6 Outdated Sales Techniques Hurting Productivity

outdated sales techniquesHave you ever felt your productivity slipping, despite the fact that you’re putting in the same amount of effort you always have?  Have you ever wondered, “If I’m working as hard as before, why I am accomplishing less?”

If you answered yes to the questions above, your sales process may be out of date. Strategies that worked five years ago just aren’t as effective now—and if you don’t abandon your bad habits, your sales productivity will suffer. Continue reading “6 Outdated Sales Techniques Hurting Productivity”

Top Lead Generation Statistics for 2018

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Millions of companies crowd the B2B universe, vying for the same share of business.  As new companies join the space, existing companies will find it increasingly difficult to generate new leads. As bleak as this sounds for marketers, we remain hopeful.

We’ll go out on a limb and say that, as a marketing practice, lead generation will never go extinct. There will always be prospects who need B2B products or services. That won’t change. What will change, however, is this: Marketers who fail to adapt to the changing B2B landscape will fall behind. Continue reading “Top Lead Generation Statistics for 2018”

5 Different Sales and Marketing Alignment Tips

sales and marketing alignmentSales and marketing alignment—it’s a topic we’ve covered countless times. And, as hard as we try to move on to different subject matter, alignment continues to be an area that many businesses struggle with. In fact, according to a recent study, 90% of marketers say that lack of sales and marketing alignment keeps them from reaching their marketing objectives (source). Continue reading “5 Different Sales and Marketing Alignment Tips”

3 Expert Opinions on Sales and Marketing Alignment

sales and marketing alignmentOnce 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…

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How to Integrate Sales and Marketing Tools to Facilitate Alignment

sales and marketing alignmentBy now, B2B leaders understand sales and marketing alignment is essential for growth. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, sales and marketing alignment isn’t a new concept – yet, many companies still struggle to establish a strong connection between the two departments.

Today, we unpack a hidden culprit behind poor sales and marketing alignment—technology. Hear us out.

Both sales and marketing departments rely heavily on software to operate effectively. For sales, a CRM (customer relationship management) tool is the software of choice, while marketing often relies on automation tools. When two departments operate differently, communication becomes difficult. So, what’s the solution? Continue reading “How to Integrate Sales and Marketing Tools to Facilitate Alignment”

4 Steps to Account Based Selling Success

account based sellingAccount based selling is becoming the go-to strategy for businesses looking to accelerate their revenue growth. The process requires an alignment between your sales, marketing, and customer success teams, and depends on your sales team to create a personalized outreach strategy that addresses the pain points of decision makers at each company.

Steps to Executing an Account Based Selling Approach:

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