Warwick, RI (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
As a speaker at the 2012 Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC) Annual Convention, Tim Sawyer, President and Director of Client Services at Astonish – the leading insurance marketing system in the U.S. – will address an audience of insurance professionals about the “Best Practices of Sales and Marketing for Agency Principals (Owner Class).”
During the session he will discuss direct carriers and the affect they are having on the independent agent, social media and its affect on the independent agent, the nine profit leaks and profit areas of an insurance agency, and more.
Sawyer has overseen the growth of Astonish from start up in 2006 to more than 700 customers at the end of 2011. He has been featured in articles in Insurance Journal, National Underwriter and Rough Notes Magazine. And he’s trained thousands of insurance professionals nationwide with a focus on executive coaching and sales training.
The two-day PIIAC event held September 12 – 13 at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, offers attendees two days of sales-focused training, activities, and networking.
To learn more about the event visit http://www.iiaba.net/.
Astonish is on a mission to change its clients’ lives by changing their business. The company firmly believes the local distribution channel is the greatest asset of the insurance industry and is dedicated to helping this channel (including insurance agencies, firms, and individuals) adapt to the modern landscape of the Internet consumers in order to thrive and not get left behind.
For over half a decade, Astonish has been the leader in providing digital marketing solutions for the insurance industry. Since 2006, Astonish has built a complete insurance digital marketing system. The Astonish system leverages three main arenas to help their clients grow: digital marketing, coaching and training, and the Virtual Profit Center.
At the core of the Astonish system is the Virtual Profit Center (VPC). Astonish designed and developed this proprietary software as an advanced automated Customer Relationship Marketing/Management tool (CRM) specifically for the insurance industry.
Astonish was founded by Adam DeGraide, CEO; Tim Sawyer, President; and John Boudreau, COO. It is headquartered in Rhode Island, with an office in Orlando, Florida. The company employs just over 100 employees and has marketing and sales representatives in more than 20 states.