The Ultimate Guide to Sales Outreach [Inforgraphic]


sales outreachIf we’ve worked in sales for any amount of time, you know how important sales outreach is. For those who aren’t as familiar, sales outreach is just what it sounds like: The process of reaching out to and engaging with prospects in a meaningful way. The appropriate sales outreach strategy can help your team close more deals and ultimately generate more revenue. 

It’s not enough to call a prospect on a whim and ask for their business. In order to successfully move your prospect through the sales funnel, salespeople need to reach out with the right message, at the right time, and in the right way. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Sales Outreach [Inforgraphic]”

B2B Blog Post Round-Up: Content, Prospect Expectations & More

b2b blog post round upWelcome to our seventh installment in our series of B2B blog post round-ups. If you’re not familiar with the ZoomInfo blog, these monthly round-ups feature blog posts, articles, and guides the ZoomInfo team has contributed to outside publications.

This month’s round-up features topics like content marketing, managing prospect expectations, lead generation, and more.

Let’s get into it! Continue reading “B2B Blog Post Round-Up: Content, Prospect Expectations & More”

4 Reasons Marketers Love Jay Baer

jay baerIf you’re an avid reader of the ZoomInfo blog, you’re already familiar with the name Jay Baer. If you’re not, allow us to introduce you. Jay is a well-known marketing influencer and industry expert who has 24 years of digital marketing and customer experience under his belt.

Jay’s resume is impressive—boasting consulting experience for more than 700 companies, including 34 of the FORTUNE 500. He’s created five multi-million dollar companies and is a 7th-generation entrepreneur. On top of his professional resume, Jay is an avid tequila collector and a certified barbecue judge. Continue reading “4 Reasons Marketers Love Jay Baer”

Source of Hire: The Key to Successful Recruiting

source of hireSource of hire—its arguably the most important recruiting metric, yet often the least understood. In fact, 96% of recruiters say source of hire is an important metric, but 60% of them rated the metric as less than 90% accurate (source).

So that begs the question, why is source of hire so important– and why do so many recruiters get it wrong? And, how can we improve the accuracy of our source of hire data? Continue reading “Source of Hire: The Key to Successful Recruiting”

Programmatic Advertising for Beginners

programmatic advertisingAs with nearly every other aspect of business— automation, predictive learning, and artificial intelligence have drastically changed the advertising landscape. The biggest change? Programmatic advertising.

Defined, programmatic advertising is the use of data-driven software to automate the buying and placement of digital ads, including online desktop display, mobile, video, etc. While traditional advertising purchases involve RFPs, estimates, and face-to-face interaction, programmatic advertising relies on technologies and algorithms to buy online ad space. Continue reading “Programmatic Advertising for Beginners”

Your Guide to the GDPR: A Comprehensive FAQ

gdpr faqSo you’ve heard the news—the General Data Protection Regulation—or GDPR—goes into effect on May 25th, 2018. But, what does GDPR really mean for you, your business, and your customers? If you’re still not sure, today’s blog post is for you.

Keep reading as we break down some of the biggest questions surrounding GDPR and give you important pointers about GDPR compliance. Continue reading “Your Guide to the GDPR: A Comprehensive FAQ”

25 Quotes from the Most Influential Women in Business

influential women in businessToday is International Women’s Day—a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women all over the world. To commemorate International Women’s Day, we thought we’d highlight some of today’s most influential women in business, and share their message of empowerment.

From entrepreneurs to CEOs, to engineers, to world-renowned thought leaders– these women are some of the most admired executives and experts in their industries.  Continue reading “25 Quotes from the Most Influential Women in Business”

Your Guide to a Healthy Contact Database [Infographic]

contact databaseAlthough the new year has come and gone, it’s time to check in on any resolutions you set. Whether you resolved to eat healthier or to schedule a few extra workouts each week, it’s important to stop and evaluate your progress every now and then.

The same can be said for those marketers and sales professionals who resolved to keep their business database healthy. Have you kept your promise, or has database maintenance fallen from your list of priorities?

Just as a healthy human requires certain things to thrive, so does your sales and marketing contact database. In fact, an unhealthy database can wreak havoc on your business initiatives. Consider these statistics: Continue reading “Your Guide to a Healthy Contact Database [Infographic]”

Can Your Marketing Team Increase Sales Productivity?

increase sales productivityIt’s no secret, sales and marketing teams don’t always work well together. In fact, research shows that 53% of sales professionals are unhappy with the support they get from marketing (source). This disconnect between departments often happens when alignment between the two teams is less than stellar.

Sales and marketing alignment not only improves the relationship between departments, but it also boosts sales productivity and overall results. Consider these statistics (source): Continue reading “Can Your Marketing Team Increase Sales Productivity?”