Expand Your Use of Digital Channels to Hit Quota

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Shawn Finder Ask sales and marketing leaders what digital channels they leverage to generate leads and help their teams hit quota and you’ll likely get the same answer over and over: cold calls and emails. Prospective customers want answers to their product-related questions instantly.

E-commerce That Avoids Channel Conflict

Sales and Marketing Management

Over the past three years, we’ve seen a 20% to 30% e-commerce annual growth rate, especially in 2020, as in-person prospecting proved difficult if not impossible during the pandemic. potential conflict with their channel partners. Pricing Is Key to Keeping Channel Peace.

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Using Digital Marketing Channels for Lead Generation

LeadBoxer

Digital marketing solutions and digital marketing channels facilitate the capture of quality leads and enable lead nurturing through digital media. Digital marketing is “the use of the Internet, mobile devices, social media, search engines, and other channels to reach consumers.”

Don’t Neglect Channel Partner Programs

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Paul Nolan In today’s buyer-centric world, salespeople need to create value more than ever or they won’t get in front of prospects. If your go-to-market strategy relies heavily on channel partners, that’s one more step you are removed from your ultimate end-user. Training is essential to having success with channel partners, and just as in-person sales calls shifted to virtual due to the global pandemic, so too has channel partner training.

How to Use Video Throughout the Buyer's Journey

Speaker: Zach Basner, Director of Video Training and Strategy, IMPACT

Forrester Research Group reports that on average 70% of a buyer’s purchasing decision is made before engaging with a sales team. That’s staggering; and it means that we must educate and provide the best answers for our prospects at every stage of their journey. So the question is: will you choose to be an educator in your industry?

Sales in a Digital World: Adopting an Omni-Channel Approach

Sales and Marketing Management

These factors converge to present an opportunity – and challenge – for B2B merchants: adopt an omni-channel sales approach or miss out on significant revenue. In this article, we’ll examine what a comprehensive omni-channel means, the key aspects of an omni-channel approach, and how to support implementation. What Is Omni-Channel? In order to effectively establish an omni-channel approach, it’s vital to understand what that entails. Omni-Channel Fundamentals.

The Ultimate List of YouTube Channels for Sales Professionals

Zoominfo

With just the click of a mouse and a quick Google search, today’s sales reps have a whole host of resources right at their fingertips—resources that help them streamline and simplify activities like prospect research, sales outreach, and professional development. Not too long ago, we compiled a list of top-notch YouTube channels for HR and recruitment professionals. Now, on to the ultimate guide to the YouTube channels producing the best sales content today!

8 Things Your Channel Can Learn From American History

Allbound

The same pattern of growth and decline that was experienced by Americans throughout the years, can be expected to take hold of any sector of your business, including the channel. Here are eight key factors your channel can learn from American History: 1. From the first touch your prospects need to know exactly what product they are being marketed or sold. If things are not going as planned in your channel partner program, change them.

Leverage Your Channel Sales Partners to Grow Revenue, with Jay McBain, Episode #115

Vengreso

For the first time ever on the #SellingWithSocial podcast, my guest and I address how sales organizations can identify and build relationships with channel sales partners to drive sales. This topic is of increasing relevance in the sales world because over 75% of world trade flows indirectly, through channels other than direct sales. Jay leads Forrester’s research and advisory for global channels, alliances, and partnerships. Want To Build A Channel Strategy?

Using Your PRM for Channel Sales Enablement

Allbound

At the core of channel sales enablement is the assurance that channel partners can function autonomously while vendors maintain and manage consistent branding, messaging, and more. According to the CSO Insights 2016 Channel Sales Optimization Study , 46.9 percent of companies surveyed were not using partner relationship management (PRM) technology, and few companies reported having a clear picture of their channel partners’ opportunity flow.

How COVID-19 is Impacting B2B Marketing Plans

Speaker: Tom Pick, Chief Digital Marketing Consultant, Webbiquity

B2B Marketing Zone and Tom Pick, a well-known B2B Marketing expert, recently conducted a survey of over 450 senior B2B marketing professionals about the impact of COVID-19 on their B2B marketing plans. The results were not surprising in some areas, but were very surprising in others. Don’t miss this webinar, where Tom will share findings from the survey, from additional market input, and from the audience. By registering, you will get access to the full survey report.

Can Channel Partnerships Help Increase Sales?

Sales Hacker

Sales reps go out in the market virtually and in person, they meet prospects, drum up interest, and ultimately close deals. But where can channel partnerships fit in? Sales Hacker has published ample content about channel partnerships. How channel partner sales can work.

Prospects Are Sending Purchase Intent Signals—Are Your Resources Properly Aligned?

SBI Growth

You are already doing Market Segmentation, which is a great start, but how do you rank accounts within your segments to find the best opportunities?

Environmentally Friendly Prospecting

The Pipeline

Environmentally friendly prospecting is about understanding and leveraging your mutual settings and events. Starting right in prospecting, of course, means putting the buyer at the centre of every action. Living it is exactly what prospects are doing when our call interrupts. This forces us to not just be multi-channel in our approach, but also multi-lingual. Sort of like a juke-box, where you have you multi-environment prospecting message, ready on demand.

New Product Launch – Identifying the Right Promotional Channels

SBI Growth

Then generate demand through promotional channels. Make sure you have the right promotional channels for your product launch. Download the Persona Ecosystem tool to explore the ideal channels for your promotion plan. The target audience for the new product was different, yet the promotion channels the same. There was no imaginative brainstorming of potential channels. We brainstormed a new plan to identify the right promotion channels.

Best Practices for Engaging Your Go-To-Market Sales Teams

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

Join Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy, for her webinar all about the key strategies for post-lead marketing, from reaching the entire buying group, and delivering a steady stream of personalized content and messaging to help them make a purchase decision, keep buying from you, buy more, and provide you with glowing recommendations and referrals.

7 Sales Prospecting Tips to Ignite Even the Coldest Pipes

Zoominfo

If your sales pipeline is colder than a Siberian spigot in January, it’s time to rethink your sales prospecting techniques. Here’s the thing though, reps need actionable techniques and tips to make their prospecting systematic, smooth, and, of course, profitable.

Video Is the Channel of the Future—Are You Ready?

Showpad

Our customers told us that they were looking for new ways to stand out in a remote world and engage with their prospects. Simply put, today’s B2B buyers want communication on their terms: their channel, their schedule, and their purpose. Are prospects put off by pricing?

How to quickly build a robust Email Channel to reach Decision Makers

eGrabber

They use email & phone as their primary channels of communication. Therefore, it is essential to build a robust email channel to reach decision makers. How to build an Email Channel Manually.

Bust the Myth You Can’t Read Prospects’ Minds

No More Cold Calling

When the market is on an upswing, our customers and prospects may be focused on a whole host of things. Salespeople score meetings with qualified prospects in one call. The post Bust the Myth You Can’t Read Prospects’ Minds appeared first on No More Cold Calling.

How to Read Your Audience and Structure Your Multi-Channel Marketing Accordingly

Sales and Marketing Management

That is why it is crucial to know your audience when you’re structuring your multi-channel marketing. Understanding their motivations is paramount in designing an effective multi-channel marketing strategy. More than that, by identifying the channels prospects are more likely to react to, you can feed them with the exact information they need to convert. Create Personalized Experiences across all Channels.

What Channels Should Be Part of Your Next Outbound Campaign?

Cience

Don’t get me wrong, I do like all these channels to generate demand and leads. This is where a multi-channel, highly targeted outbound campaign can spur new growth with new logos of your best-fit clients. The Go-To Channel: Cold Emails. The Throw-Back Channel: Cold Calls.

Weekly Roundup: How a Multi-Channel Approach to Prospecting Influenced 73% of our Sales Pipeline + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

> How a Multi-Channel Approach to Prospecting Influenced 73% of our Sales Pipeline — Hubspot. It also explores how social media fits into a true multi-channel approach. >>> - MOTIVATION -. SUCCESS IS WALKING FROM FAILURE TO FAILURE WITH NO LOSS OF ENTHUSIASM". WINSTON CHURCHILL. AROUND THE WEB -. > These days, there's a lot of talk about influencing sales through social media or "social selling."

What will happen in channel sales because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Allbound

Sandy Potter, Allbound’s Director of Channel, advises on how to manage indirect sales during this crisis: Now, more than ever, the health of your partner ecosystem is critical to your success. Are you providing robust digital experiences to your channel?

Ask the Experts: Channel Success Tips for 2020

Allbound

Channel partners provide several benefits to your company. Successfully managing partner relationships and maintaining channel sales results is key to your success. We asked some of the top channel leaders about the keys to partner success: 1) Put In The Work for Your Partners. “To

Prospecting Malpractice!

Partners in Excellence

There is no excuse for stupid prospecting! Sadly, too many organizations are committed to prospecting malpractice. None of us can escape or have spam filters powerful enough to filter out the stupid, irrelevant prospecting that is inflicted on us on a daily basis.

The Ultimate Guide to Channel Sales

Hubspot Sales

What is channel sales? In a channel sales model, a company sells through third partners -- affiliate partners (who get commission on each purchase), resellers, value-added providers (who typically bundle your product with their own), or another entity that doesn't work for it directly. Another potentially game-changing strategy: Using a channel sales model. The Definition of Channel Sales. With channel sales, you rely on third parties to sell your product or service.

Prospect Development Program Jumpstarts Manufacturer’s Channel Sales

Pointclear

It’s important to keep your market primed so that when it comes time to buy, these prospects reach out to you. How many times have you lost a piece of business because the buyer didn’t know who you were? Probably more often than you’d like. Few companies have the sales and marketing resources to adequately cover their markets. It’s logical that if only a fraction of your target market is contacted, only a fraction of the deals are going to you.

Step 1 to Establishing a Channel Sales Model: Find Your Candidates

Allbound

This section will teach you how to identify and pursue top candidates for your channel program. The most successful channel sales programs are established on a set of measurable criteria, including: Growth Rate: Favor companies that are growing at market rate or above, as this is a good measure of independence, stability, and efficacy. Want more information around channel partner prospecting? channel sales partner relationship management channel sale

The Definitive Prospecting Guide for Sales Management to Grow Pipeline

Vengreso

Prospecting to generate sales leads is one of the most important jobs of the modern sales professional. In fact, if you ask any sales leader what their teams struggle with the most (and I have), they would say it’s prospecting, especially now that virtual selling is the norm.

Set Yourself Up for Successful Prospecting: Truths 41-50

The Sales Hunter

This is where prospecting has to come in. I want you to be successful, so my last 10 truths are to help you have success in your prospecting. When you put all of the “50 Prospecting Truths” into action, I promise that you will achieve your sales goals and more! Truths 11-20: Your Prospecting Plan. Truths 31-40: Social Media & Email for Prospecting. Prospecting is an omni-channel activity. Prospecting is not an activity.

Stop Wasting Time Prospecting!

Partners in Excellence

95% of our prospecting is just wasted time, so just stop it! “Dave, I’d like to tell you about our products……” And you know that multi-channel is important, so you have automated tools to help you reach out to 100’s of unsuspecting people on LinkedIn.

Step 1 to Establishing a Channel Sales Model: Find Your Candidates

Allbound

This section will teach you how to identify and pursue top candidates for your channel program. The most successful channel sales programs are established on a set of measurable criteria, including: Growth Rate: Favor companies that are growing at market rate or above, as this is a good measure of independence, stability, and efficacy. Want more information around channel partner prospecting? channel sale Channel Sales partner relationship management

7 Biggest Benefits of Starting a Channel Partner Program

Allbound

Making the decision to invest resources in starting a channel partner program can be daunting, sending even the most risk-averse entrepreneurs into a cold sweat. It can also expand your distribution channels, improve your industry knowledge, support your marketing efforts, and increase your lead generation.”. But for those who choose to start their own channel partner program, the benefits are, without doubt, worth the effort.

7 Biggest Benefits of Starting a Channel Partner Program

Allbound

Making the decision to invest resources in starting a channel partner program can be daunting, sending even the most risk-averse entrepreneurs into a cold sweat. It can also expand your distribution channels, improve your industry knowledge, support your marketing efforts, and increase your lead generation.”. But for those who choose to start their own channel partner program, the benefits are, without doubt, worth the effort.

How a Multi-Channel Approach to Prospecting Influenced 73% of our Sales Pipeline

Hubspot Sales

It also explores how social media fits into a true multi-channel approach. But that work has paid off in terms of developing valuable content we can share with prospects and customers. Our strategy is to understand what today's sales professionals find valuable and consistently share that high-value content through multiple channels. Then, we apply a multi-pronged approach to sharing it through social media channels. Implementing a Multi-Channel Approach.

Keeping the Lights on Through the Crisis – What Do We Do Now?

SBI Growth

An executive team sits in front of their computers watching the concerned and, in some cases, confused faces of one another. They have completed the gut-wrenching discussion about who stays and who goes, either permanently or temporarily, to provide some.

Part 3 to Establishing a Channel Sales Model: Closing Your Partner

Allbound

Want more information around channel partner sales? The Foundation of Successful Collaboration : Partner engagement is the foundation of channel sales success. How to Motivate Channel Sales Reps to Sell More : Unless your salespeople are ambitious, driven, and determined, they won't overcome the hurdles of channel sales. Ask These 5 Questions : Channel partners require materials to educate, engage, and sell prospects.

3 LinkedIn Prospecting Tips for Identifying the Right Buyers

Vengreso

B2B sales professionals are missing out if they’re not using social media, and especially, in their LinkedIn prospecting efforts. Modern B2B buyers are now harder to reach through traditional channels than before. Using the Search Feature to Find Prospects.

Part 3 to Establishing a Channel Sales Model: Closing Your Partner

Allbound

Want more information around channel partner sales? The Foundation of Successful Collaboration : Partner engagement is the foundation of channel sales success. How to Motivate Channel Sales Reps to Sell More : Unless your salespeople are ambitious, driven, and determined, they won't overcome the hurdles of channel sales. Ask These 5 Questions : Channel partners require materials to educate, engage, and sell prospects.