SalesChoice

Why AI will solve Attention Deficit Disorder in Sales Professionals

SalesChoice

Our Distracted, Always-On Reality. In a recent Time-Warner Study, “ Digital Natives ” (Millennials in their twenties who grew up with digital) switched media venues 27 times per non-working hour.

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Blog #7.2: AI and Trust are Key to Evolutionary Success

SalesChoice

Series 7 – The Rise of AI: The Perfect World or The Perfect Storm? Our last blog focused on the growth of AI and the explosion of Big Data.

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Blog #7.1: The Rise of AI

SalesChoice

Series 7 – The Rise of AI: The Perfect World or The Perfect Storm? This four-part blog series explores the Rise of AI and highlights market dynamics that could be shaping the Perfect AI World, or creating The Perfect Storm.

Blog #6.4: Narrative Storytelling for Sales – The Conclusion

SalesChoice

Series 6 – The Rise of Narrative Story Telling for Enhancing Sales Human Performance. We are working with our clients closely to explore how narrative story telling approaches can help improve the use and adoption of their investments in CRM Technologies, which continue to disappoint companies globally, despite what vendors are marketing. Forrester Research has found that 49% of CRM Projects fail. And according to CSO Insights, less than 40% have full-scale end-user adoption.

A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

Blog #6.3: Merits of Story Telling and Introduction to Predictive Narrative

SalesChoice

Series 6 – The Rise of Narrative Story Telling for Enhancing Sales Human Performance. Before we dive further into the merits of narrative storytelling, let’s review a few key points: 1.) Sales Productivity of B2B Sales professionals is plummeting and some futurists are now warning that B2B Sales professionals will die out in less than 30 years; 2.) Data patterns are everywhere – inside and outside the CRM systems that sales professionals use; 3.)

Blog #6.1: The Roots of Storytelling for Sales

SalesChoice

Series 6 – The Rise of Narrative Story Telling for Enhancing Sales Human Performance. In this eBook, we will examine Narrative Story Telling for Enhancing the Human Performance of Sales Professionals. The content has been organized into four sections: Section 1.0 – The Roots of Story Telling: explores the ancient roots of story telling, and discusses the significance of stories in developing a quality culture, where best practices are the norm.

Blog #5: Why Cognitive Technologies will Transform our World as we know It

SalesChoice

Earlier in October, I defined Cognitive Technologies and provided an introduction to the different approaches of Cognitive, a market growing by 65% CAGR according to IDC. In June 2016, the WhiteHouse published a formal request for information , or RFI , about the possibilities and risks of AI. IBM ran with this consideration and published Preparing for the Future of AI.

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Blog #4: Deep Learning: The Rise of Cognitive Science Technology

SalesChoice

. Understanding Cognitive Science Technology. Cognitive Computing is a highly technical and mathematical field. At a simple level, the idea of a computer that thinks like a human is appealing. At a technical level, the idea that a computer system consumes data and information of all types and performs calculations on what it is ingesting can raise a lot of questions especially when the computer is predicting outcomes for humans to “act upon.”.

Blog #3: Global Leaders: On the Innovation Edge

SalesChoice

Blog #2 discussed the history of predictive analytics from the perspective of Artificial Intelligence, and traced leadership from both classical philosophers like: Aristotle, Euclid, in ancient times to covering more modern times, profiling British mathematician Alan Turing. His provocative innovation question posed at a 1956 conference: “ Can machines think?”,

5 Imperatives of a Rockstar ABM Program

Speaker: Danny Nail, Sr. Director, Head of Global Account Based Marketing, SAP

Want to get started with ABM, but not sure where to begin? It's all about understanding: understanding your customers, understanding on an organizational level what your definitions, approaches, and ideal outcomes are, and having the understanding - and support - of your stakeholders. Join Danny Nail, Head of Global Account Based Marketing at SAP and SAP Marketer of the Year, as he explains five concrete steps your organization can take to achieve ABM excellence.

Blog #2: A Closer Look at Artificial Intelligence

SalesChoice

THE HISTORY AND ROOTS OF PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS. Blog #1 discussed the history of predictive analytics going back to 1689 with Lloyds of London, insurance company. Predictive approaches, irrespective of the computing science and machine learning underpinnings, have been here for over 337 years. Blog #2 will define predictive analytics methods in more detail and in particular, I will explore the relevance and history of artificial intelligence.

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Tableau, Looker, and Origami Logic Acquisitions Show Analytics Is In Fashion

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the unwritten laws of punditry is that one event is random, two events are interesting, and three events make a trend.

Changes in Mailchimp - An offer you must refuse?

SendX

Mailchimp made a major move last week, they announced that they are transitioning from an email marketing software to an all-in-one marketing platform. The news in itself was not very surprising considering they have been adding these all-in-one marketing features for the last few years.

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Manufacturing Content Marketing Can Be Confusing and Difficult

Industrial Marketing Today

I regularly receive email inquiries from industrial companies needing help with their manufacturing content marketing. These people are on the right track for wanting to use manufacturing content marketing for generating better quality leads that turn into sales opportunities.

Customer-Centric Websites: Successful Strategies to Engage B2B Buyers

Speaker: Kellie de Leon, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, The Mx Group

Chances are, you’re under the gun to convert more leads from your website. To increase conversion, your site needs high-quality content, user-friendly navigation paths, and calls to action that appeal to your target customers. But how do you go about this? And wouldn’t it be great to see some real-world examples from B2B companies that are doing it successfully? Kellie de Leon, VP of marketing and strategy at B2B agency The Mx Group, works with marketers every day to help them create and execute customer-centric strategies and content that increase web engagement and conversion. In this webinar, she'll discuss how to make your website more customer-centric.

The Best Ice Breaker Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Next Event

Marketing Insider Group

Ice breakers have earned themselves a bit of a negative reputation in corporate events but they serve an important purpose.

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5 Ways to Improve the ROI of Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing can produce great results for your business. However, it can also take a lot of content, and therefore time and money, before you start to see those results.

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How AI is Reshaping Email Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Jess Andriani. Technologies like big data, machine learning, business intelligence, and cognitive computing are made possible or practical by artificial intelligence (AI).

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The Importance of Industrial Email Marketing for Targeting Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing is and should be an important component of your content marketing strategy when targeting engineers and technical professionals. I’m sure you’ve heard or read about email marketing being replaced by social media.

Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

2019 State of B2B Content Consumption and Demand Report for Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

by David Fortino, SVP of Product & Audience at Netline Optimize buyer engagement with 1st party content consumption data Every year, we dig into our vast repository of content consumption data.

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Industrial Buyers – Their Preferences and How to Market to Them

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the mindset of industrial buyers is important if you market to engineers and technical professionals. There are plenty of research reports published on buyer personas and the buying habits of consumers, but they focus mainly on B2C marketing.

Top 5 Event Marketing Strategies & Ideas

Marketing Insider Group

Running online and offline events can be one of the most effective ways to achieve your marketing goals. However, your event will only be successful if you can actually get people to attend in the first place.

How to Create the Best B2B Content in Your Industry

B2B PR Sense

B2B content creation is much like creating anything else. It takes hard work and time to create something of quality that people will admire and use for years to come. Think, for a moment, about carpentry. There are hacks who will sell you a product that will inevitably break within a year.

How to Grab Attention with Audience Intelligence

Speaker: Michael Brito, EVP, Zeno Group

As a B2B marketer, you already know - attention spans are short, and the competition to win attention is fierce. So how do you break through the noise to deliver the right message, at the right time, using the right channel - and reach the right audience? Michael Brito, EVP at Zeno Group has an effective and repeatable answer: use audience intelligence! By understanding not just the readers of your content, but also the "vocal minority" and the influencers at play, you can develop a strategy to sustainably create attention-getting - and more effective - marketing campaigns.

Why Employee Engagement Is The New Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

When developing a content marketing strategy for your business, you probably put a lot of thought into your goals, audience, content channels, and the types of content you will produce.

5 Critical Signs It’s Time to Revamp Your Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re like most businesses, it took you a long time—and a lot of hard work to knock out a successful content marketing strategy. Just thinking about revamping it is a challenge. But it’s a must if you want your strategy to succeed.

A Useful New Model to Get The Edge in Public Relations

B2B PR Sense

Photo Credit: Frank McKenna. Public relations is changing in the blink of an eye. There’s just one problem. Some Public relations practitioners and many PR clients are running a little behind. PR for eons was laser-focused on earned media — placing a story in media outlets.

How to Build a Successful Agency-Client Relationship

Marketing Insider Group

There are many aspects to building a successful agency. Juggling different projects and deadlines, managing multiple teams, and being pro-active with your own marketing efforts are all essential to success.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

How to Write a Content Marketing Plan that Quadruples Your Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more leads, and it could be simpler than you think to start generating more of them. In fact, a carefully constructed content marketing plan could quadruple your leads or better.

Do’s and Don’ts For Personalized Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Stefan Debois. Marketing is evolving rapidly, and the use of big data is increasingly important. Customers and prospects have higher expectations than ever before for relevance and personalization, and marketers need to be prepared to meet those needs.

10 Content Promotion Tools You Need To Consider

Marketing Insider Group

As any content marketer knows, creating high-quality, engaging content is actually only one part of the puzzle. To achieve success with content marketing, you also need to master content promotion. Remember – if nobody sees your content, it doesn’t matter how good it is.

The Most Important B2B Marketing Metrics for CEOs

Marketing Insider Group

Do you know what CEOs want most from B2B marketers? They want clarity about marketing results. CEOs often complain, “Why can’t I see clear measures and ROI from our marketing?”

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6 Steps to Building Predictable Lead Flow and Revenue

Achieving predictable lead flow and revenue depends on monitoring sales history and developing a robust, flexible lead development process. Download this eBook for 6 clear steps you can take to build that process today.

8 Tips to Set Up a Content Marketing Budget

Marketing Insider Group

You know content marketing is important. When you go to sell it to your partners, your lenders, or your C-suite, though, you need to have a solid content marketing budget in hand.

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How Employee Activation Delivers Higher Awareness and Better Talent

Marketing Insider Group

Employee activation may be the secret ingredient that’s missing from your organization. To run a successful business you need more from your employees than the bare minimum.

The Top Event Marketing Trends for 2019

Marketing Insider Group

In an increasingly digital world, live events and face-to-face experiences are becoming more popular than ever before.

Why SEO and Search Rankings Are Still the Best Business Case for Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re a one-person business or you’re in charge of marketing for a large corporation, any marketing activity you invest in must demonstrate measurable business benefits to make it worthy of your time and money.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.