Why Your B2B Brand Matters

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With 20 years of Tech B2B marketing experience, Tiffany is one of the top B2B revenue growth marketers. Marketing Strategy Video 360-degree brand b2b brand b2b marketing brand brand audit brand experience CMO lifesize tiffany nels

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How B2B Sales Benefits from Prescriptive Analytics

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For B2B sales reps who are stretched thin over many accounts, this is a seller’s dream. Many B2B enterprises are turning to prescriptive, AI-based solutions to help their sales teams drive the company’s financial metrics of revenue and profit.

Create an Inspiring B2B Brand

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Marketing Strategy Video 360-degree brand b2b brand b2b marketing brand brand audit CMOJoining us for today’s show is Simon Mouyal, the Chief Marketing Officer for Medidata. Simon is recognized as one of the top 100 CMO’s in the world and knows how to make the number.

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#B2BMX Recap: What Every B2B Marketer Should Focus on in 2018

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Naturally that makes sense since we provide Sales Leaders with free resources on how to navigate the Sales Technology landscape, so when I had the opportunity to join the B2B Marketing Exchange conference this past week in Scottsdale, I was excited. Half of all B2B researchers are millennials.

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The B2B Marketer’s Holy Grail for Customer Marketing

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Marketing Strategy Sales Strategy Video ABM Account Based Marketing b2b marketer b2b marketing b2b sales leaders customer marketing definitive guide holy grail of customer marketing jennifer arnold vice president of marketing vp of marketing

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The Digital Transformation of a B2B World

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Corporate Strategy Marketing Strategy Product Strategy Sales Strategy Video b2b CDO chief digital officer customer expectations customer experience design digital marketing digital transformation digitization grow your brand mark lister marketing strategy ness prospect expectations revenue growth sales sales initiativeOur guest today is Mark Lister, the Chief Digital Officer for Ness Digital Engineering.

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How Top B2B Marketing Leaders Engage at QBRs

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World class B2B marketing organizations actively engage in Quarterly Business Review (QBR) meetings. Article Marketing Strategy b2b marketing QBR Quarterly Business Review sales qbrFor many marketing leaders the sales team’s QBR is an afterthought.

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Unmask the Emotional B2B Buyer

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Article Marketing Strategy buyer behavior buying process map emotional buying

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Marketing Leadership: Top 10 B2B Marketing Articles of 2017

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Article Marketing Strategy SBI for SMB b2b marketing Chief Marketing Officer CMO growth marketing articles revenue revenue growth sales leader Sales Leadership: Top 10 Revenue Growth Articles of 2017 top 10 top 10 b2b marketing articles top articles top b2b marketing top tenWhat’s unique about this top 10 list? We segmented our subscribers by marketing leadership. This is a top 10 list of the most viewed articles by Chief Marketing Officers and VP’s of Marketing.

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How B2B Marketers Drive Measurable Revenue Growth?

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Marketing Strategy Podcast b2b marketing campaign brief campaign budget campaign objectives campaign planning campaign strategy campaigns Chief Marketing Officer CMO funnel contribution head of marketing marketing campaign Marketing campaign planning revenue growth touch-points vp of marketing

Is Your B2B Brand a “Me Too” Pretender?

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Article Marketing Strategy accenture b2b brand b2b marketing brand planning brand strategy fedex ibm joe derosa sap upsAre you building a “me too” brand? Your competitors are making the same claims and promises as you. They are even using the same words.

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Your Guide to B2B Marketing Campaigns that Generate Revenue

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Today’s show is a rare opportunity to hear from an entire B2B marketing leadership team on a key topic that will make or break the year for most companies. Sales Strategy Video b2b marketing campaign planning campaign return campaign strategy CMO generate return vp of marketing

Think Robots Will Replace B2B Sales Reps?

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Have B2B sales reps gone the way of CD players, the Rolodex, and analog radio—replaced by technology that gets the job done faster and better? Some take this to mean that our prospects and clients don’t really need us anymore—that the automation of selling has made B2B sales reps irrelevant.

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How to Get Accurate B2B Data to Build Sales Pipeline and Grow Your Business

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Derek: At Dun & Bradstreet, we are seeing that B2B relationships are growing increasingly complex and that access to accurate data is critical to driving growth. Matt: Our State of Sales Acceleration Report provides perspectives from today’s B2B buyers and sellers.

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The Revenue Marketer’s Guide to B2B Field Events

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B2B marketing leaders drive hyper-growth by bridging the gap between the corporate office and the field. Article Marketing Strategy Sales Strategy b2b marketing event marketing event toolkit field event Field Event B2B Marketing field marketing event Marketing toolkitIf you are investing in field events, and not generating desired outcomes, consider thinking like a B2C marketer. To do this, you need to.

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How Do You Sell to a Millennial B2B Decision-Maker?

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How to Sell selling to millennials how to sell to millennials B2B marketingA Guest Post by Salesloft.com.

Chairs are Dead—and Other B2B Marketing Hogwash


Earlier today I was talking to my wife about the B2B marketplace. I casually said what we do, which is outbound business development for B2B companies, is not old fashioned, it is timeless. These approaches work well in both B2B and consumer marketing, covering the entire length of the lead funnel and the customer journey, respectively.”. In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing).

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[STUDY] What Do B2B Buyers Want?

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In which departments are B2B buyers more likely to give upstart products a chance? Which selling style do B2B buyers prefer? B2B buyers are not immune to such influence, either – but much less research has been conducted on the influence on B2B buyers and purchase decisions. Martin for a deep dive into the candid thoughts of B2B buyers and what kind of sales experience they prefer. Research goals of the B2B buyer study.

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3 Referral Selling Skills All B2B Sales Reps Should Practice

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B2B sales reps don’t get good overnight either. Here’s how B2B sales professionals can keep their referral skills sharp: 1. The post 3 Referral Selling Skills All B2B Sales Reps Should Practice appeared first on No More Cold Calling.

B2B Selling—It’s Personal


There is a mistaken belief that B2B buying behavior rests in coldly logical, rational business decisions, and that business-to-consumer (B2C) decisions are more personal and emotional. B2B Buying Perspective. The actual fact is that B2B purchasing is often highly personal and emotional. It is even more so than B2C buying, simply because of the inflated personal risk experienced by B2B buyers. Response from the B2B Salesperson.

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Missing the Obvious in B2B Marketing Actions

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Sometimes the simplest B2B marketing actions deliver the best results. Not having a phone number, email or even physical address turned off B2B buyers by 44% of those surveyed. Marketing B2B marketing B2B marketing actions marketing actions

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What B2B Companies Can Learn from Uber’s Pricing Strategy

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Article Corporate Strategy Pricing Strategy Sales Strategy b2b pricing methodology pricing strategy uber's pricing strategy value based pricingUber is a fascinating company.

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3 Ways NOT to Sell B2B [NEW REPORT]

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When we commissioned a study that asked 270 B2B buyers about their feelings on salespeople, the response revealed … shall we say, room for improvement. With technology taking on the role of Information Provider , the role of the B2B salesperson must become a Customizer of Experience. Sell B2B features, NOT benefits. Our study found buyers sense the salesperson’s agenda to make the B2B sale and feel pressured.

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What B2B Companies Can Learn from Uber’s Price Discrimination?

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Article Corporate Strategy Pricing Strategy Sales Strategy b2b Price Discrimination pricing methodology pricing strategy uber's pricing strategy value based pricingUber is a fascinating company.

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CMO Newsletter: Top B2B Revenue Marketing Articles of February 2018

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The Digital Transformation of a B2B World Every major company is undergoing a digital transformation of some kind. Mark is here today to help you purge your old world view of digital. Instead, offer extreme personalization and a frictionless experience across. Article Marketing Strategy SBI for SMB Chief Marketing Officer CMO digital strategy growth revenue revenue growth sales leader sales transformation top articles

B2B Salespeople Send 16,000+ Unqualified Proposals Each Day!

Understanding the Sales Force

And what if these visuals could demonstrate that B2B salespeople create and send more than 16,000 inappropriately timed proposals each day?

[VIDEO] 3 B2B Sales Techniques to Close Cold Leads

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In this video we’ll explain how to use a few techniques in your B2B sales efforts. Nurture cold dead B2B sales opportunities. The post [VIDEO] 3 B2B Sales Techniques to Close Cold Leads appeared first on DiscoverOrg. Outbound Selling Sales Strategies Video B2B Sales B2B Sales Insights Cold Calling Cold leads Outbound Sales Sales Effectiveness sales strategies Sales Tips

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B2B Sales Trends for 2018


It’s about time B2B professionals caught up. In the context of B2B, this might mean using predictive analytics to better understand where buyers are in the customer lifecycle, which offers are appropriate to pitch at any given point, and even how to reduce churn. Which of these B2B Sales Trends for 2018 do you think will have the biggest impact? Which of these B2B Sales Trends for 2018 do you think will have the biggest impact? The new year is fast approaching.

LinkedIn and Effective B2B Marketing Strategies

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LinkedIn closely follows Twitter when it comes to effective B2B marketing strategies according to a survey conducted by Regalix Research. What continues to amaze me is the number of B2B professionals who fail to engage in effective B2B marketing strategies.

The Most Untapped Leverage Point For B2B Growth

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Direct mail is hot in B2B right now, for good reason: it can be extremely effective.

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The Anatomy of a B2B Content Marketing Team

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Today’s topic is content strategy and planning. Joining us is Steve Keifer, the Vice President of Marketing at LeaseAccelerator, a fast-growth SaaS company in the corporate FinTech space. LeaseAccelerator helps companies track and manage equipment leases through an enterprise SaaS environment. .

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[STUDY] Bridging the Great B2B Vendor-Buyer Divide

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In a perfect world , the B2B buyer-vendor relationship is mutually beneficial – and most of the time, it is. It may be true that some sales professionals are, shall we say, less than professional; but B2B buyers have to get their products and services somewhere, so it’s important to make this inevitable relationship a positive one. The post [STUDY] Bridging the Great B2B Vendor-Buyer Divide appeared first on DiscoverOrg.

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Beware This Really Big Gap in Your B2B Sales Strategies!

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When crafting your B2B sales strategies, think of the sales process as a curve. The Referral Gap in B2B Sales Strategies. Without referral programs in your B2B sales strategies: 1. Improve Your B2B Sales Strategies: Close the Referral Gap.

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2014 B2B Marketing Trends That Work


As a B2B company, it’s paramount that you stay on top of trends so you know which to adopt and which to nix. This is a standout year for B2B marketing. B2B Marketing

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B2B Sales Ever Changing – Are You

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B2B B2B SalesAfter a very full day at sales summit Accelerate ’16 in Park City, UT, put on by InsideSales.com, there is no question how professional selling is changing through more science and data.

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

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As sales professionals know, the B2B buyer’s decision process is ultimately influenced by timing, office politics, budgets, vendor philosophy, and past experience – in addition to the quality and fit of the product or service itself. What do B2B buyers want to see on vendor websites? Every major B2B purchase progresses through four sales cycle stages, and different types of influencers determine which vendor is in the lead at each stage.

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[SURVEY] The B2B Buyer Persona: 30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

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First, the bad news: Most B2B buyers don’t trust salespeople. These 30 findings from our extensive study tell salespeople exactly what to do to change this dynamic, and how to win back the respect and partnership the B2B sales-buyer relationship needs to be mutually successful. B2B buyers often take issue with salespeople for a host of reasons. This objective study pulls from statistics as well as human psychology, as represented by 230 B2B buyers in a 76-part survey.

What B2B Companies Must Learn from 10 Reasons Why Amazon is Destroying Retailers

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I'm going to share my 10 reasons why this is happening and you might be very surprised with my conclusion at the end of the article where I provide an important warning for B2B Sellers. Dave Kurlan Consultative Selling sales strategy amazon.com B2C B2BImage Copyright AdrianHancu.

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Artificial Intelligence for B2B Sales & Marketing: Reality vs. Hype in 2018

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” To me, these expectations echo the hype surrounding the possibilities of what AI can do … rather than the reality of what B2B AI is actually capable of today. The B2B business community is only just now entering the “Early Adopters” period. This could not be farther from the truth – especially in B2B applications. In short: AI is already part of everyday life, but B2B sales and marketing application is behind the adoption curve.

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B2B sales – is more better?

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Because of the type of sale and the buyers, the study construct does raise some flags about its applicability to B2B selling. A myth that is still being repeated time and time again even in B2B sales. How many reasons should you share with the customer to purchase your product?

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