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Swag for Days: 13 Don’t-Miss Dreamforce Events 2018

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One of you. 171,000 other people. 27,000+ sessions. 150 after-parties. Free swag for days. The cultural phenomenon that is Dreamforce – the Burning Man of the sales world – is a testament to the influence wielded by today’s sales and marketing professionals.

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

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First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. They want to feel good about who they’re buying from, and they want to walk away feeling good. As they negotiate, they want to feel like they won.

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[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Increase Retention in Sales – with Data (Steve Waters)

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Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday, hosted by Steve Waters , DiscoverOrg’s Director of Sales. I want to talk about how to improve morale on the team over time by enabling them with great data and helping sales leaders invest in their team’s success. Welcome to Whiteboard Wednesday!

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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We hear a lot about sales and marketing alignment: How important it is for B2B, and how so few of us are doing it right. SALES: Marketing leads are crap. MARKETING: Sales is lazy. You guys take forever to follow-up on our leads – and you wonder why they don’t convert? Rolls eyes.]

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

Social Selling is Just … Selling: A Contemporary Guide

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The average American will spend up to 50 minutes browsing through social media today. This means the average user spends approximately 6 hours a week, or 303 hours a year, browsing over Facebook updates, Linkedin notifications, and an abundant amount of tweets.

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What Is Sales Intelligence? An Interview With DiscoverOrg CEO, Henry Schuck

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The term “Sales Intelligence” is frequently thrown around in sales and marketing, but there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually refers to. What is sales intelligence? How is it different from a lead list?

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An Inside Look Premiere: A True Story of Executing Account-Based Everything

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Account-based marketing (ABM) is a hot topic of conversation, and momentum is building to expand this person-first approach from Marketing to Sales and beyond, breaking down department barriers with shared goals: Enter account-based everything (ABE).

What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

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If you’re singing the Blues after Q2 , it’s time to change your tune. Even if you hit your sales goal, the new quarter is still a great time to take stock of wins and losses … AND start building your pipeline for a quota-crushing Q3. It starts today.

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What is Intent Data? The Predictive Sales Trifecta

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Your prospects are out there right now, hunting for a solution to a problem you can solve. They’re searching online, consuming content, learning about options to relieve their pain, and forming opinions about solutions. But they’re not asking for help from your sales team.

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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-Step DIY Data Segmentation for Account-Based Marketing

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Account-Based Marketing (ABM) always seems like a great idea … until you get into the nitty gritty. When confronted with the details – database management, segmentation, and content creation – many companies balk and decide that perhaps ABM isn’t the right road after all. Sound familiar?

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Sales Emotional Intelligence (Dave Sill)

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Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday! I’m David Sill , Head of Sales Enablement at DiscoverOrg. Today we’re going to be discussing emotional intelligence; more specifically, four things that you can try to marshal your emotions towards greater sales success.

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8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

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At DiscoverOrg, we’re a bunch of self-proclaimed gluttons for learning. That’s why a while back, we presented our top five books and blogs for inside sales folks. While we love a good page-turner, we know that salespeople are busy.

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

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Whether you’re in sales or marketing , you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about your email messaging.

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

4 Cold-Call Lines That Don’t Creep Out Your Prospect

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“HOW THE %$#@ DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER? Take me off your call list!”. … Not really the cold-call response you’re looking for! But you’ve been pursuing this company for almost a year.

[VIDEO] Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

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We could spend all day telling you what DiscoverOrg actually does and how our customers use it – but we thought it would be more interesting to show you – with real people, in our funny new video showing off how sales intelligence is done.

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Account-Based Everything: Is it Time for a New Territory Analyst Manager Role?

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As a newly hired sales rep, I began the way I did at every new company, spending the first several weeks typing furiously into a growing Excel spreadsheet. It wasn’t until after my own special brand of analysis, that I would begin full-on selling.

12 Memorable Memes for Salespeople

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Sales is hard. Not hard in the standard sense — sales requires emotional fortitude to survive the daily barrage of objections and quotas. We have a soft spot for sales reps at DiscoverOrg because we sell too.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

How Prospecting is Like Online Dating: 5 Mistakes Online Daters Can Teach Salespeople

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Love it or hate it, the fact is that research shows a massive 15% of American adults have tried their hand at online dating. But that doesn’t mean everyone in that group is doing it well. Some of the mistakes they make are cringe-worthy if not downright horror stories.

Get Ready for the TilLT Sales Development Challenge

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Sales development is now the need-to-know skill set for growth and enterprise companies. Teams focused in this area are tasked with the front-line communication required to open the eyes of prospects to the pain-point solving their product offers.

Maslow’s Hierarchy for SDR Teams

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In the last year, DiscoverOrg scaled our SDR team from 5 reps to over 20. As a result, I’ve spent most of the last year thinking about how to accomplish that (and do it well), how to keep those reps fed with leads, how to keep them motivated, and how to optimize their process and results.

Adapting an ABM Approach for Account-Based EVERYTHING

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This post is an original piece from guest author, Brandon Redlinger, and first published on DiscoverOrg’s blog on 3/27/2017. Brandon is the Director of Growth at Engagio, the Account-Based Everything platform that orchestrates human connections.

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.

Data-Agnostic? See How Data Quality Affects ROI in This A/B Test

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If you consider various levels of quality—cars with lots of speed and no torque, or kitchen appliances with cheap motors—it’s easy to agree that quality affects user experience, good or bad, in a big way.

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Blast Off of the Sales Tech Stack: An Interview with Holger Schulze

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Holger Schulze is an experienced B2B tech marketer and advisor for SaaS, marketing / sales automation and cybersecurity vendors.

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Putting the Human Back in Sales Conversations

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This is second installment detailing DiscoverOrg’s TiLT Sales Development Challenge and it’s 10 core learning modules. Read the first one here. Are you leaving money on the table by not empowering your sales development teams with the ability to connect with prospects?

An Interview with Henry Schuck: 4 Ways to Move the Sales Performance Needle

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DiscoverOrg CEO and cofounder Henry Schuck knows a thing or two about growth. What started out as the clever idea of a college dorm-mate has grown, over the past 10 years, to an award-winning coast-to-coast operation. But as business grows, things change.

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7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing" Report

Speaker: Tom Pick, Independent B2B Digital Marketing Consultant

What are the top priorities, challenges, and trends in B2B marketing as we head into the final stretch of 2018? We conducted in-depth interviews with senior B2B technology marketers to find out. The results included a few expected areas of consensus but also some surprising divergence of opinions. Content marketing, for example, is widely viewed as the most effective lead generation tactic and area for additional spending in the coming year. But doing it effectively to optimize results is also the top challenge marketers face. Meanwhile, marketers report conflicting views about and are seeking guidance on search engine marketing, live events, and inbound vs. outbound tactics. And there's one promising avenue many marketers may be under-investing in. This webinar not only summarizes the issues raised in the study but also offers guidance from multiple sources on how to address the challenges of today's B2B marketers.

Fast Track Your Sales with New Tools

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The idea of supercharging your sales is nothing new. We are all racing toward our quotas, wanting to find a better way to get a rolling start at the beginning of the quarter. Our payout depends on it.

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B2B is Dead – Long Live B2P

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B2B vs B2C vs B2P. The terms B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) are essential, elementary for a person beginning the journey into the professional world.

A New Generation of Marketing Metrics & the ROI of Better Data

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Revenue growth is only possible with a solid understanding of our prospects – and no one knows that better than B2B marketers. When it comes measuring the health of our prospect data, we’re used to showing raw growth in the number of contacts and accounts, or a coverage percentage for target accounts or personas. And we’ve historically used these types of metrics to justify budget requests for investing in more data purchases.

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The Hiring Process’s Impact on Business Growth

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“If you get the wrong people, they have the ability to put growth at a standstill.” ” – Henry Schuck. In an ongoing interview series by Crain’s , executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders are asked about mistakes that have shaped their individual business philosophy.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

Why Recruiting is Like Marketing

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Five years ago, I was asked to lead a recruiting department for the first time ever – and to double the size of the company within 6 months!

[VIDEO] The Cost of Bad Data

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Welcome to the first of our DiscoverOrg Whiteboard Wednesday series! Today, let’s talk money. Right – that’s what motivates sales guys? You know what motivates me almost As much as making money? Finding out I’m wasting money!

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Myth Busters: 3 Sales Intelligence Assumptions Dispelled

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Some information is so sensational that it gets passed around regardless of the truth: The amount of tryptophan in a Thanksgiving turkey is enough to make people sleepy. Humans only use 10% of their brains. Jimmy Hoffa is buried under Giants Stadium. Sadly, all of these dramatic statements are false, but people love to repeat them anyway. When false assumptions are the basis for business decisions, the fallout can be sudden and steep.

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The Truth about Cold Email

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What is spam? What is a cold email? And when is my email against the law? I have gathered from speaking with our sales team here at DiscoverOrg that there is a lot of confusion surrounding these questions. Many people seem to carry the misconception that any cold, or unsolicited, email is spam and that spam is illegal.

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Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.