As a B2B sales rep, you already know objections are an unavoidable part of your job. Yet, as we explained in a recent blog post, there are many tips and tricks sales reps can use to bypass common objections during the sales cycle.
Research shows price objections are the number one objection sales rep face—but half of all price objections are phony (source). Most of the time, when a prospect says, “I can’t afford it,” they’re not usually talking about price at all. They’re really saying, “You haven’t demonstrated the value of your product and therefore, I’m not ready to spend my money on it.” Continue reading “4 Ways to Establish Value in the Face of Price Objections”
Social media platforms are ever-evolving – new tweaks and features, some minor and some massive, are announced regularly and often without warning. As marketing and sales professionals, it is our job to recognize and adapt to these changes without skipping a beat. Continue reading “Twitter’s New Character Limits and Your B2B Marketing Strategy”
All sales and marketing tools make big promises—more leads, more engagement, higher click-through rate, better sales—but none more so than marketing automation.
Continue reading “Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Automation Platform”
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 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). Continue reading “The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Building Trust Quickly”
A prospect recently asked us to review his sales and lead generation programs because lead flow had dropped significantly. This concerned him because he had just finished a significant new product launch with a well-known interactive marketing agency. We agreed to sniff around. Continue reading “Is Data Quality Killing Your Lead Flow?”
In a recent post, we explored the qualities that made someone an influencer. We also introduced you to some of our favorite B2B marketing influencers—including the socially-savvy Ann Handley, Joe Chernov and Joe Pullizi, just to name a few.
However, the B2B marketing world isn’t the only industry boasting some big names in the social sphere; the B2B sales arena has a few social celebs of its own. Wondering who they are? Well, you’re in luck! In today’s post, we’ve compiled a list of the top sales influencers on our radar. Check them out! Continue reading “5 Must-Follow B2B Sales Influencers”
Sales prospecting—a common source of misery for most sales reps—is a critical aspect of selling for nearly all businesses. Whether you’re brand new to sales or just looking for a refresher, today’s post will take you back to the basics of sales prospecting. Continue reading “6 Best Practices to Improve Your B2B Sales Prospecting”
Hiding behind office doors and computer screens, the passive candidate is hard to find and tougher to catch. Yet with the right tools and mindset, it’s possible to track down this elusive prospect.
How? By thinking like one! Luckily for you, we’ve gathered the clues you’ll need to get inside the mind of your passive prospects. It’s time to get out there and catch them… if you can. Continue reading “Catch Them if You Can: Passive Candidate Edition [Infographic]”
If you’re a fan of the content we publish, there’s good news! We have more. Over the last few months our writers have been collaborating with other B2B organizations to create articles, guides, and blog posts.
In our first blog post round up we covered data-driven public relations, customer-centric business strategies, content marketing, social media, and much more. Continue reading “B2B Blog Post Round Up: Buyer Personas, User-Generated Content, and More!”
It’s common knowledge that working in sales is hard. Yet—what most people don’t understand is the extent to which sales pressure can negatively impact an organization.
Consider this: a recent survey ranked ‘sales account manager’ as one of the most stressful jobs in the US, with 73 percent of respondents rating the role as “highly stressful.” (source) Continue reading “12 Ways to Handle Sales Pressure”