You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again – content is king. Over the last few years, content marketing has taken the marketing world by storm, becoming one of the most commonly used strategies by 86% & 89% of B2C and B2B marketers respectively (source) – and for good reason!
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In 2011 we answered five questions about the B2B recruiting landscape. Today, we revisit the same questions to determine how the industry has evolved. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “B2B Recruiting: A Q&A”
Sales 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”
“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”
If 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”
Account-based marketing (ABM) – you’ve likely read all about it. Chances are, if you’re not utilizing this particular brand of marketing, you know someone who is. After all, the number of companies using an ABM strategy increased by 21% in the past year alone (source).
Let’s back up a little bit.
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Over the last decade, QR codes have done a disappearing act. Now you see them, now you don’t. Yet, just when you think they’re gone for good, they reappear.
Just this year, Snapchat released a new feature allowing advertisers to link to outside content using QR codes—launching the technology back into the spotlight. Continue reading “The B2B Marketer’s Guide to QR Codes”
Sales reps often refer to receptionists, assistants, and phone operators as gatekeepers—and for good reason. These professionals have the job of screening calls, deciding what’s important, and ultimately, who gets through to their boss—the decision maker. Continue reading “The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Getting Past Gatekeepers”
In order to be a successful executive recruiter, you have to be aggressive. In other words, you have to be a shark. ZoomInfo recently partnered with top executive recruiter David Perry to learn what it takes to recruit like a shark. David has achieved an unbelievable 99.97% success rate and negotiated in excess of $300M in salaries, so needless to say, he knows what he’s talking about.
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In the last several years, social media has proven to be an effective channel in the B2B marketing mix. In fact, nearly 93% of B2B marketers cite social media as a preferred marketing tactic i (source). It’s not hard to see why. Consider these statistics:
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