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3 Ways NOT to Sell B2B [NEW REPORT]

Exhibit A: The internet. Assume buyers use it. Furthermore, assume that they use it at least as much as you do - to research options, product features and specs, and, yes, product and business reviews. So where does that leave salespeople?

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Which B2B buyers like salespeople

What do B2B Buyers Want (and Why Don’t They Like Salespeople)?

The study found an interesting correlation between the buyers’ perception of salespeople and their risk aversion: Those buyers in departments that do have a positive opinion of salespeople are more willing to take a chance.

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[4 TIPS] Breaking onto the IT Staffing Approved Vendor List

Approved vendor lists may seem like a headache to the IT staffing firm that has yet to get their foot in the door with their target companies...

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5 things sales wishes marketing knew

5 Things Sales Wish Marketers Knew

Companies that still score success only by the number of leads generated aren’t benchmarking the right data. Marketing needs to work even harder to nurture leads once they’re in the funnel.

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steve martin study vendors

[PART 2] What Buyers Want: The B2B Vendor Advantage

Buyers aren’t necessarily fixated on the market leader and are more than willing to select second-tier competitors than one might expect. In fact, only 33% of participants prefer the best-known brand with the highest functionality and cost.

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[STUDY] What Do B2B Buyers Want?

A B2B buyers' higher negative rating of salespeople is inversely related to a department’s tolerance for risk; for example, IT buyers rated 37% of all salespeople as poor - higher than any other department - while their risk tolerance was a low 5 out of 10.

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Account-Based Sales Development: 10 Steps to Global Success

If you have one or more global accounts—large companies with a global footprint—it’s important to approach them globally – but this is a tall order for a busy sales department, especially among newer companies where any account-based approach has a learning curve. As described in my new book, Whale Hunting with Global Accounts, global account-based

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Splitting outbound inbound sales Anthony Johnson

AJ’s story – and the Split of Outbound and Inbound Sales Development

There’s a reason that the average lifespan of an SDR is two years. Sales is hard. Anthony Johnson began his career with a lot of enthusiasm. But over the next two years, as one of just three SDRs, his enthusiasm faded. As a husband and father of infant twins, Johnson had a lot on the line - but he was burned out, and mentally checked out. And it showed.

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Alignment between sales and marketing is a struggle

Want Better Lead Generation? Get Marketing & Sales in Line

Sales enablement really boils down to how marketing can help make sales more successful, and this can be accomplished through a range of program areas including technology, intelligence, content, analytics, training, and demand generation.

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How to Heat Up Cold Emails with Personalization

Since marketing judges success based on engagement, I used different language to create a marketing-specific, hyper-personalized value proposition. First, I referenced the locally famous “PDX carpet” background she used in her LinkedIn profile ...

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