John Ruhlin

John Ruhlin

Founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group
John Ruhlin is the founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group, a North Canton, Ohio-based firm that specializes in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients. John is a sought-after speaker on the topics of C-level selling, relationship development and strategic gifting. He is also the co-author of the book Cutting Edge Sales.
How to Guarantee Success With Your Launch-Party Swag
Marketing Bootcamp

How to Guarantee Success With Your Launch-Party Swag

Shoddy freebies and shortages make brands look disorganized and cheap. So plan very, very carefully..
4 Ways to Reward Employees and Gain a Return on Investment
Employee Gifts

4 Ways to Reward Employees and Gain a Return on Investment

Giving thoughtful rewards to your employees boasts a ripple effect: You do good for them, they'll do good for you. And your company will soar.
Building a Relationship With a CEO? Woo the Inner Circle First.
Networking

Building a Relationship With a CEO? Woo the Inner Circle First.

Come bearing gifts for assistants, event planners and interns.
6 Hacks to Drive Massive Referrals
Marketing Bootcamp

6 Hacks to Drive Massive Referrals

Don't plead. Don't bribe. Don't send chintzy gift cards. Instead, focus on the little things people appreciate.
The Secret to Selling to Big Companies
Marketing Bootcamp

The Secret to Selling to Big Companies

You're smart; you're agile; you can do things the big guys can't. What's to worry about?
The 3 Main Reasons You're Not Closing the Deal
Sales Strategies

The 3 Main Reasons You're Not Closing the Deal

Are you focusing on your client's real needs, or just the end result?
5 Ways to Navigate Clients' Gift Restrictions
Gift-giving

5 Ways to Navigate Clients' Gift Restrictions

Show your clients some love -- without breaking the rules. You'll come out a winner.
5 Ways to Grow Your Startup by Focusing on Mindshare
Marketing Bootcamp

5 Ways to Grow Your Startup by Focusing on Mindshare

Cultivating relationships with a few key influencers is a faster route to success than competing for mass market attention.
Avoid These 4 Business Gift-Giving Faux Pas
Business Gifts

Avoid These 4 Business Gift-Giving Faux Pas

"Don'ts" include gifts for your recipient's kids and encroaching on his or her personal style.
5 Tricks to Help You Stand Out at a Trade Show
Marketing Bootcamp

5 Tricks to Help You Stand Out at a Trade Show

Go beyond the norm and invest in something unique to make trade shows worth your time, energy and hard-earned money.