Evolving Product Life Cycles
Product Life Cycle is a chart that denotes the different stages in a product’s life: in the Introduction phase the product is developed and launched, customers are acquired in the Growth phase, the product has its peak in the Maturity stage, and it’s phased out of the market in the Decline stage. Most of the revenue is made during the Maturity stage and, so as a marketer, one of the main objectives historically, has been to extend the Maturity phase as long as possible. Read More
Hacking growth can be a wild beast to tackle. The vast majority of information available online is around B2C growth hacking covering topics such as user acquisition, retention, CTA optimization, content, social marketing and viral adoption. While this works perfectly well for the B2C world, where do B2B growth hackers fit in, and how do they figure out which growth tactics are relevant for their business? Read More
There is a certain mystique that is attached to the notion of growth. Sales growth is seen as elusive and unpredictable, but is it really? I have a close friend who recently closed his series A funding for a B2B product. He already has some revenue and wants to grow 3x in the next 12 months. When I asked him about how he plans to get there – his response was somewhat in these lines, “I plan to hire smart people, create a stellar sales team and believe they’ll do all the right things that will lead us to 3x growth in revenue.” Read More
The following guest post is from TechnologyAdvice, an Inc. 5000 company based in Nashville, Tenn. that is dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers of business technology.
Plenty of leads make it to the sales accepted stage, but that doesn’t guarantee they’re ready to buy, or that they’re even receptive to a conversation. Any outbound agent or sales development rep (SDR) will probably tell you they’ve lost count of the unproductive phone calls they make. Read More
As the Vice President of Growth at ZoomInfo, there have been several instances where I have found myself reflecting on my role and the relevance of growth managers in today’s business environment. ZoomInfo has been on a significant growth trajectory lately, which has led me to explore several variables that impact B2B growth. Read More
The following blog post was written by Molly MacDonald, Managing Editor at InsightSquared.
In a recent report conducted by Salesforce and the Sales Management Association, 63% of executives said their organizations were ineffective at managing their sales pipelines. For companies who fall in that 63%, this is a huge missed opportunity. Read More
As a B2B sales person, you know how difficult cold calling can be. Everyone calls you a telemarketer. They think you’re trying to trap them in a contract, right? Wrong! The truth is if you’re calling the right people with a message that’s relevant to them they’ll see value in what you offer and will even be glad that you called.
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