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Prospecting data accuracy

Biznology

Good news:  B2B prospecting data is more accurate than you may think. Over the last decade, my colleague Bernice Grossman and I have studied this issue, producing a series of five research reports on the quality of the data B2B marketers can rent or buy for prospecting purposes. Our latest study published this week shows that prospecting data is surprisingly accurate—well over 90%.

Content marketing: how process powers success

Biznology

Which brings us to the topic of process. Process – that larger plan – gives you a framework within which the preparation becomes a step toward your goal. First, I am suggesting that you focus on your content marketing process rather than your content marketing goals , but I’m not suggesting you ignore outcomes. That X, Y, and Z now becomes your process. Well, sort of.

5 Prospecting Strategies for Obtaining Sales Context

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

My job as an SDR is to extract these essential pieces of Sales Context for my clients while also nurturing a relationship with my prospects so they feel comfortable discussing their current environment and any pains they may be experiencing. Here are 5 prospecting strategies that I employ to obtain Sales Context during every conversation I have. 1. Maintain an open dialogue.

Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

Your Sales Management Guru

Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore? Last week during a client’s sales meeting we got into a discussion regarding pipeline values, needless to say the number of prospects and dollar values were insufficient to achieve the overall corporate revenue objectives. The question is, as a sales manager how should you structure your sales team’s expectations around prospecting?

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

connection processes based. Content methodology is a process to continuously improve the effectiveness of a. with strong content processes, measurement tools, and enterprise-wide buy-in. the experts on prospect needs. process, bolsters the larger Raymond James brand. processes and. and prospects might go when they are in the. processes are needed.

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process

Your Sales Management Guru

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process. By taking the time to document what each salesperson should at each step of the sales process you will ensure higher levels of performance. One of the best ways to help B and C performers improve is to write out a prescriptive sales process. When do your salespeople move the prospect to the demo stage?

How to Influence B2B Sales Prospects (Without Annoying Them)

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

In the same way, a sales rep can interrupt sales prospects'' mental workout throughout the day with untargeted calls and emails that turn out to be giant wastes of time. Prospects may make appointments, but they could also decide not to show if you’re not careful. So it’s important to be extremely sensitive when conducting B2B sales calls with prospects. Reciprocity. Liking.

5 Sales Messaging Mistakes That Will Haunt & Doom Your Sales Process

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Messaging Personalized Messaging Social Selling Email Prospecting Sales Prospecting voicemail Prospecting B2B Inside Sales Sales Prospecting Tips With Halloween just around the corner, you must be prepared to be scared. However, you know what consistently scares me, year round?

Exciting new tools for B2B prospecting

Biznology

Early examples of this exciting new trend in prospecting were Jigsaw, a business-card swapping tool that allowed sales people to trade contacts, and ZoomInfo, which scrapes corporate websites for information about business people and merges the information into a vast pool of data for analysis and lead generation campaigns.  Are they growing?  Near an airport?  Unionized?  Minority owned? 

Marketers Need to Focus on Prospects' Behaviors, Not Demographics

It's All About Revenue

Marketing is often about treating the largest groups of prospects and customers the same. We use demographic data, but we don't always look at our prospects' behaviors that indicate their intent. Paying attention to prospect intent is key to that transformation. See This is the top of the process, but not the funnel. This is how we scale. We aggregate data.

New Report: Improve The B2B Buying Process With Social Proof Marketing

Influitive b2b

So, how can brands get in front of buyers during the research phase, and help speed up the process once they make the vendor shortlist? If prospects consider online information and opinions from peers as two of the most vital sources of information when starting the buying process, then marketing and sales teams need to leverage their customers to generate social proof for their product.

Advocate Marketing Creates B2B Relationships That Lasts A Lifetime

process of creating advocates — people who have a personal story or expert perspective to share. Bringing process and structure to advocacy programs changes behavior and. processes that win, serve, and retain customers across their lifetime.5 if the customer journey is now. personally rewarding deepens relationships without the manpower that manual processes require.

4 Ways The B2B Buying Process Has Changed in 2015

Crimson Marketing

Improving and creating effective marketing strategy means marketers need to thoroughly understand the B2B buying process and how it is evolving. The Buying Process Is Growing More Complex. As a result, the modern B2B buying process looks less like a linear path from first contact through to sale—it’s more like a spiderweb of social influence and research channels.”

Feeding Sales Is a Process, Not a Project.

Sales Engine

They realize that engaging with prospects through the internet is a process and not a series of projects—and marketing’s job is to generate leads that create actionable sales intelligence. Salespeople can’t engage in conversations with prospects like they used to—that’s now a marketing function. The process won’t be the same with the next prospect. Ingrates !"

4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: #1 Believe it Works!

ViewPoint

The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development. Mike''s presentation, “4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015,” blew me away. We’ll review each tip one at a time—but first, let''s see what they are: Mike Weinberg’s 4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: Part 1: Tip #1 Believe it works. Mike is unashamedly passionate AND practical about prospecting.

Marketing lessons from the college admissions process

Biznology

The youngest starts college in the fall. I’ve gone through the college process twice, and each time I’ve absorbed new lessons about marketing to Millennials in an era of rapid change. For prospective students and their parents, it’s the central point of reference about the school – visited over and over again. I truly feel for the college marketer. He has long since rejected paper.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. and prospects. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from.

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process

Your Sales Management Guru

7 Benefits of a Prescriptive Sales Process. One of the best ways to help B and C performers improve is to write out a prescriptive sales process. By spelling out the steps that the A performer often uses intuitively in her sales process, you can develop the rest of your sales staff. When do your salespeople move the prospect to the demo stage? HQNHTN8GWN7Q.

Gamification of the Sales Process

Sales Intelligence View

Turning the sales process into a game is not a stretch of the imagination for companies. In may ways companies with B2B sales people have already added game mechanics into the process on a small scale. This is where most companies end the game process but that is about to change. hear more and more companies trying to add a layer of gamification to their sales processes.

Integrating Social Media Listening Into The Sales Process

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest post from Christine Rochelle , Integrated Marketing Manager at lotus823. Steps to Social Listening in the Sales Process. Stay updated with the latest news releases, product announcements, and staff changes by setting up the free alerts for all your inside sales prospects. Bonus tip? We call that integrated bliss.

The Rise of the Marketing Technologist Part 3: People, Process, Content and then Technology

ANNUITAS

There is no doubt that the role of the B2B marketer has changed and this change has been led by the change in the buying process and the access to information that is at the finger tips of todays B2B buyer. Step Two: Process. An effective Demand Process Architecture aligns people, process, content and technology to the Engage, Nurture and Convert sequence of the buyer’s purchase path.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. and prospects. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from.

Lead Generation: Streamlining the process for quality over quantity

B2B Lead Generation Blog

According to Debbie, the process in place had been corrupted and broken by a system of incentives to drive lead volume with little check and balance in place for assessing lead quality before the handoff to Sales. Challenge your process. Lead Generation lead gen process lead generation lead quality marketing automation Marketing-Sales alignment quality leads You may also like.

Better Processes & Improved Focus with Queue-Based Lead Management Platforms

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

80% of the average salesperson’s day is spent on non-revenue generating activities, including not knowing where to find good prospects or recognizing them once they find them. 50% of sales go to the first salesperson to contact the prospect. The next time you review your lead metrics, remember that the root cause for dips in performance can often be traced back to process and focus.

Target Your Best Prospects by Segmenting Your Best Customers

Modern B2B Marketing

The best customers are those that last a lifetime , and by segmenting your current customers and identifying which are the most profitable, stay the longest, expand service, and refer new customers, you can allocate more of your marketing dollars to acquiring similar prospects. Here are four steps to segment your existing customers to target the right prospects: . 1.

Coaching and Challenging Prospects Through the Sales Process

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

The Challenger takes on a unique teaching advocate role in a manner that makes prospects visualize how much better things could be in response to the Challenger''s thought-provoking questions and suggestions. Do you allow a prospect to convince themselves that they have no interest or do you proactively challenge their way of thinking? As you delve back into your conversations, think about what you can do to provide more worthwhile insights in conversations with your prospects. Too many sales reps rely on their customers to coach them through the sales cycle.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. and prospects. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from.

6Sense Finds B2B Prospects Using Web Site Activities

Customer Experience Matrix

I mentioned 6Sense briefly in a recent post about vendors who help companies find prospects on the Web. Since then, I’ve had a more detailed briefing, which clarified that their scope extends well beyond prospect lists to predictive models applied across all stages of the purchase cycle. APIs can load data from other sources, potentially including other CRM marketing automation products, Web logs, order processing, call centers, media impressions, and pretty much anything else. Of course, there are more important things about 6Sense than whether I consider it a CDP.

What a Basic Sales Process Looks Like [Infographic]

Hubspot

Think of a defined sales process as the outline of selling. Without a concrete sales process, reps create their own strategies, which gives rise to two negative results: Depending on how the rep approaches sales, they might provide a bad experience for the buyer. If your team doesn't work from a standardized sales process, check out the visual template below. Qualify. Connect.

3 Factors that Connect Value Prop to Prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet There is one question at the heart of lead generation that your marketing efforts should clearly answer. “If I am you ideal prospect, why should I buy from you rather than your competitors?”. It’s all about connecting prospects to the right value. For example, the prospect level value is why a CEO would choose a laptop with business class specs over a standard model.

Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Consequently, wouldn’t it make sense to test and optimize this process? Test phone calls to learn more about your prospects. Testing can also lead to a wide variety of discoveries about your ideal prospects and create multiple opportunities that can benefit your marketing efforts beyond the telephone. Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you? Results.

The Best Sales Prospecting Qualification Questions to Ask

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

If you are a company just starting out with your teleprospecting strategy or you are looking to revamp your methods when it comes to questions to ask during the lead qualification process, you''ve come to the right place. Will I scare prospects away asking too much too fast? If they aren’t, odds are they weren’t the best prospect for you to begin with. How do you define yours?

B2B Sales Prospecting: Remember to Finish Listening!

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

There’s a lot of truth to that idea, and never more so than when a buyer raises objections during the sales process. The Prospect-to-Buyer Disconnect. AG Salesworks is pleased to bring you a guest post from Jeff Shore , an in-demand sales expert, author, speaker and executive coach. Most people do no listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.”. Covey.

4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: #4 Use the Telephone!

ViewPoint

Here we are at the fourth and final installment of the series, 4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015 , from Mike Weinberg’s presentation at the 2015 Virtual Sales Kickoff. Mike firmly believes, as do I, that the telephone is absolutely essential to successful sales prospecting. Sales Process Sales & Marketing Management Part 1: Tip #1 Believe it Works. Let’s face it.

Social media sells process, not product

Biznology

If what you made isn’t good, they won’t be interested in you at all; however, if you have a modicum of success, then folks will want to know as much about your culture, gear, tools, vision, operating principals, habits, and process as possible. Well, the best way is to let them in on your process, your magic, and what makes your products and services special. How, you ask?

4 Measures to Find Out if Your Prospecting is Effective

Your Sales Management Guru

4 Measures To Find Out If Your Prospecting is Effective. KEN: We have a guest blog this week, during the past year, our research  told us that “prospecting” was the #1 issue  facing sales leaders.  I think you will find this interesting. Finding prospects and nurturing them into leads is an integral part of any sales cycle. By Sean Burke. CEO, KiteDesk. Is it high?

Sales Prospecting For Minutemen

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a post from Business Development Representative Kyle Smith. Through the interview process, I started to recognize all of the similarities between a job interview and a cold call. One of the first rules of prospecting (and sales in general) is to know the company/vertical you are calling into and what specific pains you can solve for your targeted contacts. Instant red flag and if I was a prospect receiving a call, I would have hung up. Once again, as a prospect, I have hung up.

Turn online prospects into customers in 5 steps

Biznology

What is the secret to turning interested prospects into paying customers? The last thing you want is to make the buying process so confusing that your potential customers give up and go elsewhere. Don’t just install a shopping cart or leave it up to your web designer; go through the steps yourself and make sure it is a seamless process. Provide a phone number. Offer discounts.

Lead Generation: 2 questions every marketer should ask themselves about prospect motivation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet The most important factor to keep in mind when creating your landing page is your prospects’ motivation. Highly motivated prospects can make for highly motivated leads if your landing pages deliver the right message to the right prospect at the right time. However, it’s the prospects who are not highly motivated that you need to worry about. Who are my prospects? First, you must ask yourself, “Who are my prospects, and where are they in the purchase cycle?”. The window shoppers – These are prospects who are very early in the sales cycle.

How to Prospect Warm, Inbound Leads

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a post from Patrice Morrison , a Business Development Representative at AG Salesworks. As an inside sales rep, the majority of my prospecting has been encompassed around cold calling. My role is to connect with recent trade show attendees, webinar attendees, prospects that have responded to email promotions, or downloaded whitepapers from my client’s website. Many of the "prospects" I communicate with are already my client’s customers. Therefore, here are few tips for prospecting inbound leads. 1.

4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: #3 Sharpen Your Story!

ViewPoint

The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development. So much so that I asked him if I could share his “4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015” with my audience. When you are prospecting, you are essentially interrupting someone’s day—which is why you better have something the prospect wants to hear right off the bat. Simplified.: But, he’s right.

The 6 Step Inbound Marketing Process [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

I wanted to share this fantastic and easy to understand infographic I came across outlining the Inbound Marketing Process. ” The Inbound Marketing Process infographic can be found on their original blog post here. I’ve outlined their 6 step process in the infographic below. Marketing is an investment in the growth of your business, not an expense – Impact Branding & Design Step 2: Create & maintain a powerful website A website is a tool for your customers and prospects to interact with your brand and content.

The Role of Webinars in the Sales and Marketing Process

It's All About Revenue

As illustrated below, the effectiveness of webinars spans the entire sales and marketing process, from driving awareness to lead generation and nurturing to cross-selling and upselling. Webinars’ influence on the buying cycle is driven by their ability to: Engage prospective buyers. Move prospects and opportunities faster in the purchase process. Engaging Buyers.