How to Make Marketing Scientific

Sales Benchmark Index

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The Data Will Bring Us Together: Relationship Therapy with Sales and Marketing

DiscoverOrg Sales

The process of sales and marketing alignment is so fraught with assumptions, misunderstandings, and disagreement that we think both departments need a relationship therapy session! Marketing has certain data needs. Location data (Marketing loves). Firmographic data.

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What Kind of B2B Marketing Personalization Gets Results?

Corporate Visions

The post What Kind of B2B Marketing Personalization Gets Results? In today’s world of big data and hyper-targeted marketing campaigns, most B2B marketers believe the more personalized your message, the better your results. The Marketing Personalization Study.

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Data-Agnostic? See How Data Quality Affects ROI in This A/B Test

DiscoverOrg Sales

Data is no different. The problem with data is that it changes slowly over time, decaying, typically at minimum, 30% per year. Data decay happens similarly to how motor oil ages in your engine. That’s how ABSD is scaled, in part—and it is critically dependent upon data quality.

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The Startup’s 4-step Guide to Building Strong Sales Pipeline

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales and marketing event season just ended. Account-Based Marketing orchestration – sure, that sounds great,” you may think. The availability of data is truly democratizing growth. Start with a market that you’ve already had success in, and find more companies like those.

How to Find a Deal That Will Close This Month

Smart Selling Tools

For many sales and marketing teams, discovering an in-month deal requires a whole lot of luck. Traditional demand generation methods just aren’t cutting it anymore. What happens next is predictable: marketers and sales professionals lose trust in one another.

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B2B Demand Generation Boot Camp: Next Gen Inside Sales Training

Green Lead's B2B

Demand Gen Basics - Yes, we specialize in appointment setting, but we are in the industry of Demand Gen and appointment setting isn't just about dialing the phone any more. Have you revamped the way outbound lead generation is done

6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Data Provider

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Eileen Chow, Director, Demand Generation and Marketing Operations at Evergage. Data may be the lifeblood of organizations, but it seems like there’s never enough good data to go around. Data Needs. Each team uses a different data provider.

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First Post 2014 – Let’s Cut The S*#T – 1

The Pipeline

A cute marketing term that elevated the noise created by Sales 2.0, But when you follow the links to a slideshare presentation: Inbound marketing your secrets to success , Kieran, on slide 9, attributes it to the Corporate Executive Board.

End Death by PowerPoint and a 1,000 White Paper Cuts

The ROI Guy

Most organizations spend a significant portion of their marketing budget on creating content to fuel demand generation programs, and to arm sales reps to have better conversations and engagements.

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Events

LeadGnome

For B2Bs, events and trade shows are a key part of the go-to-market strategy. Savvy marketers and salespeople are realizing the benefits of mining replies when it comes to event email management. But success at these events is a demand generation dream come true.

CMO: Is Your 2014 Marketing Plan Obsolete?

Sales Benchmark Index

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? Perhaps in the past you laid out a multi-year marketing plan, or simply went year-to-year.

Sales and Marketing Alignment in 2013? Not so Fast!

The ROI Guy

Executives continually point to the need for Sales and Marketing to align, with 90% of Senior Marketers indicating to Forrester that indeed alignment is a high or very high priority. However, the story is quite different when Marketing is asked about their own priorities.

Building an Effective Lead Management Process for High-Growth Sales

Velocify

Demand generation marketers are focused on supporting sales teams, and a large part of their role is ensuring that carefully curated leads are moving through the funnel effectively. Last year, our sales and marketing teams aligned on a high-growth strategy for 2017.

TechTarget Priority Engine Named Best Account Based Marketing and Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution by SIIA

Smart Selling Tools

TechTarget Priority Engine Named Best Account Based Marketing and Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution by SIIA. Priority Engine provides B2B marketing and sales teams the real, observed purchase intent they need to act with speed and confidence.

Promoted to VP of Marketing: The Year 1 Roadmap

Sales Benchmark Index

You’re the newly minted marketing leader. Every marketing leader in similar circumstances asks themself these two questions: What do I need to accomplish in year 1? Implement Demand Generation. DEVELOP A LEAD GENERATION STRATEGY. IMPLEMENT DEMAND GENERATION.

Can the Alinean-powered assessments / analysis be fed data from other tools to jumpstart or automatically create analyses?

The ROI Guy

Yes, the Interactive Content Integration service can be used to feed information from CRM /marketing automation solutions or other applications into the Alinean tool, where this information is then used to intelligently populate key entries and jump-start the analysis for the user.

The Secret Unfair Advantage For Your Sales Team

LeadGnome

In an Account Based Revenue strategy where sales and marketing share a singular focus on driving revenue, it’s ultimately up to marketing to get qualified leads in the door and sales to close the deals. Blog Account Based Intelligence Database Integrity Demand Generation

A Better Way to Go Mobile – Interactive White Paper (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

A mobile application platform provider had an urgent requirement to generate a wealth of qualified leads, particularly connecting and engaging with enterprise web and application managers seeking to take their apps mobile in a timelier, more cost effective manner.

Can we collect lead / registration information from marketing tool users?

The ROI Guy

As well, any survey data that is captured, key results, along with the registration data, can be fed to your lead management / marketing automation system. This is rich data that will dramatically help with lead nurturing and follow-up.

Want Better Lead Generation? Get Marketing & Sales in Line

DiscoverOrg Sales

I’ve been involved in sales enablement and lead generation since the term was just getting popularized in the B2B tech sector around 2006. By understanding the discipline of sales enablement and how to prioritize tactics based on marketing and sales objectives, companies of all sizes can reap the rewards. Successful sales enablement starts with ensuring marketing and sales are aligned , which isn’t always easy, but pays its dividends many times over.

Inbound Marketing’s Top 4 Newest Insights

Sales Benchmark Index

I recently had a cup of coffee with a good friend and marketing peer. She has helped build the company with superb demand generation efforts. I had recently read Hubspot’s newest release of the State of Inbound Marketing Report, and a key stat hit me.

Playing Nice: Easing the Tension between Sales and Marketing Teams

InsightSquared

One of the key elements of any successful relationship is communication — and that happens to be a huge factor in successful sales and marketing interactions, too. Sales and marketing usually want to be friends. Use Sales and Marketing Tools to Reach Your Goals for Higher Revenue.

Marketing Automation Vendors Are Not Delivering On Marketers’ Needs For Reporting And Analytics. Here’s Why.

InsightSquared

Marketers look to their marketing automation platforms (MAPs) not only to execute many of their demand generation activities, but also to understand the effectiveness of their marketing programs. I’ve worked with marketers and MarTech tools for most of my career.

Top Lead Generation Statistics for 2018

Zoominfo

As new companies join the space, existing companies will find it increasingly difficult to generate new leads. As bleak as this sounds for marketers, we remain hopeful. We’ll go out on a limb and say that, as a marketing practice, lead generation will never go extinct.

6 Steps to Improve Your Go-To-Market Maturity

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Joe Andrews What defines a mature go-to-market model in B2B companies? Is it having a growth strategy focused on new market segments? Does it include a focus on account-based marketing (ABM), a topic with a lot of buzz today? InsideView just published a study of over 500 B2B sales and marketing professionals with new insight on go-to-market (GTM) maturity, a topic of growing interest for many business leaders. Why does your go-to-market maturity matter?

Is Account-Based Marketing the Holy Grail for Lead Generation Nirvana? [PowerOpinions Part 4]

Pointclear

There’s no doubt that Account-Based Marketing is on the up-and-up. What are sales and marketing leaders saying about it? Today in part 4, we hear from Scott Vaughan , Chief Marketing Officer at Integrate. Account Based Marketing (ABM) is not a new concept or idea.

PODCAST 07: You CAN Align Marketing and Sales (Here’s How This CMO Did It)

Sales Hacker

On this episode of the Sales Hacker podcast, we talk with Andrea Kayal , Chief Marketing Officer at Upserve and most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Signpost. We talk about how to align marketing and sales with demand generation to drive scale.

Is Account-Based Marketing the Holy Grail for Lead Generation Nirvana? [PowerOpinions Part 5]

Pointclear

I consider SiriusDecisions to be the gold standard when it comes to best practices in B2B marketing and sales processes. Here's the thing: Account-Based Marketing is not really about lead generation at all. It's a marketing strategy dictated by the sales go-to-market model.

How does Alinean capture the leads of those using the Interactive White Paper?

The ROI Guy

The Interactive White Paper is hosted on the Alinean XcelLive™ platform , which has a number of lead capture options and connectors to several of the most popular marketing automation / CRM solutions. With the registration profile content, any profile data that is captured, along with the registration data, can be fed to your lead management / marketing automation system. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

What are the 5 stages of sales and marketing alignment?

Showpad

While many elements factor into the experiences a customer has with your company, experiences are primarily driven by your marketing and sales organizations. Sales and Marketing Alignment. We call this sales and marketing alignment, or sales-marketing alignment. The Five Stages of Sales-Marketing Alignment. The alignment of your sales and marketing teams plays a key role in your customers’ experiences. The lines between marketing and sales are blurred.

Solving the SDR Debate: Sales or Marketing?

Openview

It’s an age-old question: should SDRs report to sales or marketing ? Ask five people, and you’ll get five different answers based on individual experience and factors ranging from company stage to the SDR career path to the individual personalities and preferences of a company’s heads of sales and marketing. Let’s get right to the crux of the issue: Do SDRs belong with marketing or sales? Natasha, you were a sales veteran and then took on the marketing role.

The Proven Process for Developing a Go-to-Market Strategy

Hubspot Sales

Generate interest. When your unveiling a new product, the last thing you want is to waste time and resources bringing a product to market where or when it’s unnecessary. But first, what is a go-to-market strategy? What is a go-to-market (GTM) strategy? Generate interest.

The Pipeline ? How Marketing Can Help Sales After the Handoff

The Pipeline

How Marketing Can Help Sales After the Handoff. Stored in Attitude , Communication , Guest Post , Lead Management , Marketing , Reputation 2.0 , execution. Marketing automation software generates the data marketers need to provide new levels of support to sales.

Is revenue operations just another word for sales operations?

InsightSquared

What I’ve seen happen is a siloing in data structure and processes for marketing, customer, services, and sales teams. The problem is that you need data that will tell you the entire story in order to optimize your business.

Should Marketing Be Held to the Same Quota Standards as Sales?

Pointclear

Andy Gray is a senior marketing professional with proven expertise in directing, centralizing, and strengthening how customers are acquired and retained as well as how companies are positioned through marketing strategies, demand generation, sales support and enablement programs, market research and product development. How often do we hear, “what’s the value that you marketing folks provide to the organization?” Yet, not all companies get marketing.

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Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

DiscoverOrg Sales

Members of DiscoverOrg’s sales and marketing teams attend about 30 events per year. Blog: How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Sales and Marketing Checklist. To take full advantage of the trade show experience, reps need a game plan for pre-show, during the show, and post-show … and they need Marketing back-up. On-demand Webinar: How to Maximize Your Trade Show ROI. Watch Steve’s webinar to learn: Outbound marketing strategies.

Who Creates Content for Sales Enablement? Hint: It’s Not Just Marketing

Miller Heiman Group

When you think about who creates the content your salespeople and other customer-facing professionals use to engage prospects and customers, you probably think about your marketing team. For many leaders, marketing is synonymous with content. Whether it’s branding, demand generation or website creation, marketing is all about content. But you might be surprised to discover that marketing only creates about 39 percent of the content salespeople need.

Day 1 Twitter Recap-Sales and Marketing 2.0 Conference

Fill the Funnel

Gerhard Gschwandtner & Aaron Kahlow framed the day by stating the need to have sales and marketing teams working together and then recognizing that the audience is split about 50/50 between sales and marketing for the first time. Mark Wilson , VP Corporate Marketing, Sybase, Inc.

PowerOpinions: Making Lead Scoring a Success Part 2 [Expert Advice]

Pointclear

Because it has become clear that marketing automation is making it easier than ever to generate poor quality leads. Miller compares marketing automation to fishing with a net and account based marketing automation to fishing with a spear.

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