48 Shocking Social Selling Statistics

social selling statisticsThere’s no way around it: Social media has drastically changed the way modern companies do business. As a society, our constant need to be connected has expanded our pool of potential customers and made them infinitely more reachable.

But, what do you really know about social selling? The truth is, most sales reps haven’t received any formal training in this area. This means reps at your company could be missing out on interested leads, important sales conversations, and ultimately, revenue.

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How to Spend Less Time Leaving Voicemails

voicemailsThere’s no way around it – voicemails are not an enjoyable part of a salesperson’s job. Not only is it a tedious process, but it’s largely ineffective in terms of getting a response. Consider these statistics (source):

  • 80% of calls go to voicemail, and 90% of first time voicemails are never returned.
  • The average voicemail response rate is 4.8%.
  • 15% of the average sales rep’s time is spent leaving voicemails.

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5 Sales and Marketing Solutions for Common Campaign Problems

There are many sales prospecting methods out there, including email, social media, and cold calling. But are the ones you’re using hurting you more than helping?

The fact is, sales and marketing teams often miss the mark. And in retrospect, many of the mistakes they make seem silly. Maybe their outreach efforts aren’t aligned. Or maybe they’re simply trying too hard to reach prospects.

Most sales reps truly do want to create good relationships with potential customers and have their best interests in mind. But in an effort to help, they can lose their way and use tactics that are less favorable. For that reason, you need to arm both your sales and marketing teams with the information they need to improve their outreach efforts. Continue reading “5 Sales and Marketing Solutions for Common Campaign Problems”

How to Amplify Social Selling Results with Real Contact Data

amplify social sellingIt’s obvious that social selling is a key component of any sales process. According to the Aberdeen Research Group, sales reps who leverage social selling are 79% more likely to attain their quota than those who do not.  Additionally, sales teams that use social selling techniques exceed their quota 31% more than non-users.

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