Tue.Feb 27, 2024

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A List of Failure Points in B2B Sales Conversations

Iannarino

There are several potential failure points in B2B sales conversations , and sales leaders pursuing net new revenue will need to address them to reach their sales goals and targets. Every salesperson may have different failure points that require development through B2B sales training or coaching. Left unaddressed, the failure points will cause the salesperson to lose deals that they might have won.

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Google unveils major Search Partner Network update as it removes opt-out option

Search Engine Land

Google is giving advertisers more control over ad placement within the Search Partner Network. From March 4, advertisers using Performance Max will have access to impression-level placement reporting of Search Partner Network sites. Additionally, if you exclude certain ad placements at the account level, it will now apply to the Search Partner Network, as well as YouTube and display ads, according to Ad Age.

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Looking For Answers In All The Wrong Places…

Partners in Excellence

AI is changing the world (“Wow, what an astute observation, Dave.”). The capabilities of the tools are evolving very quickly, our capabilities in using these tools are evolving much less quickly. One of the biggest mistakes I see sellers and marketers making is depending on AI for answers. “AI does not answer questions… ”* Some of you are saying, “Dave, you are crazy, I go to ChatGPT, Gemini, Bard everyday and pose questions.

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Google removes option to see more local results in the search results

Search Engine Land

Google has removed the option to click “more” or “view all” under the local pack within the Google Search results. The local results that show up in the main Google search results for locally intended queries, such as pizza near me, dentists near me and so on, now only shows three listings without the option to see more. What it looks like.

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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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How influencers and content creators are reshaping brand strategies

Martech

Content creators and influencers are now achieving the same level of engagement once reserved for traditional advertising methods like billboards, print ads and TV commercials. They’re captivating millions with content that deeply connects with their followers. Influencer and creator marketing is becoming the mainstay for brands aiming to reach their audience where they are: online and engaged in a two-way conversation.

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3 reasons not to block GPTBot from crawling your site

Search Engine Land

The next phase in ChatGPT’s meteoric rise is the adoption of GPTBot. This new iteration of OpenAI’s technology involves crawling webpages to deepen the output ChatGPT can provide. AI improvement seems positive, but it’s not so clear-cut. Legal and ethical issues surround the technology. GPTBot’s arrival has highlighted these concerns, as many major brands are blocking it instead of leveraging its potential.

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37 key questions to ask when evaluating digital marketing agencies

Search Engine Land

Selecting the right digital marketing agency partner is key for businesses aiming to drive results and scale efficiently. With countless agencies vying for attention, marketers must ask the right questions to ensure they make the best choice for their company’s needs. Although I’ve owned an agency for seven years, most of my career was spent working on the client side.

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Adapting marketing strategies for post-pandemic reality: The need for authenticity

Martech

We learned to wear masks during the pandemic, safeguarding ourselves and each other from a physical threat. Now it’s time to shed a different kind of mask: the one we wear over our emotions. While the COVID mask protects us from the outside world, the emotional mask holds us back from truly thriving within it. Just as taking off the physical mask allows us to breathe freely, taking off the emotional mask allows us to experience life authentically.

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Reminder – Google is enforcing stricter rules for consumer finance ad targeting

Search Engine Land

Google will start enforcing tougher restrictions on personalized ads related to consumer financial products and services from tomorrow, February 28. Any breaches of the updated policy will prompt a warning, with the possibility of account suspension. It’s worth noting that the full enforcement of these measures may take approximately six weeks to be fully implemented.

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Klaviyo launches Klaviyo AI

Martech

Today, marketing automation platform Klaviyo launched Klaviyo AI, a new suite of AI-powered tools and features. The new tools aim to use AI-generated insights and messages, including product recommendations, for better deployment to the right customers at the right time. Why we care. The big question for any AI updates is how the new tools will lead to conversions and other business goals.

Launch 101
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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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GTM 83: Redefining Marketing with AI and Personalization | Amanda Cole

Sales Hacker

Amanda Cole serves as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the execution of the company’s marketing strategy to drive further business demand and brand awareness. Amanda is a passionate marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience in helping SaaS companies build impactful brands, communicate differentiated value, and grow high-performing marketing teams.

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How to Double Your Magic Number and Increase Your Go-to-Market Efficiency with Sapphire Ventures

SaaStr

Go-to-market (GTM) design and efficiency are sometimes overlooked, but they’re a critical driver of any SaaS business. Rajeev Dham and Karan Singh, Partners at Sapphire Ventures, and Jane Lee, Vice President at Sapphire walk us through how to double your “Magic Number,” a shorthand for your sales and marketing efficiency. Magic Number is your growth in ARR over a quarter divided by the sales and marketing spend in the prior quarter.

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Take Action Against Collaboration Drag

Heinz Marketing

By Maria Geokezas , Chief Operating Officer at Heinz Marketing Are you familiar with the idea of “collaboration drag?” It’s a term our President, Matt Heinz , uncovered recently, and it’s garnering a lot of attention among business leaders—for good reason. Collaboration drag is a lot like playing the game of ‘telephone’ as kids. Everything starts well enough, but little by little, things go off course.

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Dear SaaStr: Does a Big Exit Make You Happy?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Does a Big Exit Make You Happy? Well here in the SF Bay Area … we live in a strange place. Folks I know with “infinite” money sort of fall into 3 buckets: Category 1: Still Building Stuff. For Whatever Reason. In their DNA. This is who they are. Oftentimes, they aren’t really happy. But they thrive here. Elon Musk could hand off the reins now, couldn’t he?

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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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Manuela Nicolosi’s Infectious Passion Is Breaking Barriers While Benefiting Bosch

David Meerman Scott

As I wrote in my book Fanocracy and I say in every talk I deliver, passion is infectious. Your passion for whatever you love serves to draw people to you. Yet most people are reluctant to mix their personal and professional lives.

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9 Social Listening Tools for Brand Monitoring

TaskDrive

Investing in a social listening tool for brand monitoring can take your business to a whole different level. Check out our list of recommended tools. The post 9 Social Listening Tools for Brand Monitoring appeared first on TaskDrive.

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9 Benefits of Automated Business Software

Sales Pop!

Can you imagine your life without technology and software? No, right. If you are into a business, then you may be aware that different businesses are always looking for ways to make their work easier and faster. One of the most easy methods is using automated business software. The software helps in different tasks, such as organizing information and doing repetitive work.

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Strong Customer Marketing Strategies: The Key to Boosting Retention

G2

So you got the customer. How do you keep them around? G2's Director of Customer Marketing explains how customer marketing strategies can impact retention.

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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 Reschedule a Meeting Professionally in 2024

Hubspot

I‘ve been on both sides of the “how to reschedule a meeting” dilemma. I’ve found myself scrambling to book new times with contacts, and I've received my fair share of “So sorry, but I need to reschedule,” emails — and all of those instances were handled with varying degrees of tact and professionalism. It can be tough to know how to reschedule a meeting appropriately and effectively.

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Level Up Your Career With These 7 Professional Development Tips

G2

Unlock success in the corporate world with a year-round commitment to professional development. Here are 7 tips from G2 Research Analyst, Yukta Rustagi.

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7 reasons why your AI content sucks (and how to fix it)

Search Engine Land

BuzzFeed was one of the first major publishers to adopt heavy AI publishing. They drew scrutiny when a litany was plagiarized, copy-and-pasted, factually incorrect, awkward and simply poorly written. Most recently, they’ve resorted to shutting down entire business units because of their inability to compete. Sports Illustrated, also an early adopter, suffered from similar issues and is now also laying off staff to stem the bleeding.

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10 Best Free Encryption Software for 2024

G2

A data breach can happen when you least expect it. Check out the ten best free encryption software tools to keep your data safe and secure.

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved. They now demand quick, convenient, and seamless shopping experiences, which both FMCG and Q-commerce sectors strive to provide.

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MarTech in 2024: Who will be the enterprise and vendor winners and losers?

Martech

AI is going to completely transform marketing. It is the enabling technology that will give us the ability to manage, analyze, and act upon the customer data we’ve collected to truly personalize and enhance the customer experience and journey. This isn’t going to happen overnight and it’s not yet clear how this is all going to unfold but what we do know is that: AI technology is rapidly becoming enterprise-ready and will give us the power to leverage the data we have in new ways to drive revenue

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Annual Layoffs: The New “Best Practice”?

SaaStr

Are layoffs now just institutionalized in Silicon Valley? And if so, what does that mean? Instacart was one of the 3 Tech IPOs to go out late last year, along with Klaviyo and ARM. And then crushed the last quarter, with $800m of revenue and a stunning $200m of EBTIDA! At the same time — they announced 7% layoffs to get more efficient. Now, 24+ months ago, this would have been a shocker.

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Only 6% of global marketers apply customer insights to product and brand

Martech

While many brands talk about focusing on the customer, few do it. Less than a quarter (24%) of global brands are mapping customer behavior and sentiment, according to Braze’s 2024 Customer Engagement Review. What’s worse, only 6% apply customer insights to their product and brand approach. “At the end of the day, a lot of companies operate based on their structure and not how the consumer interacts with them,” Mariam Asmar, VP of strategic consulting, told MarTech.

Product 101
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Types of Lightsabers: Double-bladed, Neopixel, Galaxy’s Edge, and More

Sales Pop!

Are you planning to buy a lightsaber? Do you want one for dueling or displaying purposes? Ask Star Wars fans, and you find that lightsabers are something that they all want. However, finding a blade that suits your personality and style is a challenging part. But worry not! We’re here to help you figure out the right saber for you. We’ll explore all the best lightsabers, from exhilarating Neopixel to immersive Galaxy’s edge lightsaber.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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How To Craft A Perfect & Winning Sales Pitch? 5 Key Elements

Sales Pop!

So, let’s cut to the chase – you’re here for one thing: crafting a killer sales pitch. You know, the kind that gets folks nodding along, wallets practically leaping out of pockets. It’s no simple magic trick; it’s an art form with some science sprinkled in. With all that in mind, here’s what you need to know about pitch building that should send your sales skyrocketing.

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