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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.

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.)

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Blog #6.2: Narrative Storytelling Enhances Sales Performance

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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).

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. That’s roughly 13 times in 30 minutes or the time it takes to watch one episode of The Office. “Digital immigrants,” who grew up with old-school technology and adapted to digital, switched media venues 17 times per non-working hour.

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11 Email Deliverability Strategies to Reach the Inbox

With nearly 1 in 5 emails from U.S. senders failing to reach the inbox, deliverability challenges still plague senders and prevent email campaign success. Check out this deliverability guide for actionable strategies and real-world examples of companies applying smart inboxing tactics.

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. This blog will focus on the importance of developing Trust and Transparency in designing, developing and implementing AI products and service solutions, and will identify Innovative AI companies to watch. AI and Trust are Key to Evolutionary Success.

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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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Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

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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Why Retrofitting Industrial Website Redesigns Usually Don’t Work

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial website redesigns are major undertakings, not something you want to decide or do in a hurry. They require careful planning and input from many stakeholders for them to succeed. I’m talking about redesigns that.

7 Key Stats That Point to the Future of Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

I just read that in the year 2100, Nigeria will be the 2nd most populous country. And that by 2100, populations will plunge a lot across what we call the “developed world” (hate that term – it’s so condescending isn’t it?).

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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!

Using CAD and BIM Files in Manufacturing Content Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

CAD and BIM files are not the first things that come to mind when one talks about manufacturing content marketing. However, they are two of the most valuable and effective content assets to use for.

Create B2B Content Your Audience Actually Wants to Read

Marketing Insider Group

Content creation is the cornerstone of a successful inbound marketing strategy.

The 50 Best Startup Tools For 2021

Marketing Insider Group

Whether you’re thinking about launching a business in 2021 or working on growing one, you probably recognize and understand the importance and value of tools. The fact is, you can’t do it all on your own – no matter how savvy you are.

Email Marketing Vs Chatbots - Which is Best for Your Business?

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You’ve spent time, money and energy creating a valuable product. You know your target audience, ideal buyer persona and have a strong market fit. But now you need leads. A lead is a prospect that you can convert into a paying customer.

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

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

Sales & Marketing departments that work together guarantee higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales. Join Christopher Ryan for this insightful webinar, presenting the wide funnel lead nurturing model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your teams working together and your revenue performance optimized.

18 Lessons We’ve Learned from a Year of Virtual Marketing Events

Marketing Insider Group

Over the last year, the pandemic forced many organizations to shift from in-person to all-virtual marketing events. As a result, businesses have had to become more innovative to figure out how to deal with never-before-seen problems on the fly.

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The Ultimate List of Content Amplification Tools

Marketing Insider Group

Creating and publishing content are only the beginning. Now, you have to distribute it and expand its reach for maximum exposure. That’s the process of content amplification, and there are many ways to achieve it.

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How to Use Content Marketing for Customer Retention

Marketing Insider Group

You probably already know how powerful customer retention can be for your business. Cultivating new leads and clients can be much costlier and more time consuming than retaining or upselling current ones.

How CMOs Can Keep Marketing Organizations Agile in Changing Times

Marketing Insider Group

The challenges we are facing have changed how we communicate with consumers and market our products and services. We’ve had to quickly uproot some of the traditional methods we’ve used for years to adapt to new business practices and accommodate unique needs.

5 Key Elements for Building a Successful Data-Driven Product

When selecting data providers, companies must ensure they’re tapping into comprehensive, high-quality streams of fresh information which can be easily integrated into their products in a privacy-compliant manner.

Is Content Marketing Becoming the New SEO?

Marketing Insider Group

If you were to step back in time into a marketing conference from a decade or so ago, content marketing SEO would be the buzzword you’d hear on everyone’s lips. But back then, content was only a vehicle for injecting keywords into blog posts and other website content. Lots of them.

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Why Does Most B2B Content Marketing Suck?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s get real about B2B content marketing. Most of it sucks. It’s full of jargon, self-promotion, and fluff. It doesn’t add value to your audience and can seem completely irrelevant. The truth is, your content doesn’t have to boring or stuffy. It needs to engage, inspire, and connect.

7 Steps to Effective Brand Storytelling

Marketing Insider Group

Everybody loves a great story. Storytelling is a human pastime, something we’ve been doing for thousands of years. Those same foundational elements of a moving story apply to content marketing. With brand storytelling, you can create an emotional connection with your audience.

What Are Paid, Owned, and Earned Media, and Which One Drives More ROI?

Marketing Insider Group

As a content marketer, there are numerous channels and strategies at your disposal. One of the most critical aspects of using content marketing is managing your paid, owned, and earned media. They actually all work together to drive traffic and conversions.

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Your New Schematic for Next-Level Sales Coaching & Enablement

Speaker: Matthew Hawk, President of B2bTrainers

The term “sales enablement” applies to a dizzying array of best practices and technologies. In addition, there is tremendous competitive pressure not to fall behind. No matter where you are in your current sales enablement strategy, one thing is key: success ultimately rides on the habits of your sales managers & marketers. In this webinar, Matthew Hawk will lay out an in-depth schematic for your next-level sales coaching, demonstrate the key activities that comprise success, and walk you through several examples of sales coaching cadences that apply to all salesforce sizes.

Why Content Marketing Beats Advertising (Almost) Every Time

Marketing Insider Group

Every business wants more customers and leads, but many aren’t sure about the best way to get them. While many marketing tactics can generate quantifiable business results, some do it better than others. In the big picture, you want to ensure a high ROI (return on investment), no matter what you do.

How to Make Industrial Email Marketing Work for You

Industrial Marketing Today

Industrial email marketing may not get the same attention and love as it used to because of social media. However, don’t abandon it because it is still highly effective when targeting engineers and technical professionals.

The Importance of an Email Marketing Database for a Business

SendX

Your email list is one of the cornerstones of digital marketing. Email marketing helps you increase brand awareness and generate more sales. It’s why you hear so many professional bloggers throw around the phrase, “the money is in the list!”

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20 Questions: Email Marketing

SendX

Emails have time and time again proven themselves to be the top way to communicate with both existing and potential customers. In a marketer’s quest to gather more attention, gain more engagement, and generate more clicks, it's inevitable that questions would come up.

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.

Content Marketing for Manufacturers is filling the Trade Show Void

Industrial Marketing Today

Trade shows have always been a big part of manufacturing marketing for generating new leads that convert into sales opportunities. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person trade shows almost non-existent. It is not.