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3 Steps for Effective Sales Lead Follow Up (none are the Hail Mary)

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A visit to the prospects’ Facebook page will provide a glimpse into their personality. The term "Hail Mary" has become generalized to refer to any last-ditch effort with little chance of success.

Are Your Sales Suffering Because You've Picked The Worst Times To Contact Prospects?

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They can be found on Twitter and Facebook In the digital age, more and more communication takes place via email and text messaging, but a person-to-person conversation is still the most engaging way to contact a prospect and convert him into a customer.

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Tweet Less and Talk More

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Follow Joanne on Google+ or Twitter @ReferralSales , or connect on LinkedIn and Facebook Toss the technology. Relationships rule in sales. The Internet is the most powerful, life- and business-changing tool created in generations.

4 Tips to Power up Prospecting in 2015: #2 Commit to It!

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Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.). In part 1 of this series, I introduced Mike Weinberg—sales coach, consultant, and author of the book New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development.

PowerViews with Koka Sexton: How to Leverage Social Media

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Then go on Facebook and let your friends and family know. Leveraging social media is a familiar tactic for individuals. Have you written a new blog post? Have you reviewed a new book for The New York Times ?

PowerViews with Jamie Turner: Mobile Marketing Leads the Way

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Click to start video at this point — Social media and mobile markets are more than just ways of boosting one''s reach within LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, there are real robust tools for utilizing and analyzing these marketing channels, Jamie expressed.

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Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

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Social Media Department – blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, iTunes, YouTube and Pinterest, to name just a few. Sales Lead Management is a complicated process. It needs a leader to pull all of the competing interests and people together to work as a team. Sales lead management is a tough subject to truly get your arms around.

3 Ways Inbound Marketing Is Hurting Your Business (#3 Is the Most Surprising)

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They can be found on Twitter and Facebook Inbound marketing is all the rage. Marketers are falling all over themselves to jump on the bandwagon, convinced that inbound is the path to more leads, less cost, and better business results across the board. But there are problems with inbound marketing. It’s a strategy that can be tremendously successful, but only if done correctly. Here are three ways inbound marketing might actually be hurting your business, and how to fix each problem.

PowerViews with Ardath Albee: Sales Reps Need to Get ‘Content CliffsNotes’

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Social selling is all about nurturing, because every time you come into contact with a prospect—via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or some other social media — you have to nurture the relationship.

3 Tips to Turn Noise Into Value

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So back to the monolith we all reluctantly embrace, composed of industries, activities, phone numbers, email addresses, work history, tweets, Facebook posts, favorite colors, family dog names, first crushes – all the relevant information a salesperson or marketer needs to win a deal.

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PowerViews with Josiane Feigon: Survival of the Fittest Sales Reps

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When prospects post about their passions and their activities on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, savvy sales people can learn how to shape compelling conversations that don’t resemble traditional sales calls. Joining me today is Josiane Feigon, President of TeleSmart.

PowerViews with Chris Snell: Suit Up, Stand Up, Sign Up: A Sales Mantra

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Click to start video at this point —Nowadays there’s a huge push for social selling, with sales reps turning to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for leads.

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Suit Up, Stand Up, Sign Up: A Sales Mantra

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Click to start video at this point —Nowadays there’s a huge push for social selling, with sales reps turning to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for leads.

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Good Reads for B2B Marketing - 8 Changes that Will Improve Your Marketing

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Study: Email Lands More Customers Than Facebook or Twitter, but Still Fewer than Organic Search. Online content in the sales and marketing industries is dynamic and constantly changing.

Is It Really B2B, Or Something Different All Together?

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Then consider the world of social media with its Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and YouTube videos. Who wins if you connect with a prospect in a noticeable, meaningful way using social channels like LinkedIn or Facebook before they do

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What I learned at Dreamforce 2011

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” Benioff quoted Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg by saying, “The way to delight customers is knowing who they are and what they like.” ” Benioff asked the question, “Why should I know more about strangers on Facebook than my own employees?

4 Trends Shaping B2B Marketing in 2011

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Most businesses have some kind of social presence or plan to have one: Most have attempted a blog or Facebook page, or have at least peeked at Twitter. How do you foster engagement on Facebook? Today's guest blogger, Ann Handley, is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs and the co-author of the brand-new book, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business. Wiley, 2011).

Good Reads for B2B Marketing - More CMO/CIO Alliance

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LinkedIn Adds Facebook-Style Mentions In Status Updates And Home-Page Comments. LinkedIn is adding a Facebook-like feature that allows users to link to connections or companies in the status-update field.

Five Ways B2B Marketers Can Get the Most from Facebook

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A lot of B2B marketers have chosen not to get on board the Facebook train for fear that Facebook's freewheeling culture clashes with their serious business. There’s a lot of gold to mine on Facebook, however, if you know your objectives and how the community works.

PowerViews with Ann Handley: First, Get Your Strategy, Messaging & Story Right

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Or we need a Facebook strategy, or we need a Pinterest strategy. Today's guest is Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs and co-author of Content Rules. She also writes the MarketingProfs "Daily Fix" blog.

PowerViews with Ginger Conlon: Trustability & Your Customer's Voice

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If your customers aren’t on Facebook, do you really need to be there? Today’s PowerViews guest is Ginger Conlon, Editorial Director of 1to1 Media.

PowerViews with Christopher Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

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He also notes Facebook has just revamped totally its advertising line up with their new Reach Generator. He adds, “I think more and more marketers are going to be looking, not only at earned media and owned media, but also paid media gains from Facebook, Twitter and the rest.”

PowerViews with Chris Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

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He also notes Facebook has just revamped totally its advertising line up with their new Reach Generator. He adds, “I think more and more marketers are going to be looking, not only at earned media and owned media, but also paid media gains from Facebook, Twitter and the rest.”

PowerViews with Paul Gillin: Social Media – Pick Your Spots & Focus

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Paul believes the “big four” social media sites—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube—will continue to cement their positions at the top of the social media world as they continue to grow at the expense of smaller operations.

PowerViews with Trip Kucera: Best Practices & Surprising Trends

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Alignment now is particularly important given the new buyer’s journey and what Aberdeen calls “the hidden sales cycle,” or the hidden influences of social media, blogs, forums, and direct peer connections that happen at a hyper scale on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

A 3 Step Process to Make Social Media Produce Sales

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Blogging, engaging, listening to customers on Facebook or Twitter. ” You're tweeting, blogging, posting updates on Facebook. But "being on Facebook and Twitter" won’t generate leads and convert sales unless you design them to.

B2B Marketers, Analyze This: How Do Prospects Score YOU on Their Experience?

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You'll probably tell your friends, post on Facebook or Twitter and in general try to get even like Dave Carroll in United Breaks Guitars. Today's guest blogger, Bob Thompson, is CEO of CustomerThink Corp. ,

Why Engagement Will Not Generate Leads (and what to do about it)

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For years now, there's been a steady drum beat coming from content marketing experts who say producing engaging content on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and other social media is the key to success. Why do so many of us pursue getting “Liked” on Facebook or followed on Twitter? Today's guest blogger is Jeff Molander.

How to Make Social Sell: From Thought Leader to Thought Provoker

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A year's worth of research confirmed my suspicions about the so-called “social media revolution” and revealed an exciting opportunity: A chance for more B2B marketers to generate tangible business leads and sales using tools like LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs and video. Jeff Molander is a professional speaker, author of Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You and adjunct faculty at Loyola University Business School.

Thank You to Our 27 Guest Marketing and Sales Bloggers in 2011!

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Paul Gillin , social media strategist, speaker, and co-author of Social Marketing to the Business Customer Five Ways B2B Marketers Can Get the Most from Facebook. This year, we’re honored to have published posts from twenty-seven guest marketing and sales bloggers here on ViewPoint, and I wanted to say to all of you how much I appreciate your contributions.

Takeaways from BtoB's NetMarketing Breakfast in Boston

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In a BtoB test, Facebook beat LinkedIn and Twitter when measuring response to targeted ads (IT hardware product). It's great to be home after a very productive trip to the Northeast. PointClear sponsored the October 11, 2011 breakfast featuring speakers from Intertek Group, Deltek, Hitachi Data Systems and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. The Westin in Waltham did a great job and the setting was conducive to a lively event.

10 Inside Sales Predictions for 2011

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Blogs, twitter, Facebook and Linkedin have created an environment where individual sales reps can know showcase their knowledge and value as a partner to their buyers Comment on The Bridge Group's ten predictions for inside sales in 2011. Trish Bertuzzi and Laurie Page start the new year off with some surprising predictions. Roles will continue to segment.

Coming clean on Facebook reach

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Is there any greater source of emotional debate and mis-information on the web today than Facebook reach? “I’m tired of so much negativity about Facebook,” he said. The truth about Facebook reach. Facebook will make you happy.

21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

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marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. But the bottom line is, as Amanda DiSilvestro notes in one of the posts highlighted below, “there are two online platforms (marketers) just can’t avoid: Google and Facebook.” Best Facebook Marketing Guides.

Four ways Facebook Instant Articles will dramatically impact marketing

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Facebook announced it would open up Instant Articles -– formatted and optimized to load almost immediately -– to any publisher without a special approval process. Facebook wants to build a content monopoly and there is probably no existing regulation or market force that can stop them.

Has a Facebook Rebellion begun?

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I am amazed at how much Facebook can get away with. I often get asked, ”What competitor will unseat Facebook,” and my answer is “Facebook.” Facebook is the most pervasive social networking platform , with a whopping 80 percent of the U.S.

Facebook, You’ve Failed Us

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There is an unsettling buzz about the future of Facebook. Some analysts report that Facebook usage is declining , or at least slowing in some parts of the world and if that is true, it is a problem of Facebook’s own making. So does Facebook’s.

What will replace Facebook? Six considerations

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A question I often receive in my classes and talks is “What will replace Facebook?” We look to history to see the progression of upstarts replacing established companies — didn’t Facebook replace MySpace? What will replace Facebook? Facebook.

Should Facebook be regulated?

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Should children be exposed to graphic violence on Facebook without your knowledge and consent? Facebook’s “terror policy” is pretty weak. So, for example, if a hostage is live-streaming a beheading, that’s deemed appropriate content for a Facebook live stream.

Facebook Marketers need to take a hint from Wonder Woman

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I not only keep up-to-date with Facebook marketing, I also happen to be an undercover comic book and superhero NERD. Now that Wonder Woman has had her very own debut, I’d like to combine two of my passions and tell you what Diana Prince can teach you about Facebook Marketing.