Sales and Marketing Alignment: 6 Quick Wins

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.
May 28, 2019
Lead Generation
8 min read

Sales Intelligence: What to Expect When You're Prospecting

Sales intelligence is much more than contact data. It also includes powerful predictive algorithms that can streamline your sales cycle. And it gets more intelligent by the day! Yet a lot of marketing, sales, and recruiting professionals don’t know how much data has changed. Read on to see how data has evolved to drive specific business functions and drive revenue in four main areas.
May 7, 2019
Lead Generation
13 min read

Generating Leads at Trade Shows: The A-Z Guide for 2019

The average marketing department spends a LOT of money on trade shows and events – to the tune of 32% оf their entire budget. Even so, trade-show events are still...
April 23, 2019
Lead Generation
9 min read

Pitch Perfect: Selling to the Chief Marketing Officer

They delete your emails. They decline your invitations. They cut your calls short. What does it TAKE to sell to the Chief Marketing Officer? A candid interview with Jill Konrath...
October 3, 2018
Lead Generation
6 min read

The Ideal Customer Profile: Why is “Fit Data” so Important?

All organizations, even global brands, are limited in some way: by size of their sales and marketing teams, by budget – and, of course, by the finite number of hours...
July 25, 2018
Business Contact Data
5 min read

Father's Day Advice from a Dad and CEO: Your Baby WILL Sleep & Your Outbound Sales Efforts WILL Work

I had my first Father’s Day two years ago. My wife and I had our first baby, a beautiful girl – Grace. At that same time in 2016, DiscoverOrg was...
June 18, 2018
DiscoverOrg
5 min read

What 15K Demos per Year Taught Us About Converting Inbound Sales Leads

The fastest way to find our lead-quality sweet spot is to agree on lead Fit. These are firmographic and demographic identifiers - like industry, company size, and individual title - that we know our sales team can convert effectively. Once we identified what makes a lead a “good fit,” we addressed lead qualification.
June 13, 2018
DiscoverOrg
6 min read

How 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.
March 27, 2018
Lead Generation
7 min read

The Effect of Predictive Sales Data: 95% See Positive Gains

“What prompts someone to make a purchase?” It’s the ultimate sales and marketing question. All our tools, plugins, integrations, analysis, and predictions, all concentrated in a multi-billion-dollar effort to answer this question. We put the question to 207 sales and marketing professionals in a director position or above, and published our findings in a resulting study of 80+ individual data points and datapoint combinations.
March 20, 2018
Lead Generation
3 min read
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