Author Archives: Rachel Martinez

About Rachel Martinez

Rachel is a communications & marketing specialist. In her role at ZoomInfo, she helps with social media and content creation.

4 Myths about Sales Productivity

sales productivity

Every B2B sales rep wants to be more productive, so they can hit their quota that much faster. But when asked how to best accomplish this goal, many seem to be at a loss.

This should come as no surprise, given the number of misconceptions still exist about sales productivity today. Let’s dispel them once and for all.

Continue reading to learn about the top 4 sales productivity myths, debunked:

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4 B2B Data Management Tips to Help You Convert More Leads

How can you determine if a lead is truly sales-ready? If you’re not sure, it’s time to adjust your lead management strategy. After all, putting together killer lead generation content isn’t enough. Without an effective follow-up process in place, your hard-earned leads will just sit in your CRM, gathering dust. And by the time you think to reach out again, it will already be too late. So what can you do? Read More

20 Sales and Marketing Alignment Statistics

sales and marketing alignmentAligning sales and marketing should be one of your organization’s top priorities. These two teams may not always agree, but they need to work toward common goals. In fact, when both departments communicate effectively, they can generate more leads and increase revenue. Still not convinced? Check out these 20 sales and marketing statistics: Read More

How to Use Contact Data to Get Out of a Marketing Rut

contact-dataIf you’re doing the same thing day in and day out, it may be time for a change. Marketing strategies aren’t static, after all. And no one wants to read the same content twenty times (no matter how well written it is).

With that in mind, how can you tell what would interest your buyers? You may not know for sure until you see the metrics from your campaigns. But with some help from your contact data, you can come up with more creative ways to increase engagement. Read More

3 Nurture Campaign Workflows for B2B Lead Generation

A well-designed nurture campaign can improve your B2B lead generation, allowing you to educate potential buyers until they develop into sales-ready leads. This strategy can be applied to all campaigns, from whitepapers and webinars to conference follow-ups and current customer engagement.

However, in order to make the most of these different initiatives, you need to have clear processes in place from start to finish. 

Here are three nurture campaign workflows to use in your B2B lead generation efforts:  

  1. The conference attendee workflow:

With hundreds of attendees and a full schedule of events, conferences can be an overwhelming experience. However, they’re also extremely valuable for B2B lead generation. The key is to get a campaign ready to go beforehand. For instance, if you have a list of registrants, you can send an introductory email, such as the one below: Read More

The Anatomy of a Successful B2B Lead Generation Email

B2B lead generationLove it or hate it, email marketing is not going anywhere any time soon. In fact, it’s still one of the best and most cost-effective ways to generate high-quality leads for your sales team. That is, as long as you have the right strategy in place.

And while we certainly don’t recommend sending out the same cookie cutter email to all your potential buyers, there are a few best practices, which can be applied to almost any campaign. Read More

4 Outdated B2B Marketing Solutions & What to Do Instead

Old habits die hard. And it’s even harder to get rid of them when you don’t know the alternatives.

That being said, you simply can’t rely on outdated B2B marketing solutions anymore. We’re now well into 2016, so step up your game! It’s time to find new ways to turn prospects into sales-ready leads and accelerate your company’s growth.

Check out these 4 outdated B2B marketing solutions & what to do instead:

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3 Signs of a Healthy Lead Generation & Marketing Funnel

There’s been some debate about whether the marketing funnel is still relevant today. After all, the buyer’s journey is not always linear. And multiple people often get involved, which makes it harder to stay in control as they conduct their own research and make purchasing decisions.

However, whether you stick with the traditional term or opt for a different variation, you need to know if your strategy is working. Read More

7 Steps to Improve Email Deliverability

Take a look at your inbox – how many unread or deleted messages do you have? And how many of them are from companies trying to catch your attention?

This is the reality of email marketing today. As such, it’s crucial to understand best practices that can help you improve deliverability and compete in an environment where much is outside your control. Read More

3 Steps to Mastering the Art & Science of Inside Sales

inside-salesInside sales is both an art and a science. In order to succeed, you need to identify your target market, but you also need to know how to hold relevant conversations with decision makers you care about most.

Reach more of the right prospects with these inside sales strategies: Read More