Six seasons have already passed, as we’ve followed the epic tale of seven noble families who are vying for the Iron Throne. Now, it’s all about the lucky number seven for HBO’s fantasy hit, Game of Thrones. In recent events, HBO announced that the seventh season will have seven episodes released in the summer of 2017. Though personally, I think it’s unlucky that we have to wait until next year to continue the journey with them.
To help the time go by a little faster, ZoomInfo put together seven sales lessons you can learn from Game of Thrones. Although there is no actual Iron Throne, the business world can be just as mythical as the land of Westeros. And understanding the influence of politics can be just as important as the Hand of the King. Because when you play the game, you win or you die. Read More
It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m going to get real with you for a minute. I feel like this is a start to a confession, but here it goes…I played Pokémon as a kid. I watched it on TV. And I may have had a few Pikachu stuffed animals around the house (in fact, my dog, Kanupi, resembles Pikachu…did I just recreate this weird childhood reality)? By no means was I as obsessive as other kids, but I had my fair share of card trading and pod collections.
I’m a millennial and I’m a marketer. So when this new Pokémon GO app unlocked and spread as fast as Pokémon pop up nowadays, I realized just how far technology has come and how much of an impact it has had in the world of sales and marketing. And when you combine nostalgia with technology, you create the perfect opportunity. So why aren’t we taking advantage of this as much as we could? Are we placing more of an emphasis on one over the other? I’ll explain more in the post below. Read More
Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural Growth Acceleration Summit on September 13 at the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA. This can’t miss event will bring professionals from around the nation together for inspiring keynotes, educational sessions, and a lot of networking.
With the addition of robo-advisors and nearly 300,000 advisors crowding the financial sector, differentiation is the key to growing your business (Source: Cerulli Associates). Determining a niche and becoming an expert within it will require hard work and data-driven marketing tactics to successfully build your reputation.
In fact, only 30% of American workers are currently working with a financial advisor, which leaves plenty of room for specialized advisors to grow their market share. Continue reading to learn more about areas of potential growth for financial advisors today. Read More
Whenever you’re in an outward facing position, there’s always the chance your missteps can come to have a negative impact on your company’s reputation. Before you know it, clients will begin to steer clear of your company for your unprofessional way of doing business. And especially with the transparency of Glassdoor and Yelp reviews, every touch point with a candidate needs to be a positive one.
To help maintain your good reputation, here are the top 5 recruiting mistakes to avoid: Read More
Recruiting is a competitive industry, and it’s not uncommon for one company to partner with multiple recruiting agencies. But if you want to become your client’s trusted talent partner and ensure you retain their business year after year, you’ll need to move away from “quick wins” and focus on long-term strategy.
To help you get started, here are 5 ways recruiters can improve client retention: Read More
Far too often, marketing and sales teams expect qualified leads to proactively find their company’s solution online, and raise their hands for help. This strategy can work, especially in today’s digital world. That being said, if you’re looking to achieve exceptional growth, you need to marry inbound and outbound strategies.
In order to do so, many companies are turning to B2B contact data providers, which can help them eliminate the guesswork and reach more of the right contacts within their target market.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s discuss vendor selection. Read More
On June 2, 1935 Babe Ruth announced his retirement from baseball. By the age of 40 he had become an American hero, an example of athletic prowess and a legend in his own lifetime.
Ruth introduced a whole new style of sportsmanship into the big leagues and there are many lessons on innovation and leadership that we can learn from him. I’ll explain more in the post below. Read More
Managing clients can be tough. Though not usually intentional, pressures from deadlines and budget can cause even the most well-meaning clients to turn into a thorn in your paw. You might feel inclined to do your best to meet their needs, but beware. Putting your own team through the wringer because of your clients’ ineptitude is one of the fastest ways to encourage your best employees to jump ship. Stand up for yourself, your agency, and your staff if you want to prevent churn.
To help keep your employees happy and sane, read on for the top 6 ways marketing agencies can improve client relations:
Join ZoomInfo in Nashville for the SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit from May 24-27. Not only is ZoomInfo sponsoring this year, but we’ll also be passing out sweet swag, hosting the ultimate after-party, and setting up 1:1 meetings throughout the Summit. Read More