6 Tips for Reaching Logistics Decision Makers

reach decision makersAs a sales professional, you know how difficult it can be to reach decision makers. Maybe they’re too busy for a phone conversation or you’re just not targeting the right people. Whatever it may be, if you’re looking to shorten the sales cycle, you need to understand who your best buyers are in order to fuel your pipeline with new contacts. Continue reading “6 Tips for Reaching Logistics Decision Makers”

3 Ways to Set Prospect Expectations During the Sales Process

b2b salesSales professionals have always been focused on closing the deal, and who wouldn’t be with a quota to hit? But since social media and review sites are among the first places prospects visit when looking for a solution to their problem, sales professionals need to shift some of their focus to customer success. This has become a critical part of the sales process now that buyers have the ability to publicly criticize poor service or product quality. Continue reading “3 Ways to Set Prospect Expectations During the Sales Process”

3 Foolproof Ways to Build a Rock Star Sales Team

sales team“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

Stellar teams are made, not born. The same goes for the players that make them. Take the Chicago Bulls—throughout much of the ‘90s, the Bulls pulled off a series of victories, winning 72 games in the 1995-96 season, and setting a record that lasted until the 2015-16 season (source).  To call this feat of teamwork impressive is an understatement. Continue reading “3 Foolproof Ways to Build a Rock Star Sales Team”

B2B Influencer Marketing 101

b2b influencer marketingIf you’re reading this post, you already know it’s important to keep a finger on the pulse of marketing for new, innovative tactics. One such tactic? Influencer marketing.

Proven to increase brand awareness and drive lead generation, influencer marketing has become a vital marketing tactic for many B2C brands. Yet, its popularity has been slow to catch on in the B2B community. In fact, according to one recent report, only 15% of B2B brands are running ongoing influencer programs (source). Continue reading “B2B Influencer Marketing 101”