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Productivity Measures Improve Performance and Operational Excellence

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Measurement. Everyone in business today accepts the merits of measurement. One key category of measures, productivity measures, provide insight on how to improve performance. and operational excellence.

How Technology Places CMOs at Risk of Losing Their Strategic Role

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If you had a chance to read the recent Korn Ferry article The CMO is Forever Changed , perhaps the statement “linking marketing activities and business results hasn’t always been the strong suit of CMOs” rang familiar. It did for me.

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Your Competitors are Gaining Market Share – How About You?

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If there is a market for what you sell, it won’t be long before you face competition, if you don’t already. The key to long-term success is to stay ahead of the pack.

Make Sure CTA Measures Are on the Right Place on Your Dashboard

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The purpose of every marketing effort, whether delivered via email, a landing page, social media, or a digital ad, etc., is to motivate the recipient to take a real next step in their buying journey.

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.

A Proven Method for Operational Excellence

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The goal of operational excellence is to improve business performance through process. Operational excellence is what enables organizations to achieve long-term sustainable growth. At its heart, operational excellence is about how, every person within an organization delivers value to a customer.

How Niches Provide New Growth Opportunities for Business

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Using real examples from our work each episode of One Good Idea provides a smart business tip to help you grow. This episode is based on work with a B2B customer who was looking to expand their business.

Is Peer Engagement Part of Your Customer-Centric Approach?

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This episode of One Good Idea explores the value of being connected with your peers, especially the connections between members of the C suite to support growth. You probably know that old adage, “Bird of a feather flock together.” Well, it’s true. That’s why peer groups are so successful.

Does Your Plan Enable You to Seize Growth Opportunities?

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Growth. It’s still the top mandate for every organization. Perhaps work by PwC provides some insight.

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Unlock the Power and Value of Upstream and Downstream Marketing

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Welcome to What’s Your Edge – a series of VisionEdge Marketing podcasts dedicated to helping you use data, analytics, process, and measurement to create an edge for you and your customers. In today’s episode we’re exploring upstream and downstream marketing.

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.

How to Seek Out Customer Complaints to Support Growth

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Voice of customer data and research are critical in a competitive environment that emphasizes customer experience and success. Many organizations conduct satisfaction studies as part of this process. We’ve yet to meet a company that hasn’t had dissatisfied customers and customers who have complained.

How to Move from a LeadGen Machine to Organic Growth Machine

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You’ve probably read an article or two about these topics: turn your blog into a lead generation machine, turn your website into a lead generation machine, turn your content into a lead generation machine.

To Maximize Your Winning Strategy Avoid Punting | What’s Your Edge?

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When it comes down to the wire as a business leader are you more likely to go for it or punt? In American football punting occurs when a team believes they cannot score in the final down or their chances of making another first down are low.

Beware of Changing Strategy Just When Your Sails Have Caught the Wind

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Strategy. Entire books and academic courses are devoted to it because the development of an effective strategy is critical to the success of all organizations. And strategy is the focus of this episode.

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!

Embrace the Zero When You Don’t Have the Data

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We hear a number of reasons for why performance target-setting efforts grind to halt. Among the most frequent is the lack of data or lack of confidence in the data. While it is always better to have data or better data, our suggestion is to embrace the zero!

Is it Time to Do Some Business Experiments?

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We often think of experiments as something we do in the realm of science, but there is a place for experimentation in business, especially when needed to make data-informed strategic and tactical decisions.

Are You Setting Yourself Up to Be a Commodity? | What’s Your Edge?

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In this episode of What’s Your Edge, we’re going to explore whether your customer service is helping you avoid becoming a commodity. When I was a young girl, no matter what part of town we were in, my mom always went to the same service station for gas.

How to Employ the Power of the Debrief Process

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You’re probably familiar with the concept of the post-game analysis. A post-game analysis is part of the debrief process that serves as an opportunity to evaluate performance, identify opportunities for improvement, optimize strategies, and revise processes if necessary.

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.

The Power of “What If?” in Strategy Planning

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The future is unknowable, which is why there is so much merit in the scouting motto coined by English soldier Robert Baden-Powell : Be prepared. He believed that one must “always be in a state of readiness.”

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The Sweet Spot is at the Intersection of Pain and Passion

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Finding the intersection of Passion and Pain could expand your organization’s marketing potential.

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How to Synch Marketing and Sales to Achieve Growth

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Despite the continued emphasis and variety of approaches to accelerate the business-to-business (B2B) buying cycle, many organizations remain challenged. One of the primary reasons is that Marketing and Sales are not in synch.

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Why Your Demand Gen Takes The Skill And Patience of a Gardener | What’s Your Edge?

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Demand generation, which we commonly refer to as demand gen, is a fundamental capability of Marketing. It’s important to not shortcut the process if you want to consistently reap quality opportunities. This episode shares 5 steps we can borrow from gardeners to improve our conversation yield.

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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.

How to Know When It?s Time to Make a Strategic Pivot

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Triggering and unplanned events, like the healthcare crisis, occur. In some instances, we can mobilize and marshal on. Other times, we may find that moving forward requires a strategic business pivot. What does it mean to pivot?

When it Comes to Data Go for Best Not Perfect- What’s Your Edge?

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What Grilling Has to Do With Data Management. Good data stimulates good decisions. This takes good data management. Living here in Austin, we can pretty much use our outdoor grill throughout the year. While we were recently grilling we were also talking about data.

Is the Customer Really the Focus of Your Organization?

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Nearly every organization we speak with believes they’re customer-centric. Work by MarketCulture Strategies , found that “a strong customer-obsessed culture is the single most important driver of future business performance.”

How to Carve Out a Future in an Established Market

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Using real examples from our work, each episode of One Good Idea provides a smart business tip to help you grow. This episode is based on work with a customer who developed a software product that is now part of a well-established highly competitive market that wants to grow.

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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 You Need to Bolster Your Business Acumen

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It’s hard to be taken seriously by members of the leadership team if you can’t demonstrate a solid understanding of the business. As Marketing leaders and professionals, it’s easy to be focused and passionate about our work.

Now is the Time to Revisit Data Literacy

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In their report, Gartner laments that “by 2020, 50% of organizations will lack sufficient AI and data literacy skills to achieve business value.”

How to Keep from Confusing Buyers

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As a marketer, your number one job is to create an environment that motivates and gives customers the confidence to buy. But sometimes, in our enthusiasm to convey the specific features and advantages of our product, we do just the opposite. Confused buyers don’t buy. It seems fairly obvious.

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Overcoming Inaction is the Key to Your Growth Strategy

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You’ve heard the quote by Meister Eckhart, “ The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.” ” It’s important to understand that inaction isn’t simply the lack of action. Inaction is a conscious choice not to act.

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.

How to Make the Data Work for You

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If you’re like many of the companies we work with, the amount of data, both structured and unstructured, at your disposal continues to grow. Data is everywhere, and there’s no end in sight. And it has become among our most valuable currencies.

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