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Adapting to Evolving Trends- Next-Generation Strategies in B2B Sales Discovery

Iannarino

Are you ready to revolutionize your approach? Step into the future of B2B sales discovery and redefine how you connect with clients in a dynamic market.

B2B 289
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Should Your Company Hire a Fractional Sales Manager?

Anthony Cole Training

Many companies are struggling with finding talent in today’s environment, and it is particularly difficult to find top-notch sales management talent. Depending on the industry, this role can be a very expensive one to fill, and it is critical to get it right. Every organization needs to grow revenue, and this person is the driver of keeping your sales team focused on the right activities, target clients, industry knowledge, technology solutions, and most importantly, sales skills.

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Google Analytics 4 adds new dimensions for measuring paid and organic traffic

Search Engine Land

Google Analytics 4 introduced eight new dimensions for tracking and analyzing both paid and organic traffic sources: Manual source. Manual medium. Manual source / medium. Manual campaign name. Manual campaign ID. Manual term. Manual content. Manual source platform. Why we care. These new insights enhance your capacity to analyze user behavior and performance across channels, offering improved capabilities in reporting, explorations, segments, and audience analysis.

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Why integrations will be critical to AI in 2024

Martech

Almost every business today has access to similar AI tools, but outcomes are going to differ significantly based on how they apply the technology. Results depend not just on the AI you’re using, but how you integrate it into your existing tech stack, processes, and strategy. AI is incredibly good at gathering and analyzing huge volumes of customer data.

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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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Amplifying Your Presence: Elevating Your Status Among Clients

Iannarino

Struggling to make your mark in the competitive world of sales? Elevate your presence. Dive into proven strategies that not only lift your standing but also turn you into the indispensable partner your clients trust and value. Begin your journey to becoming the unrivaled authority in your domain.

Clients 280
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Fine-Tuning Your LLM? There’s a Better Way

Salesforce

Ever get an email trying to sell you a product you’ve already bought? Or had a service interaction where you had to answer the same questions multiple times with different people? Large language models (LLMs) promise to eliminate these annoyances by providing greater levels of information-sharing and personalization within your company’s operations.

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The Way Things Are, The Way Things Might Be (Seduced By The Sounds Of Our Own Voices)

Partners in Excellence

Every day I think we have reached bottom with the level of stupid advice I see in my social feeds. Every day, I’m surprised that we can find new depths of stupidity. Sadly, too much of this is from smart people who should know better. Yet, somehow they are seduced by the sounds of their own voices reinforced by countless, “100% man…… Such great insight… Wow brilliant… !

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Elevating Corporate Sales Dynamics: A New Strategy for Team Development and Market Achievement

Iannarino

One reason sales leaders complain about sales training is because they believe that the training will cure their sales force of whatever challenges they have. Most sales organizations don’t have a competency model that would permit them to see each salesperson’s strengths and areas of improvement.

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Sapphire Ventures: GenAI Funding is Up 271%. Everything Else? Down -36%

SaaStr

So most of you can probably infer from funding posts and press releases just how much B2B funding is going into GenAI startups. But exactly how much? Sapphire Ventures has the latest data. In 2023: GenAI funding was up a stunning +271% (!) But overall, B2B VC funding was down -36% 2024 seems to be pretty much the same. Top SaaS VCs are investing 80%+ in AI-first startups: This is where the VC frenzy is right now.

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Google ‘cannot proceed with third-party cookie deprecation’

Search Engine Land

Google cannot proceed with third-party cookie deprecation until it resolves concerns raised by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The search engine needs to do more to address issues raised around its proposed Privacy Sandbox changes or else it will not be able to deprecate third-party cookies from Chrome in the second half of 2024 as planned.

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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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Why it’s time to rethink your feedback emails and how to do it right

Martech

Which of the three statements below comes closest to your view when it comes to email surveys and review requests: A. Love ‘em! They’re useful, and we use the return data in our email program, customer profiles and product development B. Hate ‘em! We don’t get much helpful info from them and readers generally ignore them. C. Meh … They don’t do much for our email program, but we send them anyway to stay in the inbox and every once in a while, we get interesting comments.

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How to Help Your Client Make the Decision You Would Make for Them

Iannarino

One way to better understand the modern sales approach is by focusing on the decision your prospective client is considering, or the decision they have already made, without having chosen a sales organization, the salesperson they want to work with, or the potential solution they will eventually buy.

Clients 234
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We Know The Answers, But Do We Know What They Mean?

Partners in Excellence

We have all sorts of technologies that give us the “answers.” ChatGPT can answer just about any question imaginable (As long as the data is before April 2023). Where years ago, we struggled to find answers, now they are abundant. But we have some new challenges, “Do we understand what the answers mean and can we apply them to the specific situation?

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Google investigating ‘brutal’ Local Service Ads tactic destroying leads for businesses

Search Engine Land

Google is investigating a devastating Local Service Ads (LSA) tactic that could “nuke competitors out of existence.” When more than one LSA is linked to a Google Business Profile (GBP), the ad becomes invisible, killing off all leads. Alarmingly, competitors can use this loophole to intentionally create an LSA linked to your GBP without your knowledge, preventing your ad from reaching consumers.

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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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Did martech break B2B marketing?

Martech

Part one: The promise Part two: The shift Part Three: The crossroads Part Four: Where do we go From here? Part one: The promise The birth of marketing technology brought so much potential to the marketing department. It was the early aughts. The Internet was booming…The cloud was clouding… Adobe and Salesforce were innovating. And martech was about to turn the world on its head.

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Maximize Your Productivity: Master the Art of Weekend Planning with These Proven Strategies

Iannarino

Are you ready to transform your weekends into a powerhouse of productivity and planning? Challenge yourself to adopt these game-changing strategies for sorting clutter, mastering email management, and prioritizing tasks. By dedicating just a few hours each weekend, you can streamline your week ahead, enhance your focus, and achieve your goals with unprecedented efficiency.

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CRO Confidential: Bringing Product-Led and Sales-Led Growth Together For Go-To-Market Success with Giancarlo Lionetti, CRO of Zapier

SaaStr

In this latest episode of CRO Confidential , Sam Blond, Partner at Founders Fund and former CRO at Brex, sits down with the CRO of Zapier, Giancarlo Lionetti (GC), to chat about Product-Led Growth (PLG) and Go-To-Market (GTM). Everything from hiring on the GTM side to layering in a sales-led motion into PLG. Before joining Zapier, Giancarlo was at Atlassian as a technical sales lead before moving to DropBox as a Senior Director of Growth and Monetization, and was CMO at Confluent – so he

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Is TikTok a search engine? Why meeting searchers’ needs matters more than semantics

Search Engine Land

The debate around whether TikTok should be considered a search engine continues to divide the SEO community. But here’s the thing – users don’t care about definitions or technicalities. For many, especially younger audiences, TikTok is a go-to place to search and discover information. So, while we argue semantics within the SEO community, brands that are not considering TikTok as part of their search strategy risk losing visibility and engagement opportunities.

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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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75% of consumers made purchases as a result of SMS marketing

Martech

Three-quarters of U.S. consumers say they buy things as a result of SMS messages from companies, according to a new study. What’s more, 60% say they expect brands to text them at least once a week, according to Vibes’ Mobile Consumer Insights Report. On the other hand, 71% cite too many messages as the main reason they no longer want to hear from brands.

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A List of Open-Ended Questions for Your Discovery

Iannarino

One of the recurring complaints I hear from sales leaders and sales managers is that their sales teams don't ask open-ended questions. Open-ended questions are necessary to acquire all kinds of information that will make it easier to sell to the client and their stakeholders. Some part of the reticence to ask these questions may come from the fear that there may be a lack of business acumen to address the response to the question.

Clients 181
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How Much Time Are You Spending In The Field, With Your People?

Partners in Excellence

It’s SKO time of the year. In the meetings, I’ve been doing an informal survey of leaders, at all levels. I’ve been asking, “How much time are you spending in the field working with your people?” The answers, while not surprising are disappointing. So far, it looks like the average is somewhere around 15-20%. I ask, “How are you spending your time?

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Pinterest announces major ad partnership with Google

Search Engine Land

Pinterest announced a new ad partnership with Google designed to boost its ad revenue. This marks Google as the second third-party ad partner for Pinterest, following its multi-year collaboration with Amazon that was unveiled last year. Why we care. This collaboration provides an opportunity for brands running campaigns with Google Ads to not only broaden their reach but also engage with an active, high-value consumer base.

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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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Why bottom-of-the-funnel SEO is the game-changer your B2B needs

Martech

Too often, companies focus SEO efforts on driving traffic with top-of-the-funnel content and keywords. While this approach can generate traffic, it often fails to convert them into leads and sales. In B2B, the opportunity is in optimizing for bottom-of-the-funnel queries and conversions. Let’s delve into how we turned our agency’s SEO strategy upside down and generated revenue as a result.

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Becoming an Indispensable B2B Advisor Through Proactive Threat Assessment

Iannarino

A salesperson's most valuable role isn't selling—it's protecting clients from unseen dangers.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are The Common Problems With “Founder CEO’s”?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Are The Common Problems With “Founder CEO’s”? Founder CEOs are better, all things being equal. They go the distance. They care the most. They know it cold. And in fact, about 90% of SaaS companies that IPO still have their founder as CEO : SaaS CEOs That Go The Distance, To IPO … Tend To Be Founder-CEOs (Updated) Ultimately I see only one problem with founder CEOs: If they can’t constantly recruit, and recruit again, and recruit again , a world class ma

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TikTok pushing users to add Search shortcut

Search Engine Land

A new TikTok intersitital is encouraging users to add a shortcut to their device home screen, the latest effort to encourage more people to search on the platform. Why we care. TikTok is continuing to push Search. Multiple studies have shown that Gen Z in particular uses TikTok for Search, sometimes as a replacement for Google , and last year the company introduced search ads.

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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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Navigating the future of marketing with data

Martech

Over the last 12 months, we’ve seen the sunsetting of Universal Analytics (UA) , the rise of generative AI , and major fluctuations in consumer spending owing to persistent inflation and eye-watering interest rates. Yet, amid these transformations, one thing has remained constant: our reliance on data. Data has fueled digital marketing for many years.

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An Introduction to Using AI in Sales Prospecting

RAIN Group

Unless you’ve been on an extended media break, you’re aware that artificial Intelligence (AI) is making a splash across all industries of business. I’ve seen this as a practitioner. I work closely with client organizations and collaborate with senior executives, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about AI. What’s RAIN Group’s position on AI?

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Dear SaaStr: Do Net Promoter Scores Really Matter?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: Do Net Promoter Scores Really Matter? I used to not believe in NPS. But I was wrong. Why? The fundamental reason is if you talk to any software/SaaS business truly at scale, you’ll hear one common theme — they get 80%+ of their new customers from word-of-mouth. You can see here, even at $1B+ in ARR , HubSpot’s number one source of new customers was … word of mouth: NPS is the proxy for that.

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Google updates Gmail ads with new layout and ‘Sponsored’ label

Search Engine Land

Google introduced the “Sponsored” label to Gmail ads on mobile devices globally, excluding EU countries. Additionally, the layout of Gmail ads has been updated, positioning the Sponsored label alongside the brand name in the title rather than placing it below on the second line, resulting in a subtle change. Gmail ads on mobile now display like this: Gmail ads on mobile previously appeared like this: Why the change?

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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.