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Matt, Kyle, and the Less-Traveled Road to Customer Retention

Meet Matt Shephard and Kyle Ziegler, whose unique approach to customer retention and service has become a revenue-generating machine.

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account based marketing ideal customer profile

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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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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Inside Scoop: Learning from Equifax – How Sales Can Act on (and Anticipate) a Data Breach

With the right information in-hand, savvy sales and marketing pros might have seen it coming. Even now, we can find insights to better sell security products in a more timely and helpful way - both in response to Equifax, and in preparation for the next inevitable data security breach.

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love lessons for sales development

5 Mistakes Online Dating Can Teach Sales Prospecting

Prospecting is a lot like online dating, the mistakes online daters make provide great illustrations to help get more leads.

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buyer and vendor personalities

[STUDY] Bridging the Great B2B Vendor-Buyer Divide

"Salespeople are too pushy." Well, yes, PUSHY is the name of the game. You have to be pushy just to get in the door. But the fact that most buyers still identified this as the primary reason they don’t connect with salespeople (and there’s a lot of supporting evidence) means it's a problem.

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How to Build a Prospect Insight Report Your Entire Team Can Use

Include the customer's business strategy in your prospect insight report. I’ve seen a customer meeting end because sales couldn’t answer this opening question: “Can anyone here tell me what our business strategy is?” Not a pleasant memory.

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The ABM Cookbook for Sales Teams: 5 recipes to keep Sales 100% focused on target accounts

If you want to distribute 30 key accounts to each, provide a list of 40 candidate companies. Ask the Account Executives to weed out poor prospects, and let them propose a few alternative names of their own. Now the AE owns the list!

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DiscoverOrg features for sales development

Alert Subscriptions – A Magic 8 Ball for Outbound Sales Development

If the subscription alert revealed a plan to hire 15 new sales reps, I know my target company wants to grow. That’s a significant investment, and management will want to see ROI right away. I’d call first, then put the prospect in a very specific nurture email campaign.

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