Best Practices from the Industry

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Marketers re-target leads for better MQLs

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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agile sales

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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template: cold voicemail combined with email

Cold Voicemails Work … Just Not How You Expected

While voicemail alone does not yield callbacks, it has the ability to increase response rates by over 11% when paired properly with targeted emails, according to TOPO’s Sales Best Practices: Voicemail Builder report. For something that takes less than 30 seconds, it seems like a no brainer, right?

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business to business sales and marketing

B2B is Dead – Long Live B2P

B2P removes the barriers created by the B2B mentality by placing the emphasis back on what people really care about and the stories that drive us.

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8 TED Talks All Sales People Should Watch

8 TED Talks All Salespeople Should Watch

We love the power of video to quench our thirst for knowledge and enlighten us in the field of sales. We’ve come across 8 TED talks that can do just that.

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Don't get caught in a spam trap

How to Avoid the Spam Trap

To make sure you never hit a spam trap, Hubspot suggests only sending to opt-in contacts and to avoid purchasing data from a data provider. That’s a great plan! … unless you want to generate new leads and increase sales:

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3 steps to create a value prop

[VIDEO] 4 Steps to Create a Winning Value Proposition

Value: You're defining it wrong. In these 4 steps, Justin Withers shows how to frame a winning value prop to address a real need. Convey value, close the sale.

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