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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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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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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).

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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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.

[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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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.

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.

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.

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

[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.

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.

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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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.

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.

How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

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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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.

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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?

Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

As you likely know, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25. Surveys show that most US-based B2B marketers are still woefully unprepared, even though the regulation affects not only any company actively doing business in Europe, but anyone even communicating with European contacts in his/her marketing database. The penalties for non-compliance with GDPR can be severe – in the millions of dollars. Fortunately, there are a few basic steps that B2B marketers can and should make that will get them closer to full compliance.

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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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.

Keep Calm and GDPR On: How Marketers Can Comply with GDPR

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This post if for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

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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Why That Bargain Contact List You Bought is a Sales Dead End

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If a salesman wanted to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn, you’d recognize the racket almost immediately. Today, it’s a punchline, but once upon a time, people took the offer seriously: Two people a week for 30 years bought a worthless deed to the Brooklyn Bridge thinking the document would change their fortunes with the toll fares they could charge. Turns out all they had bought was an expensive piece of parchment.

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

An Independent Review of DiscoverOrg’s Data Accuracy Claims

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When sales intelligence data is inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated, the rabbit hole for a sales person can be very deep —and no one knows better than Steve W. Martin. A lifelong sales trainer, Steve has consulted for and trained sales teams for hundreds technology companies. Contact data is a very important priority to my clients,” he says.

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3 Tips to Overcome Cold Call Objections

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“Every battle is won before it’s ever fought.” – Sun Tzu. Here’s the thing: Cold-calling prospects gets a bad rap. Today, buzzwords like “social selling” drown out the importance of actually calling prospects.

A Practical Playbook for Account Based Marketing

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Looking to give a your sales a boost? There is a renewed interest in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) and it currently has two definitions: 1) a strategy for marketing to existing clients for the purpose of cross-selling or expanding presence within an account, and.

2016’s Most Prospected Companies By State

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No matter our company or our role, I think I can safely say we ALL receive numerous prospecting emails and calls every day. Some of the messages we receive are well-crafted, on the mark, and personalized to our issues, and others….well, well, they just aren’t.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

3 Email Deliverability Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

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We guess that if you spend any significant effort on email marketing, then you’ve seen these recent trends in the last 12-18 months: plummeting open rates, dwindling click rates, and skyrocketing bounce rates. One glance at your inbox – personal or work – probably confirms what you secretly don’t want to admit: Email marketing is dead. It’s an overcrowded space with increasingly complex technical components blocking success. And yet… we disagree.

A State by State Review: Gender Diversity in the Executive Suite

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I’d confidently say that most CEOs and Boards would be happy if they could point to these results consistently at quarterly board meetings: – Better financial performance. – Higher return on sales. – Higher return on equity. – Higher operating results. – Lower corporate fraud. – Increased collective intelligence. – Increased innovation. – Reduced conflict.

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Marketing Survey Results Reveal 3 Main Impact Areas for Success

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Preliminary findings from a survey conducted on behalf of DiscoverOrg and Campaign Stars have revealed some surprising and illuminating results.

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Selling to Sales – Like Cooking for Chefs

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At the end of 2015, we realized to grow the way we had forecasted to our Board of Directors, we needed better data on our prospects and customers. What a stupid realization given that we are solving this exact issue for 2,000+ customers.

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Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.