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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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 Cleanse data by overwriting outdated or incorrectly entered data points.

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.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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Cold Email, Warm Leads: Where Does Good Data Come From?

DiscoverOrg Sales

We’ve seen lists with a 40% bounce rate ( yes, really ), and many others around 15% … but few people in sales and marketing rely on lists alone. Our squeaky-clean data is in a league of its own, but we wanted to see how it stacked up in real life, which can be hard to quantify.

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[VIDEO] How to Evaluate a Data Provider

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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Fast Track Your Sales with New Tools

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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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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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.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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.

Pitch Perfect: Selling to the Chief Marketing Officer

DiscoverOrg Sales

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.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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Ending Sales Team Resistance to Your Pricing Initiatives

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

[VIDEO] The Value of Sales Intelligence vs Data

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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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.?

If You’re Not Scraping Data, You’re Losing Revenue

Sales and Marketing Management

With modern tools like data scraping, sellers have access to a wand – no magic required. Getting the most out of readily available data. Admittedly, data scraping isn’t a new concept. The simple truth is that few sales teams understand the full power of data scraping.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and InsightSquared: Paving the Way for Data-Driven Social Service

InsightSquared

Over here at InsightSquared , we love data. We love rolling up our sleeves and digging into the best ways to give sales and marketing teams the insights they need to thrive. The BBBSMB suite of social and emotional tools for success is: 1.

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How to Use Marketing Data to Foster Better Customer Relationships

Leading Results Rambings

To create stronger customer relationships, you must understand how to get the most from your marketing data, and, thanks to CRM (customer relationship management) and social media analytics tools, gathering customer data has never been easier.

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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?

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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The Importance of Data & Targeting for Modern Sales Teams

Smart Selling Tools

The Importance of Data & Targeting for Modern Sales Teams. Hear Christine Hayden of EverString and Tim Harris, Director of Marketing at DialSource, discuss how to use Modern Data to surface and target accounts that are both high-fit and in-market.

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Sales Tech Simplified with @Katie_E_Bullard: How to Eliminate the Problem of Data Decay

Smart Selling Tools

Katie: 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 B2B industry.

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The Power of Marketing and Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg Sales

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.

Why Recruiting is Like Marketing

DiscoverOrg Sales

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 Big Data Can Help the CMO

Sales Benchmark Index

Marketing leaders are in a unique position to embrace Big Data. Marketing professionals have largely embraced the analysis of data. Campaign data is highly scrutinized for insights. In many ways, today’s Big Data capability is the answers to every marketer’s dreams.

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Your CRM Isn’t Cutting It; How to Prepare for the New Wave of Analytics.

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s Crunch Time – the Beginning of Q4. Are you going to hit your 2018 number? What’s your forecast for 2019? Do you have the heads, processes, and funding to ensure a successful 2019? Only a handful of Sales Ops leaders can.

Radio As a Marketing Tool in B2B

Pipeliner

Radio As a Marketing Tool For B2B Marketers and Social Listening. In the digital era, brands shouldn’t write off the radio as a marketing tool – it offers the same key perk of programmatic ad buys: attribution. Paul Brenner, President of Dial Report, the only first-party data attribution and listener intelligence platform measuring the performance of broadcast radio shares his insights on how radio can prove to be a valuable marketing tool for B2B sales.

Dirty Data Done Dirt Cheap

DiscoverOrg Sales

That’s true of any investment, from cheap stocks, to cheap shoes, to cheap data. It’s the same with data. Cheaper products are usually lower in quality – whether that’s buying boots from a discount chain, Dollar-Store dish soap, or dirty data. The quick buck. A free lunch.

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My Data Is Better Than Your Data

No More Cold Calling

You can do what the “data” tells you, or you can do what works. ” She writes: Tools are tools…period. It has a place even if your “expert data” doesn’t match modern day reality. Read the rest of this article for more on why you don’t want to hide behind the data.

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Taking a Page from the Marketing Playbook: How Sales Teams Can Stand Out by Using Data. @chrisrothstein

Smart Selling Tools

Meanwhile, marketing technology outpaced sales years ago: Since the early 2000s, marketing professionals have enjoyed things like website optimization tools, A/B testing, detailed performance statistics, and advanced lead scoring products.

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Sales Management: 6 Top Tools to Create More Effective Sales Teams

The Pipeline

Data can help you improve your process – and your workforce ROI. The best sales tools now are all about integration and automation. The best tools for your team make more sales, less work. It finds patterns and creates shareable, interactive charts to represent that data.

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

Smart Selling Tools

This week I interview Derek Slayton , Global Leader & GM of Sales & Marketing Solutions of Dun & Bradstreet. 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.