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 #6.3: 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.)

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

Blog #6.2: Narrative Storytelling Enhances Sales Performance

SalesChoice

Series 6 – The Rise of Narrative Story Telling for Enhancing Sales Human Performance. B2B Sales productivity has hit an all time low in performance, and has dropped by 15% over the last ten years, now running on an average of in field productive face-to-face customer time at roughly 30% (Accenture, 2016).

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?”,

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

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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How Industrial Distributors Can Use Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Content marketing for industrial distributors can be very challenging. The biggest problem I’ve seen is that there is very little differentiation between distributors serving the same niche.

Industrial Website Redesign and Content Marketing Strategy are Connected

Industrial Marketing Today

An industrial website redesign is a major undertaking. It is not something that you should do on a whim or expect to launch a new site in a few weeks.

Marketing to Millennial Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

Marketing to millennial engineers requires a deep understanding of the age differences among the engineering workforce. I have talked about this in the past and it was also a key talking point of my presentation at the Industrial Marketing Summit, Content Marketing World 2019.

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7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

PR's Public Relations Crisis: How to Fix It

B2B PR Sense

Ironically, despite the ballyhoo and effusions, PR is facing its own PR crisis. It turns out PR folks (myself included) aren't master communicators when it comes to our own profession.

How Branding Can Determine the Success of Your Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

If you’ve just begun working with a marketing agency , you’re probably excited…and a bit nervous. You’re eagerly anticipating the return on this new investment.

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Industrial Marketing Budgeting and Planning

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketing budgeting and planning activities pick up at this time of the year. As they say, “?Tis Tis the Season.” Things begin to get very hectic as we go deeper into Q4 and it becomes harder to get people together as they start to take time off for the Holidays. Are you in the midst.

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How to Audit your Email Campaigns for Better Results

Webbiquity

Guest post by Emily Johnson. Are your your email campaigns effective? Do they meet the goals you set? Are you sure your messages are reaching the intended recipients? Perhaps it’s time to put your email marketing through an audit.

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.

Industrial Marketing for Manufacturers: New Research Findings

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial marketing for manufacturers is a complex process that takes time, expertise and money to produce tangible and repeatable results (aka more quality sales leads). And I’m not talking about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) either.

How to Develop Your Own Content Marketing Roadmap

Marketing Insider Group

Think of content marketing as a journey. Like any journey, you need to know the destination. When you have a content marketing roadmap in hand, though, you can focus on where you want to go and the best way to get there.

Welcome Emails 101

SendX

Your first impression makes a big difference when it comes to determining the kind of relationship you are going to have with your customers going forward. Business owners have to think about how they make that impression across all touch-points.

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6 Ways to Win the Marketing Game with Psychology

Marketing Insider Group

What do you think is the key to successful marketing? Many would say it comes down to understanding your audience. This is certainly true, but once you’ve gathered intelligence on your audience, what do you do with that information?

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.

Why Documenting Your Content Marketing Strategy Is So Important

Marketing Insider Group

Do you have a content strategy? If you’re reading this, you probably have a working interest in content marketing, and so your answer is probably “yes”: you have some kind of method for producing and publicizing content. But do you have a documented content strategy?

How To Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

“Growth hacking” is one of those buzzwords that’s started popping up in digital marketing circles over the last few years. But what exactly is growth hacking and how can you use it to benefit your content marketing efforts?

Why CMOs Should Care About Agile Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

This article is based on my forthcoming book, Mastering Marketing Agility (Berrett-Koehler, June 2020). . When a CMO is hired, somewhere an hourglass flips over.

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AWeber vs Mailchimp - It's time for the heavyweight fight

SendX

One is from 1998 (AWeber) and the other is from 2001 (Mailchimp), both of them would be considered young adults if they were people. Being companies that turn those dates into something even more amazing.

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.

SEO Best Practices for Landing Page Optimization

KoMarketing Associates

There’s been a competition going on between PPC and SEO for quite some time. And while there are pros and cons to both traffic-generation strategies , one of the best pro-PPC arguments has always been that PPC drives more targeted traffic.

Welcome Email 101

SendX

Your first impression makes a big difference when it comes to determining the kind of relationship you are going to have with your customers going forward. Business owners have to think about how they make that impression across all touch-points.

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Want the Best PR? Avoid These 8 Big PR Mistakes

B2B PR Sense

Ah.the good ol' relationship between journalists and PR professionals. Complicated" just skims the surface of their relationship. Sometimes they play well and it results in the best PR opportunities. At other times, the two sides snipe at each other like squalling kittens.

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Content Promotion Strategies: How to Supercharge Your Content

B2B PR Sense

There's no doubt that content marketing is a powerful strategy. But what happens when the content you create doesn't get the attention you want? That's where content promotion strategies can help.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

My Top 3 Content Marketing Case Studies

Marketing Insider Group

While innovation and thinking outside the box are important for success in marketing, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel every time. By studying the best content marketing examples, we can learn the most effective techniques and take inspiration to use in our own content marketing strategy.