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In Marketing Time Is Relative

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However even with shorter attention spans, what is the best marketing times is still “relative.”. Over on LinkedIn Pulse from my ongoing research and the research of others, longer articles receive more views, likes, comments and shares than short articles.

Mind the Gap: New Research Reveals Buyer-Seller Disconnect

Smart Selling Tools

Michael has managed programs for US Healthcare, Bell Communications Research, and DuPont. New research shows that this “assumptionitis” is a condition both buyers and sellers suffer from, and it’s far more common than you might think.

B2B Marketing & Sales Insights from Lori Wizdo of Forrester Research

Pointclear

I had the great the opportunity to interview Lori Wizdo , B2B marketing analyst at Forrester Research. We have some research to indicate that’s true, and that the statement’s directionally correct. Forrester does a great deal of buyer journey research on sources of influence in a lot of other dimensions: First, buyers do like to talk to vendors early in the process.

Sales Tips: Best Practices for Collecting B2B Research Data

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Best Practices for Collecting Quantitative and Qualitative B2B Research Data. Building upon that “qual/quant” theme, this article discusses best practices for collecting qualitative and quantitative data in Business-to-Business (B2B) research.

How to Overcome the, “My relative handles that for me” Objection

Inside Sales Training Blog

If you’re in B2C sales (business to consumer), then you’ve no doubt gotten the objection, “My relative handles that for me, and I wouldn’t be interested in changing.”.

Email Prospecting: Automate Your Info Gathering to Be Relevant and Relatable to Prospects

The Sales Hunter

I’ve heard sales people say, “I don’t have the time to research a prospect.” Industry Websites – If you want to be a real thought leader and up your level of value, look on industry websites for industry-specific information that relates to their job and company.

Get Recognized: 10 Small Business Awards You Should Enter

Vertical Response

It’s a good idea to do some research before diving right into the application. Public Relations Small Business Marketing award nominations Awards business awards company recognition entering awards public relations small business awards small business marketing

The Art of the PR Follow-Up

Vertical Response

You did everything right: Drafted a pitch-perfect press release about something newsworthy, put together a well-researched media list where every contact covers your topic, and sent your press release in a personalized email with a compelling subject line.

Sales lead volume drops 30% on Fridays

Leads360

These findings further support our earlier research on the value of weekend leads. Chart of the Month CRM Lead Management Sales Automation Inside sales lead assignment lead distribution lead volume Research sales sales automation sales CRM sales leads sales performance sales process study

The Pipeline ? Qualify and Disqualify

The Pipeline

their mission is to provide small and medium size organizations with relative, informative and entertaining business related videos via the internet. CNi Rapid Research. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email.

3 PR Hooks for the Holidays – How to Garner More Buzz

Vertical Response

Take advantage of this typically slow news period by amplifying your public relations efforts. Public Relations fundraising gift guide holiday gift guide holiday pr holiday press press-generating ideas public relations

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Mind the Gap: New Research Reveals Buyer-Seller Disconnect

Smart Selling Tools

Michael has managed programs for US Healthcare, Bell Communications Research, and DuPont. New research shows that this “assumptionitis” is a condition both buyers and sellers suffer from, and it’s far more common than you might think.

Marketing to the Multitasking Archetypes of Carl Jung

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Every day is filled with new marketing research especially with the ongoing influence of mobile technology. What was interesting was the connection between Archetypes of Carl Jung and how these people ( think potential buyers) related mentally to these devices.

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The Pipeline ? What Did You Start?

The Pipeline

They did the usual things, relatively well for the most part, and in relatively the same way. CNi Rapid Research. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously. Your email address will not be shared.

It’s Time to “Love the One you’re with”

Jonathan Farrington

News: Message just in from Craig Elias, creator of Trigger Event Selling … Forrester Research, OneSource, and myself are sharing how your sales team can win 3/4 of the deals they chase. General Customer Care Customer Focus Customer Relations

How to Pick Keywords That’re Kind of a Big Deal

Vertical Response

Any keywords you use within your website should obviously be related to the content, products, etc. Wondering how to research keywords? Free Keyword Research Tools. Paid(ish) Keyword Research Tools. Other Keyword Research Ideas.

Sales Strategies: 5 Basics of Insight Selling

Pipeliner

Since buyers can conduct plentiful research on potential solutions to their issues, they no longer turn to salespeople until they’ve got a relatively firm grasp on what their solution should look like.

Five Keys to Accelerated Lead to Money

OpenSymmetry

A Lead to Money process also removes the barriers between Sales and Finance because Finance then has a clear roadmap/understanding into who is being targeted and how sales should be compensated as it relates to meeting revenue goals.

The Pipeline ? ?But we're not IBM?

The Pipeline

Your company’s products and related services are utilized by companies of all types and sizes, Fortune 50 to mom and pop basement operations. CNi Rapid Research. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously.

The Pipeline ? It's Not Always Easy

The Pipeline

Earlier this week, I posted on two related or intersecting topics sales leaders need to manage and improve. CNi Rapid Research. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously. Your email address will not be shared.

Four Ways Talent Management Can Help Your Organization

OpenSymmetry

Forrester Research has published a great report that provides details on how HCM solutions , especially talent management applications, are paving the way for higher employee engagement and performance in 2015. Talent management applications are on the rise!

4 Questions to Ask Yourself When Creating a Survey

Vertical Response

While it may not relate to your specific goal, it’s helpful in creating a total picture of you customers and prospects. You know you need to know your customers. Check. You also know that surveys can be a great way to get information. Check. You know how to create an effective survey.

The Pipeline ? The Upside of Being Measured ? Sales eXchange ? 97

The Pipeline

It therefore follows that if the underlying assumptions or beliefs are inaccurate than so will the resulting approach and related actions, which can undermine their success. CNi Rapid Research. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email.

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How to Run a Planning Session to Win a Critical Sales Opportunity

Dave Stein's Blog

Of course critical and big as they apply to deals are relative. Big Wins Competition Inside Sales Opportunity Management Research Sales Training Companies

The Perfect Close

Your Sales Management Guru

The quality of new sales related books coming out is amazing and The Perfect Close by James Muir is another high quality book to add to your library. The Perfect Close. -A A book review-.

ESR Publishes 2011 Virtual Sales Training Report

Dave Stein's Blog

In Q3 2011, ES Research Group, Inc. Relative increases and decreases in virtual versus live training. Measurement Methodology Presentations Research Sales 2.0

Would You Pay for Better Customer Service? - Think customers: The.

The 1to1 Media Blog

GfK Research. New research shows the benefits of delivering such valuable customer experiences. Related Entries. 1to1 Magazine. Issues. Weekly Digest. Meet the Editors. 1to1 Awards. Customer Champions. Advertise. Content Channels. Customer Experience. Customer Loyalty. Customer Service. Customer Strategy. Data Analytics. Emerging Trends. Employee Engagement. Executive Profiles. Marketing. Mobile Marketing. Sales Effectiveness. Social Media. Voice Of The Customer.

Put Your Hands Up and Step Slowly Away From the Computer.

The Sales Hunter

Simple — You’re spending too much time on the computer researching customers (at least that’s what you think you’re doing), and you’re not spending enough time actually selling. You’re spending all of your time doing research so you can tell your boss you’re busy. I’m not going to argue the value of doing research on prospects. Related posts: Sales Training Tip #395: Are Customers Stalking You? About. FREE Resources.

Sales Management Thought Leadership:  efficient effectiveness

Your Sales Management Guru

We researched a wide variety of destinations, resorts and optional packages, we narrowed the search and checked out online evaluations and then compared costs. Sales Management Thought Leadership: efficient effectiveness.

The Missing Link in Customer Centricity: An Engaged and.

The 1to1 Media Blog

GfK Research. Numerous research reports point to customer centricity as a key objective for many companies as they head into 2012. Related Entries. Numerous research reports point to customer centricity as a key objective for many companies as they head into 2012. 1to1 Magazine. Issues. Weekly Digest. Meet the Editors. 1to1 Awards. Customer Champions. Advertise. Content Channels. Customer Experience. Customer Loyalty. Customer Service. Customer Strategy.

The Pipeline ? Selling to Mr Know-it-all

The Pipeline

You meet him for the first time and he’s done a ton of research. He’s looked up you and your competitors and and thinks he knows all your relative strengths and weaknesses. What was the last thing you bought without researching it first on the web? CNi Rapid Research.

Jonathan Farrington's Blog ? High Self-Esteem = Reduction in.

Jonathan Farrington

High Self-Esteem = Reduction in Conflict = Better Customer Relations = More Profitable Business = “No Brainer!” Hence my equation: High self-esteem = reduction in conflict = better customer relations = more profitable business.

Self Leadership Is Required in Sales

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However, research shows self leadership which falls into that bucket of people or soft skills is sorely lacking. Purpose (as it relates to people). In business there has always been a lot of attention directed to leadership. Yet far lesser attention to this idea of self leadership.

Cloud CRM: What About Cloud Security?

Pipeliner

A 2013 survey by 451 Research of enterprise IT professionals and decision makers revealed that security remains the primary concern relating to cloud-related activities.

New business from existing business is smart business

Sales Training Connection

Observe what is happening in overall ongoing expense management and related capital budgeting. Think about leveraging literature, speeches, research, stories you’ve heard that relate to the customer’s agenda or you know are of particular interest to the individual.

Missing the Obvious in B2B Marketing Actions

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A relatively new research report (April 2015) between KoMarketing Associates, Buyer Zone and the Huff Industrial Marketing, revealed credibility and trust are the two most important attributes that surfaced throughout this report.

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You Are Losing New Customers Before You Ever Talk To Them

Fill the Funnel

The truth is that these people who hold the key to your sales success are not at their desks while viewing your emails or even doing research about you or your company. “Most senior executives are using a smartphone to research business products and services” Look at those results.

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Smart People = Dumb Team; (hint: add women to your.

Southwestern Advantage

That’s because, according to recent research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Carnegie Mellon , and Union College , raw smarts doesn’t have much to do with team performance. The average intelligence of team members wasn’t related to team performance. Search. About.

Inside the Rise of B2B Video Marketing

Salesfusion

We know what you’re thinking — do people really watch videos that relate to their jobs? Research: How will you keep tabs on the latest trends in video marketing? A look at what’s fueling the growth of video in B2B marketing and how you can tap into this burgeoning field.

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What’s The Difference Between A Cold Call and Warm Call?

The Pipeline

Some may add that one can “warm up” a call by doing research and having something relatable for the recipient, so they don’t blow you off as quick. Yet few research, they continue to research for problems some may have that fit their solution, rather than the other way around.