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Top Sales Prospecting Tips That Will Get You Hot Leads

Lead Liaison

A successful sale is but the last piece of the puzzle that is the sales process. To achieve this crucial goal, you need to ensure that the various steps leading up to it are completed in an efficient and effective manner. Sales prospecting is key among these steps and this article will tell you how you can nail it. Sales prospecting is, quite simply, the process of searching for potential customers in order to grow your business.

The 3 Step B2B Marketing Exec’s Guide To Improving ROI and Slaying The CFO Dragon

LeadCrunch

Remember all of the books and articles that tell you how the Marketing Executive’s relationship with the CFO shouldn’t be contentious? Remember how they tell you that telling a story about marketing strategy and painting a clear picture will help the CFO be patient and understanding? Remember how you followed that advice and got the hairs singed off of your ears when he bellowed his fiery disapproval at your ROI calculations and demanded more, now?

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How Can You Be a Thought Leader If You’re Following Everyone Else?

Content4Demand

Every B2B brand wants to be viewed as a leader on the trending topics affecting its industry. But does it really make a difference? What exactly is thought leadership? And can you be a leader when you’re simply following the crowd? Thought leadership content has more of an influence on your content marketing success — and sales — than you might think. An Edelman and LinkedIn study, “How Thought Leadership Drives Demand Generation,” demonstrates the power of thought leadership.

5 Bad Habits That Hurt B2B Marketing Productivity

Zoominfo

The goal of every marketing department is to get more work done faster. Yet, you may not realize that many of your habits and workflows actually hurt your overall productivity. Today we ask you to take a step back to reevaluate your day-to-day work activities. You’ll be surprised to find how much more efficient you become when you drop the habits that make you less productive. Ready to learn how to boost your B2B marketing productivity? Keep reading.

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.

Marketers Continue to Explore Use Cases for Big Data

Oracle

The use of data has always played a role in helping to map out new digital marketing campaigns. What has changed now, however, is the increasing robustness of the tools and technologies used to analyze that data. For example, the new buzzwords now are artificial intelligence , machine learning , and deep learning.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Tracking and Analyzing Google Ads Campaign Metrics

Act-On

An introductory guide to essential Google Ads KPIs, how to track them, and how to leverage past performance for future success. Corporate Demand & Lead Generation

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Building Trust in Sales: A Guide for Sales Professionals

Zoominfo

Trust is the foundation of any successful deal. Think about it: you wouldn’t buy a car from a sketchy salesman or a house from a realtor you don’t trust. Why would your B2B sales prospects be any different? In B2B sales, the quicker you build trust with your prospect, the more likely it is that you will close a deal. Yet, it’s easier said than done. In fact, only 3% of buyers trust sales reps ( source ). If that statistic has left you shaken, fear not.

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Can Retailers Obtain New Leads with Visual Search?

Oracle

In the world of commerce, the use of visual and voice searches is increasing. Over the last several months, voice and visual queries have surged , particularly over the last holiday shopping season. This should hardly be a surprise when you realize that just about everyone with a smartphone has a voice-enabled device. Therefore, retailers have to adapt and use visual search as one of their tactics to engage with customers. Increases in Visual Search.

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2019 State of B2B Content Consumption and Demand Report for Marketers

Marketing Insider Group

by David Fortino, SVP of Product & Audience at Netline Optimize buyer engagement with 1st party content consumption data Every year, we dig into our vast repository of content consumption data. A product of billions of buyer-oriented content recommendations, across 300+ industries, we analyzed four million downloads and consolidated that data in a way that […]. The post 2019 State of B2B Content Consumption and Demand Report for Marketers appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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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!

5 Essential Questions to Ask Before Running a Facebook Ad Campaign

KoMarketing Associates

When it comes to social media advertising, Facebook is currently the top platform. With a 26% YoY Q1 growth in revenue last year, Facebook Advertising is more popular than it has ever been. Companies looking to advertise on social media, however, should not just look at platform growth as the only determining factor of where to spend advertising dollars. There needs to be a series of criteria to determine if a company should, and could, advertise on Facebook.

How to Stand Out at a Trade Show: A Guide for Marketers

Zoominfo

When it comes to B2B marketing tactics, no strategy has stood the test of time quite like the trade show. A recent survey done by the Content Marketing Institute shows 75% of respondents believe in-person events are an effective marketing tactic. In fact, in-person events ranked highest on the list, above tactics such as webinars/webcasts (66%), case studies (66%) and white papers (63%) ( source ).

Accountability: Ensuring Positive Business Outcomes

Oracle

In the era of Modern Marketing, most marketers are equipped with the technology needed to act on customer insights and deliver tailored, multi-touch experiences. Unfortunately, most marketing teams are not prepared to realize the full value of their technology ecosystem and struggle to innovate their marketing programs. As Customer Success Manager (CSM), my clients often request that I provide ‘tough love’ and look to me for product adoption guidance.

How to Build a Successful Agency-Client Relationship

Marketing Insider Group

There are many aspects to building a successful agency. Juggling different projects and deadlines, managing multiple teams, and being pro-active with your own marketing efforts are all essential to success. While the work itself is important, it’s also vital to establish strong, positive agency-client relationships You could be the best agency in the world in […]. The post How to Build a Successful Agency-Client Relationship appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

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.

51% of Marketers Are Now Using CDPs to Make the Most of Their Data

KoMarketing Associates

In an effort to harness data and provide a more personalized, memorable experience to customers, new research shows that companies are turning to customer data platforms (CDP) or at least have plans to do so in the near future. London Research recently published the “Customer Data Excellence” report in partnership with BlueVenn to gain a better understanding of how businesses are using CDPs to provide enhanced customer experiences.

Financial Services Industry on the Path to Marketing Maturity with Marketing Automation

Act-On

More financial services marketers than ever before are using marketing automation to improve their campaigns and ROI, but are they doing enough to keep pace? Corporate

3 Challenges of Creating Content on a Large Scale

RockContent

Overlapping deadlines, inbox inundation, and to-do lists that grow wildly as soon as one box is ticked off. Sound familiar? If you’re responsible for creating content within a large organization, these scenarios may be par for the course. With meetings, goals, and deliverables dominating your days, it’s tough to keep your team’s priorities straight—especially when you’re working on multiple projects at once (but when aren’t you?).

10 Content Promotion Tools You Need To Consider

Marketing Insider Group

As any content marketer knows, creating high-quality, engaging content is actually only one part of the puzzle. To achieve success with content marketing, you also need to master content promotion. Remember – if nobody sees your content, it doesn’t matter how good it is. In 2019 there are many content promotion tools available that systematize […]. The post 10 Content Promotion Tools You Need To Consider appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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.

Marketers Continue to Struggle with Organic Search and Social Media Obstacles

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers continue to turn to organic search and social media to achieve their top objectives. However, it’s not without obstacles along the way. Ascend2 recently conducted the “Organic Search and Social Media Survey” and discovered that the 49 percent of the best-in-class marketers have been “very successful” at achieving their organic search and social media strategy objectives.

Help! Save Your B2B Marketers From These Three Traps

LeadCrunch

There is one inescapable reality for the modern B2B marketer: overwhelm. In part, it’s because every executive under the sun now understands that attribution modeling (the ability to tell which ad campaigns result in how much revenue) is theoretically possible, but almost none of them understand how difficult it is to actually achieve. There are other issues that contribute to the issue as well. Targeting sucks, and it always has.

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Prospect Experience Marketing: Find the Gold in Your Lead Generation Program

Biznology

I recently caught up with Dan McDade , longtime B2B practitioner in lead qualification and nurturing. I’ve been a fan of Dan’s for years. Having sold his call center business to a colleague and started a new venture, Dan offered me some fresh ways of thinking about how to treat top prospects. His new business is called Prospect Experience. You’ve been involved in the lead generation world for a long time. How has it changed? The big changes have been in the use of marketing technology.

How Employee Activation Delivers Higher Awareness and Better Talent

Marketing Insider Group

Employee activation may be the secret ingredient that’s missing from your organization. To run a successful business you need more from your employees than the bare minimum. And yet the majority of people working in the US don’t fully commit their time, energy, and talent to the organization they’re working for. Gallup research shows that […]. The post How Employee Activation Delivers Higher Awareness and Better Talent appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Employee Activation

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.

Segmentation for Winning in the Market

Measure Up Marketing

In today’s environment, your prospective and existing customers typically have multiple choices to meet their needs. Therefore, business success often boils down to effective market segmentation, identification, and sizing. Segmentation is a process designed to cluster prospective and current customers into different groups so that each group comprises individuals that share a similar level of interest in the same or comparable set of needs. Segmentation matters if you want to.

Break Down Silos at Your Enterprise with an Iterative Collaborative Planning Environment

Hive9

A strong marketing plan isn’t just about marketing. It needs to combine other planning processes from other departments that are involved with marketing in any shape, way, or form. And that’s a lot of departments, when leadership, sales, channel, product, and finance all play such an integral part in the role of marketing. Marketing Planning alignment collaboration

What's Next for the Customer Data Platform Industry?

Customer Experience Matrix

Customer success platform Gainsight recently released a Customer Data Platform module for its system. This followed Freshworks’ acquisition of Natero , another customer success platform that builds a unified customer database. Totango, another customer success platform, also positions itself as CDP. There's nothing questionable about these claims. Customer success platforms were among the earliest classes of systems identified as CDPs.

What’s the Question Behind the Question: Search Intent Optimization

Marketing Insider Group

In a previous article on understanding search intent, we explored search engine optimization and keywords. At the early stages of search engine optimization, the focus was on researching keywords that are the most competitive and drawing traffic to our sites. Today, keywords are still important, but there are so many more factors that come into […]. The post What’s the Question Behind the Question: Search Intent Optimization appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

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.