Tony Zambito

5 Predictions For 2021

Tony Zambito

The prevalent uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 will remain and be a part of 2021. There is no getting around it. The inevitable surge of the winter months into spring of 2021 will make sure of that.

B2B Buyer Content Fatigue Is A Very Real Thing And A Big Problem

Tony Zambito

The global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effect of fatigue on people from all walks of life. We are feeling pandemic fatigue from vigilant following of guidelines. Business professionals are burning out from Zoom meeting fatigue.

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Future-Enabling Buyers Will Be Key In 2021 And Beyond

Tony Zambito

The new year is almost one-month-old. In less than three weeks, the country has experienced a time like no other. Where the degree of uncertainty about our future has intensified.

Why Enabling Buyers To Buy Is The Future Of B2B

Tony Zambito

Depending on the type of automobile you have, when you hit the gas pedal hard, there can be a slight hesitation. A hesitation that can be sometimes unsettling. Especially when trying to enter onto a highway. That moment of hesitation before the acceleration can feel like more than a mere second.

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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.

Will Pre-Pandemic Buyer Assumptions Prevent Recovery And Rebound In 2021?

Tony Zambito

Over time, we can build assumptions about how things work. How things are supposed to be. Or we cement assumptions about what people think. Or how we expect people to behave.

Why Buyer Interaction Design Matters During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Tony Zambito

The coronavirus pandemic will leave an imprint on B2B commerce for decades to come. In what lasting ways remains to be seen. There will be permanent changes as well as evolutionary changes.

Business Leaders: Do Not Ignore The Mental Health Crisis Related To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tony Zambito

Empty office buildings dot the map of the United States. Once bustling communities adjacent to business parks are quiet. Restaurants and services that once served the lunch crowds from office complexes are limited to takeout or have closed their doors for good.

Buyer-Enabled Selling: The Next Progression In B2B Sales

Tony Zambito

Social progress has often been a marker defining history. In the last one hundred years, there are many examples. Women earning the right to vote. The civil rights movement of the 1960s. Legalization of same-sex marriage. These are just a few of many.

5 Buyer Insights To Factor Into 2021 Buyer Strategies

Tony Zambito

Compress. A word that has often been used in business. Compressed files. Compression thinking. To compress and flatten organizational structures. A myriad of uses meant to communicate reduction. It is an adequate word to use when thinking about important takeaways from 2020.

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!

The Intrepid Buyer

Tony Zambito

When I was a young boy, I was fascinated by the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that began in May of 1804. An exploration to chart and explore the Louisiana Purchase Territory at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson.

Redefine Your Buyer Personas For A Winning Recovery In 2021

Tony Zambito

Some of our all-time favorite movies involve an actress or actor transforming into a character that made them entirely unrecognizable. Through the use of make-up, prosthetics, and costumes, an actor and actress can perform as a historical or fantastical figure.

Accelerated Digital Commerce Is Disrupting B2B Sellers And Buyers

Tony Zambito

Especially since the beginning of the pandemic, digital commerce is growing at lightning speed. Putting pressure on B2B Executives to transform their businesses. No longer can they wait with a long view.

Building Buyer Confidence More Important Due To COVID-19

Tony Zambito

In sports, confidence is often mentioned as one of the key ingredients to winning. I saw this firsthand with my daughter and her competitive experience in gymnastics. She attended the same gym as Amy Chow, the U.S. Olympic Gold and Silver Medal winner in the 1996 Olympics.

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.

Reset Your Buyer Strategy In COVID-19 Revival

Tony Zambito

For many leaders in sales and marketing, the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging in their careers thus far. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic will represent the most significant disruption in B2B commerce in many decades.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Your Buyers. Do You Know How?

Tony Zambito

The surge. The wave. The apex. The spike. The spread. These terms and expressions have become part of the vernacular describing the COVID-19 pandemic. A foreboding and ominous context. Our country is entering the third significant reckoning of the pandemic. More widespread than at any time.

7 Reasons To Update Your Buyer Insights And Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

We have all encountered an experience where we happenstance upon a picture. Seeing an old picture in a new light. Perhaps it is a picture of your children. Or a photo of a relative in their later years and no longer with us.

How To Increase Your Value To Buyers And Create Unshakable Loyalty

Tony Zambito

“We are in this together.”. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have heard this refrain quoted quite often. As we did with other moments of despair and tragedies.

How to Redirect Your Indirect Channels by Enabling the Right People

Speaker: Jay McBain, Principal Analyst – Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems

We are in the middle of a major transformation of how companies go to market – in fact, 76% of global CEOs feel that their current business models will be unrecognizable in the next 3 years. Join Jay McBain from Forrester as he unpacks these future trends.

Three Buyer Insights To Consider When Engaging B2B Buyers In A COVID-19 World

Tony Zambito

Accelerant. A word we are beginning to hear and see more often. It is being used to describe the effects of COVID-19 in shaping B2B buyer behaviors. Pre-pandemic, it was expected buyer behavior trends may evolve over a five to ten-year period.

Why B2B Organizations Fail To Turn Buyer Insights Into Growth Opportunities

Tony Zambito

We have all encountered times when we offer wisdom or counsel to a loved one or a friend – and they fall on deaf ears. The stubborn teenager comes to mind. As parents, no matter what advice we share seems to get through. The same may occur with a friend during troubling times.

How B2B Leaders Can Navigate 2021 Uncertainties With Buyer Insight

Tony Zambito

One of the most fascinating figures in American business history was that of Lee Iacocca. Iacocca, who died at the age of 94 in 2019, was a visionary leader who was the only executive in modern times to lead two of the Big Three American automakers. Ford and Chrysler. At Ford, he was best known for his efforts in the creation of one of the most famous cars in auto history – the Mustang. Iacocca, in both situations, had to overcome much adversity and uncertainties to lead.

New Buyer Insights Needed To Unlock Growth In An Era Of B2B Digital Transformation

Tony Zambito

Illustration entitled Insight by Yu Luck. The digitization of the global business economy has been taking place at an unprecedented rate. Consider this. Approximately forty years ago, 83% of the market value of the S&P 500 were tied to tangible assets – physical products. Today, the complete reverse has happened. Intangible assets, such as copyrights, patents, training, procedures, data, digital innovations, and intellectual property, now comprise 84% of the market value of the S&P 500.

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.

Reboot Buyer Insights To Drive B2B Growth

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregory Cresnar. B2B companies are faced with the most transformative era in business history. On a greater scale than that of the first Industrial Revolution over a century ago, we are witnessing a technological and digital revolution that will disrupt business-to-business profoundly in the next 10 years. The scale of which is still unpredictable and undoubtedly will continue to have more disruption in store for businesses over the next decade.

3 Deep Buyer Insights Must-Haves By The Year 2020

Tony Zambito

Being relevant today in a digital world filled with millions and billions of interactions per day is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations today. Both B2B and B2C (and hybrid) are investing in attempts to capture these interactions. In the form of data and analytics, organizations are hoping to glean informative insights into the purchase behaviors of their buyers and customers.

3 Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Many executives, particularly Chief Marketing Officers, are in constant pursuit of understanding changing buyer behaviors and markets. Which, for the most part, remains an elusive and challenging endeavor. In the past ten plus years, we have seen a tumultuous upheaval in both the world of buyers and how marketing is adapting.

Are Companies Ignoring Their Best Source For Buyer Insights?

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Aneeque Ahmed. In the past few years, the data analytics revolution has continued unabated in the worlds of B2B and B2C. The rise of data analytics is resulting in increased budgets and staff to account for the volume of data that can now be computed and accessed. This growth in the volume of data has spawned numerous types of data analytics services provided for marketing and sales management to deal with the ever-increasing volume of data. Insular We Have Become.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

Power Account-Based Marketing With Buyer Insights

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Gregor Cresnar. Every couple of years, a new acronym or buzzword takes a foothold in the world of marketing. ABM, the acronym for Account-Based Marketing, is the latest rage. It is an example of how an old concept can be recycled and be claimed anew again. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, ABS, the acronym for Account-Based Sales, was all the rage then. The concept derives from the notion that your best customers are your existing customers.

New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Tony Zambito

Illustration by Nikita Kozin. In numerous surveys of CEOs in the past few years, predictably, you will find growth strategies as one of the top priorities going into any new year. Strikingly, in these same few years, you will also find developing customer understanding also on the list of CEO priorities. What is changing in the past two years, is that CEOs are focused on globalization and digital transformation.

7 Ways The Future Of Business In An Existing And Post Covid-19 World Will Change

Tony Zambito

In a period of ninety days, the world and business of commerce have been shocked by its foundations. Executives from all industries are faced with uncertainties that could not have been anticipated at the start of 2020. Causing senior leaders to scrap plans, accelerate plans, or seek alternative plans to help them chart a new course in troubled waters. This period has allowed for trends to begin to emerge. Trends that will impact decision-making and buying for at least the next five years.

Coronavirus Will Change Buying Behaviors Forever. Will We Know How?

Tony Zambito

Many of us will remember a moment when the world shifted like an earthquake in mid-March of 2020. Maybe it was the NBA canceling its season abruptly that made us go – “what just happened!?” Or, it was the announcement that Tom Hanks and his wife had contracted the coronavirus labeled COVID-19. Schools closed. Offices closed. There will be a memory at some point when for you personally – it became a reality.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Tony Zambito And Center For Buyer Insights To Launch Buyer Outlook Insights Study July 1

Tony Zambito

June 8, 2020. A quarterly monitoring study of buyer attitudes about buying decisions during and after the COVID-19 Crisis, the COVID-19 Buyer Outlook Insights study will bring timely and essential buyer persona-based decision-making about when and how to resume marketing and sales. Introducing Buyer Outlook Insights Study Marketers and sellers have faced an enormous upheaval in how to reach and engage buyers.