A Primer on GDPR and Marketing Data Protection Best Practices

DiscoverOrg Sales

May 25, 2018 is a date on the minds of many sales and marketing professionals: the day the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. DiscoverOrg is a data processor, and we believe our customers are also data processors. This brief primer provides practical tips to help sales and marketing teams be ready and able to meet the changing regulations while leveraging a sales and marketing intelligence solution like DiscoverOrg.

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Entering a New Market? Avoid This Common Market Research Pitfall

Sales Benchmark Index

Often entering a new market represents a significant growth opportunity for a company. As the CEO setting the strategic vision deciding which markets to pursue and when is one of the most important decisions, you can make. Despite this, far.

Marketo Append & Clean: Big Changes for a Favorite Data Management Tool

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There are parts of the job that marketers can perform on autopilot, but data management – enriching and cleansing data – has never been been one of them. Significant enhancements to our Marketo connector, including new Append & Clean functionality, give marketers a whole new level of automation accuracy, and control over their database. Cleanse data by overwriting outdated or incorrectly entered data points.

[VIDEO] How to Evaluate a Data Provider

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I’m in the middle of evaluating sales coaching tools (3 to be exact), and while I see some pros and cons to each, there’s nothing really standing out to make one of them the clear winner. One of our partners called this recently, “selling in a sea of sameness” – so many tools, it’s hard to differentiate. Of course, that’s our job, the job of sales and marketing – to help educate our markets, to cast a bigger and better vision of our solutions.

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

CRM) platforms, lead funnel strategies, and new communications tools to accelerate. Data is often stored in disparate, siloed systems, forcing users to scour. multiple sources for the data they want and copy and paste into their document. Share the (data) wealth.

Fast Track Your Sales with New Tools

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Even if you’re the three-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton of Sales, you still need a top-performing vehicle, or in this case, a serious set of tools, to help you close. As a sales rep, forging relationships with both sales and marketing will help close opportunities.

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Marketing Operations – The Key to Driving Greater Revenue

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Data is everywhere. Marketing leaders are expecting data driven insights and greater ROI from. Channels are exploding. Technology is changing. Executives require more detailed reporting. Intuition and experience are no longer enough. You are living in the “show me” era.

Cat Meme Queen Strikes Again: Bad CRM Data Quality is Even Worse Than You Think

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And YOU get bad CRM data, killing email deliverability, wasting your reps’ time, skewing your analytics, and costing you money. It’s a serious problem for any company who relies on web form-fills or other user-generated data for inbound campaigns. Bad CRM data costs real money.

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AI in Marketing: How and Why Your Peers Are Leveraging It

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Remember ‘big data’ and ‘advanced analytics’? These trends gradually evolved over the past decade as more and more businesses jumped on the bandwagon; ultimately paving the way for the next truly revolutionary tool in marketing: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

A Look Back and Ahead at the Evolution of B2B Data: Year in Review

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But I love the concept of data-driven customer engagement. As CEO of DiscoverOrg, I have some strong opinions about data. Here’s what shook up the B2B data world in 2018 – and what I think that means for our industry in 2019. I hate the word AI.

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In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

into how Salesforce users manage contracts and data, are. and email, using marketing automation, employing CRM and ERP, are now requirements for any business — table stakes to remain. volumes of data created by the first layers of digitization. processes, communications and data.

Bad News—Your Expensive Marketing Tech Stack Doesn’t Mean You’re a Digital Innovator

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Too often marketing leaders focus their digital initiatives on one thing: lead generation. So, if you’re like most CMOs, you’re investing a lot of time and energy into your website, marketing automation platform and maybe some tools to provide enhanced.

Uncover Blind Spots Through Sales and Marketing Alignment

Sales Benchmark Index

Who’s on First? The classic comedy sketch by Abbot and Costello plays on a series of misunderstandings perpetuated by rat-a-tat wordplay.

All Data is Not Created Equal: Independent Case Study Proves Why Quality Beats Quantity

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For years, sales and marketing teams have been spending money to buy lead generation tools and contact data to grow their email marketing database. Today, there are so many choices and tools that promise to accelerate growth and build your pipeline, it can be overwhelming.

If Data is Not in Your CRM, Does It Exist?

Smart Selling Tools

If data about your customers and prospects isn’t entered into your CRM, does it even exist?”. Getting More Out of Your Tools and Processes. If you’re like most enterprise sales organizations you’ve invested in processes, tools, personnel, market research….and

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Not Fake News: 4 Ways to Double-Check Your Sales Data

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If you don’t start with verified data from trusted sources, you’re wasting time chasing “leads” that aren’t really leads. There are some easy ways to quickly fact-check your lead data. Take advantage of the many available tools. Take advantage of available tools.

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[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Increase Retention in Sales – with Data (Steve Waters)

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I want to talk about how to improve morale on the team over time by enabling them with great data and helping sales leaders invest in their team’s success. Bad data: a silent killer of sales morale. A silent killer on the sales floor is going to be bad data.

FREE Data & Market Intelligence tools to prepare your sales engagement

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Why More High-Performance Companies Are Depending on Intent Data

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Why More High-Performance Companies Are Depending on Intent Data. WHEN: WEDNESDAY, 8/21 AT 10AM PT / 1PM EST. In the last year, intent data market penetration has increased 2.5x and is one of the most discussed topics in B2B data and intelligence.

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4 Types of Customer Data to Enhance Your Marketing Campaigns

Connext Digital

As such, massive amounts of data are collected every minute of every day. quintillion bytes of data are created each day, and that number will only grow bigger. The Importance of Customer Data Analytics. Below is a visual guide that illustrates the types of customer data.

Time to Get Your Data and Tech Stack in Shape for 2019

Smart Selling Tools

Time to Get Your Data & Tech Stack in Shape for 2019. As you plan your sales and marketing strategies for next year, have you assessed the state of your data and technology stack? Let’s start by looking at the current state of the market- it’s not pretty.

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Transforming Sales: Why Sales Organizations Will Have to Consider Their Data Strategy

Smart Selling Tools

Transforming Sales: Why Sales Organizations Will Have to Consider Their Data Strategy. HENRY: Think about your tech stack: You have a CRM, probably some kind of marketing automation system, maybe sales enablement and engagement tools like auto-dialers and content-asset tracking.

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The Power of Sales Intelligence #1: Data quality and management

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Time to plan your next marketing campaign, or start prospecting into your top accounts! You’ve been in sales and marketing long enough to know it’s never quite that easy. Marketing and sales intelligence is different : It’s more than just data. Because time has an effect on data. Marketing and sales data is no different; it also needs to be constantly refreshed to be accurate. How do you measure data quality? Timeliness : Is the data fresh?

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The Scariest Thing is What You Don’t See: Your Garbage Sales & Marketing Data is Killing You

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It’s marketing versus sales competency. It’s your data. When I founded DiscoverOrg in 2007, delivering quality sales and marketing data was the backbone of what we wanted to build. Eight years later there is something that is absolutely mind bending for me to realize: all – and I really mean all when I say that (with us as the exception) – sales and marketing data providers really suck. Don’t let your data murder your efforts.

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How to Spot Buying Signals – with Intent Data @DiscoverOrg

Smart Selling Tools

How to Spot Buying Signals – with Intent Data. Intent Data is information about buying signals: That is, event or behavioral data that statistically suggests a purchase will happen soon. What is Intent Data? Intent Data lets salespeople get in the door sooner.

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[VIDEO] The Value of Sales Intelligence vs Data

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There are a lot of sales and marketing data providers out there. Everyone talks about their solution slightly differently – they offer contact data, verified data, sales intelligence , etc. Watch the Video: Data vs Verified Data vs Intelligence.

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Pitch Perfect: Selling to the Chief Marketing Officer

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What does it TAKE to sell to the Chief Marketing Officer? Jill began this task by talking to Heidi Bullock , Chief Marketing Officer at Engagio , formerly GVP of Global Marketing for Marketo. Read it: 7 Quick Wins for Marketing + Sales Alignment. Intent data.

Data-Driven Storytelling: 5 Tips for Using Research Effectively

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As a sales leader, you're always looking for ways to use data to sell. Read on to learn how to use data-driven storytelling to help your sales team reach new heights.

Why Your Buyer Personas Are Obsolete

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4 Steps for Getting More Out of CRM Data

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tessa Burg In a perfect world, your sales team and your marketing team work side by side to find and close customers. In the real world, however, less than half of companies believe their sales and marketing teams are in any sort of alignment at all.

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Artificial Intelligence AI & Sales Automation Software Tools Platforms

Mr. Inside Sales

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sales Automation Software Tools Platforms are Affecting Inside and Outbound Sales. If you’re a manager, can you do your reporting and metrics measurement without the host of intelligence tools measuring call times, funnel stage reviews, etc.?

Proven Ways to Analyze Website Visitor Data

Connext Digital

Having one is essential, not only because it provides an easier way for customers to access your product or service but also because it acts as a foundation to market your brand through different digital channels. Types of Traffic Data to Look Out For. Marketing analytics.

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A Guide to Building Accurate Buyer Personas Using Real Data

Connext Digital

Their effectivity relies heavily on your persona’s accuracy, which is why they should be backed with enhanced data. Luckily for you, there are actionable steps to make accurate personas with the help of data. How to Gather Buyer Persona Data Effectively. Review your CRM data.

[5 IDEAS] How Data Fuels Closed-Loop Sales Communication

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The organization works hard to get lead data, either from their own marketing team, an in-house list from sales, or elsewhere (This is the most economical way to research.) Marketing teams have been going through a data renaissance for several years, thanks to technology that allows them to better track their efforts and the behaviors of their leads. Closed-loop sales communication includes the following parts: High-quality lead data.

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Ending Sales Team Resistance to Your Pricing Initiatives

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A sales rep’s mind can be their worst enemy when it comes to pricing initiatives. You have probably heard the comments in the hall-way and board rooms. “We don’t have good products/solutions to command those types of prices” “My customer.

How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption

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Startups and challengers—even those with disruptive offerings—faced a significant uphill battle to win new business at scale and steal market share from industry leaders, because they had limited visibility and access to buyers. Rapid growth is a natural expectation for tech start-ups at a time when data is widely available to all businesses, from startup to blue chip. But the availability of data isn’t a universal promise of success.

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Is Your Lead Generation Data Leading You Astray?

No More Cold Calling

You can do what the data tells you, or you can do what works. Which do you trust more—the lead generation data manufactured by sales technology tools and artificial intelligence, or your intuition, which is generated by years of experience and your emotional intelligence?

Why Recruiting is Like Marketing

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Since I didn’t know any better, I figured that I might as well build the recruiting engine in the same fashion that I built a marketing engine, and it turned out the approach worked. Learn How to Message and Motivate Like Sales and Marketing.

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. A marketing team judges how qualified a lead is based on engagement alone; a sales team takes that lead and discovers it isn’t a fit at all.

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The Power of Marketing and Sales Intelligence

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For many years, sales and marketing teams turned to list providers for prospecting and lead generation. In recent years, a new tool has emerged, and it’s taking lead generation to the next level. You may have heard terms like sales intelligence , marketing intelligence , intent data , predictive data , or similar: They generally refer to the same thing, which we refer to it as marketing and sales intelligence , and it’s revolutionizing the industry.