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True Love or Bad Data? (Database Dating Advice for the Brokenhearted)

Dear DiscoverOrg, I’m ashamed to admit it, but my database is very small. I don’t use it very often because I know the information I’m looking for probably won’t be there. Everyone talks about “data integrity” and “data health” ... but I don’t even have enough data to worry about problems like that! Searching my database is not a satisfying experience. I don’t know how to grow my database. Is it too late for me?

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A Primer on GDPR and Marketing Data Protection Best Practices

Assuming GDPR applies to you, in order to process personal data, you need a lawful basis to do so. There are six different lawful ways to process personal data under the GDPR: (a) consent of the data subject; (b) performance of a contract; (c) compliance with a legal obligation; (d) protection of vital interests; (e) performance of a task in the public interest; (f) “legitimate interests”.

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What is Spam: The Truth about Cold Email

Sending unsolicited email to a commercial recipient in the United States is not illegal. However, email senders must follow rules when sending commercial email to recipients in the United States, starting with the CAN-SPAM Act.

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The Sales Kickoff Blueprint: Learning, Culture, Celebration

Somewhere between the stuffy boardroom of a local Best Western and a weekend of company-sanctioned debauchery in the woods ... is the perfect Sales Kickoff (SKO). Our objectives always fall into three buckets: 1) Loyalty, morale, bond; 2.) improve product knowledge; 3.) improve soft sales skills.

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Year-End Roundup: Top 10 Most Popular Blogs of 2017

If you spend a lot of time thinking about how to give that prospecting email a fresh spin, we’re right there with you. We’ve got the prospecting email down to a science. Try this email template, courtesy of Patrick Purvis, our Chief Revenue Officer: It’s short, sweet, and consistently gets a response rate of OVER 30%.

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Low MQLs? 7 Digital Marketing Tricks to Keep Leads Coming Back for More

Coupons might feel like a B2C move, but the same idea works as a re-marketing tactic for B2B companies as well. How about a free month of service, a free sample, or a limited-time discount? You can add urgency (“This offer expires in 24 hours!”) social proof (“Check out all these 5-star reviews!”), or a time-based discount.

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The Power of Sales Intelligence #2: Creating an Ideal Customer Profile

Marketers, what kind of leads did you earn with your last whitepaper or e-book? Were they the warm leads you needed? Were you lucky enough to reel in brand champions? Such success is rare.

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An Agile Process for Sales Development

Software development might not be the first place sales professionals look to improve their win rate, but it wouldn’t be the first time that blending expertise has produced positive results. (Where would we be without sporks?) Like software developers, salespeople face a high rate of failure. For every win there are many more losses. A

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The Scariest Thing is What You Don’t See: Your Garbage Sales & Marketing Data is Killing You

"One vendor who uses a 600-person team in India, listed a CEO’s wife as the company’s ‘Head of IT,’ even though she had not worked for the company for more than 30 years. Other contacts they identified as corporate CIOs were, instead, dentists, actors, and aircraft maintenance technicians."

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Are You Trying to Complete the ABM Marathon – Before the ABM 5k?

You could easily spend months doing an in-depth statistical analysis of thousands of data points; but that might actually hamstring your efforts. In the fast-paced environment that surrounds sales and marketing, we must chart progress – not perfection.

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