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[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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accounts-based sales development

A 10-Step Plan for Global Account-Based Sales Development

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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closed-loop sales communication is like a black hole

[5 IDEAS] How Data Fuels Closed-Loop Sales Communication

The manufacturing industry uses a concept, originating in Japan, called "kaizen": It refers to continually measuring and improving a process. As new ideas and processes are implemented, they, too, are measured; each iteration improves the product. Here's how that applies to sales:

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What DiscoverOrg does

[VIDEO] Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

Our gracious host is determined to show two newcomers - from sales and marketing, respectively - how the DiscoverOrg platform powers a bigger pipeline, more appointments, and faster revenue growth.

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How to enliven cold leads with Patrick Purvis

[VIDEO] 3 B2B Sales Techniques to Close Cold Leads

Our B2B win rate on companies that we re-engage with and get the second opportunity with is much, much higher than our win rate on companies where we're going through our first opportunity with them.

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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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A man opens cold email at the airport

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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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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A boy benefits from data proliferation

How Data Proliferation Evolves Sales and Marketing

Historically, business relationships revolved more around golf-course deals and long-standing relationships: Good for incumbents, bad for newcomers. That’s changing.

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How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption: 15 Lessons from High-Growth Leaders

Rapid growth is a natural expectation for tech start-ups at a time when data is widely available to all businesses, from startup to blue chip. But the availability of data isn't a universal promise of success.

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