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.

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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 #6.2: 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 #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?”,

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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7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

10 Social Media and Public Relations Tactics You Need to Know

B2B PR Sense

Social media and public relations might seem like an odd pair upon first inspection. One is a new strategy, just over a decade old, while the other spans decades, even centuries. Can public relations and social media really work together to bolster your business? Most definitely!

Why B2B Marketers Should Shift to a Conversational Voice and How To Do It

Marketing Insider Group

One of the biggest mistakes that B2B marketers make is thinking they sell to an entity rather than a person. B2B is certainly a different audience than B2C, but in the end, it’s people who make the decisions to buy your product or service.

Salesforce Customer 360 Solution to Share Data Without a Shared Database

Customer Experience Matrix

Salesforce has sipped the Kool-Aid: it led off the Dreamforce conference today with news of Customer 360 , which aims to “help companies move beyond an app- or department-specific view of each customer by making it easier to create a single, holistic customer profile to inform every interaction”.

5 Steps to Creating a Content Marketing Campaign

Marketing Insider Group

When you begin to create a content marketing campaign, it’s a little like putting together a puzzle piece by piece. You need to start with a solid framework, much like the edge pieces of the puzzle. What gets filled in the middle is all the dynamic data and creative outputs.

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP Announce Open Data Initiative: It's CDP Turf But No Immediate Threat

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the more jarring aspects in Adobe ’s briefing last week about its Marketo acquisition* were several statements that suggested Marketo and Adobe’s other products were going to access shared customer data.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.

7 Ways to Reboot Your Brand’s Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

Content is a great way for a brand to demonstrate their relevance, personality, and value. Your content marketing strategy will often need some tweaking, or all out revamping, to remain effective. Here are seven ways to reboot your brand’s content marketing strategy.

How Well is Your Content Performing? (Industry Benchmark)

Marketing Insider Group

If you want to beef up your content marketing strategy, it’s not enough to rely on the same techniques over and over again. You want to make sure that you are continually improving, reaching the right people, and hitting (maybe even surpassing) industry benchmarks.

7 Content Marketing Trends You Need To Follow

Marketing Insider Group

Content marketing is always changing. It’s not something you set and forget. With more access to data and a better understanding of your buyers’ preferences, you may always be fine-tuning your approach to content marketing.

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Top 10 Visual Content Rules You Probably Still Neglect

Marketing Insider Group

In order for visual content marketing to be successful, it must obey a certain amount of rules. Unfortunately, these rules are often neglected. If applied properly, these tweaks and details will add the finishing touches to all of your marketing product needs.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

How to Build a CDP RFP Generator

Customer Experience Matrix

Recent discussions with Customer Data Platform buyers and vendors have repeatedly circled around a small set of questions: what are the use cases for CDP? This really means, when should you use a CDP and when should you use something else?) what are the capabilities of a CDP?

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Brand Storytelling, Defined

Marketing Insider Group

Brand storytelling is gaining momentum in the marketing world, and with good reason. Stories are scientifically proven to get a person’s attention. In fact, stories stimulate brain activity.

Building a Great B2B Loyalty Program to Prevent Churn

Marketing Insider Group

We know how valuable loyal customers are. They’re five times more likely to make a purchase, five times more likely to forgive mistakes and seven times easier to upsell.1 In the B2B landscape existing customers are even more vital.

Where Politics & Business Collide: Political Donations of B2B Decision Makers

DiscoverOrg

As the 2018 midterm election cycle heats up, demographic research and new insights about American voters has never been more in demand.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Half of Marketers Aren’t Getting CX Right, Here’s Why

Marketing Insider Group

Customer experience is the fundamental driver behind customer-centric marketing today. From creating content of value to sending out personalized messaging and analyzing data to learn more about customer expectations, the whole point is always to enhance CX.

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How to save your content marketing strategy from self-destruction

Tomorrow People

Brands are jumping on content marketing as a cash cow — but the yield will be poor unless you can stand out from the herd. Don’t kill your content marketing with mediocrity. Here’s how to differentiate and kill the competition. Guess what?

Landing Pages: The Huge Mistakes Marketers Make and How to Avoid Them

Marketing Insider Group

Landing pages are central to every marketing strategy. Landing pages have one focus—conversions. While it’s not incredibly hard to create a landing page these days, conversions are still hard to come by.

How to Get Started with Inbound Marketing

Webbiquity

Guest post by Mario Medina. You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of inbound marketing, but did you know that it’s (arguably) more effective and economical than traditional marketing methods?

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

Perfecting Your Digital Call-To-Action (With Examples!)

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s face it, a digital call-to-action is needed if you want your audience to take the next step. Traditional content can certainly have a call-to-action (and often does). However, a digital call-to-action is arguably the most important factor when it comes to your online messaging.

Making Email the Cornerstone of Industrial Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

You may think email marketing is dead or passé with all the talk about social media. However, that is far from the reality that I see every day, working with manufacturers and engineering companies, especially when it comes to industrial content marketing.

9 Expert Guides: How to Win at Influencer Marketing

B2B PR Sense

Influencer marketing is no longer the cool kid on the block. In a flash, its moved from cutting edge to a necessary tactic for marketers -- including B2B marketers. Not to worry, though, if you're not there yet or need to up your game. I've got you covered.

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How Marketing Automation Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

Today's advanced marketing automation platforms can become a company's primary engagement tool when integrated with their website, social media accounts, CRM, and a host of other applications. Marketing Automation

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

10 Digital Marketing Tricks Used By Famous Business Brands

Marketing Insider Group

There is no doubt that digital marketing or online marketing is crucial when it comes to the success of any business no matter what industry you are in.

27 Amazing Facts about B2B Content Marketing

Act-On

Check out these 27 amazing facts about content marketing and how they impact your marketing and your B2B business this year. Content Marketing

How to Improve Your Lead Nurturing With Marketing Automation

Reachforce

It probably won't come as any surprise to you that a lot of your marketing strategies can be improved upon and made more successful and efficient with proper marketing automation implementation. Your lead nurturing campaign is just one of them.

Are You Using Influencers To Market Your Next Event?

Marketing Insider Group

Influencer marketing and event promotion are like a match made in heaven. When you have the right influencers talking about your upcoming event, you can drive substantial interest, fast. This is just what you need when marketing for your event.

Maximize Your ABM

Speaker: Jeff Marcoux, VP Product Strategy & Marketing at TTEC

If you are considering implementing account-based marketing, chances are you have also explored technology options. The process of buying new tools along with the massive organizational shift required for ABM can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned marketers. This session will help you start off on the right foot. Whether you've never implemented ABM, or tried before but felt unsuccessful, you can get started in the right direction. You will even be able to take advantage of the data you have coming in to utilize ABM across your entire cycle.