Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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Why Companies Struggle with Hiring Salespeople Who Will Sell

Anthony Cole Training

Putting the best people in the right seats is the biggest problem identified by most business execs, especially as it applies to critical sales roles. In today’s high tech, fast-moving economy, finding the right people who can and will sell for your company is a keystone for success. What can your firm do differently to attain better results and attract top talent?

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Breaking Free: The Art of Leaving Behind What Holds You Back

Iannarino

If you want to achieve personal growth and success, you will have to leave certain things behind. You may be carrying emotional baggage that weighs you down and prevents your progress. At any time, you may drop these things, never to pick them up again. Freedom is a self-liberation journey only you can give yourself.

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Google testing new tools for a more personalized shopping experience

Search Engine Land

Google is piloting new product discovery elements designed to give users a more personalized shopping experience, including: Style recommendations. Brand preferences. Generative AI for product search. Virtual try-on technology. Why we care. These features offer businesses new opportunities to showcase their products and engage with high-value consumers who are likely to be more inclined to make purchases, thanks to a personalized shopping experience tailored to their specific preferences.

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AI in marketing: Examples to help your team today

Martech

Is your marketing team tired of hearing about AI? To some extent, we all are. It’s part of the hype cycle of any new technology. Marketing teams now find themselves surrounded by AI. It’s coming from every direction. Most notably, the introduction of ChatGPT put AI in the hands of just about anyone who wanted to use it. But ChatGPT is far from the only AI game in town.

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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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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Keenan

Partners in Excellence

Preface: Who doesn’t know Keenan ? I first met him years ago as he was moving from sales leadership roles into establishing his own training and consulting company. I think what draws me to Keenan and his perspectives is his obsessive focus on the customer. What are their problems, how do we help them better understand them? How do we identify the GAP between where they are and where they need to be?

Sell 110
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Meditation on Friends and Relationships

Iannarino

Most people have more contacts and fewer friends. We know more people without knowing anything beyond what we see on social media. Some people may recognize your face on LinkedIn without you ever having met them in real life. Recently, I found an article suggesting that it takes 200 hours to make a friendship. The reason that feels like a lot of time is because there was a time when you would have racked up 200 hours in 20 days.

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How to make sure your data is AI-ready

Martech

Leading CRM platforms like Salesforce, Dynamics, Zoho and HubSpot are introducing new AI features for autonomous chats, automatic campaign launches, product suggestions and sentiment analysis. That’s great and exciting. But there’s one thing in the way: our data. Ultimately, all the technology in the world isn’t worth the investment if the data it relies on is poor.

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The Intersection of AI and Corporate Training: Personalized Learning Journeys

G2

While the way we learn has come a long way from dusty textbooks and stuffy classrooms, the corporate training journey still struggles to cater to the diverse needs of a modern workforce.

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Reviving Face-to-Face Sales Meetings: Navigating Post-Pandemic Business Strategies

Iannarino

You should consider returning to face-to-face meetings as a way to create a competitive advantage over competitors who don't care enough to travel to see the client.

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Google Analytics real-time reporting bug confirmed

Search Engine Land

Google has confirmed an issue with the real-time analytics reports within Google Analytics, GA4. Many profiles show zero real-time traffic being reported since early this morning ; some are seeing a fraction of their normal real-time traffic being reported, and some are seeing normal traffic. Google working on a fix. Ginny Marvin, Google’s Ads Liaison, responded on X saying, “Thanks for flagging.

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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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MarTech Salary and Career Survey: More promotions and more layoffs

Martech

For martech professionals salaries are good and promotions are coming faster, unfortunately, layoffs are coming faster, too. That’s according to the just-released 2024 Martech Salary and Career Survey. Another very unfortunate finding: The median salary of women below the C-suite level is 35% less than what men earn. The last year saw many different economic trends, some at odds with each other.

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Sales People Create Longer Cycles, Not Customers

Partners in Excellence

We know buying cycles are getting longer. It’s easy to chalk it up to buyers, blaming them for not focusing, getting distracted, not prioritizing the project, or all sorts of other things. Or we have other excuses. Perhaps it’s the economy, all the social/global disruptions. And then there is always VUCA, a great yet abstract excuse around why things are getting more difficult.

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The Education of a Salesperson: A Journey from Cold Calls to Strategic Mastery

Iannarino

The Beginnings of a Sales Career: Learning Through Cold Calls I started selling when I was 15. I made cold calls for a non-profit. I was not given any training, just a script and a list of phone numbers. That said, I was the only person to win two deals. Before that job, I washed dishes, where I learned the discipline of working. Making calls was no different than washing dishes.

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Google changes definition of ‘top ads’

Search Engine Land

Google updated its definition of top ads in its Help Center to better reflect how ads can appear in Google Search A spokesperson told Search Engine Land that this just a “definitional change” and that it would not affect how performance metrics are calculated. What are top ads? Top ads are ads that appear above the organic result, and also below organic results for certain queries.

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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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5 ways to evolve agile for real business results

Martech

You may have heard “agile is dead.” Agilists have overused buzzwords, promoted processes and transformations over people and treated agile like a religion rather than an evolving approach to better ways of working. Tamás Polgár declared agile has failed because proponents “merely parroted buzzwords and played with meaningless cards and colorful charts all day.

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Job Search Sites: Where to Find Your Next Career Move

G2

Whether you’re actively searching for a new position or casually browsing available gigs, using job search sites is a smart method for finding professional opportunities. But with so many sites to choose from, where do you even start?

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How a Niche Book Club is Revolutionizing Sales Strategies

Iannarino

If you are serious about reading and you recognize the value of reading nonfiction books that will provide you with a perspective on the future, and your client’s futures, this book club may be just what you need.

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Exploring Meridian, Google’s new open-source marketing mix model

Search Engine Land

Meridian , Google’s new open-source Marketing Mix Model (MMM), has entered the rapidly evolving market for advanced marketing analytics and forecasting tools. This article explores Meridian’s key features, capabilities and limitations, comparing it with Meta’s MMM called Robyn. It delves into how Meridian leverages advanced techniques like hierarchical geo-level modeling, Bayesian methods and scenario analysis to offer actionable insights for cross-channel budget optimization

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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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Maximizing your B2B spend: Is account-based marketing worth it?

Martech

In B2B marketing, the traditional approach of casting a wide net is increasingly being challenged by a more targeted and personalized strategy: account-based marketing (ABM). This method focuses on identifying and engaging with specific high-value accounts, treating each as its own distinct market. But is ABM the right approach for your business? This article explores the potential benefits and challenges of implementing an ABM strategy, along with key factors to consider when evaluating its sui

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Combative Conversations….

Partners in Excellence

Just got off a call with one of the best salespeople I’ve ever worked with. We were prepping for a very difficult customer meeting this afternoon. As we discussed the situation, he described the difficulties this customer had created in the past, he talked about how unreasonable they had been, how they weren’t meeting commitments they had made to him.

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B2B Sales in a Changing World: Strategies for Success Amidst AI Advancements and Demographic Shifts

Iannarino

By now, you might have noticed that something has changed in B2B sales. If you are not already aware of the changes in our environment, you will be surprised by what is coming, and by that time, it may be too late to start making the necessary changes.

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How schema markup establishes trust and boosts information gain

Search Engine Land

In this article, we’ll explore how schema markup, particularly the use of descriptive markup, linking entities and connecting to external data sources, can establish trust with Google and potentially reduce the chances of being deindexed. Additionally, we’ll discuss the role of schema markup in increasing the likelihood of inclusion in Search Generative Experience (SGE) and boosting information gain scores, which can be crucial for visibility in conversational search environments.

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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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Job dissatisfaction up sharply: The 2024 MarTech Salary and Career Survey

Martech

Fewer resources and more stress cut into martech professionals’ job satisfaction this year, according to the 2024 Martech Salary and Career Survey. Job dissatisfaction jumped by 9% for managers and staff and 5% for those at the director level and up. Overall job satisfaction remains high — two-thirds of martech professionals at every level say they are “extremely” or “somewhat” satisfied.

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Bill Butler

Partners in Excellence

Preface : Bill Butler and I met at a conference a number of years ago. I was fascinated with the offering JourneyDXP had (and remain fascinated with it today). It’s a solution that addresses the way buying is changing, integrating digital and personal selling. But what really interested me were Bill’s perspectives on where buying and selling is headed and how we must change our engagement strategies to work with buyers more impactfully.

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Are You Using the Wrong Models? (And How to Fix It)

Iannarino

Every company must have a model they believe allows them to win clients. Once they decide how they are going to market (GTM), this will require selling according to the limits of your company’s model. There are two primary models that sales organizations pursue to acquire the clients they intend to.

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Instagram updates hashtag search to simplify account and post discovery

Search Engine Land

Instagram updated how hashtags work for discovery. Now, when users tap on a hashtag, they’re directed to broader search results, including profiles, instead of just a “Top Posts” feed. The platform announced this change was rolled out to encourage users to explore different parts of the platform, not just posts. Why we care. This update represents as opportunity to get your brand’s account discovered by high-value consumers.

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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.

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How marketers are investing in games: IAB PlayFronts

Martech

Zoe Soon, IAB’s vice president, Experience Center, delivers measured optimism at IAB PlayFronts in New York. Image: IAB. The gaming industry saw a lot of disruption over the last year, including the consolidation of major publishers, layoffs and canceled game releases. On the ad side, however, marketing budgets for gaming are growing. As a result, the tone at the third annual IAB PlayFronts this week was measured but optimistic.

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The Investments Where I’m Going to Lose All My Money

SaaStr

So when I started writing venture checks in 2013, I didn’t know what I was doing, but I had a strong start: First was Pipedrive co-leading seed, then acquired for $1.5B cash Second was Algolia leading U.S. seed, now at $200m+ ARR and an IPO candidate Third was Greenouse/Parklet, acquired for $800m and now at $200m ARR Fourth was Salesloft, acquired for $2.5 Billion cash Fifth was Logikcull, acquired for $300m cash So it was a good start.

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Why The Top Sales Executives Are Using Digital Sales Rooms

G2

Businesses keep searching for new ways to make their operations more efficient and increase sales. The latest movement comes in the form of digital sales rooms – a groundbreaking idea that is changing the way businesses engage with their customers.

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YouTube warns creators not to delete videos

Search Engine Land

YouTube advised creators and marketers against deleting videos from the platform. Additionally, the app strongly suggested avoiding making videos private. The Google-owned site explained that removing content from the app or restricting access could disrupt your channel’s connection to people who have watched that video and negatively impact ranking.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.