Thanksgiving, 2014


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Five Important Microsoft Dynamics Themes From Convergence 2014

Brian Vellmure

While social listening capabilities have actually been available in the marketplace for several years now, with many of the major early players getting acquired or broadening their offering, the Microsoft Dynamics community seemed excited about the listening offering to be released in Q2 of 2014.

Trending Sources

Announcing #SocSales Jam 2014: The Ultimate Social Sales Playbook (Live)

Sales and Management Blog

Uncategorized #socsales jam 2014 social media social sales social selling the ultimate social sales playbook Want to master the art of social selling, but are wondering how to go about it?

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The circus known as Dreamforce and the company behind it: A 2014 Retrospective

Brian Vellmure

The post The circus known as Dreamforce and the company behind it: A 2014 Retrospective appeared first on Value Creator. Over 150,000 registrants , 5,000,000 online streaming views , and well over 1,000,000 meals to help feed the hungry.

2014 B2B Marketing Trends That Work


The Content Marketing Institute recently released the annual North American report titled B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends—and the findings are impressive.

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Seven Things I Learned at Digital Summit 2014


The post Seven Things I Learned at Digital Summit 2014 appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Email Marketing Events Social Media

Fused 2014 Was One for the Books


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4 Keys to a Fatter Wallet in 2014

Sales Benchmark Index

How will you use them to top the Leader Board in 2014? You want to maximize your competitive edge going into 2014. Execute your plan and reap the rewards in 2014! Any ‘A’ Player will tell you that success is built around 3 main concepts: Possessing the right skills.

4 Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2014

Vertical Response

In 2014, social media will continue to be a necessity for small business marketing, not just a fad that will fade away. “I think in 2014 we’ll see new social media tools revealed and smarter strategies from small business owners.”

5 Steps to Kill Your Number in 2014 – Without Killing Yourself

Sales Benchmark Index

2014 is upon us! Interviews that we have conducted with top sales reps around the world support these 5 steps to set yourself up for a strong and meaningful 2014: Target Your Time : Time is the one resource that we cannot get any more of.

7 Key takeaways from Dreamforce 2014


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Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

Sales Benchmark Index

As a marketing leader, the CEO is going to measure your 2014 success in three ways: Leads – Number of Sales Qualified Leads delivered to Sales. Get a peek at what the best in class marketing leaders are planning in 2014 and why. CALL TO ACTION: 2014 is fast approaching.

Sales Techniques 2014: Learn About and Enlighten Your Prospect


The post Sales Techniques 2014: Learn About and Enlighten Your Prospect appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Many sales experts agree: it is the age of insight selling.

SiriusDecisions Summit 2014


Last week I attended the SiriusDecisions Summit in Orlando. This was my third summit and I have enjoyed them all. Author Malcolm Gladwell opened the session with a witty and insightful presentation on the concept of transformation.

A Different Approach to 2014

Sales Benchmark Index

As CEO, you feel like you have seen this movie before. Sales gets off to a fast start at the beginning of the year. Come Q4, that lead has evaporated and now sales is threatening to miss the number. They struggle to close deals. Excuses come from every direction.

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An Eye-Opening Breakdown of Back-to-School Spending in 2014 [Infographic]

Vertical Response

The National Retail Federation recently released its 2014 Back-to-School survey projecting and portraying just how big the scholastic shopping season is. © 2014, VR Marketing Blog.

The 14 Best Marketing Infographics of 2014

Vertical Response

With 2014 nearly over and 2015 almost here, we’re turning back the clock to take another look at some of the best marketing infographics of 2014: Blogging: The 6 Elements of a Powerful Blog Post ; Quicksprout. State of Email Marketing 2014: Mobile vs. Desktop ; Attractivo.

2014 Planning Metrics for B2B Marketing Leaders

Sales Benchmark Index

The Holy Grail of 2014 Planning: Marketing Contribution as a % of Total Revenue. The metric of choice in 2014 is centered around Marketing Contribution to revenue. Find out how your 2014 plan stacks up against world-class plan outcomes.

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VerticalResponse’s Top 50 Marketing Blog Posts of 2014

Vertical Response

In 2014 (so far), we published and produced more than 315 pieces of original content. 5 Tips to Get Your Video Marketing Efforts off the Ground in 2014. © 2014, VerticalResponse Blog. The post VerticalResponse’s Top 50 Marketing Blog Posts of 2014 appeared first on VerticalResponse Blog. Creating valuable content is a consistent mission for us here at VerticalResponse. This includes 18 videos , 5 infographics , 12 guides , and 280 blog posts.

Countdown to 2015: Top 5 Smart Selling Tools posts of 2014

Smart Selling Tools

They’ll all be participating in this year’s Dreamforce 2014 event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. 2014’s Not Over, But These #TopMarketingTools Have Already Won. You’ll find them and more in our new Top Marketing Tools of 2014 guide.

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2014?s Not Over, But These #TopMarketingTools Have Already Won

Smart Selling Tools

You’ll find them and more in our new Top Marketing Tools of 2014 guide. Want to accelerate your revenue marketing with tools that let you identify, prioritize and nurture leads? Perhaps you want tools that deliver rich content that lets you convert more prospects into leads and leads into opportunities. We’ve scoured the marketing landscape to identify what we believe are top tools for B2B marketers. And you can learn all about them in this multi-media guide!

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A Sales Leader’s Blueprint for 2014

Sales Benchmark Index

You know you need to begin planning for 2014 now. Steve asked us to stress test his 2014 sales plan. Steve told us he was going to build 3 elements into his plan for 2014. Complete the Strategy Blueprint Tool for 2014. Your Sales Strategy.

The Top Sales Tool for 2014

Sales Benchmark Index

As a Sales Operations leader, you have 3 major challenges heading into 2014. It has never been more necessary than it is heading into 2014. It may serve as inspiration for your 2014 strategic planning. It’s low hanging fruit for 2014.

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Top Sales Experts Predict the Sales Landscape for 2015


We’ve seen many advances and surprises in Sales in 2014—but judging by the predictions of our panel of experts, next year promises to bring some more unexpected drama to the Sales landscape.

CMO: Is Your 2014 Marketing Plan Obsolete?

Sales Benchmark Index

Download the 2014 B2B Demand Generation Planning template here to get started. As CMO, you’re constantly trying to answer these 2 burning questions: Are customers responding to our marketing campaigns? What are we doing to adjust to the market demands?

How Realistic is your 2014 Sales Quota?

Sales Benchmark Index

Gain access to guides and tools to help you make the number in 2014. This will then inform your thoughts about your 2014 quota. My last blog discussed how to Make it Rain in Q4 and close the year strong. Today I have shifted the focus to next year.

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Avangate 2014 World Cup Contest

Software Business Blog

Avangate is excited to announce our most outstanding contest so far: the Avangate World Cup 2014! June 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014. Bet on your favorite team at the World Cup 2014 and if they win, you score more points! Play the Game and Go To Rio.

Our Favorite Infographics – June 2014

Productivity and Motivational Tips for Inside Sale

Our favorites from the month of June, 2014 include some thinking about what really makes the perfect sales team…which is actually our panel topic on this week’s Apttus Acelerate conference in San Francisco ! 2014: Migration of the Sales Profession.

5 Tools for Social Business Success


In 2014, a social business is a sustainable business. But what does that mean exactly?

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The 2014 Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers Announced

Jonathan Farrington

In 2012 we decided to discover find who really were the sales and marketing experts, gurus, commentators, authors and spokespeople who genuinely influence the way we think, sell and market our companies/products/solutions, We used the services of a small team of professional researchers and the criteria we used to benchmark each individual’s impact within the sales space was: Social media presence – Twitter/ Facebook/ Klout score/LinkedIn authority.

The Nature Of Successful Leadership in 2014

Jonathan Farrington

People have been debating the nature of leadership for as long as records have been kept – certainly as far back as Homer and his peers. The topic continues to fascinate and enthral us today, but the way in which we assess leadership roles is changing.

What midsize enterprises can learn from baseball’s small market teams on Opening Day 2014

Brian Vellmure

Welcome to Major League Baseball’s Opening Day 2014! But it’s important to note that even with the revenue sharing, there are 14 teams whose annual payroll is under $100 million in 2014.

4 Keys to a Fatter Wallet in 2014

Sales Benchmark Index

How will you use them to top the Leader Board in 2014? You want to maximize your competitive edge going into 2014. Execute your plan and reap the rewards in 2014! Any ‘A’ Player will tell you that success is built around 3 main concepts: Possessing the right skills.

25 Insanely Interesting People I Came Across in 2014

Mukesh Gupta

One of the goals that i had for 2014 was to discover new people and learn from new sources. So, here is a list of some of the insanely interesting people that i came across in 2014. The post 25 Insanely Interesting People I Came Across in 2014 appeared first on Musings of A Salesman.

Wide Awake at Dreamforce 2014

No More Cold Calling

Get out of your office to reignite your passions. If we’re not learning, we’re dead. I didn’t coin that phrase, but that’s my belief. Learning is exciting and transforming.

Are Your Reps Focused on the Wrong Opportunities?

Sales Benchmark Index

Buyer Persona Account Management 2014 planning Sales Manager Sales Manager Resources You’re half way through May. You missed the Q1 number and Q2 isn’t looking too good. You’re worried. And you should be.

Are Your Sales Messages Tuned to the Right Frequency?


Editor’s Note: On October 2, 2014, AG Salesworks conducted a highly informative TwitterChat with noted sales author and consultant John Golden, Pipeliner CRM’s Chief Strategy Officer.

The Top 5 Post of 2014

The Pipeline

For the last post of 2014, I thought we would look at the top five posts of 2014; not saying they are the best of what I did in 2014, but it seems that these were the ones that got the most looks. By Tibor Shanto -

Medical Sales – Blog Round-up – Winter 2014

Sales Training Connection

Medical Sales. If you missed some of our medical sales and medical device blogs posts, here’s a chance to look at some of our most popular posts – in the Medical Sales – Blog Round-up. Click here to take a read.

SEO’s Biggest Changes in 2014 – What Went Down?

Vertical Response

SEO is an ever-changing industry and 2014 was no exception. Some of the biggest SEO happenings went down in 2014, so let’s review! Both of Google’s big algorithms, Panda and Penguin, got major updates in 2014 and both are moving to rolling updates.