factory” with glass window from floor to ceiling, which let in light and could be opened to let in the fresh air. Based on his brother-in-law’s 16-pages handbook Patterson set up the world first salesmen training school placed on NCR factory’s area. He also coined the phrase for his section, which until the company was bought by AT&T hung on a wall and sounded “We Cannot Afford To Have A Single Dissatisfied Customer”. During a huge flood disaster in Dayton, Patterson significantly contributed to corrective actions. Workers from NCR built over three hundred boats with a flat bottom and Patterson organized several rescue teams to save thousands of people. He changed factory to rescue shelter provided food, beds, and medical care. Patterson trained and fired so many businessmen that some business historical recognized that the experience in NCR as the rough equivalent of an MBA degree.

Summary

  • Born: December 13, 1844
  • Died: May 7, 1922 (aged 77)
  • Resting place: Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
  • Residence: Oakwood, Ohio
  • Alma mater: Miami University, Dartmouth College
  • Occupation Businessman
  • Known for: Founder of National Cash Register Company, led recovery effort after the Great Dayton Flood
  • Awards: John Scott Medal (1901)

Mary Kay Ash

source: biphoo

Personal life

Ash studied in Dow Elementary School and Reagan High School in Houston. Initially, she worked in Stanley Home as a production worker, she was released to the man she’s trained. Mary went to retirement at the age of 45 and decided to write a book about women in business. The book evolved into a business plan for her dreamed company which opened one year later with named Mary Kay Cosmetics in Dallas.

Work

In 1985 Marry made the company public but a few years later management wanted to make it private again. She stayed active in the company until she died. At the moment of death, Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. had 800 thousand of agents in 37 countries with yearly income 200 million dollars. Since 2014 the company has over 3 million consultants around the world and wholesale exceeding 3 billion. Mary was honored as s leading entrepreneur in American history. She gained enormous recognition in business and her company is placed in the top 10 best company for women and the top 100 best American company to work, also in 2001 she won reward of “Most Outstanding Woman in Business in the 20th century”. Mary Kay Cosmetics still give work to over 500,000 women in 29 countries and is making more than two billion dollars in sales each year.

Summary

  • Born: May 12, 1918, Hot Wells, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Died: November 22, 2001 (aged 83), Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Occupation: Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Spouses: Ben Rogers (married 1935 -1945) (divorced); George Hallenbeck (1963 – 1963) (his death); Melville J. Ash (1966 – 1980) (his death)
  • Children: Richard Rogers, Ben Rogers Jr, Marylin Reed

David Mackenzie Ogilvy

source: Planeteplus

Personal life

Ogilvy studied at St Cyprian’s School, Eastbourne on reduced fees because of his father’s limited capabilities, and he won a scholarship at the age of 13 for Fettes College in Edinburg. In 1929, he won scholarship again, but this time to History at Christ Church in Oxford. Without those scholarships, he wasn’t able to study at Fettes or Oxford University, because of his father’s activity touched by the crisis from the second part of the ’20s. After not completing studies, he went to Paris.

Work

After a year David back to Scotland and started selling AGA cooking stoves, door-to-door. His success impressed his employer who asked him to write an instruction manual — The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA Cooker for others salesman. Thirty years later Forbs magazine’s redactors named it the best handbook of sale service whichever made. After read handbook by Ogilvy’s brother, Francis Ogilvy — father of actor Ian Ogilvy — showed handbook to the director of London advertisement agency Mather & Crowther, which he worked. They offered the young David positioned as an account executive. In 1938 Ogilvy persuaded his agency to send him to the United States for a year when he started working for George Gallup’s Audience Research Institute in New Jersey. David exchanges Gallup as one of the most influential people on his thinking, emphasizing meticulous research methods and adherence to reality. He set up an advertisement agency named Ogilvy and Mather. One of his biggest success was “Only Dove is one-quarter moisturizing cream”. This campaign helped Dove become the best sope sale company in the USA. The famous header in moto trade: “At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock” also was made up by David. “Pablo Casals is coming home — to Puerto Rico” was a campaign which helped change the country image and was the biggest achievement. Ogilvy thought that the best way to get new customers is made a noteworthy job for current customers. A Success of first campaigns helped Ogilvy to get big clients like Rolls-Royce or Shell. Gradually he got new customers and the company increased quickly. He was common knows as “Advertisement’s father”. In 1962 Times magazine named him “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry”. In 1973, he retired as Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather and moved to Touffou. During Ogilvy was the most famous for built and create a brand, he was interested in direct marketing. In the beginning, he built his agency by mailing promotion. He led advertise with a direct reaction in major newspapers to generate potential customers.

Ogilvy’s advertising philosophy followed these four basic principles:

  • Creative brilliance
  • Research
  • Actual results for clients
  • Professional discipline

Summary

  • Born: 23 June 1911, West Horsley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Died: 21 July 1999 (aged 88), Château de Touffou, Bonnes, France
  • Occupation: Advertising executive
  • Children: 1

Summary

Look at our list and think. These people are connected by one factor: success. No matter what they wear, no matter how they started, they just found a receipt to achieve their goals. With the knowledge you have gained from this article you can now learn more about the salesperson who you liked the most and try to do the same steps and follow their philosophy in your business. Who knows maybe it will work for your company too? Of course, there are techniques such as sales pitches that will help you with achieving success, but we think that the most important part of it is the inspiration that you can get from these people on our list.

When you find your way to get your business on top you can try to realize your plans. And this realization might be easier if you have customers and business partners. Datantify can help you reach out to them quickly with the customizable databases full of fresh and useful data that you want to get.

We hope that our article is useful for you. Thank you for your time and attention

Sources of information: en.wikipedia.com

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