Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

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Agile Marketing is Evolution, Not Revolution, and Why You Must Adopt It

From building buildings to building software. In the 1950’s the Waterfall Development Model was introduced into software design and development. The system is a relic of the manufacturing industry where, by necessity, the right answer had to be devised before work started. And, in that world, the right answer makes sense! Could you imagine a scenario where you decided to build a skyscraper differently half … Continue reading

The 7 Keys to Small Business Sales and Marketing

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While we assist large businesses with their sales and marketing efforts, we’re a small business ourself. That means that we have limited resources and as clients leave, it’s essential that we have other clients that take their place. This enables us to regulate our cashflow and keep the lights on! It’s a tough situation, though. We often only have a month or two to prepare … Continue reading

Ballparker: Create Estimates with Ease

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The sales enablement sector is exploding in growth, with more and more companies recognizing that the job of sales has changed quite a bit over the years. By the time the prospect gets to you, they’ve researched you and your competitors online, understand your strengths and weaknesses and simply want to get down to a proposal. One sector of the sales enablement technology sector is … Continue reading

2014 B2B Digital Marketing Objectives, Budgets, Activities and Challenges

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Omobono’s latest What Works Where research provides a revealing snapshot of B2B digital marketing in 2014. In partnership with The Marketing Society and Circle Research, they asked 115 senior business marketers about their digital marketing objectives, budgets, activities and challenges. The full report, including survey results, expert analysis and recommendations, will be published this month. To receive your digital copy as soon as it’s available, … Continue reading

The Marketing and Sales Benefits of Marketing Automation

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Is Marketing Automation for Sales or Marketing?

According to CSO Insights, companies with mature lead generation and management practices have a 9.3% higher sales quota achievement rate. This is where sales automation platforms like our sponsors at Salesvue have had a dramatic impact on improving both reporting and efficiency of teams utilizing Salesforce – providing a prospecting to pipeline automation solution. It’s not just sales automation that’s assisting sales representatives become more … Continue reading

How You Can Increase Sales Connections by 40%

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How to Increase Sales Connections by 40 percent

Whether you’re in marketing or sales, a core part of your job is to sell something. Marketing is tasked with selling ideas and the brand through intriguing content; sales is tasked with selling the actual product or service through strategic follow up, knowledge and charm. Either way, there is a creative process for both, which require patience and trial and error. Before we can get to the selling … Continue reading

This Single Aspect of Sales Could be Losing Your Company $4 Million Annually

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Cost of Failed Sales Manager

We tend to talk about sales by the revenue produced, but not by the losses when it’s not going well. Sales is a blood sport at most companies and there seems to be little patience nowadays for sales professionals to ramp up, build relationships, and convert customers. The sales manager even has the unenviable position of having to motivate and drive staff to meeting and … Continue reading

Optimizing the Path of Converting a Lead to a Customer

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There’s no shortage of companies that need assistance with customer conversion. We’re all extremely busy and we’ve always been great at developing great products and services, but often fall short on providing a smooth path for a lead to be come a customer. Marketing technology provides the tools to bridge that gap and nurture those leads efficiently. In this infographic from ReachLocal, you’ll take a … Continue reading

The Surprising Science Behind Influence and Persuasion

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I’ve been vocal about my disdain on the latest panacea of how influence marketing is being sold online. While I believe influencers have great reach and some influence, I don’t believe that they have the power of persuasion independent of other factors. Influence marketing still requires a strategy beyond throwing some tickets at an influencer or getting a retweet. According to Dr. Robert B. Cialdini, … Continue reading