Blinds.com: Joshua Gaudet
Company: Blinds.com, Houston, TX
Company Description: Blinds.com is the largest online window covering store in the world. At our heart, we are a passionate customer service and marketing company that connects our community to home decor trends and high quality window coverings. Blinds.com has been featured in numerous magazine, newspaper, and radio publications.
Nomination Category: Sales Awards Individual Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Sales Representative of the Year - Technology Industries
Nomination Title: Joshua Gaudet, Design Consultant - Sales
Tell the story about what this nominee achieved since the beginning of July 2013 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:
Joshua Gaudet is a two year veteran at Blinds.com and is a member of the $Million Dollar Club for 2013 and 2014 with over $1 Million in sales consecutively with a product that has an average sale value of $520. He is the top salesperson at Blinds.com and has gone where few salesmen have successfully ventured before…both phone sales and a deep dive into the world of personal branded Social Media Sales.
A pioneer at heart, his Social Sales experiments have included pro-active outreach on popular networks like Houzz* (where he was featured as a window covering expert), Instagram, Twitter and blogs – as well as original content generation to maintain customer interest during longer sales cycles and to encourage post-sale interaction.
To date, Josh has assisted the Blinds.com PR team with 30+ high profile Social Media orders providing incredible company visibility and growing his stature as a go-to window coverings consultant to the home decorating stars. Because of his unique and personalized approach to socially savvy customers, Josh’s customer projects have appeared in HGTV and DIY Network home shows, Better Homes and Gardens and Domino magazines, as well as on numerous prominent blogs providing thousands of link backs to our company website.
Most notably, Josh piloted a personal branded Facebook fan page test to generate new leads from customer referrals and increase overall Blinds.com sales.*
In 5 short months, Josh’s Facebook personal branding efforts garnered 800 fans, over 182,000 unique impressions and an unusually high organic average interaction rate of 29 likes per post. With 14 customer reviews detailing Josh’s excellent service, his 5 star rating and highly responsive communication style act as a signal of trust for current customers and their Facebook connections.
Josh’s fearless and entrepreneurial social sales efforts – as well as his creative and thoughtful content creation – make him one of the most innovative and successful sales people this organization has known to date.
Josh is pioneering the company’s efforts to create personal branded Facebook pages for each call center design consultant in order to compliment marketing efforts and extend reach and access to both new and existing customers.
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