August, 2023

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Stop Killing Your Sales Opportunity by Saying These 2 Words – Part 2

SalesProInsider

“ But why?” The two words you should never say or ask when a prospective client shares a concern, an objection, or an unfavorable decision. Why? That’s what I covered in the last tip. This tip is about what we should do instead, which I call the Stop, Drop, and Roll. Stop, Drop, and Roll through Sales Concerns and Objections When someone shares information that is a concern, objection, or unfavorable decision, the strategy that keeps the conversation moving and increases your probability o

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How to Break Your Client's Trust

Iannarino

I received a LinkedIn message from a supposed salesperson who suggested he wanted to introduce me to a prospect. I accepted his connection request. Being busy, it took a while for me to get back to LinkedIn. When I returned, I asked the person how I could help.

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3 Steps to Develop Your Channel Partner Program

Force Management

Channel organizations are an often overlooked, but critical component to increasing market share for complex B2B sales organizations. During my time as VP of PTC’s Worldwide Channel Program, I leaned on a core formula : Productivity x Capacity = Growth. In this article, we will focus on capacity, but stay tuned for part two in this series for the other side of the equation: How to Increase Channel Partner Productivity.

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Google introduces new Limited Ads Serving policy

Search Engine Land

Google Ads is introducing a new policy to combat scams and help prevent misleading ads. The platform will now have a “get-to-know-you” period for advertisers it doesn’t know well. During this time, Google Ads may limit how many impressions unfamiliar advertisers receive. The Limited Ads Serving policy will apply when an advertiser targets specific brands in their campaign but the relationship between the ad and brand is unclear, Google said.

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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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The Joy Of Selling……

Partners in Excellence

With smaller groups or one on one’s, I frequently talk about “The Joy of Selling… ” To some this concept may seem a little too soft and abstract. Some react, “Dave, we’ve got to focus on hitting the numbers, achieving our growth goals! It’s tough work and sellers need to be tough minded!” Increasingly, I don’t encounter many people, at all levels, that are proud of being sellers.

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The surprising truth about how to achieve your marketing goals

Martech

Forget about your customers — really, because the key to growth may not be what you think it is. In today’s environment, most companies have a singular and relentless focus on growth. And often, growth at all costs. However, we haven’t stopped to think about what really drives growth. What is the key to growth ? What is the biggest factor in whether or not we hit our targets and achieve our goals?

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When You Try to Cheat Nature, Nature Cheats Back

Iannarino

So many of us try to cheat nature. Instead of doing the right thing, in the right way , at the right time, we look for shortcuts or “hacks” that make our lives easier.

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How to Protect Your Business From E-Commerce Fraud

G2

Almost a decade ago, theft at brick-and-mortar stores was common. With the rapid rise of technology, theft has shifted to online stores, too, with digital thieves looking for a chance to breach security.

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An SEO guide to optimizing your Google Publisher Center account

Search Engine Land

You see Google News surfaces every day. Top stories carousels, the Google news tab, site or app. But how do you get your content to consistently show on these surfaces? There is no one silver bullet for Google News optimization. But your content will only reach its full potential across Google News surfaces if a well-optimized Google Publisher Center account backs it.

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The Inefficiency Of Human Interaction

Partners in Excellence

Human interaction is remarkably inefficient. It’s downright sloppy. We come into conversations with our own biases, hopes, dreams, beliefs, values, fears, experiences, points of view, and goals. We engage others, each with their own biases, hopes, dreams, beliefs, values, fears, experiences, points of view, and goals. And each person in a conversation brings these factors into the conversation… As conversations progress, things change.

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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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Discover the benefits of consent-based marketing: Privacy and personalization

Martech

In the age of data privacy regulations and increasing consumer concerns, brands must find ways to use first-party data while protecting consumer rights. Join experts who will dive into the power of first-party data and how to use it in a privacy-first manner. The panel will explore the importance of transparency, consent, and data security and offer practical tips for implementing responsible data practices.

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The Art and Science of Complex Sales Podcast

Membrain

Did you know there's a global shortage of sales talent?" That's the provocative question we tackle head-on with our guest, Alan Maguire , Founder of ESI in our latest episode.

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Introducing The One-Up Book Club

Iannarino

This post offers no explanation as to why I believe sales is broken, so if you want to understand, I recommend you read these two posts:

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What Is Data Storage? Types, Trends, and Solutions

G2

In today’s digital era, data is vital for any business. Every piece of data collected is capable of being valuable. Customer information, employee records, financials, and intellectual property are some resources that must be stored in a readily accessible and secure location.

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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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Discover the benefits of consent-based marketing: Privacy and personalization by Cynthia Ramsaran

Search Engine Land

In the age of data privacy regulations and increasing consumer concerns, brands must find ways to use first-party data while protecting consumer rights. Join experts who will dive into the power of first-party data and how to use it in a privacy-first manner. The panel will explore the importance of transparency, consent, and data security and offer practical tips for implementing responsible data practices.

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Buying Is Messy!

Partners in Excellence

Complex B2B change and buying processes are messy—and they are getting messier! It has, always, been messy. For well over a decade, we’ve seen huge amounts of data directly or indirectly demonstrating the impact of the inherent messiness of buying. A few data points: Increasing numbers of change and buying projects fail! Whether it’s data Morten Hansen presents in collaboration, the data presented in The Jolt Effect, we see 60-75% of internal change management/buying projects f

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ChatGPT goes enterprise and other AI martech releases this week

Martech

Here are this week’s AI-powered marketing technology releases: OpenAI ‘s ChatGPT Enterprise is a business-grade AI chatbot that offers enterprise-grade security and privacy, unlimited higher-speed GPT-4 access, longer context windows and free credits to use the API. It also includes advanced data analysis capabilities and can be customized to meet specific organizational needs.

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Thriving Through Tough Times: The Business Leaders Growth Summit Can Help

Membrain

Whatever your industry, it’s likely that the current economic environment is impacting your business, and will continue to do so. Tough times are here. Inflationary pressures erode profit margins, customers increasingly make price-based decisions, retaining and attracting talent continues to be competitive, and supply chain issues disrupt revenue and customer satisfaction.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Party Intent Data: Which Is Right for You?

How do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party intent data compare? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data each have specific advantages and disadvantages. It comes down to four factors: accuracy, cost, control and quantity. This infographic explains the pros and cons of each and helps you understand which one is best for meeting your business objectives. Intent data can be a great way to fill your pipeline and close more deals.

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The Problem of Needing Deals More than Your Client Needs Your Help

Iannarino

There are two types of salespeople: those who need a deal and those who don’t. Sales organizations also fit into one of these two categories. The person who needs something from someone else is One-Down, while the person who needs nothing is One-Up. The One-Up person has the better position of the two.

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Is Developer Productivity a Real Problem for Engineering Teams?

G2

Each engineering team is unique in how they are structured, operate, and execute their project, as well as how they measure the overall effectiveness and efficiency at the end of each work cycle.

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7 Google Ads features to streamline your workflow

Search Engine Land

If you’re a PPC manager, you likely spend a significant part of your week working on the Google Ads interface. Several built-in features can help you work more efficiently, reducing time to access data and speeding up bulk edits so that you can focus on bigger-picture tasks. This article will walk you through some examples and how to access them in the web UI. 1.

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The Secret To Selling Success

Partners in Excellence

After rigorous research and discussion with many expert colleagues, I’ve discovered the universal secret to Selling Success. Before getting into, it’s important to understand the methodology underlying the research. I did a rigorous scan of the literature, mostly the articles and discussions in my feed in LinkedIn. I assessed likes, comments, reposts the articles by the experts produced.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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New genAI marketing solution rolled out on Google Cloud

Martech

Aimed at accelerating the development and execution of creative marketing campaigns, GenAI Marketing Solution is a collaboration between Typeface, GrowthLoop and Google Cloud. Typeface is a generative AI-powered content creation solution. GrowthLoop (formerly Flywheel) is a segmentation, orchestration and measurement platform. The new solution is intended to work with Google’s BigQuery and GenAI Foundation models to create an end-to-end campaign creation workflow.

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The Art and Science of Complex Sales Podcast

Membrain

Are you ready to challenge your beliefs about sales and uncover the transformative power it holds? As an entrepreneur, sales expert, and author, Carol Mahoney's groundbreaking perspective on sales has turned the conventional wisdom on its head. She paints a new picture, asserting that sales isn't a necessary evil, but an enriching exchange of value.

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Can An AI ‘Sidekick’ Make Us Faster and More Creative? 

Salesforce

Recently, I asked my 16-year-old son if he had heard of ChatGPT (“Um, yeah, dad.”) and I wondered if he was using it at school. He said it helps him generate templates or starting points for essays. I then asked him if ChatGPT makes him smarter. No, he said, just faster. So it made me curious whether I could apply generative AI (not just ChatGPT) to my own work.

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How to Prep Your Finances Before Applying for an SBA Loan

G2

Running a small business is no easy feat. Just when you think you've got everything under control, financial challenges can pop up like surprise obstacles to test your resilience.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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How to use ChatGPT to boost your PPC efforts

Search Engine Land

We have used machine learning and AI in our day-to-day optimization work to save time and improve performance. (Think automated bidding and recommendations, plus data-driven attribution.) But how can PPC practitioners use generative AI tools like ChatGPT to boost their campaign management and optimization efforts? ChatGPT can quickly analyze and deliver huge data ranges in many formats.

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Do You Believe Your Value Proposition?

Partners in Excellence

I’m amazed at the number of sellers that really don’t believe their value proposition or value creation. How do I know this? They don’t know enough about what I’m trying to achieve to be able to articulate and quantify the value I should expect from their solution. They answer concerns I have with product capabilities, not what the solution means to me and my organization and what we are trying to achieve.

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Gen Z teens are watching YouTube ads and recalling what they’ve seen

Martech

Gen Z aren’t just tuning into YouTube for the videos – they’re also watching the ads. Six in 10 teens would watch a YouTube ad rather than skip it, while almost half can recall an ad they’ve seen on the platform. That’s according to Precise TV and Giraffe Insights research. The news comes after YouTube reported a 4.4% increase in ad revenue for the second quarter of 2023.

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The Art and Science of Complex Sales Podcast

Membrain

Navigating through tough times can be quite a challenge, especially for CEOs looking to boost shareholder value and profits. Join us in today’s episode with SalesStar's Global Director of Learning, Alex Chan as we delve into how managers can hold their teams accountable and the importance of data-driven decision making.

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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