6 Outdated Sales Techniques Hurting Productivity

outdated sales techniquesHave you ever felt your productivity slipping, despite the fact that you’re putting in the same amount of effort you always have?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If you answered yes to the questions above, your sales process may be out of date.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 Continue reading “6 Outdated Sales Techniques Hurting Productivity”

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”

Content Marketing and Sales

content marketing and sales3 Ways to Drive Sales with Content Marketing

Content marketing is no longer just a strategy, it’s a necessity. In fact, the vast majority of B2B marketers—93% to be specific—have welcomed content marketing over traditional advertising in recent years (source).

The reason for this rise in popularity is clear: with access to product reviews, tutorials, and industry research, today’s buyers can educate themselves throughout the buying process. Continue reading “Content Marketing and Sales”

Get to Know Your Summit Speaker: Lauren Bailey, Factor 8

On September 12th-13th, ZoomInfo hosted a group of nationally recognized speakers to discuss all things sales and marketing at our first annual Growth Acceleration Summit. From ABM strategies to sales and marketing alignment to effective lead generation strategies, we covered it all.

Your businesses’ success relies on your sales and marketing teams working together. These speakers have seen the good, the bad and the ugly and have some tips to help you reach your year-end goals. Continue reading “Get to Know Your Summit Speaker: Lauren Bailey, Factor 8”