Episode 43

June 8, 2023

How to Win Business Without Pitching w/ Blair Enns

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On this episode of The Professional Services Pursuit, we are joined by Blair Enns, esteemed author and founder of Win Without Pitching. Our host Brent Tremble joins Blair to discuss the art of winning deals without the need to pitch for a client. The conversation includes valuable insights from his book, The Win Without Pitching Manifesto, which has sold over 80,000 copies and garnered more than 1,500 5-star reviews on Amazon.

Other topics also discussed in this episode include:

  • Where winning without pitching is applicable to a firm
  • An “advantaged player” and how that influences a relationship
  • The new value-based approach to agency pricing

For more information about the podcast or to enter the giveaway, please contact podcast@kantata.com.

Click here to learn more about Blair’s company – Win Without Pitching

Click here to learn more about Blair’s marketing podcast – 20% – The Marketing Procurement Podcast

Click here to learn more about Blair’s entrepreneurship podcast – 2Bobs: Conversations on the Art of Creative Entrepreneurship

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Banoo Behboodi

Vice President, Success Engineering

Banoo Behboodi is a 20+ year software and services leader with extensive experience executing change initiatives with oversight of Customer Success, Professional Services and Delivery and Consulting functions. Banoo’s earlier experiences with AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola Company and Ernst & Young leading key transformational and compliance projects, provided the foundation needed to be an effective leader and a change agent with a customer first mindset. Banoo is passionate about driving continuous improvement through sharing best practices and empowering resources through technology and analytics to optimize performance and job satisfaction while driving business outcomes.


Brent Trimble

Vice President, Value Engineering

Brent Trimble is a 15+ year agency leadership veteran who has led agency growth and operation initiatives. As Kantata's VP of Value Engineering and the Managing Director of Marketing Service & Agency Vertical, he specializes in mapping and improving agency workflows. Deploying market understanding and best practices, Brent helps agencies refine processes and staffing dynamics. He isolates key metric improvements resulting in faster revenue recognition and ultimately models performance impact. Before joining Kantata Brent held positions at Interpublic Group, Accenture, WPP, independent agencies and consulting firms.