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Everything You Need To Know About Sales Enablement

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What is Sales Enablement? Sales enablement is a collection of practices that equip sales teams with the resources, coaching and support they need to engage buyers and close deals. It’s essential because many markets are filled with competitors vying for a limited customer pool.

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Everything You Need To Know About Sales Enablement

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What is Sales Enablement? Sales enablement is a collection of practices that equip sales teams with the resources, coaching and support they need to engage buyers and close deals. It’s essential because many markets are filled with competitors vying for a limited customer pool.

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Building A Better Sales Technology Stack

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So Just What Is A Sales Tech Stack? A sales technology stack is a set of software tools designed to increase the sales team’s effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.

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What is Lead Qualification?

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Lead qualification is the process that marketing and sales teams use to screen prospects before sending them to sales reps for further action. In theory, qualified leads are the prospects who are most likely to become customers and who best fit the company’s ideal buyer profile.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

5 Ways Predictive Lead Scoring Aligns Your Sales And Marketing Teams

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Learn how to connect the dots between sales and marketing by implementing a predictive lead scoring model that produces qualified leads. Sales and marketing can sometimes feel like oil and water.

CEO Insights: AI-First, the Overhype, and the Last Mile Problem

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AI is hot, I mean really hot. VCs love it, pouring in over $1.5B in just the first half of this year. Consumer companies like Google and Facebook also love AI, with notable apps like Newsfeed, Messenger, Google Photos, Gmail and Search leveraging machine learning to improve their relevance.

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What Goes Into A Predictive Lead Scoring Model?

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What’s the most important attribute to consider when building a lead scoring model? Well, that depends on who you ask. Every demand gen leader has a different model for scoring their leads, with values and attributes often based on nothing more than gut instinct.

What Goes Into A Predictive Lead Scoring Model?

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What’s the most important attribute to consider when building a lead scoring model? That depends on who you ask. Every demand gen leader has a different lead scoring system.

What Goes Into A Predictive Lead Scoring Model?

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What’s the most important attribute to consider when building a lead scoring model? Well, that depends on who you ask. Every demand gen leader has a different model for scoring their leads, with values and attributes often based on nothing more than gut instinct.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

What Is Predictive Lead Scoring And What Can It Do For Me?

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We hear it every day: “I need more pipeline.” ” “My sales reps don’t trust our manual lead scoring system.” ” “My team is overwhelmed and doesn’t know which leads to focus on.” ” “These leads are garbage.”

What Is Lead Scoring?

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Lead scoring is a method of ranking prospects according to their sales readiness.

What Is Predictive Lead Scoring And What Can It Do For Me?

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We hear it every day: “I need more pipeline.” ” “My sales reps don’t trust our manual lead scoring system.” ” “My team is overwhelmed and doesn’t know which leads to focus on.” ” “These leads are garbage.”

Getting Past The Third-Party Data Hype: Why You Need First-Party Data

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Countless marketers, frustrated by what seems like an onslaught of never-ending demand generation problems, are turning to data for a solution. This, in and of itself, is a great idea.

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Getting Past The Third-Party Data Hype: Why You Need First-Party Data

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Countless marketers, frustrated by what seems like an onslaught of never-ending demand generation problems, are turning to data for a solution. This, in and of itself, is a great idea.

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Applying Predictive Behavior Scoring to Game of Thrones

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A few months back, Airbnb ran a great post about how its trust and safety data scientists build machine learning models to protect users from fraud by predicting bad actors. As the piece illustrated using Game of Thrones, a highly nuanced model is required to determine something like whether someone is “good” or “evil.” But what if people aren’t just born good or evil? What if they change over time?

WalkMe Aligns Go-to-Market Effort with Business Impact

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With more and more world-class marketers joining the predictive revolution, we at Infer want to amplify their knowledge by sharing best practices throughout the community.

When AI and Analytics Drive Business Disruption vs. Hype

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This article was originally published on MarTech Today by Sean Zinsmeister , Senior Director of Product Marketing at Infer.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

The Moneyball CEO: Navigating Your Whitespace to Grow Revenue

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Every CEO wants to squeeze more out of their investments in customer acquisition. And that’s particularly true in today’s market. Stock multiples have come down, especially for many business-to-business SaaS companies that are not yet profitable.

3 Growth Hacks to Boost Revenue Upwards of 10%

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This byline by Infer’s Sean Zinsmeister was originally published on the Salesforce blog. Every sales leader, in every company, is searching for a killer growth angle. We all want to know how to squeeze more out of our pipeline.

5 Ways to Supercharge Sales with Predictive Lead Scoring

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This byline by Infer’s Sean Zinsmeister was originally published on the HubSpot blog. Even if you’re not the “early adopter” type, you’ve probably heard about the rise of predictive analytics for sales.

ShoreTel Infuses Predictive for More Efficient Demand Gen

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Every Infer customer we talk with seems to share a new best practice that can benefit the entire sales and marketing community. Most recently, we explored how 20-year-old ShoreTel is infusing predictive insights into its mature demand generation workflows to drive dramatic efficiency improvements.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Stack & Flow: The Inspiration Behind Our New Sales & Marketing Technology Podcast

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Today, we are excited to announce that we are launching our very own podcast series called Stack & Flow.

How Social Tables Captures New Revenue Opportunities with Infer

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Social Tables is a cloud-based event management software that helps venues and event planners work more collaboratively together. When the company looked to expand its business last year, the marketing team added more passive channels to drive new inquiries at the top of the funnel.

In Depth: Account-Based Behavior Scoring Enhancements for Infer Glance Sales Intelligence

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Infer’s Glance Sales Intelligence application for Salesforce now includes Account-Based Behavior Scoring so you can see in real-time the individuals within each account who are interested in your offerings.

Applying Predictive Behavior Scoring to Game of Thrones

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A few months back, Airbnb ran a great post about how its trust and safety data scientists build machine learning models to protect users from fraud by predicting bad actors. As the piece illustrated using Game of Thrones, a highly nuanced model is required to determine something like whether someone is “good” or “evil.” But what if people aren’t just born good or evil? What if they change over time?

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

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

Guide to Getting Started With Profile Management

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To drive truly data-driven segmentation and other go-to-market strategies, companies are moving past traditional lead scoring strategies and adopting technology that helps them extract more actionable intelligence from their data.

CEO Insights: The AI Overhype

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Yesterday, I wrote about the last mile of AI and building sticky business applications through predictive technology.

CEO Insights: AI’s Last Mile

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Yesterday, I wrote about the timely topic of artificial intelligence (AI), and what it means to be a technology that’s built to be AI-First, as opposed to AI-Later.

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Tips for Using Retargeting to Drive ABM Success (Part 1)

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This article was originally published on the AdRoll Blog by Sean Zinsmeister , Senior Director of Product Marketing at Infer. Part 1 – Amplifying Your Customer Platform with B2B Retargeting. Part 2 – Infusing Predictive Insights into ABM Prospecting.

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3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

Infer’s Artificial Intelligence Platform for Sales and Marketing Now Powers the Industry’s Largest Customer Community

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Press Release: Company Doubles Customer Base and Expands Leadership Bench by Adding Pete Westenhiser as Vice President of Sales. Infer Inc. ,