Tue.Jun 18, 2024

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Competitive Sales: A Comprehensive Guide to Winning Over Your Competitors' Clients

Iannarino

Discover why maintaining a positive outlook on your competitors can boost your sales effectiveness and reputation.

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How to Sell a Sales Initiative to Your Board

Force Management

For revenue team leaders, no objective looms larger or more urgent than meeting aggressive revenue goals and satisfying the growth imperative. Recent studies show that the average tenure of CROs in SaaS startups lasts between 1.5 and 1.9 years. For commercial CROs, the average tenure jumps to two years, but the point remains: if you want to make a splash, there isn't time to spare.

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How Google and Meta could disrupt travel discovery with AI

Search Engine Land

The travel industry, worth an estimated $9.5 trillion in 2023, has long been a prime target for tech giants like Google and Meta. With AI, they aim to capture a larger share of the lucrative travel market. AI has the potential to significantly influence how consumers research and plan their trips, steering them away from traditional discovery platforms and reshaping the entire user journey.

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How Georgia-Pacific seeks to leverage AI to its full marketing potential

Martech

The author is SVP of CPG Marketing and CX for Georgia-Pacific. While navigating AI can be challenging, understanding its capabilities and investing in the right programs can reduce repetitive tasks, generate ideas, identify best practices and improve decision-making. This saves money and allows marketers to fully bring brands to life. At Georgia-Pacific, our marketing team has embraced a disciplined approach to identifying opportunities, experimenting and scaling AI and various types of technolo

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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SEO pros and cons of HubSpot vs. WordPress vs. Webflow

Search Engine Land

I get asked all the time which web platform someone should use. The main options are HubSpot, WordPress and Webflow. Answer the same question a few times, and it’s probably worth spelling out for the masses. Before I explain my approach to answering the question, the first thing to know is that Google doesn’t care which web platform or CMS you use; what matters is the output.

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Business leaders believe AI can deliver a competitive advantage

Martech

No fewer than 89% of B2B and B2C directors and above believe that ethical use of AI can deliver a competitive business advantage. That’s the takeaway from the new “State of Personalization 2024” report from Twilio Segment. A similarly large portion, 86%, expects artificial intelligence to support a shift from reactive to predictive personalization.

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Dear SaaStr: Can a SaaS Company Get to 50% Profit Margins?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Can a SaaS Company Get to 50% Profit Margins? It’s possible, though it does require a very efficient model. The biggest, most mature software leaders aren’t quite there — but they are close. Adobe is currently at 45% non-GAAP operating margins. Microsoft, also mature and at scale, is also at 45% operating margins: Zoom’s non-GAAP operating margins are 40%, but it’s free cash flow margins are even higher and now exceed 50%: Dropbox is also in the mature, low growth but higher margin

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Meta unveils AI chatbots and business messaging tools 

Search Engine Land

Meta introduced a slew of new AI and business tools aimed at driving performance and engagement for brands. The big unveils. AI Chatbots on Messenger Built with Meta’s latest large language model LLaMa 3, the chatbots can converse with customers about products and provide support — saving businesses like White Coat Manila 20% on service costs.

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Marketo’s June 2024 releases upgrade Interactive Webinars, Dynamic Chat Flows

Martech

Adobe Marketo’s June updates improve the functionality of the platform’s Interactive Webinars and Dynamic Chat Conversational Flows. Also this month comes word that LinkedIn LaunchPoint connections in Marketo will require re-authentication before Dec. 15, 2024. Templates for Interactive Webinars Marketo users now have the ability to create custom templates for room layouts in Interactive Webinars.

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Study: 82.5% of marketers to boost SEO budgets in 2024 by Ignite Visibility

Search Engine Land

Ignite Visibility, a leading digital marketing agency, has released a comprehensive study titled “Marketing Experts Reveal Winning SEO Strategies in 2024.” This insightful report is based on a survey of 206 marketing experts, who provided a detailed look into the evolving digital marketing landscape and the focus for their SEO strategy in 2024.

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How to Improve Email Deliverability and Optimize Each Send

Learn how to optimize email deliverability and drive greater email ROI. What lands your email in the customer’s inbox? Understanding those factors, otherwise known as email deliverability, is critical to getting the most return on your campaign investments. But the “rules” around which factors land you in the spam folder aren’t always easy to keep up with.

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Next-level content creation for the auto industry

Martech

“We have one piece of the puzzle people are looking for in the area of personalization,” Diana Lee told me. Lee is the founder and CEO of Constellation, among other things the tenth fastest-growing women-owned private company, according to Inc 500. In simple terms, Constellation is an agency with a creative platform that makes content scaleable.

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7 tips for conducting Google Ads audits

Search Engine Land

PPC accounts are constantly in flux. Between short-term promotions, trying new features, testing, removing poorly converting items, and ongoing management, enough items are changed in the account that you need to occasionally take a step back to get a high-level picture of the account. Auditing your account regularly ensures that it is working properly and gives you a good idea of where to focus your efforts.

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GTM 99: Mastering Customer Success in the AI New Age with Jon Dick

Sales Hacker

Jon Dick is the Global SVP of Customer Success at HubSpot where he’s focused on helping millions of organizations grow better. Prior to customer success, Jon led marketing teams at HubSpot, Trunk Club, and Klout. He has a background in improvised comedy and earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Discussed in this Episode: The rising importance of customer success in the age of AI and efficiency.

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Google’s Display & Video 360 API gets two new updates

Search Engine Land

Google added new capabilities to its Display & Video 360 API – including advertiser-level keyword management and an optimization objective field for insertion orders. The additions. Here’s what’s Rolling out as part of the June update: Advertiser keyword targeting: Advertisers can now retrieve and manage keyword targeting lists assigned at the advertiser level through the API.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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What Is a Marketing Plan? Guide to Write One for Your Brand

G2

Curious about how to write a marketing plan? This guide provides examples to help all new marketers crush their first marketing plan.

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Instacart expands shoppable ads to YouTube

Search Engine Land

Instacart is extending its retail media ads to YouTube, allowing select brand partners to convert YouTube viewers directly into Instacart shoppers for same-day delivery. Details. Instacart’s YouTube ads will feature shoppable product links powered by its first-party data and retail media technology. Viewers can click from the ads to purchase items on Instacart for rapid delivery.

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills through Business Simulations

The Advantexe Advisor

I am asked almost every week about the concept of “Critical Thinking.” Critical Thinking means something different to a lot of people and you only have to go to Google and type in and search for it to find out that in 1/3 of a second, you get more than 2 billion hits! Let that sink in—more than 2 billion hits. One of the things I have been working on over the past few weeks is a short and concise blog about developing Critical Thinking Skills in business professionals and this is the culmination

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The Linear Trap: What is the Best way to Approach the B2B Customer Journey?

Heinz Marketing

By Win Salyards , Senior Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing It is tempting to view the customer journey as a straightforward, linear process. We often envision customers progressing neatly from awareness to consideration to decision, adhering to a set path. However, this oversimplified perspective can lead to missed opportunities and a lack of understanding of the true complexity of the B2B customer journey.

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5 Inspiring B2B Marketing Campaigns to Take Yours to the Next Level

Your next big B2B marketing idea starts here. Get inspired with these five successful B2B marketing campaigns. Ready to generate more leads, interest, and revenue with your B2B marketing? In this comprehensive eBook, you’ll get: In-depth studies of five successful B2B marketing campaigns spanning a wide range of industries Key takeaways and lessons from each story to implement in your own strategy Resources to help your own B2B marketing thrive By submitting this form, you agree to have your con

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Transforming Business Processes With AI-Driven Automation Solutions

Sales Pop!

Remember that feeling of spending hours on repetitive tasks, wishing there was more time for your job’s strategic, creative aspects? AI-driven automation is no longer a futuristic fantasy; it’s here, a powerful tool to streamline those mundane processes and free you up to focus on what you do best. Forget about AI replacing human ingenuity—it’s here to supercharge it.

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3 Types of Tasks to Delegate to Your Virtual Assistant for Sales

TaskDrive

Hiring a virtual assistant for sales can be the gamechanger your business needs. In this article, we dive into the tasks you can delegate to your sales VA. The post 3 Types of Tasks to Delegate to Your Virtual Assistant for Sales appeared first on TaskDrive.

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Transforming Business Processes With AI-Driven Automation Solutions

Sales Pop!

Remember that feeling of spending hours on repetitive tasks, wishing there was more time for your job’s strategic, creative aspects? AI-driven automation is no longer a futuristic fantasy; it’s here, a powerful tool to streamline those mundane processes and free you up to focus on what you do best. Forget about AI replacing human ingenuity—it’s here to supercharge it.

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Gartner: SaaS Spend is Actually Accelerating, Will Hit ~$300 Billion in 2025

SaaStr

So it’s hard to get a sense of just what is happening in SaaS. “B2B2B” remains in a big funk, with Salesforce projecting a decline to single-digit growth for the first time ever next year. And in the aggregate, public SaaS companies are growing the slower they have in history. And yet … both AI and the consumer economy remain strong: Databricks is growing 60% at $2.4B — and that’s up from 50% the year before!

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How to Increase Hotel Sales and Revenue with Upselling

Sales Pop!

Upselling can be a highly effective sales strategy for companies. In this strategy, companies offer customers upgrades and add-ons to increase their total expenditure. They essentially sell a pricier or personalized version of the exact or new product to qualified customers. If executed effectively, upselling can significantly boost hotel sales and revenue.

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In The End, Your #1 Marketing Asset Will Be Your List. But It Has to Be a Real One.

SaaStr

A lot of folks I talk to think I am “good at marketing”. I’m not so sure about that. Like many founders, there is a slice of marketing I am good at — the part I’m passionate about. The rest? I’m pretty bad at it. I can’t send a decent campaign. I’m no good at steak dinners. But one thing I’ve learned over the years, and many others have said it: In the end, your biggest asset is your list. 10 Things That Always Work in SaaS Marketing Now these days, that needs to be qualified.

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How to create high-performing email campaigns

Martech

Imagine it’s Monday morning and your inbox is overflowing. Amid the sea of emails, one catches your eye — a message from your favorite sports store about the perfect running shoes for the marathon you’re gearing up for. The subject line hooks you instantly and a click later, you’re looking at content crafted just for you, complete with training tips and a tempting discount.

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