October, 2022

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How To Recruit Top Sales Talent

Iannarino

If you look at any leader with a high-performing team, be it a college football team, an orchestra, or a sales organization, it is likely that they prioritize recruiting.

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Ten Truths That Will Increase Your Sales Effectiveness

Membrain

I want to share with you the ten principles on which we developed our platform. These are also available as a download in my Sales Effectiveness Manifesto.

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New Data: Is Sales Compensation Aligned With Changing Motivational Needs?

Understanding the Sales Force

My MacBook Pro is running Monterey version 12.6 and it has been charging to only 80%. This was driving me crazy so I did some digging and found that the default battery setting is "Optimized" where it says the following: "To reduce battery aging, your Mac learns from your daily charging routine so it can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use it on battery.".

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Assuming The Sale – How To Use It Correctly

The 5% Institute

One of the most powerful sales closes you can use to help your potential clients make a buying decision, is assuming the sale. A way that you can effectively do this, is by using something called assumptive close questions. In this article, we’re going to look at what assuming the sale means, as well as explore some examples for you to use and get inspiration from.

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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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7 tips to turn Google’s Search Essentials into strategy

Search Engine Land

Google’s Webmaster Guidelines have a new name – Google Search Essentials. The new guidelines tell us what is important to focus on when it comes to performing well in Google search. Much of what moved the needle in terms of SEO years ago is no longer effective. What matters in SEO today are things like E-A-T , core update quality questions , product review questions , and whether content is helpful.

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4 digital marketing pain points SMBs face today by Microsoft Advertising

Martech

To succeed as a small or medium-sized business (SMB), employees must work smarter. Tight budgets and scrappy teams require innovation at every level — from the Founder and CMO, e-commerce Marketing Director to VP of Marketing, Social Media Director to Paid Search Strategist. This opportunity to bring creativity and agility to the table is one of the many reasons why employees find SMBs rewarding workplaces.

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Don’t Brake While Going Uphill - What Sales Teams Should Do To Prepare For Tough Times

Membrain

Here’s why you should think twice before you lay off salespeople, cut sales training, and lower investments in sales strategy, process, and technology.

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How to Track and Improve Ecommerce Customer Acquisition Effectiveness

ConversionXL

There’s more to ecommerce customer acquisition than increasing checkout conversion rates. For long-term, sustainable success, you must attract the right customers. The key is ongoing measurement and testing to understand which acquisition strategies work for your ecommerce business. In this article, you’ll learn how to gauge the effectiveness of any customer acquisition strategy.

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Selling Finance Products – 5 x Effective Tips

The 5% Institute

Selling finance products can sometimes feel a bit harder than selling other product types. Generally, when selling finance products, you’re selling the invisible; an intangible outcome products and results that’ll benefit them financially. Compared to that of a physical product – people can see, hear or feel what they’re buying. That’s why when selling finance products, you need to have a slightly different format and process to close more consistently.

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3 Best Cold Calling Scripts and Tips

RAIN Group

Many people want to believe that cold calling doesn't work because they don't want to have to get on the phone. Indeed, there are many ways to do it wrong and fail. Many cold callers use deceptive tactics to get through and leave a bad taste in buyers' mouths.

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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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How Adidas builds metaverse experiences and partnerships

Martech

Adidas VP global marketing Erika Wykes-Sneyd at the DPAA Global Summit in New York. Image: DPAA. Over the last two years, iconic shoe brand Adidas has been establishing a metaverse presence by collaborating with tech partners and creators and also rolling out their own NFT. Leading the effort is Erika Wykes-Sneyd, who spoke about the brand’s journey at the recent DPAA Global Summit.

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How to Increase Customer Lifetime Value

Iannarino

Lifetime value is what you expect a client to spend with you over the course of your relationship. Let's assume a large client has a lifetime value of $1,000,000. To reach that number, your client could spend $100,000 with you each year for 10 years. Avoiding churn is one way to achieve this with their clients; however, it is just the first step in maximizing lifetime value.

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8 Guidelines for a Great 4th Quarter

Membrain

The 4th quarter is the accountability quarter. Some of you are thinking, “Hey, it’s been a great year,” because you’ve done well in Q1-3. Others are saying, “Ugh,” because you simply didn’t accomplish everything you hoped.

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7 High-Performing Ecommerce Marketing Strategies for 2022

ConversionXL

Since 2015, clothing brand ASOS has grown revenue by an average of 22% year over year. Not for lack of competition, but as the result of a carefully designed ecommerce marketing strategy. This is what drives growth for online stores like ASOS, despite existing in a saturated market. In this article, you’ll learn how to build a powerful ecommerce marketing strategy using customer research and messaging development, and how to use it to determine which marketing tactics will best reach your target

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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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Pitching Sales – Presenting The Right Way

The 5% Institute

Pitching sales is a crucial part of the sales process , and one that you need to get right! Making a mistake while delivering sales pitches can mean the difference between closing the sale – and breaking rapport and starting all over again. In this article, we’ll explore why so many Sales Professionals and Business Owners make mistakes when pitching sales, and what steps you need to include prior to delivering yours.

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The Cure for Professional Loneliness

SalesProInsider

You’ve probably never heard the term professional loneliness , but many of us have experienced it–and felt it. I define professional loneliness as not having someone “at the ready” at work. There isn’t someone to roll your office chair over to share an idea, question, or frustration. There isn’t someone to provide on-the-spot feedback. Or maybe there is no one who “gets you” and what you are trying to do with your business.

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Google replaces its Webmaster Guidelines with Google Search Essentials

Search Engine Land

20 years is a long time, especially in internet days and that is how old the original Google Webmaster Guidelines are. Google has done a major refresh of those Webmaster Guidelines today, and with that, also renamed it to Google Search Essentials. Why the change. Outside of it being two decades old, Google said “a lot has changed since 2002” with the internet and Google Search in general.

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What Is a Trigger Event?

Iannarino

A trigger event is something that forces a company to change. For example, at the time of this writing, the Federal Reserve has raised the Fed Fund rate to the highest level in many decades. This is a trigger event for real estate agents, mortgage banks, and title companies. Real estate agents will have to change how they find potential buyers, mortgage banks may have to develop new lending programs, and title companies may be forced to take a little more time off.

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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 changing face of value in B2B sales

Membrain

This article, first published in the International Journal of Sales Transformation , leads to the conclusion - which I suspect will come as no surprise to regular readers - that we need to stop talking about the "value" of our so-called "solutions" and start focusing on the value of our customer's outcomes.

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The Similarity Between Cashless Bail and Free Passes for Salespeople

Understanding the Sales Force

If you aren't aware of the crime taking place in most of America's big cities, you have either been living in a cave or experiencing willful ignorance. Most of the criminals are repeat offenders and those who are captured and arrested are usually back on the street committing additional crimes later that day due to cashless bail. If you think about it, and you don't have to think very long or hard, cashless bail mirrors how companies deal with under-performing salespeople.

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4 tips for navigating sensitive customer data

Martech

Consumer data collection has exploded over the past decade. As users, we’ve grown too accustomed to sharing very personal data in this loosely regulated digital age through every topic searched, email sent and double-tap on a friend’s post. All these signals build a rich profile for targeting and personalization. Data-driven marketing has had a transformational shift not only in how we engage with our customers but, even more importantly, in how we target new prospective customers.

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Why Salespeople’s LinkedIn Profiles Don’t Sell

David Meerman Scott

When a customer begins the buying journey for a complex sale, he or she usually wants to learn about their sales representative. This is true of both big-ticket consumer purchases as well as B2B products and services.

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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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Why you should fire clients more often (and how to do it the right way)

Search Engine Land

All clients review agencies for “fit.”. They line up the RFP cattle call, or back-to-back meetings between a handful of agencies to contrast and compare. However, almost zero agencies review clients in return. Instead, they’re too eager, living hand to mouth, to take on all clients at all times as long as they have a pulse and a checkbook. It makes sense.

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The Only Way to Overcome Sales Call Reluctance

Iannarino

If you or someone you know has sales call reluctance, you have come to the right place. I am perfectly qualified to help you overcome it. When I was 12 years old, I knocked on doors and asked people to buy the Sunday newspaper. When I was 15, I was making cold calls for a charity. Before my 19th birthday, I was making cold calls in my family's staffing business.

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How to Co-Sell with Channel Partners

Membrain

Channel partners provide a way for companies to not only bring their products to market, but to develop long-term profitable relationships that are beneficial to the maker, the seller, and the buyer. But we still have a long way to go to truly unwrap the potential of co-selling relationships with channel partners.

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SDRs And AEs, Do We Have Things Backwards?

Partners in Excellence

I’ve always had a contrarian opinion about the roles of SDRs and AEs. While these roles can be very important, often, I think we have our ideas about these roles backwards. As a result, we set both up for failure. First, let me focus the discussion. For highly transactional, inbound buying. Perhaps the current approach works. It might work better, though.

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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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8 easy ways to improve your marketing capabilities

Martech

The CEO and CMO are talking about investing in the marketing team to develop their skills. The CEO asks, “What if we invest in our people, and they leave?” The CMO replies, “What if we don’t and they stay?” Legend has it that this conversation is real and may have even happened at your company. Marketing is about people.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Lies Founders Tell Themselves?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Lies Founders Tell Themselves? #1 Lie. That it will get easier. It never gets easy, but it can get less difficult: You get better. You constantly learn, and in not that long of a time, become one of the experts in your space. At some point, you stop being at risk of going bankrupt. This does let you breathe. At some point, you have a brand, and that makes your growth more predictable.

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13 essential SEO skills you need to succeed

Search Engine Land

What is the greatest skill in SEO? If you believe this tweet , it’s patience. Although patience is a great answer, I would never say there is a “greatest” SEO skill. Why? Because SEO requires various hard skills (things you can learn or be taught) and soft skills (how you work and interact with others) to succeed. As I’ve always found, asking many SEO professionals one question will get a wide variety of opinions.

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How Sales Managers Help Their Team Reach Sales Quotas

Iannarino

At the start of each year, the sales manager is given a sales quota, which is the total of their salespeople's individual quotas. For example, a sales manager with 10 salespeople who each have a goal of $1 million has a $10 million quota. A sales manager can only reach their sales quota by ensuring each member of their team reaches their targets.

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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