In the world of sales, time is your most valuable asset. With quotas to meet, we all know how frustrating it is to waste time with a lead that never seriously considered buying from you in the first place. That’s where sales qualification comes in.
Sales qualification is the act of evaluating potential prospects to determine whether they possess the characteristics that make them a good fit for your product or service. In simpler terms – qualifying a lead or prospect means determining whether or not they are worth your time. Continue reading “12 Sales Qualification Questions to Ask Prospects”
Here’s the scenario: Company ABC and Company 123 have identified the same exact target audience to sell their software to. Both companies have access to the same demographic and firmographic prospect data—yet Company 123 also has access to technographic data. These technographics reveal the tools their prospects use, what they use them for, how long they’ve used them, and much more.
We don’t need to tell you who has the upper hand here. Continue reading “Technographics: 6 Reasons to Use Technographic Data”
Let’s face it, in B2B marketing it’s easy to let your B2B social media accounts grow stale and outdated. With the social media landscape constantly evolving, and with so many other marketing responsibilities to juggle, many brands get complacent and fail to keep their social media strategy fresh.
However, it is important to recognize when you’ve gotten complacent and what updates you need to make to get back on track. Continue reading “4 Ways to Refresh Your Stale B2B Social Media Presence”
6 Things We’re Thankful for This Year: B2B Sales Edition
B2B sales is an exciting place to be—the constant stream of new tools and technologies, ever-changing buzzword tactics and strategies, and of course innovative, advanced ways to reach customers and prospects. Exciting as it is, it can also be enough to make a person’s head spin. Continue reading “A B2B Sales Thanksgiving [Infographic]”
Last week, nearly 170,000 business professionals touched down in sunny San Francisco, CA for the largest and most anticipated tech conference of the year, Dreamforce 2017.
This event features daily keynotes presented by some of the most reputable speakers in the world, hands-on workshops where attendees are able to fine-tune their skills, expert panels for discussing industry trends, late night networking parties, and even a headlining concert. The Dreamforce fun never stops. Continue reading “9 Can’t-Miss Moments from Dreamforce 2017”
The B2B marketing landscape is an exciting place to be—the constant stream of new tools and technologies, ever-changing buzzword tactics and strategies, and of course innovative, advanced ways to reach customers and prospects. Exciting as it is, it can also be enough to make a person’s head spin.
As marketers, it’s easy to become so burnt out that we forget to stop and appreciate the things that make our jobs a little easier. That’s why we put together the following infographic—to show you the top six things we’re thankful for this year. Continue reading “A B2B Marketing Thanksgiving [Infographic]”
When it comes to B2B sales calls, the primary goal of the sales rep is to extract valuable information from the other person on the line. If you’re a seasoned sales professional, you already know the best way to get information is to ask smart questions. But this is often easier said than done.
Good questions and the answers they produce can make a huge difference in your ability to close a deal. Continue reading “12 B2B Sales Questions to Close Deals Faster”
Imagine you’re the owner of a jewelry shop and you have the highest-quality items around—but you stash them away, in a back room, out of sight. It’d be pretty obvious why your business wasn’t making any sales.
Unfortunately, this is the mistake that many businesses make on the web. Of course, no brand intends to hide from their prospects. But, with an unfocused or outdated digital marketing strategy, that’s precisely what happens. Continue reading “Expand Your B2B Brand Reach: A Beginner’s Guide”
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 Foolproof Ways to Beat Price Objections”
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”