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Getting Ready for 2024

Iannarino

I know you are working on ending the year strong. Your sales manager is encouraging you to pull the last couple of deals across the line. But this week, many people will be taking time off to spend with their families and friends, which means your contacts might not be at work on Wednesday and Friday. If this is true for you, it’s a good time to start building your plan to succeed in 2024.

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Mastering Field Sales Management: Effective Strategies for Success

Veloxy

Imagine the impact of having a well-coordinated, highly skilled, and motivated field sales team driving your business growth. Mastering field sales management is essential to achieving this vision, and it all begins with understanding the role, building a high-performing team, and implementing effective sales processes. Grab a warm coffee or tea and let’s get started!

Territory 130
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Google’s 2023 Search quality rater guidelines update: Here’s what changed

Search Engine Land

It’s been nearly a year since Google last updated its Search Quality Rater guidelines. Unlike previous edits to the Search Quality Guidelines, which have introduced significant, new concepts ( like the new E for Experience last year ), the latest updates to the Search Quality Guidelines seem much more focused on user intent and needs met. Google is: Refining what it means to provide high-quality search results.

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Pilot: 57% of Venture Startups Will Need to Raise More In 2024

SaaStr

SaaS products and services like Pilot track the finances of 1,000s of SaaS and other startup so they’re an interesting source of hard data. What does Pilot’s latest data say? Something that’s both not surprising but also pretty impactful: 57% of venture-backed startups will have to go “back to market” in 2024 to raise more capital.

Finance 132
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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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Discovering The Trading Value Rule

Iannarino

My first cold call pitch sounded something like this: "Good morning, my name is Anthony Iannarino with Company Name, and I would like to meet with you to introduce myself and my company. Does 11:30 AM on Tuesday work for you?

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B2B email marketing: 3 strategies for advanced personalization

Martech

Picture this: You’re at a private art showing. The curator greets you, recalling your love for impressionist art and leads you to an unseen Monet. It’s perfect. They remembered what you liked, and it shows. That feeling of being special? That’s what we’re aiming for in B2B marketing. Your inbox should be more than a drop zone for flyers.

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Canva and Databricks: The Two Big Potential SaaS / Cloud IPOs of 2024

SaaStr

So the IPO market sort of, kind of, reopened a bit in 2023 — after being closed for 2 years for the most part. Kalviyo, Instacart, and ARM all 3 great leaders, IPO’d in a short window, unfortunately, to a bit of a quiet thud. None really traded up, and for the most part, I think folks view their IPOs as a test around a brief market up-tick that didn’t taken.

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Does Your Blood Stain the Red Ocean? Exploring the Impact

Iannarino

There is increasing interest in Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition. Several sales organizations have bought 500 copies for their sales teams. Two other sales forces have booked me to speak to their teams about what we describe as competitive displacement.

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Maximizing ROI With Employee Wellness Programs: Overview And Benefits

G2

Employee wellness programs can help meet the demand for a better work culture. Learn more about its benefits, ROI, and how it can help reduce healthcare costs.

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Google Ads is updating Location asset requirements

Search Engine Land

Google Ads has confirmed that it is going to update the Location asset requirements in December. The update will clarify the types of location assets that are not permitted on Google Ads. Locations that will not be allowed as Location assets include: Locations that are closed Locations that are not recognized by Google Locations that do not match the business running the ad.

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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 to use conversion data to enhance top-of-funnel marketing

Martech

Leveraging marketing data is key to continual optimization and driving growth. This article explains how feeding bottom-of-funnel analytics back into top-of-funnel activities boosts acquisition and reduces costs over time. Using bottom-of-funnel data as input to top-of-funnel activities I’ve written about how growth loops can be more helpful than funnels as they allow the loop’s output to be used back into the loop.

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Thankful for Everything

Iannarino

This last week, I had a conversation with a person who complained about the weather. If you have never been to Ohio, you may not know that our skies are gray often – I’m talking months in a row. Rain should make you grateful, as you and I would not do well without water.

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From Traditional to Trendsetting: The Digital Evolution of B2B GTM

Heinz Marketing

By Cameron Katoozi , Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing Introduction In today’s business landscape, digital transformation has become a crucial element for success, especially in the B2B sector. This change is more than just adopting new technologies; it’s about transforming how companies operate and engage with their clients. For professionals in B2B marketing and sales, integrating digital aspects into Go-To-Market (GTM) strategies is not just beneficial but essential.

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9 tips for converting more organic traffic

Search Engine Land

Attracting good traffic to your website and related properties is a great achievement in SEO. Pat yourself on the back for being good enough at keyword research, metadata, UX, etc., to get those traffic numbers up! OK, celebration time is over. How much of that traffic is actually converting? SEOs don’t have the luxury of focusing only on transactional keywords and/or relying on direct response-focused landing pages.

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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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EU raises antitrust concerns about Adobe’s purchase of Figma

Martech

Adobe’s $20 billion bid for cloud-based product design platform Figma is being hit with an antitrust complaint by E.U. regulators. An in-depth investigation by the European Commission came to the preliminary conclusion the deal could significantly reduce competition for interactive product design tools, vector editing tools and raster editing tools.

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Revolutionizing B2B Sales-Beyond Names and Titles to Genuine Personalization

Iannarino

Transform your sales approach from overlooked to outstanding by mastering true personalization. It’s not just about using names, but about deeply understanding and aligning with your clients’ unique challenges and ambitions.

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Knowing The Answers Or Knowing What They Mean?

Partners in Excellence

In today’s world, it’s pretty easy to “know the answers.” At least with respect to our products, we have endless content, training, years of experience. We can answer any question customers are likely to have about our products and solutions. We can compare them, factually, with the alternatives, showing how our approach might be superior.

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When It Is — And Isn’t — OK to “Overtitle” Someone

SaaStr

So I see a lot of folks give the same piece of advice, which I do think has a lot of truth in it: “Be careful with titles. They’re almost impossible to fix later.” Almost every successful founder has a story where they made someone a VP or even a CRO or CMO that didn’t really deserve it and it just created headaches down the road.

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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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Digital events platforms: Best of the Bot

Martech

Best of the Bot showcases MarTechBot’s responses to prompts submitted by readers. The language model is based on content from MarTech embedded on top of ChatGPT. The editors of MarTech selected this response for its usefulness and have supplemented it with additional relevant content. I am the first generative AI chatbot for marketing technology professionals.

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Cultivating Success in B2B Sales: Mastering Patience and Persistence for Effective Competitive Displacement

Iannarino

To win your dream client, you will need patience and persistence. The most desirable clients have not been waiting for you to show up in their world, as they have signed a contract with one of your many competitors.

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AI for SEO content creation: 5 real-world examples

Search Engine Land

Are you looking for some examples of how companies are using AI for SEO successfully? You are in the right place. Maybe you are playing with the idea of using AI for tangential SEO. Maybe you are already an SEO pro looking to improve your content generation efficiency. Or you simply want to learn more about the state of AI for SEO. Whichever is the case, these companies using AI for SEO will provide you with the inspiration you need. 1.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Best Practices for Selling a New Product Into Existing Customers?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What are some best practices for selling a new product/service to your existing SaaS clients? First, make sure your NPS is high. And drive it even higher. Here’s the bottom line: if your NPS is say > 40 or so, a significant portion of your customers love you. If your NPS is say > 60 or so, a ton of your customers love you. Businesses are looking for solutions to their problems.

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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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Maximizing impact: Marketing resource allocation in lean times

Martech

As senior marketing leaders, you’re undoubtedly well-acquainted with the challenge of doing more with less. You’ve heard the standard guidance — prioritize, automate and use data. It’s good advice. But here are a few secrets that savvy marketing leaders should know to help deliver exceptional results despite resource constraints. Doing more with less has a natural end Both the productivity of humans and return on ad spend decrease when they reach saturation.

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When to Fire a Client

Iannarino

Occasionally, you acquire a new client who turns out to be one you cannot continue working with. Your sales conversation was fine, and there were no signs you would not be compatible, as the contacts were all polite and professional. But now, you must fire your client.

Clients 224
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From Service to Sales: How Field Service Can Drive Revenue Growth

Salesforce

Field service can help drive revenue growth by selling to your existing customers, also called upselling or cross-selling. Most likely, your mobile team is already doing this without much guidance or forethought. We’ve found that 65% of mobile workers are successfully selling to existing customers. But the question is, how can you reach this audience at the right time, with the right message, in a way that doesn’t make them feel like they’re being sold to during a service visit?

Service 105
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Dear SaaStr: I Sold My Company And Made Real Money, But I Still Feel Like A Loser. What Should I Do?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: I sold my company five years ago and have built a net worth of ~$10 million, but compared to my friends I feel like a loser and still keep trying hard at startups that stress me out and make me miserable. What should I do? It’s crazy, but … you’re not alone. And sometimes it almost never ends. Dave Duffield made $10 billion when Oracle took over Peoplesoft … but he still had to go and co-found Workday.

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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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Getting your digital asset management system to work with other tools

Martech

Organizations want a digital asset management (DAM) system that is adaptable and can be used for years to come. When set up in an adaptable way, the DAM can also work well with other marketing tools in the stack related to content and campaigns. First, it’s important to have a strong and flexible foundation built on data. Dig deeper: Making data the foundation of your digital asset management system Once this data foundation is in place, it’s time to think about how your organization’s DAM works

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Google adds small business filter to shopping search results

Search Engine Land

Google has officially added a new filter to its shopping search results to show just products offered by small businesses. Businesses can mark themselves as being a small business in the Google Business Profile or Merchant Center account as of earlier this month and now Google officially rolled out a way for searchers to filter by that attribute. This feature seemed to launch shortly after the small business attribute went live but Google now officially announced it.

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GTM 69: Behind the Scenes on Building and Selling Wisely for $187 Million with Mike Vichich

Sales Hacker

Mike Vichich is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wisely , which he successfully sold to Olo for $187 million in 2021. Currently contemplating his next move, it will involve embarking on the journey of being a second-time founder. With the experience of building Wisely under his belt, he is looking to avoid making mistakes from his first venture and avoid common traps.

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Dear SaaStr: How Hard is it For a Startup founder/CEO to Settle Into a non-CEO Role After an Acquisition?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: How Hard is it For a Startup founder/CEO to Settle Into a non-CEO Role After an Acquisition? It is tough for most of us. We get that the bureaucracy and frictional taxes are going to go up. But it’s seeing the organization make decisions that are the “right” ones for the larger organization, but not what we see as best for our product, our team, our creation … that make it usually really tough.

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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.