May, 2024

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The Ultimate Cold Outreach Guide: Outbound Marketing on Steroids

Veloxy

Cold outreach can sometimes feel like a bad word. (Or two). How can you guide your team to do it effectively? How can you convince them that it can lead to ROI and sales? The reality is, cold outreach is a powerful marketing technique that can unlock untapped potential for your business. Join me as we take a look at this ultimate guide, exploring its benefits, strategies, and how to implement it successfully.

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Why Outdated Sales Tactics Fail in 2024 and How to Build Trust Instead

Iannarino

Discover why manipulative sales tactics are failing and how trust-based strategies can transform your approach in 2024.

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How MEDDICC Helps Win with Decision-Makers

Force Management

MEDDICC is an industry standard for determining the strength of a deal and charting the path to get the deal closed. Many times, deal qualification can hinge on whether your team can identify the Economic Buyer and build enough influence in the organization to both access and evangelize them. But the power of MEDDICC for influencing deal decision-makers extends far beyond the “E” in the acronym.

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Why advertisers can no longer trust Google

Search Engine Land

The Department of Justice’s laid out a damning case against Google in the antitrust lawsuit closing argument. Search Engine Land Managing Editor Danny Goodwin highlighted some of the damaging evidence – including how Google has been increasing costs for advertisers – in How Google harms search advertisers in 20 slides In light of the revelations, I contacted search marketers to get their thoughts on Google Ads to evaluate the current confidence level.

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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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6 Ways To Try Out the Latest AI and Data Innovations From Salesforce

Salesforce

Learn to unlock data and build with AI Show off your AI innovations with the #BuiltWithEinstein Quest Join an AI + Data Community Tour stop Attend the AI NOW Tour Participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Salesforce Developers Attend a World Tour in your city We are in the midst of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, which is creating the most significant shifts and opportunities for Salesforce Admins and Developers in decades.

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Celestial Navigation And Sales Leadership

Partners in Excellence

When I was a kid, my father taught me how to sail. At first I sailed in racing dinghy’s never far from the shore. In high school, we graduated to cruising boats. While we never intended to do oceanic cruising, but the shoreline was beyond sight, and one of the challenges was knowing where we were and if we were going in the right direction. My dad’s solution to this was to teach me celestial navigation.

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How to Win Deals in B2B Sales: Strategies for Creating Value and Becoming Consultative

Iannarino

Unlock the secrets to winning more B2B sales deals by mastering the art of creating value and adopting a consultative approach.

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Reduce Churn and Drive Renewals with Customer Success Alignment

Force Management

Customer Success (CS) is a critical component of a successful customer engagement process. Growing revenue requires your organization to be cross-functionally aligned on buyer value and solution differentiation before and after the sale. Capturing that value after the initial deal is essential for driving recurring revenue and expansion opportunities within accounts.

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Google AI Overviews under fire for giving dangerous and wrong answers

Search Engine Land

Google looks stupid right now. And AI Overviews are to blame. Google’s AI Overviews have given incorrect, misleading and even dangerous answers. The fact that Google includes a disclaimer at the bottom of every answer (“Generative AI is experimental”) should be no excuse. What’s happening. Google’s AI-generated answers have gained a lot negative mainstream media coverage as people have been sharing numerous examples of AI Overview fails on social media.

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Marketing Trends: 3 Things to Know for 2024

Salesforce

We surveyed thousands of marketing leaders about today’s marketing trends. What did we find? Marketers ranked artificial intelligence (AI) implementation as both their number one priority and number one headache — highlighting its pivotal role as both a beacon of promise and a daunting challenge. What’s top of mind for marketers? We asked more than 4,800 marketers about how they’re using new data and AI tools.

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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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The Power of Cohesion: Building the Ideal B2B Customer Experience

Heinz Marketing

By Maria Geokezas , Chief Operating Officer at Heinz Marketing Do you ever feel like your sales, marketing, and customer success teams work from different playbooks? Imagine how your customer feels if they encounter inconsistent messaging, a clunky onboarding process, or a lack of post-purchase support. It’s certainly not an ideal B2B customer experience.

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Consistently High Performing Organizations

Partners in Excellence

I suspect it’s trite to say, every leader wants to create a high performance organization or that people want to be part of high performing organizations. But what does it mean to be a high performing organization? In selling, is high performance “hitting our numbers?” Is it max’ing our comp plans? Is it about our personal success?

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High-Impact Sales Training Techniques for Software: Key Lessons for Success

Iannarino

Are you struggling with sales techniques for software? Discover the key lessons for successful software sales!

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AI is a threat to some marketing agencies, an opportunity for others

Martech

AI will soon be able to handle up to 95% of the work currently done by marketing agencies, creative professionals and specialists, according to Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI. If his prediction holds true, are marketing agencies headed for an extinction event in which some survive but many are wiped out, like the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period?

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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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Google begins enforcement of site reputation abuse policy with portions of sites being delisted

Search Engine Land

Google has started its enforcement of the new site reputation abuse policy by deranking or deindexing portions of websites from the Google Search index. This seems to have launched in the past hour or so, where sites as large as CNN, USA Today, Fortune, and LA Times are seeing their coupon directories no longer ranking for coupon-related keyword phrases.

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Dynamic Email Content is What Customers Crave: Here’s How To Deliver

Salesforce

What you’ll learn What is dynamic email content? First- and zero-party data is more important than ever Popular types of dynamic email content Dynamic email content can be done simply How to give email subscribers what they want Customers don’t want to feel like just another number to your brand. Going with a generic “ batch and blast ” email marketing strategy is sure to land you in the customer’s filters — or worse, having them unsubscribe.

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Emergence: Top Quartile Startups Are Still Growing 100% at $10m in ARR

SaaStr

So Emergence Capital put together a great report here on B2B startups, “Beyond Benchmarks 2024” , with a ton of great data across 664 software startups. One piece I loved is how 2023 growth rates compared to 2022 for Top Quartile Software Startups. Now to be clear, and I know this is a bit brutal — “Top Quartile” isn’t in general enough to get funded by VCs.

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Settling….

Partners in Excellence

This morning, clearing my inbox and feeds, I noticed a headline. It referred to the average tenure of GTM executives being 17 months… The article offered sound advice on how to deal with a career living in 17 month increments. My thought, in reading this was, “Why do we settle for this? Why do we consider this acceptable? Wouldn’t we and the organizations we lead achieve much more with longer tenures?

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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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How to Understand and Shorten Long Sales Cycles in 2024

Iannarino

Struggling with lengthy sales cycles? Discover actionable strategies to shorten them and close deals faster.

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7 tips for using marketing automations to drive leads

Martech

You want to capture more leads. But your marketing team is already running on fumes, attempting to drive results with limited resources. How can you use software to build a lead-generation engine that delivers big results? Marketing automations can help you streamline processes, increase productivity, and yes, capture more leads. Are you ready to shift your team into high gear?

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Google responds to leak: Documentation lacks context

Search Engine Land

The search community is still unpacking and processing the huge reveal of the Google Search ranking documents that were made public yesterday morning. Everyone has been asking, why has Google not commented on the leak. Well, Google has finally commented – we spoke to a Google spokesperson about the data leak. Google told us. Google told us that there are a lot of assumptions being published based on the data leak that are being taken out of context, that are incomplete and added that searc

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AI Podcast – The Marriage of AI and Messy Humans

Closing Bigger

This week’s weeks podcast episode is part one of a podcast series on using AI and Emotional Intelligence for Business Success. Joining me is Nick Usborne from BeMoreHuman.ai. Unlike our regular sessions, these podcasts are a collaborative exploration rather than a conventional interview, focusing on how AI impacts sales and marketing through emotional intelligence.

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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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Every Top Founder Ever: “I Should Have Acted on Bad Trends Earlier”

SaaStr

So there are times in startup life when it seems like a wave is just overpowering you, that there is only so much you can do. And so many times, you may quietly feel limited by the team you have. There’s only so much you can do, just so quickly. So many times you’ll default, partially, to Doing Nothing. For now. This works better at Bigger Companies, where real change is often measured in 5+ year chunks.

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Cold Calling Was Never “Alive!”

Partners in Excellence

For years, the fashion has been to declare, “Cold calling is dead!” It always comes from people with a specific agenda. Those who believe inbound is the only thing that works. Or a newer fashion, espousing inbound generated outbound. Others promoting social engagement. Or any other engagement approach where “cold calling,” is the obvious foil.

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B2B Salesperson Red Flags and How to Identify Them Quickly

Iannarino

Spotting a B2B salesperson’s red flags early can save you from costly mistakes and wasted time.

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Stop! Or go directly to email jail

Martech

I live in Texas, where the highway speed limits are more like minimums than maximums. Our interstates could pass for the Indianapolis 500 (AKA the “Idiot 500” here in Dallas). I contribute to this fast-moving culture because if you obey the law, you’ll get run over. The other day, I was cruising down the highway at traffic speed (at least 20 MPH over the posted limit), and I got pulled over.

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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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6 unpopular SEO opinions you need to consider

Search Engine Land

It seems like the search algorithm changes have been hitting harder than a Taylor Swift breakup song. There’s been much talk about core updates , helpful content , reputation abuse , etc. OpenAI is building a search engine , and Google’s Search Generative Experience is likely expanding soon. It’s getting hard to keep up, and many SEOs are having some serious FOMO.

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Usercentrics’ Adelina Peltea on the Emerging Trend of Privacy-Led Marketing

G2

For decades, marketers have thrived on a seemingly endless supply of user data. Third-party cookies, once the cornerstone of targeted advertising, are crumbling under growing privacy concerns and stricter regulations.

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Are You Ready For An AI Audit?

Salesforce

Is your business ready for an audit? No, not the kind involving accountants and IRS agents. We’re talking about an AI audit, a kind of check-up on your AI systems to ensure they’re operating ethically, transparently, and within regulatory guidelines, with an eye toward understanding how they make decisions. As generative artificial intelligence (AI) has proliferated, ethics and transparency have quickly emerged as key considerations among regulators, consumers, academics, and even private compan

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What Our Leaders “Owe” Us

Partners in Excellence

As individual contributors, we are conditioned to think about what we owe our managers and leaders. Are we getting all our tasks done–making the calls, doing the outreach, meeting with customers, progressing deals, keeping our reporting updated. We are conditioned to think about hitting our goals and numbers, keeping our performance up, perhaps to keep our managers off our backs.

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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.