7 Important Sales Skills All B2B Recruiters Need

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As a recruiter, it may seem unnatural to think of yourself as a sales rep; after all, you work with people, not products. But, like consumers, candidates aren’t always immediately interested in what you have to offer.

As all good recruiters know, there’s a certain amount of selling that must take place to secure a quality candidate. In fact, research has shown recruiters with superior sales skills are consistently top performers in their field.

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The Definitive Guide to Lead Qualification Marketing

lead qualification marketingIn marketing, it’s common knowledge that lead quality is generally more important than lead quantity. And yet, marketing lead qualification remains a sticking point for many organizations. In fact, 61% of B2B marketers send all leads directly to sales, but only 27% are sales qualified (source).

This statistic highlights a huge discrepancy. As a marketer, how do you know if a lead is truly ready to buy? And, how can you generate more high-quality leads for your sales team? We say the solution to your lead generation problems lies within your lead qualification process. Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to Lead Qualification Marketing”

3 Times to Avoid Scripted Social Media

scripted social mediaFrom the time social media became a viable marketing channel, B2B companies have been looking for ways to automate social processes.  Although social media tools have made this easier—with features like post scheduling, conversation monitoring, and hashtag tracking—some aspects of social selling can’t be pre-planned.

Today we’re covering a topic that B2B marketers have disputed for years—scripted social media. If you’re not familiar, scripted social media is the process of using pre-written, well-vetted messaging as part of your corporate social media strategy. Continue reading “3 Times to Avoid Scripted Social Media”

Contact Data Hygiene and the Future of Branding

Branding. If you’ve worked in business for any period of time, you likely hear this term thrown around a few times a day. But branding is a fluid, subjective concept that we don’t always take the time to quantify—a must in today’s competitive business landscape.

Today, we explain the importance of a data-driven branding strategy and why contact data hygiene is the key to branding success. Let’s get into it. Continue reading “Contact Data Hygiene and the Future of Branding”

6 Ways to Establish a Trustworthy Brand

trustworthy brandThe strongest brands have one thing in common– a loyal base of trusting customers. Trust is at the center of every business strategy– without it, you’ll struggle to, develop relationships, win business, and retain customers.

Jim Stengel, former global marketing officer of Procter & Gamble puts it best, “We’re seeing more of an emphasis on brands building emotional relationships with consumers because it’s powerful and it works. When you do it, you have a much stronger affinity, a much stronger business, much stronger growth, and much stronger results.” Continue reading “6 Ways to Establish a Trustworthy Brand”

7 Ways Dirty Data is Hurting Your Bottom Line

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Using dirty data to fuel your business initiatives is akin to putting the wrong type of fuel in your car.  You think you’re doing everything right to keep your car running smoothly when, in reality, you’re doing serious damage to your engine.

Consider these statistics (source):

  • 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data.
  • It costs $1 to verify a record as it’s entered, $10 to scrub and cleanse it later, and $100 if nothing is done.
  • Bad data costs U.S. businesses more than $611 billion each year.

These numbers may catch your attention— but statistics alone don’t explain how and why dirty data hurts your bottom line. Without additional context, it’s easy to see why some companies continue to neglect data hygiene. In today’s blog post, we’re digging a bit deeper into the issue of dirty data. Let’s get into it!

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February 2019 B2B Blog Post Round-Up

blog post round-upWelcome back to our B2B Blog Post Round-Up series. We took two months off to plan for the upcoming year. But, we’re back and better than ever with our February 2019 installment. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this series, let us explain. We use this monthly post to highlight the great work the ZoomInfo team has contributed to outside publications.

The February edition features content about recruiting nightmares, inadequate buyer personas, key considerations for technology buying, and so much more. Let’s get into it!

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#ChatZoomInfo: 2019 ZoomInfo Twitter Chat Schedule

#ChatZoomInfoIn 2019, ZoomInfo is taking to Twitter to host a series of 12 Q&A-type discussions. Discussions will dive into topics related to sales, marketing, recruiting, business growth, and of course, data.  The ultimate goal of #ChatZoomInfo is to engage with the diverse group of professionals, customers, and partners who follow ZoomInfo on Twitter.

Whether you’re looking for a daily dose of inspiration or simply want to network with the best in the business, #ChatZoomInfo is for you. Keep reading for important details!

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