In 2010, we shared our top three B2B sales predictions for upcoming year. A lot has changed since then, but we’re curious: How many of these predictions came true?
In today’s post we follow up on those predictions and explore whether they’re still relevant in 2017. Continue reading “B2B Sales Predictions in 2011: A Follow Up”
There’s no way around it, bad data impacts every aspect of a business—from lead generation, to marketing, to customer relationships, to cold calling, to revenue. After all, if you can’t reach your prospects or customers, your message, offer, and product no longer matter. Consider this (source): Continue reading “The B2B Database Maintenance Glossary”
B2B marketers have long since understood the benefits of social media—yet many still struggle to leverage its full potential as a demand generation tool. In fact, 49% of B2B marketers rank social media marketing as the most difficult lead generation tactic to execute (source). Continue reading “Social Media Demand Generation: A Q&A”
Once upon a time, a marketer set out to generate leads through an array of marketing campaigns. They gave it their all, working with their team to perfect content, solidify market segments and determine the most effective advertising channels so the highest qualified leads could be collected for the sales team. Leads came in, deals were closed, bells were rung, and they all lived happily ever after…
Continue reading “3 Expert Opinions on Sales and Marketing Alignment”
Diversity hiring initiatives are rarely the number one concern of businesses, and LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report demonstrates this perfectly. In fact, only 9% of small companies prioritize diversity hiring. Large companies fare slightly better with 15% of them making diversity hiring a priority. However, it’s also worth noting that diversity was not mentioned at all in LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends report. Continue reading “4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring”
Have you ever spent months planning a lead generation campaign, only to be disappointed by its results? We’ve all been there. In fact, generating high-quality leads is the biggest challenge for B2B marketers (source).
Even the best B2B lead generation programs fall flat sometimes—regardless of planning, strategy, and effort. If you’re struggling to generate leads, it’s time to take it back to the basics and reset your lead generation strategy for success.
Let’s start at the beginning.
Continue reading “4 Ways to Reset Your B2B Lead Generation Programs”
Data is a big investment—if you research vendors and invest intelligently, it can have a dramatic impact on your company’s financial success and growth; but if you’re not smart about your purchase, bad data quickly becomes a costly mistake.
Don’t let your data come back to bite you. Check out our tips for getting the most out of your purchase.
Continue reading “How to Get More Value From Your B2B Data Purchase”
In a world where content is still king, B2B businesses who blog are seeing the most success. Here’s why—consistent B2B blogging has a huge impact on lead generation, web presence, brand awareness, customer relationships, and ultimately revenue.
If you’re not prioritizing your B2B blog, there’s a good chance you’re not reaching important prospects, driving traffic to your website, or communicating with your customers effectively. Check out the infographic below to learn everything there is to know about B2B blogging.
Continue reading “A Guide to B2B Blogging Success [Infographic]”
There are so many factors that can stand in the way of exceptional B2B sales performance—poor leadership, lack of organization, no sales process—the list goes on. While some of these problems are easily recognizable, some of the most common obstacles that stand in the way of your success are hard to identify.
Today, we explore some of the more common sales problems—problems you might not even know you’re facing. Continue reading to learn how you can improve your performance today!
Continue reading “6 Common B2B Sales Problems and How to Avoid Them”
Marketing automation has seen incredible growth in the last decade. In fact, 55% of B2B companies report using marketing automation as part of their marketing strategy (source).
Though marketing automation platforms have become more popular, modern marketers are still not sure how to fully leverage their capabilities to see optimal results. In fact, a recent study reported only 14% of marketers describe their use of marketing automation as “good” or better (source).
Fear not, today we show you how to solve four of the top B2B marketing automation problems.
Continue reading “4 Problems with Marketing Automation [Infographic]”