Salesforce Buys Jigsaw – What it Means for B2B Marketing and Sales

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Salesforce today announced a definitive agreement to buy Jigsaw, a provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages crowd-sourcing to build and maintain its database. Note: Jigsaw is also a Marketo customer and partner.). Like Marketo, Jigsaw is a founding member of the Marketing Cloud , an alliance of cloud-based marketing services that make internal marketing functions more efficient and external marketing programs more effective.

40 Social Media B2B Infographics

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Sales Intelligence Social CRM Social Selling Technology B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 facebook google insideview jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics sales productivity social selling socialprise twitter Web 2.0After searching far and wide for infographics I figured I would share some of the ones I have come across that focus on social media and B2B. InsideView puts out infographics on a regular basis, two are included in this post with more to come.

Have No Fear: Why Sales Teams SHOULD Be On Social Media

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Gamification of the Sales Process

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Social Media Tips Social Selling achievement B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 What is Gamification? One of the trending topics in business is gamification.

Sales Data VS. Sales Intelligence

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As a sales person I was spending a good portion of my days digging through places like blogs, LinkedIn and Jigsaw for information on companies and the decision makers. Sales Intelligence socialprise Microsoft Dynamics Social CRM jigsaw oracle crm 2.0 Photo by laverrue There is a major difference between data and intelligence. Most companies are very familiar with using sales data for their sales teams.

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Selling Predictions for 2011

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Sales Intelligence Social Selling Umberto Milletti B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 facebook insideview jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite Sales Sales Data salesforce.com Social CRM social intelligence social media social selling twitterThere are many predictions being made about whats going to happen in 2011. Social Media Today has posted the B2B Marketing Predictions of 2011, Social Media B2B has even given their predictions on B2B Social Media in 2011.

Why Cold Calling is the Bottom of the Barrel

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Sales Intelligence Social Selling B2B b2b sales crm 2.0 insideview jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite oracle oracle crm on demand Sales sales productivity salesforce.com social intelligence social media social selling twitter Web 2.0Regardless of what level in a sales group you fall into, cold calling is a cloud hovering over your head. If you’re the VP of Sales, you’re getting these calls several times a week.

Social CRM, Inbound Marketing and Marketing Automation

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Today I’m a panelist at the Silverpop Client Summit and we’re talking about Social CRM, Inbound Marketing and Marketing Automation, moderated by Adam Needles. Social CRM. For now I’ll focus on the “sales” part of CRM (Sales Force Automation).

It’s Time to Fire Your Sales Team!

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Sales Intelligence Social CRM B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 facebook Inbound Marketing jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite News oracle oracle crm on demand Salesforce salesforce.com social selling twitter Web 2.0If you are in a leadership position for a sales team you should pay attention. Are you overseeing a team of sales dinosaurs? You should fire all of them and hire people that are tuned into sales 2.0.

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Social Selling Rules of Engagement

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jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite oracle crm on demand Sales Sales Data sales productivity Social CRM social intelligence social mediaNobody will tell you that being in sales an easy gig. Only the top performers get recognized and the people who under-perform are typically passed over for promotions or asked to leave. There are actions every sales person can take that will increase their chances at success and outside of “Sales 101″ they should be [.].

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Top 20 Social Selling Articles I Suggest You Read

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I’ve scoured the web looking for news and insights that related around sales, CRM and social selling tips to come up with a list of [.]. Social CRM B2B Content Marketing CRM customer 2.0 facebook jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics Sales Sales Intelligence sales productivity sCRM selling power social media social selling twitter Web 2.0

Are Your Sales People Spending Too Much Time with Customers?

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insideview jigsaw linkedin sales productivity sales prospecting sales techniques sales tips Social CRMA new report by the Sales Executive Council (SEC) outlines that sales people are not spending enough time with customers and spending more time engaged in administrative work. Access to potential customers across the board is reported to have dropped 26%. Time spent getting ready for presentations and post-sales activities has increased 15%. Why is [.]. Prospecting Sales 2.0

InsideView More Than Doubles Revenue in Record-Breaking Year

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Social CRM Technology B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 facebook Inbound Marketing insideview jigsaw linkedin marketing Microsoft Dynamics netsuite News oracle oracle crm on demand Sales Sales Intelligence sales productivity sales prospecting salesforce.com sCRM social intelligence social media social selling twitter Web 2.0InsideView today announced that it finished 2010 on a record-breaking note, growing revenue more than 135 percent.

Getting in the door with the perfect lead

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CRM Social CRM jigsaw selling power crm 2.0 This post originally appeared on the Focus.com Group, where InsideView regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology for sales organizations. Lets face it, sometimes the hardest thing to do is “get in the door&# with a new lead. There have been hundreds of books written about it, countless podcasts and even entire sales [.]. Sales Intelligence Social Selling Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise 2.0

Why Social Media is Important to the Sales Process.

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jigsaw oracle oracle crm on demand google twitter netsuite social media social intelligence linkedin B2B Sales Data customer 2.0 Companies across the world are agreeing that social media is changing the landscape of how customers interact with brands. Airlines use social media tools like Twitter to stay on top of customer service needs, companies use social media as a marketing tool to stay engaged with customers. The growing popularity of sites like Facebook, Twitter [.].

25 Social Selling Articles to Start the Week

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CRM Salesforce Social CRM salesview jigsaw crm 2.0 What better way to kick off November by having a reading list o the best social selling articles fro the past week. Here are the posts I thought would be the most interesting to you. Thanks to all of you that sent in requests for new blog’s I should follow after last weeks top 20 [.]. Sales Intelligence Social Media Tips Uncategorized Sales marketing insideview salesforce.com Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise 2.0

Top 20 Social Selling Posts to Start Your Week

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Sales Intelligence Social Selling B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 facebook Inbound Marketing jigsaw linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite Sales sales tips sales tools Salesforce social intelligence social media social selling twitter Growth Enough For You? - The Pipeline Focus Funnel Expert: Mike Damphousse of Green Leads – The Funnelholic Enterprise 2.0: CIOs Used to Ask ‘Why,’ Now They Demand to Know ‘When’ – FASTforward blog Get your paws out of my sales funnel!

15 Social Selling Posts to Start Your Week.

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Built-In CRM Reports Vs. the Data You Really Need – CRM Software Blog Don’t Fear the Influencer (Now with More Cowbell) – CRM Outsider What Can You Do For Me (Right Now)? Social Selling B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 facebook Inbound Marketing insideview jigsaw linkedin marketing Microsoft Dynamics Sales Data Sales Intelligence sales productivity social selling socialprise Web 2.0

The Problem with Big Data

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One of the normal go-to methods for companies is to inject a bunch of names into their CRM in a form of list building that gives the sales people a starting point of people to contact. Sales Data Sales Intelligence B2B b2b sales CRM Enterprise 2.0 It all comes back to the phone book.

Is Sales Training a Component of Sales Enablement?

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Sales Intelligence B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 Inbound Marketing insideview jigsaw linkedin marketing Sales Sales Data sales productivity salesview social selling Web 2.0This post originally appeared on the Focus.com Group, where InsideView regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology for sales organizations. Companies of all sizes that focus on their sales teams have to put effort in building them into superstars.

Symantec Sales Intelligence

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Sales Intelligence Social CRM socialprise insideview CRM salesview jigsaw crm 2.0 Tracking large companies as a sales person is not an easy task. If you’re targeting a large software company as a sales prospect you could spend days or weeks trying to find out who you need to speak with that can make a decision and even longer doing the pre-call research to get an idea [.]. twitter sCRM facebook linkedin B2B sales productivity customer 2.0 b2b sales

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Save Your Company from Sales Data Overload.

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Filed under: Sales 2.0 , Sales Intelligence , Social Selling Tagged: B2B , b2b sales , crm 2.0 , customer 2.0 , Enterprise 2.0 , facebook , insideview , jigsaw , linkedin , Microsoft Dynamics , netsuite , oracle , oracle crm on demand , Sales , Sales 2.0 , Sales Intelligence , sales productivity , sCRM , social intelligence , social selling , twitter , Web 2.0. Sales Intelligence Social Selling B2B b2b sales crm 2.0

The Death of Cold Calling – Ending the Debate

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Ken Rouge wrote in Predictive Sales Intelligence Will Redefine CRM and the Sales Process that “ InsideView proves that the value of social media increases exponentially when it can be applied directly to the sales/buying cycle.

Inside Sales Experts Converge in San Francisco with the AA-ISP

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Sales Intelligence Umberto Milletti aa-isp B2B b2b sales crm 2.0 field sales inside sales jigsaw lead generation linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite Sales Sales Data sales leader sales productivity sales prospecting salesforce.com social intelligenceIf you are an Inside Sales professional or a sales leader, you should already know about the AA-ISP Inside Sales Leadership Summit 2011.

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Webinar: Getting to Higher Sales Productivity by Boosting Your Selling IQ

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jigsaw crm 2.0 Next week we are hosting a webinar along with SellingPower on how to get smarter about selling. Today’s sales professionals are frustrated with how traditional selling approaches such as cold-calls, email blasts, and product pitches are not yielding results. When sales organizations try new approaches, it often results in less productivity – because finding relevant insights [.]. Web 2.0 google twitter netsuite social media sales productivity customer 2.0

A lesson in Social Intelligence and Social Selling

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Sales Data Sales Intelligence Social CRM Umberto Milletti socialprise Microsoft Dynamics jigsaw oracle crm 2.0 We have seen a great response to a series of posts by Umberto Milletti the CEO of InsideView. Starting with a post from September where he discussed the difference between sales data and sales intelligence. He explained that Customer 2.0 is much more internet savvy than most companies want to believe and therefore companies need [.].

Social CRM: The Latest Evolution for Managing Customer Relationships

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The need to better understand online behaviors to convert leads jump-started the evolution of customer relationship management (CRM). With CRM, organizations benefit from increased operational effectiveness, easier access to data and improved collaboration.

There Will Be No Sleeping at Dreamforce

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Sales Intelligence Social Selling B2B CRM customer 2.0 facebook Inbound Marketing insideview jigsaw linkedin marketing Sales sales productivity Salesforce salesforce.com social selling Besides all of the great keynotes by Marc Benioff, Bill Clinton and the music by Stevie Wonder, people come to Dreamforce to party. Sure we all want to learn more, meet new people and hang out with people we haven’t seen since the last event so why not hang out with them at a party [.].

Complete, Relevant and Integrated Sales Intelligence

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Conference in San Francisco InsideView CEO Umberto Milletti met with a large group of VIPs to explain the need of Sales Intelligence and how InsideView for Sales provides a Complete, Relevant and Integrated application that delivers B2B intelligence through your existing CRM and how to leverage it effectively. [.]. facebook Inbound Marketing insideview jigsaw linkedin marketing social intelligence socialprise Web 2.0At the recent Sales and Marketing 2.0

Evolve or Die: The Story of Data.com

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So in 2010, Salesforce purchased Jigsaw, a tool widely used by sellers, as a way to democratize contact data. However, it can be difficult finding a platform that simplifies the process of collecting and managing lead details in a CRM. Marketing Big Data CRM data Data.com Salesforce

5 things you need to know from Dreamforce 2010

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This is going to be a freemium product, as you can upgrade from there to a professional version which will cost you $15 per month, or receive all the professional features for free by adopting salesforce.com as you CRM. This product is unbundled from salesforce’s CRM.

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Hit Your Number Faster with Sales Intelligence

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For “Salesforce contacts,&# read “Jigsaw.&# ) But Jigsaw data already associates contacts with their companies, and already contains (by Salesforce’s own estimate) over 4 million crowd-sourced corporate profiles. Sales Intelligence Social CRM B2B b2b sales crm 2.0

Big Data is Buzzing, But Small Data Packs a Punch [Q&A]

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Yelp, Jigsaw). The levels of integration vary, depending on the CRM system: Dynamics, Oracle, Sugar, or Salesforce. CRM Intelligence Data Sales Data Sales Intelligence Software Tools Technology Tips and Tricks b2b sales Marketing Data

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Real World Social Selling

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Social Selling Sales insideview salesforce.com CRM Salesforce Social CRM jigsaw Sales Intelligence twitter facebook linkedin B2B sales productivity social selling b2b sales One of the things that sets InsideView for Sales apart from other applications out there is that we can run specific searches for executive contacts with social media profiles. This is a letter from one of our customers that gives an explanation of this functionality and how he uses it.

Lessons for Sales and Marketing from Cloudforce San Jose

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Chatter is more than a social media tool – it’s a social CRM tool. Other CRM systems give you information about a prospect or customer, but you don’t see the ‘how’ or ‘why’ of that information. Essentially, other CRMs are missing the relationship part of CRM.

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion: Get Ready for Software Vendors as Data Owners

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This is fascinating since Microsoft intersects with LinkedIn in several areas: Dynamics CRM software, Office productivity software, and Bing online advertising. But Microsoft’s announcement suggests it is primarily interested in using LinkedIn’s data for other purposes, such as enhancing the effectiveness of Office and CRM users by showing information about their contacts and potential contacts. Microsoft surprised pretty much everyone today by announcing a $26.2

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What Data.com’s Fate Reveals about the Importance of Data Enrichment

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Once upon a time, there was a handy tool called Jigsaw. The purpose of your CRM is to collect accurate and complete data. So having a tool that continuously updates information for CRM contacts is critical. . Stats show CRM users are spending 5.5

Exciting new tools for B2B prospecting

Biznology

Recently, a gaggle of new companies—like eGrabber and Social123—are experimenting with ways to bring social media data into CRM systems and marketing databases, to populate and enhance customer and prospect records.

Power Selling Tools: Things Every Startup Sales Team Needs Selling At a Startup

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Getting to The Right Person: Jigsaw Knowing what companies have been to your site is great, but then trying to get to the right person becomes the challenge. This is where JigSaw comes in. I have only come across a few companies where JigSaw does not have the needed contacts.

Solving the SaaS Problem: The Ultimate Tech Stack for B2B Marketers

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1) Customer Relationship Management (CRM). A CRM is a one-stop shop for visitor insight, allowing you to record every engagement with your website visitors as they progress from lead to customer. Marketing technology is evolving at an incredible pace.

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