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Forrester Report: Customer Goodwill Is An Untapped Marketing Goldmine

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Analysts at Forrester and Gartner have outlined how advocate marketing strategies can spark B2B growth by increasing leads, brand awareness, and customer retention. The post Forrester Report: Customer Goodwill Is An Untapped Marketing Goldmine appeared first on Influitive.

Oops They Did it Again! Gartner Downgrades Overly Optimistic IT Spending Forecast

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According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending was expected to reach $3.8 Although the forecast at the beginning of the year predicted healthy growth for 2014, these same Gartner forecasts have been overly optimistic the past two years. And sure enough, Gartner had to once again lower their forecasts substantially. growth rate Gartner had predicted at the beginning of the year.

Gartner Raises IT Spending Forecasts – Time to Party Like its 1999?

The ROI Guy

According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending growth has been revised upwards to 2.6% This is good news, and is the first time in three years that Gartner is revising its growth predictions up versus down mid-year. Gartner predicts modest go forward growth into 2015 and beyond, between 3-4% annually through 2018, a far cry from the double-digit growth in the tech-booming 90s.

Frugalnomics – Why the IT spending growth forecasts from Gartner are wrong again!

The ROI Guy

According to Gartner, the annual release of their New Year’s spending forecast predicts global IT spending growth of 3.1% Examining their 2013 predictions, Gartner indicated IT spending would rise 4.2% Looking back at the reasons for the forecast shortfalls, Gartner indicates economic headwinds, a shift from land-lines to mobile, even blaming exchange rate fluctuations.

Gartner says 2013 will be a Better Year for IT Spending Growth?

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According to Gartner’s latest estimates, the reigns on worldwide IT spending are loosening, with annual technology spending growth increasing to 4.2% Gartner highlights that “business uncertainty is nearing resolution”, and that this is one of the key reasons for increasing their spending outlook. But is Gartner being overly optimistic? for 2013. Why Now? Why You?

Why the Increased IT Spending Growth Forecasts from Gartner are Wrong Again!

The ROI Guy

According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is on pace to reach $3.8 Although the forecast predicts healthy growth for 2014, these same Gartner forecasts have been overly optimistic the past two years. Examining their 2013 predictions, Gartner indicated IT spending would grow 4.2% Sources: Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending on Pace to Grow 3.2 trillion in 2014, a 3.2%

Gartner says Buyers Have Changed. IT Sales and Marketing Strategies Are Lagging

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If this is the case, Gartner’s latest research indicates that many IT Sales and Marketing leaders may end up on the “endangered species” list, unless some serious realizations and changes occur sooner versus later. Gartner indicates that” Newly empowered and informed buyers are taking control of the sales cycle, which should be cause for concern for many sales leaders.” Why You?

How Can You Shine as Gartner Lowers IT Spending Forecasts for 2013?

The ROI Guy

To kick off 2013, Gartner predicted that the reigns on worldwide IT spending would loosen, forecasting an increase of 4.2% Sure enough, Gartner has had to once again lower expectations , cutting in half their earlier growth estimates, now predicting only a 2% rise. According to Forrester, prospects indicate that less than 12% of sales engagements are focused on customer value.

Top 5 Articles of 2015 to Get You Ready for the New Year!

The ROI Guy

Forrester says Yes (at least 1 in 5 at risk)! Death of a B2B Sales Rep Forrester Frugalnomics Frugalnomics Survival Guide Gartner IDC ROI SiriusDecisions TCO TCS Value Marketing Value SellingAs we look forward to a great 2016, what lessons can we learn from the past year? link] 2) End Death by PowerPoint and a 1,000 White Paper Cuts [link] 3) TCO is so 1990s. link].

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Value Summit Keynote - The Importance of Getting Value Selling Right

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Alinean Death of a B2B Sales Rep Financial Justification Forrester Gartner IDC Jim Ninivaggi Pisello ROI SiriusDecisions Value Selling Value Summit VSR Council VSR SummitLast week we were incredibly proud to help launch the Value Summit (#VSRSummit) in Dallas, a first of its kind gathering of over 160 of the best value consultants and sales enablement leads.

Why research firms are screwing up content marketing

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Companies like Forrester and Gartner — who used to make their money providing expensive and exclusive research reports — are finding it impossible to “contain” the data. Companies like Forrester and Gartner — who used to make their money providing expensive and exclusive research reports — are finding it impossible to “contain” the data.

White Papers are Not Dead. They’re on Life Support.

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Over time, however, the market education function was largely assumed by research firms such as Gartner and Forrester, whose opinions carry greater credibility than self-publishers of white papers. Have Marketers Killed This B2B Golden Goose? White paper sponsors sought to educate, inform, raise comfort levels and eventually initiate sales conversations with prospective customers.

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Growing Value: The Value Selling and Realization Summit

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Featured analysts include: Jim Ninivaggi (SiriusDecisions), Joe Galvin (CSO Insights / MHI Global), Scott Santucci (Alexander Group / Forrester), Bill Kirwin (Gartner / Father of TCO), Randy Perry (IDC) and our own Tom Pisello (the ROI Guy / ex-Gartner). Alinean CSO Insights Gartner Growing Value Pisello SiriusDecisions VSR Council VSR SummitDid you know ….

TCO is So 1990: TCS is the new TCO

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Think back to the 90's: Bill Clinton and the Bull market, Flip phones and the Internet, Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction, Boy Bands and Nirvana, Friends and Seinfeld. Cloud Economics Cloud TCO Gartner IT Budgets IT Economics Kirwin TCO TCS Total Cost of Ownership Total Cost of Servicesand if you were in IT, it was all about TCO – Total Cost of Ownership. TCS could be that new model.

Happy New Year! Maybe not for IT Sales & Marketing

The ROI Guy

The New Year’s cheer didn’t last long for IT, as Gartner was quick to lower its global technology spending forecast, barely a week into 2012. Looking beyond 2012, Gartner also estimates continued headwinds, lowering future forecasts for 2015 downwards to 5% growth from earlier 5.4% Source: Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 3.7 growth forecasts. predictions.

The new ABCs of Selling: Always Be Challenging!

The ROI Guy

Unfortunately, buyers indicate that: 10% of sales reps are still pitching products right out of the gate, or pseudo-solution selling, asking a few questions before diving into a one-size-fits-all product pitch (Forrester). Challenger” There were three powerful numbers discussed at the Summit that I believe will have a profound impact on your strategy and success in 2015: 94 5.4 The key?

Top 10 B2B Companies on Twitter [March 2011]

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Forrester ( @Forrester ). Gartner ( @Gartner_Inc ). Social Networks Twitter Cisco CMEGroup ComScore emarketer Forrester gartner Hubspot marketingprofs marketo radian6 top 10 twitterEarlier this year we established a set of criteria to rank B2B company Twitter accounts. Below you will find this month’s version of the rankings. The biggest change to the list is the inclusion of @MarketingProfs, based on my interview with Ann Handley about her use of the account. SocialMediaB2B.com Top B2B Companies on Twitter. March 2011). Ranking. Jan 2011. -.

Are you CIO Worthy?

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Gartner says CIOs are spending too much time with vendors - laying down gauntlet to vendor sales to add more value, or get lost. Gartner thinks CIOs are spending too much of their precious time with vendors, and advises to significantly curtail this activity. According to a poll of 1,300 organizations as reported by Linda Tucci (TechTarget) from Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this past month, a total of 13.5% As a result of the significant amount of time spent, and the apparent lack of value-add , Gartner recommends vendor time be significantly reduced.

Getting Sales and Marketing on the Same Page with Predictive Lead Scoring

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Top 3: Key Research to Drive Your New Year Success

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To hit these targets you will have to do more, with most organizations investing in three key areas to try and drive results: More Sales Reps More Training More Traditional Content But research from SiriusDecisions and Forrester indicate that these well intentioned investments may not deliver expected returns. link] Gartner says Buyers Have Changed. According to new research from Gartner, IT buyers have dramatically changed with “Newly empowered and informed buyers taking control of the sales cycle”. How well prepared are you to meet your 2014 sales and marketing goals?

What Can Marketing Do for You?

Salesfusion

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Six Things Sales Needs from Marketing

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From Crumpled Atlases to GPS Systems

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(Apartment) Hunting for Marketing Qualified Leads

Salesfusion

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Nine Things I Learned at Social Media Marketing World 2014

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12 Reasons You Should Prioritize Social Selling in 2014

Salesfusion

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Lead Generation Best Practices

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The Perception of Sales and Marketing Alignment from the Executive Level

Salesfusion

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Salesfusion Acquires LoopFuse to Expand Midmarket Presence

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Build a Model, Debate, Adjust, Debate, Adjust…

Salesfusion

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Five B2B Social Strategy Myths

Salesfusion

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In This Corner – The Marketing Manager

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B2B Marketing Communications

Salesfusion

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Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner Downgrade IT Spending Outlook

The ROI Guy

In the latest research from Gartner and Forrester, both IT research firms revised their annual spending projections over the next few years, predicting lower budgets and slower growth. Gartner's forecasts, revealed at their annual IT symposium here in Orlando, are the most pessimistic, predicting that the next five years would "represent a period of timid and at times lackluster growth." Gartner's View: Timid Growth for Next Five Years According to Gartner's latest projections, global enterprise spending on IT should increase 3.1%in uptick.

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All We Need is Alignment

Salesfusion

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Social Media for the Sales Department

Salesfusion

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How to Hand Off Leads without Dropping the Baton

Salesfusion

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