The differences between B2B marketing and B2C marketing run deep. These differences range from price point to length of sales cycle, to key buying motivators, and beyond. Today we’re putting our differences aside because we believe, there’s a lot B2B marketers can learn from their B2C counterparts.
Ready to learn more? Keep reading! Continue reading “4 Lessons B2B Marketers Can Learn from B2C Marketers”
It’s not the right time. I need to check with my boss. I can’t afford it.
As a B2B sales rep, you know that these objections are an unavoidable part of the sales process. Yet, an objection doesn’t always have to mean ‘no’.
Today we teach you how to handle one of the most frustrating sales objections—“I can’t afford it.” Continue reading “5 Ways around “I Can’t Afford It””
The art of the sales pitch has drastically changed in recent years. Technological advances have allowed your buyers to access more information than ever before. And, as a result, most are already educated about your products and services. In fact, experts estimate that 50%-90% of the buyer’s journey is complete before the buyer even speaks to a sales rep (source).
For this reason, modern sales reps require a different set of guidelines to deliver a successful sales presentation. Ready to learn more? Today we give you seven tips to nail your next sales presentation! Continue reading “7 Ways to Nail Your Next Sales Presentation”
When executed effectively, B2B blogging can help your organization achieve some of your most critical business objectives—from driving organic traffic to your website, to engaging prospective buyers, to generating leads.
In a few of our recent posts, we focused heavily on helping you craft the ‘what’ of your B2B blogs. But, as experienced marketers know, it’s not always about what you’re saying, but rather how you say it. Whether you realize it or not, blog format can make or break the success of your B2B blogging initiatives. Continue reading “3 Ultra-Effective Types of B2B Blog Posts”
It’s 2018– by now, social media has infiltrated every aspect of our lives; whether we’re documenting our commute via Facebook live, sharing our latest culinary find with our Instagram followers or simply keeping up with the latest headlines on Twitter, there is hardly a time when we aren’t connected to a social platform – even at work.
With the adoption of social networking as a business practice, the line between personal and professional is becoming more and more blurred. So what’s acceptable employee social media use and what’s not? Consider the following (source): Continue reading “How to Develop a Corporate Social Media Policy”
Social selling is a sales technique that leverages social networking sites to identify prospects, build relationships, and ideally, close more deals. Social selling is more than just a hot trend, it’s an essential part of the modern sales process. Consider these statistics (source).
- 78% of salespeople using social media outperform their peers.
- Social selling generates 38% more new opportunities than traditional sellers.
- Social selling has a 100% higher lead-to-close rate than outbound marketing.
Continue reading “Top 10 Social Selling Tools”
If you’ve worked in sales for any amount of time, you know how important sales outreach is. For those who aren’t as familiar, sales outreach is just what it sounds like: The process of reaching out to and engaging with prospects in a meaningful way. The appropriate sales outreach strategy can help your team close more deals and ultimately generate more revenue.
It’s not enough to call a prospect on a whim and ask for their business. In order to successfully move your prospect through the sales funnel, salespeople need to reach out with the right message, at the right time, and in the right way. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Sales Outreach [Infographic]”
Welcome to our seventh installment in our series of B2B blog post round-ups. If you’re not familiar with the ZoomInfo blog, these monthly round-ups feature blog posts, articles, and guides the ZoomInfo team has contributed to outside publications.
This month’s round-up features topics like content marketing, managing prospect expectations, lead generation, and more.
Let’s get into it! Continue reading “B2B Blog Post Round-Up: Content, Prospect Expectations & More”
If you’re an avid reader of the ZoomInfo blog, you’re already familiar with the name Jay Baer. If you’re not, allow us to introduce you. Jay is a well-known marketing influencer and industry expert who has 24 years of digital marketing and customer experience under his belt.
Jay’s resume is impressive—boasting consulting experience for more than 700 companies, including 34 of the FORTUNE 500. He’s created five multi-million dollar companies and is a 7th-generation entrepreneur. On top of his professional resume, Jay is an avid tequila collector and a certified barbecue judge. Continue reading “4 Reasons Marketers Love Jay Baer”
Source of hire—its arguably the most important recruiting metric, yet often the least understood. In fact, 96% of recruiters say source of hire is an important metric, but 60% of them rated the metric as less than 90% accurate (source).
So that begs the question, why is source of hire so important– and why do so many recruiters get it wrong? And, how can we improve the accuracy of our source of hire data? Continue reading “Source of Hire: The Key to Successful Recruiting”