Sales Effectiveness

what 15k demos taught us about converting inbound sales leads

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.

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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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don't scare off your prospect in a cold call

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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Sales Acceleration on Demand: Outreach & DiscoverOrg

“Sales acceleration” is a good buzzword, but all it really means is “sell more, faster” … without saying anything about “How?” There are a lot of sales acceleration tools out there, but the redesigned DiscoverOrg’s Outreach connector solves some very specific problems: (1) a disjointed sales tech stack, (2) inaccurate, untrustworthy data, and (3) governance

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The Effect of Predictive 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.

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DiscoverOrg CEO Henry Schuck

What Is Sales Intelligence? An Interview With DiscoverOrg CEO Henry Schuck

Without sales intelligence, the growth of your universe of accounts (and revenue potential) is left to chance. It’s like spraying a hose with an open nozzle or spraying with a closed nozzle: You’re going to get wet either way, but one is much more efficient than the other.

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Cold Email, Warm Leads: Where Does Good Data Come From?

Are emails in DiscoverOrg really over 3.5 times cleaner than the typical email address used by sales professionals? The short answer is “Yes!” DiscoverOrg pumps over $15 million into our proprietary data gathering and cleansing process every year, with the sole purpose of providing our customers with quality data.

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how to prospect at trade shows

How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Checklist

Trade shows are an exciting opportunity for sales professionals to develop relationships with prospects and show off the latest products and services. People can check out different demonstrations, network, and even enjoy the occasional sponsored concert or hosted bar. Yet through all the excitement, how do you connect with new contacts? We asked Jake Shaffren,

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predictive data points black box

Breaking Open the Predictive Black Box: What Data Points Actually Predict a Purchase?

Over 85% of respondents said Job title are effective or very effective at predicting a prospect’s likelihood of predicting a purchase. This is because Job title is a basic, fundamental part of the Ideal Customer Profile. The least predictive Fit data point? Age.

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A CEO Mind-shift for Scaling Growth: An Interview with Henry Schuck

Two years ago, I was meeting with CEOs of large companies, and they’d tell me that the stuff that they were focused on today wouldn't come to fruition for 12 to 24 months. And I remember thinking, "What a waste of time! I can’t imagine a world where I’m just thinking about the future." All that has changed.

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