Best Practices from the Industry

Learn the very latest in B2B sales and marketing best practices.

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

Kill lead channels with low conversion. Kill ‘em dead. Even if they deliver tons of leads. That’s right: Marketers should drop the channels that deliver leads that don’t convert. If this sounds like a bad idea - your Marketing and Sales department are not aligned.

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What Marketers Can Learn from Motherhood (and Vice-Versa)

“I know you really want to play on your iPad right now, so if you can get your room cleaned up in 20 minutes, you’ll have a whole hour of play time before dinner. The longer it takes to get your room picked up, the less time you’ll have to play.” Suddenly the issue is not whether they want to clean their room. The issue is how to clean their room fast enough! Sound familiar?

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How to use Intent Data (Without Creeping Out Your Prospect)

“Hello, Kathy. It sounds like you’re struggling with email deliverability …” Stop. Put the phone down. How would you feel if your phone rang and the stranger at the other end said, “I know where you live, your dog’s name ... and what you’re doing right now. Should you be giving Fido more treats? He could lose a couple of pounds.”

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Dirty Data Done Dirt Cheap

The problem is, sometimes things ARE too good to be true. It happens rarely, but just often enough that we think our turn is next, our number is sure to be next. And yet, businesses make risky investments every day in hopes of saving a few bucks. And when it fails to pay off, the cost of digging out of the hole usually far outweigh the more expensive option. That’s true of any investment, from cheap stocks, to cheap shoes, to cheap data.

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Keep Calm and GDPR On: How Marketers Can Comply with GDPR

This post if for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The views expressed are based solely upon DiscoverOrg’s interpretation of these regulations, do not purport to constitute official guidance, and may not be

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2 Simple Ways to Calculate Total Addressable Market (and how it will impact sales!)

Total Addressable Market (TAM) is the total available opportunity for your product or services. It’s typically measured in terms of revenue, but can also be thought of as the total population of organizations that could become your customers. So how do you calculate Total Addressable Market? Our VP of Product Marketing demonstrates the two most popular methods: Bottom-Up and Top-Down.

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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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