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Holidays 2019 Newsletter

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Achieve up to 99% Salesforce adoption, Improve your Data Completeness by 75% or more. Reduce Cost of Sales by at least 20%, Achieve 95% revenue forecasting accuracy, Increase your sales win rates by 10-15%. Do you know how much it would cost you to realize these benefits in your organization? And how quickly you could recover the investment? Find out here with our 1-minute calculator.

Why AI will solve Attention Deficit Disorder in Sales Professionals

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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

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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

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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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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

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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 #6.4: Narrative Storytelling for Sales – The Conclusion

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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.

Blog #6.1: The Roots of Storytelling for Sales

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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

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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

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. 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.”.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Blog #3: Global Leaders: On the Innovation Edge

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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

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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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10 Secrets To Help You Succeed In B2B Content Marketing

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As a business, you’re always looking for ways to sell your products or services. Content marketing is a great way to do so: When you generate informative, useful, and interesting content for your audience, you can also directly or indirectly sell your products or services to them.

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The Future of Marketing: 50 CMO Quotes On How Marketing Has Changed

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During an unpredictable and chaotic event like the Covid-19 outbreak, many adjustments need to be made in the world of marketing. Way back in 2012 and 2013, I interviewed some marketing influencers and leaders in the field to understand what they thought the Future of Marketing would look like.

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Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

Empathy in Marketing: Why It’s More Important Than Data

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Data has revolutionized marketing and become a valuable asset in improving targeting and personalization. It’s a key tool in decision making for any company, but it doesn’t necessarily lead to connections. Understanding your customer does.

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Your Guide to a Smart B2B Website Strategy in 2020

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Just like digital marketing, web design has its own trends to follow if you want to stay current. But a successful web strategy doesn’t end at your website. The discussion can take many different forms and include topics ranging from navigation to user experience to ongoing content creation.

2020 Content Marketing Trends – Content for the Buyer Journey

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Understanding the needs of your customers is a vital element in the definition of the content marketing. Those insights lead to one of the biggest trends in Content Marketing: we need to develop content for the every stage of the buyer journey.

What’s the Essential Ingredient for Effective Marketing in the Coming Decade?

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As someone who does content marketing for a living, AdAge is practically required reading. Not so much for what it teaches us about modern marketing. More so for the comic material it provides that marketing is so much more than advertising.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

2020 State of B2B Content Consumption And Demand [Marketing Report]

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This is a guest post by David Fortino, SVP of Product & Audience at Netline. Creating a report that has real meaning for B2B marketers is challenging.

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Web Development Hacks to Increase Your Traffic Organically

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Guest post by Sheryl Jones. Are you looking for a way to boost your traffic organically? Web development is one of the best ways to do that! . From looking after its design to maintaining all the web pages, web development is undoubtedly a lot of work.

Where Should I Post My Video Content Marketing?

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A picture speaks a thousand words – but video content marketing attracts and engages users even better. One study found that visitors spend 88% more time on a website with video. If you’re a switched-on marketer, that’s one statistic you cannot afford to ignore.

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The Virtuous Cycle of How Marketing Engagement Increases Leads

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Engagement rates are thrown around in the business world as important metrics that need to grow and increase. But what exactly is customer engagement and why is it so important? Typically, customer engagement is associated with online interactions, particularly on social media.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Kill The Marketing Campaign! Why Always-On Content Marketing Works So Much Better

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Campaigns don’t work. Your team or your agency defines a message, you pick a favorite creative approach, and a paid media channel, and hope that it will work? Then, you stop right when you get all the learning because your budget runs out.

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Marketing And The Internet Of Things

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We’re living in a world of big data. Most households have numerous smart devices, from cellphones and speakers to cars and even entire homes. The Internet of Things has not only made our lives easier but has also opened up a whole world of marketing opportunities and new ways to reach consumers.

How to Change Your Brand Perception with Always-On Content Marketing

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Always-on content marketing is the only way to build new relationships for a brand. As my good friend Carla Johnson points out, you need only look at the rebranding MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties underwent to see what magic content marketing can work.

Why Content Marketing Agencies Thrive During Downturns

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We’ve yet to see the long-term effects of the coronavirus on businesses. Will it result in a global recession? Or just a blip? Only time will tell. However, there’s no denying that we’re currently seeing economic head winds.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Why CMOs Must Master Empathy Now

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A modern CMO needs a lot more than just marketing skills.

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Executive Insights: A Marketing Technology (MarTech) Conversation with Scott Brinker

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I first had the opportunity to first hear Scott Brinker, VP of Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, speak at the ITSMA Marketing Vision event several years ago. I later saw him give the keynote address at the Boston MarTech Conference along with guest appearance on marketing-related webinars.

The 10 Definitive Email Newsletter Best Practices For Exponential Growth

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Looking for email newsletter best practices to improve your campaigns? Email marketing is one of the best and most cost-effective marketing channels at your disposal. It’s a great way to guide your audience across the marketing funnel and get more sales at a low price.

The Rules You Need To Know For Sponsored Content

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Sponsored content, sometimes described as “native advertising,” is a controversial topic in the world of content marketing. Last week I covered the content quantity vs. content qualit y debate. So here I wanted to cover an area where I see a lot of brands getting into some trouble.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

How Great Leaders Use Storytelling to Activate Empathy in Their Teams

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With a long career in sales and marketing, I’ve had direct experience of how persuasive storytelling can be. But storytelling is a useful tool not just for selling things. It can be an effective tool for learning, too. This won’t be a surprise to anyone with a background in teaching.