Sat.Jun 01, 2024 - Fri.Jun 07, 2024

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Rules For Using Artificial Intelligence in B2B Sales

Iannarino

Everywhere you look, you find artificial intelligence. No other technology has been adopted faster than AI. Unfortunately, some sales organizations and their leaders use the technology in ways that cause side effects that make it difficult for salespeople. We need a set of rules that may reduce the damage it might create.

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3 Keys to Increase Customer Acquisition & Deposit Growth

Anthony Cole Training

Working with community banks across the country, we understand that now is an important time to have the right people in the right place, asking the right questions, to address the flow of deposits. In this high interest rate environment, consumers are moving excess amounts from checking accounts to higher yielding CDs and alternative products. This presents problems and opportunities for every bank.

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Study: 96% of sites in Google’s top 10 positions have 1,000+ links from unique domains

Search Engine Land

Can you rank in the top 10 of Google with very few links? Not according to a new analysis published today by Internet Marketing Ninjas. It found that: Over 96% of websites ranking in the top 10 of Google had more than 1,000 backlinks from unique domains. Only 0.3% had less than 100 backlinks. Why we care. Google has been saying that links are no longer one of the top three ranking signals and needs “very few links to rank pages.” However, clearly, websites that rank well tend to have

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Latest Podcasts: Scaling Sales Teams

Force Management

This month's Revenue Builders Podcast guests shared the kind of lessons you can only learn from experience. From startups to enterprise, these leaders have failed and iterated to find what works - and they joined John Kaplan and John McMahon to share the wealth. Dig in below for stories about founding and scaling startups, growing as a sales leader, hiring and implementing new product models, and establishing a winning sales discipline.

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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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Consultative Selling: Listening Closely with Interest

Iannarino

If you ask a non-salesperson whether salespeople tend to be better at speaking or listening, most will answer they are more adept at speaking. They may also suggest that salespeople are not good listeners. If you want to improve your ability to practice consultative selling, you need to listen closely and with interest.

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Gone in 30 seconds: Marketing in an increasingly distracted world

Martech

In the movie “Gone in 90 Seconds,” Nicolas Cage and his crew have to steal 50 cars in a night. The goal is to steal the car in less than a minute and a half to reduce the chances of getting caught. The car is there one minute and literally gone the next. It’s eerily similar to visitors on your website. They’re there, and then they’re gone. You just have to look no further than your Google Analytics report to see it.

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Maybe Only 10%-15% of VC Backed Startups Can Raise Another Round Right Now

SaaStr

So we took a look at some of the data from Emergence Capital’s survey of 600+ venture-backed software startups the other day , and they updated it with a bit more data on the Top Decline of Venture-Backed Startups Here: The summary data of the Top Decline leads to a rough conclusion: only the top 10% or so of venture-backed start-ups can likely raise another VC round.

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Master Consultative Selling with High Gain Questions: Techniques for Effective B2B Sales

Iannarino

Unlock the true potential of consultative selling by mastering high-gain questions that drive meaningful client conversations.

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“That Guest” At The Get-Together….

Partners in Excellence

I hate being trite with this analogy, but I will. My post “Cold Calling Was Never ‘Alive'” generated a lot of interesting questions and conversation. They were variations on the same theme, “I need to get to these people to tell them how we can help them… I need to share our experience in working with customers like them… I need to schedule a demo of what we do……” Repeating myself: Customers don’t care about it until they do!

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Perplexity Pages showing in Google AI Overviews, featured snippets

Search Engine Land

AI-powered search engine Perplexity introduced a new product – Perplexity Pages – to select free and paid users on May 30. Content from these Pages has started appearing in Google’s AI Overviews and featured snippets. What are Perplexity Pages. Perplexity called it a way to share your knowledge with the world, via in-depth articles, detailed reports or informative guides.

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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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Navigating the Pressure Cooker with Poise and Panache

Salesfolks

Sales is a demanding field, but it’s also rewarding. By prioritizing our mental health, setting boundaries, and taking time to recoup, we can maintain high levels of productivity without sacrificing our sanity.

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Mastering B2B Sales: Essential Changes Sales Leaders Must Implement Now

Iannarino

If you're struggling with abysmal win rates and failing to meet quotas, it's time to make significant changes to your B2B sales strategy.

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Google launches marketer resource center and AI recommendation tool

Martech

Google kicked off its “Summer of AI Essentials” with two new features for marketers. One is a marketing resource hub called Accelerate with Google. The other is AI-powered “Brand Recommendations” within the Recommendations page of Google Ads. Accelerate with Google What it is. Accelerate with Google is a central destination rooted in Google’s AI Essentials resources for ad products like Search and Performance Max.

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Google’s documentation leak: 12 big takeaways for link builders and digital PRs

Search Engine Land

Lots of insights and opinions have already been shared about last week’s leak of Google’s Content API Warehouse documentation, including the fantastic write-ups from: Rand Fishkin Mike King (on the iPullRank site and here on Search Engine Land ) Andrew Ansley But what can link builders and digital PRs learn from the documents? Since news of the leak broke, Liv Day , Digitaloft’s SEO Lead, and I have spent a lot of time investigating what the documentation tells us about links.

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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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Going Upmarket and “More Enterprise” is Great. But Don’t Let It Be an Excuse to Hide From Slowing Customer Growth.

SaaStr

So this may seem like a pretty specific post, but it’s a big and real issue I see so, so often these today in SaaS companies at scale, from $20m-$200m+ ARR: They’re reacting to tougher times by going “more enterprise” That can make a lot of sense. But they’re using bigger deals to hide the fact they aren’t growing new customers enough.

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Uncover Hidden B2B Sales Insights Within Your Organization

Iannarino

Unlock the secret sales potential hidden within your company's walls.

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Marketers, it’s time to walk the walk on responsible media

Martech

As the advertising industry grapples with the growing importance of brand safety, sustainability and supporting diverse and inclusive content, marketers face the challenge of translating these ideals into actionable strategies. While many have been vocal about these issues, implementing responsible media practices is proving more complex than anticipated.

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Google launches Accelerate with Google resource hub for advertisers

Search Engine Land

Google launched a new marketing resource hub called Accelerate with Google as part of a “Summer of AI Essentials” program aimed at helping advertisers supercharge their campaigns with AI tools. What’s happening. Accelerate with Google will serve as a central destination rooted in Google’s AI Essentials resources for ads products like Search and Performance Max.

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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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What Is Green Marketing? Strategies And Examples For Success In 2024

G2

Learn how green marketing can pave the way to become an energy-efficient, smart, sustainable and eco-friendly brand while boosting your sales and profits.

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“We Are Human Beings First, ….

Partners in Excellence

One of my favorite musicians is Yo Yo Ma. I was listening to an interview of him, he was reflecting on his mentor, Pablo Casals. Casals was probably the best cellist of his time. Yo Yo Ma quoted Casals, “I think of myself as a human being first, a musician second, a cellist third.” It’s something we must reflect on and constantly remind ourselves of.

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The marketer’s guide to state data privacy laws

Martech

The 118th session of the U.S. Congress is drawing to a close and the legislators have again failed to pass a national data privacy law. This means marketers will soon have to comply with the regulations in 17 different states. Five are already in effect, 12 more will come online by October of next year. That’s 17 slightly different headaches for marketers to deal with.

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Google AI Overviews visibility drops, only shows for 15% of queries

Search Engine Land

Google’s AI Overviews now appear less than 15% of the time, according to a new analysis. Google’s AI Overviews (formerly known as Search Generative Experience when it was an opt-in experiment in Google Labs) at one time appeared on 84% of queries. That number of Google Search results without SGE jumped substantially starting in mid-April and continued into May before Google I/O, when Google announced the launch of AI Overviews in the U.S.

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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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68 Small Business Statistics To Consider For Success

G2

Explore these small business statistics to gain exciting insights into their business activities. Learn more about their success and failure rates.

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The Reality of AI Adoption in B2B Marketing

David Meerman Scott

The Marketing AI Institute’s fabulous AI for B2B Marketers Summit today delivered tons of strategies and tactics on how AI can revolutionize business-to-business marketing and drive company growth. At the virtual event, I moderated a barnburner of a panel The Reality of AI Adoption in B2B Marketing. I'm sharing some highlights here.

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8 tips to adopt vertical marketing and drive SaaS growth

Martech

As companies prioritize “efficient growth,” vertical software has gained prominence due to its lower customer acquisition costs, higher expansion sales and stronger gross retention than its horizontal counterparts. Here’s why you should consider adapting your horizontal software to attract vertical buyers, plus essential tips to help you go vertical.

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Google Ads API v17 released with new features, changes

Search Engine Land

Google announces the v17 release of the Google Ads API, bringing several new features and changes that advertisers and developers need to be aware of. Why we care. The updated version of Google Ads offers a range of new tools and capabilities to help you better manage and monitor the performance of campaigns. It’s also important to be aware of these changes so as to take full advantage of new capabilities while avoiding disruptions from deprecated features or policy changes.

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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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Project Milestones: How to Define and Successfully Achieve Them

G2

Project milestones are ways to observe, measure, and monitor a project's progress and success. Learn more about benefits, challenges, and best practices.

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How Sales Leaders Can Achieve Success by Prioritizing Sales Effectiveness

Iannarino

If you're tired of following trends that lead nowhere, it's time to make sales effectiveness your top priority.

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How to transform martech and multichannel marketing for the AI era

Martech

Martech budgets are falling to historic lows just as generative AI arrives in martech stacks. So, how do marketing leaders make the case for expensive new tools while being pressured to produce profitable growth? Creating value from technology investments requires coordinating both martech and multichannel strategies. Martech at a crossroads: Rebalancing budgets and adopting generative AI Years of aggressive investment in martech have produced tech stacks that may be replete with capabilities bu

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How the Google leak confirms the significance of author and publisher entities in SEO

Search Engine Land

The May 2024 Google leak has shed light on the growing importance of author and publisher entities in SEO. This article explains how the Google leak confirms that the search engine can identify content creators and website owners. It also shows why this is a great opportunity for SEOs to optimize author and publisher entities in their strategies. Expanding SEO: Beyond websites to publishers and authors For over 30 years, SEO has focused on website and content-level optimization.

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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.