10 of the Best B2B Websites to Inspire Your Next Rebrand

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In this digital age, a company’s website is one of their most valuable assets. Brands constantly design, redesign, optimize, and test their B2B websites on the never-ending journey to perfection. Take a look at the following statistics, and you’ll understand why B2B companies heavily prioritize website design (source):

  • 38% of people will stop engaging with a website if the content or layout is unattractive.
  • 88% of online visitors are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience.
  • 46% of customers base their decisions on the credibility of a website from its visual appeal and aesthetics.
  • First impressions of a site’s credibility are 94% design-related.
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The Beginner’s Guide to Brand Activation

A term like “brand activation” is almost guaranteed to inspire skepticism among modern marketers. In the age of information overload, marketers face the challenge of separating flash-in-the-pan trends from truly valuable business tactics. But, we’re here to tell you this: brand activation is much more than an industry buzzword.

In the past, it was merely considered a bonus if a brand resonated with its audience on a personal level. Now, these personal connections are essential to modern business success. In fact, personal value has twice the impact of business value when it comes to B2B purchase decisions (source). Marketers are constantly looking for new ways to cultivate deeper, personal connections between their brand and their target audience. Enter, brand activation. 

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20 Motivating Sales Quotes to Empower Your Team

Graphic depicting someone holding a trophy.As any salesperson knows, motivation comes and goes. At certain points, we are hyper-focused and driven. And on other days, we don’t even feel like picking up the phone. So the question is – where do we find the inspiration to climb out of these sales motivation slumps? Often, it’s helpful to listen to the wise words of those who have already achieved great success.

If you’re dragging today and can’t seem to drum up the motivation to get going, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of the 20 most motivational sales quotes. These quotes cover everything from general motivation to sales strategy, and they’re words to live by for any sales professional. Continue reading “20 Motivating Sales Quotes to Empower Your Team”

5 Account-Based Marketing Nightmares to Avoid At All Costs

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Few marketing strategies have seen the same surge in popularity as account-based marketing (ABM). ABM began as a fresh and exploratory idea, and quickly caught fire as an industry trend. Now it stands as one of the most widely-adopted and celebrated strategies in the world of B2B marketing.

ABM’s rise from relative obscurity to widespread adoption is no accident. Sales and marketing professionals love ABM for the simple fact that it’s an effective way to generate revenue.

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Cold Calling vs. Warm Calling: Is Cold Calling Dead?

is cold calling deadYou don’t have to be in the B2B sales world to be familiar with the term “cold calling.” It’s a phrase that’s likely to elicit a negative response, whether you’re in the business world or an average citizen who has received one too many unsolicited calls.

Though just about everyone knows of cold calling as a concept, it has been given several different definitions and interpretations as a sales practice. So too has the alternative to cold calling – the predictably-titled “warm calling”. Continue reading “Cold Calling vs. Warm Calling: Is Cold Calling Dead?”

6 Lessons B2B Content Marketers Can Learn From Fiction Writers

Believe it or not, I can trace my entire career as a content marketer back to a night in June of 2003. I was nine years old, and my parents had finally allowed me to stay up and attend the midnight release of the latest Harry Potter book.

Undeterred by the 800+ page count, I tore through the book in a matter of days. I’d always enjoyed reading, but this was the first novel in a long line of fictional works that would go on to have a formative impact on my life.

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5 Bad Habits That Hurt B2B Marketing Productivity

b2b marketing productivityThe goal of every marketing department is to get more work done faster. Yet, you may not realize that many of your habits and workflows actually hurt your overall productivity. Today we ask you to take a step back to reevaluate your day-to-day work activities. You’ll be surprised to find how much more efficient you become when you drop the habits that make you less productive.

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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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The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to the Perfect Product Demo

product demoProduct demos are anxiety-inducing for even the most experienced B2B sales reps. After all, a product demo is a critical part of the sales process. Think about it, a prospect uses the demo to learn whether or not your service is right for their needs.

A stellar product demo can quickly lead to a closed deal. But, on the flip side, an underwhelming demo can lead a potential customer to look elsewhere. But, sales reps can succeed more often than not if they take the proper approach to product demos.  Continue reading “The B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to the Perfect Product Demo”

The Beginner’s Guide to Agile Marketing

agile marketingAs technology continues to grow and evolve, the needs of the modern customer are also changing. In an effort to meet those changing needs, marketers are ditching traditional marketing initiatives in favor of a more adaptive approach to marketing– also known as agile marketing.

If you’re unfamiliar with agile marketing, it’s time to get on board. Implementing an agile strategy will help you increase marketing productivity, reduce your time-to-market, increase profits, and so much more. Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Agile Marketing”