February, 2024

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Amplifying Your Presence: Elevating Your Status Among Clients

Iannarino

Struggling to make your mark in the competitive world of sales? Elevate your presence. Dive into proven strategies that not only lift your standing but also turn you into the indispensable partner your clients trust and value. Begin your journey to becoming the unrivaled authority in your domain.

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Article complaining about being outranked on Google being outranked by Reddit

Search Engine Land

How Google is killing independent sites like ours from HouseFresh talks about an ongoing complaint from smaller publishers and site owners about how they are constantly being outranked by larger publishers and site owners in Google Search. The irony here is that story is currently being outranked by Reddit – no joke. Google ranking Reddit above HouseFresh.

Niche 145
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25 Sales Experts on the Importance of Coaching Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

According to the search results inside this blog, I have written on the topic of coaching salespeople more than 400 times or 25% of my articles. Why? Because sales managers are not coaching – still – at least not consistently or effectively. As a reminder, consistent daily coaching increases revenue by 28% and when it is paired with effective coaching, revenue increases by 43%.

Sales 133
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Why B2B marketing needs brand building more than lead gen

Martech

B2B marketing has become overly focused on measurement and attribution, appearing and claiming to be more science than art. Everyone wants to believe it’s a science. Investors, boards and leadership expect marketing growth to be measurable, predictable and projectable. But the truth is that marketing is not a hard science. Experiments are not repeatable and playbooks are not fully transferable between companies.

B2B 137
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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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Enhancing Patient Care: 4 Strategies for Life Sciences Companies

Salesforce

For many people, a sudden tingling in the leg or a feeling of numbness in the arm isn’t too much cause for alarm. The tingling or the numbness goes away after a little while, and they go on with their lives. But for Brooke Eby, an abrupt limp on her way to a conference one day ultimately led to a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 33.

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How to Get More Clients: Stretch Your Belief

SalesProInsider

What is the impact of your beliefs on your ability and commitment to attract and convert your ideal prospects? What’s the impact of the belief of yourself, the role you have in people’s lives, and the value they receive in working with you? It’s huge! Your belief is a major factor in the energy, effort, and activity that you put forth in the lead generation activity to fill your funnel and the sales conversations that convert those prospects.

Clients 125

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Google Search officially retires cache link

Search Engine Land

Google officially removed the cache link from the Google Search results snippets last week and Google confirmed that it will remove the cache functionality completely in the near future. Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison told us that Google has “decided to retire it” and removed it from the Google Search result pages and will soon remove the cache completely.

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What Value Are Your Customers Creating For You?

Partners in Excellence

We’ve been taught we have to create value with our customers. There are a lot of definitions to this, including: Proving our product is the best choice of all the alternatives. Tying the capabilities of our solutions to the needs our customers have prioritized. Assuring we help the customers solve their problems. Articulating the value the customer should realize from the implementation of our solutions.

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B2B content marketing: Driving success through strategic content creation

Martech

B2B content marketing is an indispensable strategy for businesses looking to establish their brand, engage their target audience, and drive conversions. In this article, we will explore the fundamentals of B2B content marketing, delve into effective strategies for creating impactful content, and examine the role of generative AI in enhancing content creation.

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Fine-Tuning Your LLM? There’s a Better Way

Salesforce

Ever get an email trying to sell you a product you’ve already bought? Or had a service interaction where you had to answer the same questions multiple times with different people? Large language models (LLMs) promise to eliminate these annoyances by providing greater levels of information-sharing and personalization within your company’s operations.

Legal 122
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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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7 Things to Do When You’re Struggling

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What’s Your Best Advice for Struggling Entrepreneurs? Having struggled a lot myself in the early days several times … just a few thoughts to summarize my learnings: 1. Get help & upgrade the team. This is the #1 thing you can do to move the needle. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Especially if you are struggling.

Growth 116
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Overcoming Solution Bias: Strategies for Elevating Your Sales Approach in 2024

Iannarino

Discover the pivotal shift from product obsession to strategic selling that can set you apart in the competitive landscape of 2024. Join us in unraveling the art of winning without the blinders of solution love.

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New Google structured data carousels (beta)

Search Engine Land

Google has added new search developer documentation for structured data carousels (beta). The new documentation can be found here and is under the “early adopters program.” This structured data is for a new carousel rich result that’s in beta, “which is a list-like rich result that people can scroll horizontally to see more entities from a given site (also known as a host carousel),” Google wrote.

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You Have Solutions, But Do I Have The Problem?

Partners in Excellence

I had a fascinating conversation with an outstanding sales person today. We were talking about his prospecting challenges. Like all of us, he was struggling to get the engagement he wanted. Let’s call him “Stephen.” We talked about some of his strategies. He was very focused on the customers and people he was prospecting. He leveraged trade shows to meet people, then followed up with prospecting notes.

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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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Why integrations will be critical to AI in 2024

Martech

Almost every business today has access to similar AI tools, but outcomes are going to differ significantly based on how they apply the technology. Results depend not just on the AI you’re using, but how you integrate it into your existing tech stack, processes, and strategy. AI is incredibly good at gathering and analyzing huge volumes of customer data.

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4 In-Demand Skills to Grow Your Salesforce Career

Salesforce

Use these four in-demand Salesforce ecosystem job skill trends — identified in the Jobs in the Salesforce Ecosystem report — to build your skill set. Fun fact: This report was visualized using Tableau Viz in collaboration with former Tableau Iron Viz champion Will Sutton. What you need to know When we say “Salesforce ecosystem,” we mean the thousands of companies and organizations worldwide who run their businesses on Salesforce.

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50+ Customer Service Statistics You Must Know in 2024

G2

Globalization has brought a more competitive environment to any and every industry out there. Good customer service is essential for any company, but how crucial is it? Customer service channels were not at all common a few decades ago, but today, they are important for any thriving company.

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Adapting to Evolving Trends- Next-Generation Strategies in B2B Sales Discovery

Iannarino

Are you ready to revolutionize your approach? Step into the future of B2B sales discovery and redefine how you connect with clients in a dynamic market.

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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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Google says it took down 45% more fake reviews in 2023 thanks to new algorithm

Search Engine Land

Google has a new review algorithm that the search company says it better anf faster at taking down fake reviews from local listings in Google Search and Google Maps. “In 2023, this new algorithm helped us take down 45% more fake reviews than the year before ,” Google announced. Google receives a lot of contributions to its Google Maps and local listings, this includes reviews, photos, updates to listings and more.

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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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5 Super Bowl LVIII takeaways for marketers

Martech

As the Kansas City Chiefs mounted a late-game charge to become repeat champions (three titles in five years!), Super Bowl LVIII proved to be a victory for fans, brands and the city of Las Vegas. Digital channels provided more options for audiences to engage with the Big Game, including an inventive stream on Nickelodeon called by SpongeBob SquarePants and friends.

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Sapphire Ventures: GenAI Funding is Up 271%. Everything Else? Down -36%

SaaStr

So most of you can probably infer from funding posts and press releases just how much B2B funding is going into GenAI startups. But exactly how much? Sapphire Ventures has the latest data. In 2023: GenAI funding was up a stunning +271% (!) But overall, B2B VC funding was down -36% 2024 seems to be pretty much the same. Top SaaS VCs are investing 80%+ in AI-first startups: This is where the VC frenzy is right now.

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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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How Marketing & Sales Leaders Can Accelerate Efficient Growth in 2024

G2

Growth. It’s the topic every sales and marketing leader is focused on right now. We’re coming off a difficult year across B2B SaaS, and the economic headwinds continue to add complexity to our plans. That’s why efficient growth matters more than ever.

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Elevating Corporate Sales Dynamics: A New Strategy for Team Development and Market Achievement

Iannarino

One reason sales leaders complain about sales training is because they believe that the training will cure their sales force of whatever challenges they have. Most sales organizations don’t have a competency model that would permit them to see each salesperson’s strengths and areas of improvement.

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Pinterest announces major ad partnership with Google

Search Engine Land

Pinterest announced a new ad partnership with Google designed to boost its ad revenue. This marks Google as the second third-party ad partner for Pinterest, following its multi-year collaboration with Amazon that was unveiled last year. Why we care. This collaboration provides an opportunity for brands running campaigns with Google Ads to not only broaden their reach but also engage with an active, high-value consumer base.

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An Introduction to Using AI in Sales Prospecting

RAIN Group

Unless you’ve been on an extended media break, you’re aware that artificial Intelligence (AI) is making a splash across all industries of business. I’ve seen this as a practitioner. I work closely with client organizations and collaborate with senior executives, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about AI. What’s RAIN Group’s position on AI?

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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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Why it’s time to rethink your feedback emails and how to do it right

Martech

Which of the three statements below comes closest to your view when it comes to email surveys and review requests: A. Love ‘em! They’re useful, and we use the return data in our email program, customer profiles and product development B. Hate ‘em! We don’t get much helpful info from them and readers generally ignore them. C. Meh … They don’t do much for our email program, but we send them anyway to stay in the inbox and every once in a while, we get interesting comments.

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Dear SaaStr: What Is The Best Indicators of Product Market Fit at an Early Stage SaaS B2B Startup?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Is The Best Indicators of Product Market Fit at an Early Stage SaaS B2B Startup? This is a rough metric, but I’d say from experience working closely with 25+ SaaS companies … if you aren’t growing > 10% a month after $10k in MRR or so … then you don’t yet have product-market fit. Not yet at least. One way or another, every reasonably fast-growing SaaS company hits double-digit growth, for a while.

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7 Innovative Use Cases of IoT in eCommerce

The Digital Technology

With new trends coming into picture every now and then, the eCommerce industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Now, it’s time you also evolve and look for innovative ways to hook and engage customers with your online store.

Customers 105
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A Curated List of Influential Books for Enhancing Sales Skills

Iannarino

Non-Sales Books That Transformed My Selling Techniques Unlocking Personal and Professional Effectiveness with Seven Habits of Highly Effective People The first book that helped me sell was not a sales book, but a book about how to interact with people effectively. That book was Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The chapter on being proactive did much to improve my ability to sell effectively.

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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