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How to Understand and Shorten Long Sales Cycles in 2024

Iannarino

Struggling with lengthy sales cycles? Discover actionable strategies to shorten them and close deals faster.

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Cultivating Business Acumen as a Sales Superpower

Anthony Cole Training

Business or sales acumen is the ability to connect with prospects and clients on a deeper level by understanding their unique problems, anticipating their needs, and leveraging knowledge of their business and industry to recommend the best possible solution — regardless of whether or not it results in a closed deal.

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Google AI Overviews under fire for giving dangerous and wrong answers

Search Engine Land

Google looks stupid right now. And AI Overviews are to blame. Google’s AI Overviews have given incorrect, misleading and even dangerous answers. The fact that Google includes a disclaimer at the bottom of every answer (“Generative AI is experimental”) should be no excuse. What’s happening. Google’s AI-generated answers have gained a lot negative mainstream media coverage as people have been sharing numerous examples of AI Overview fails on social media.

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How to Help Your Sales Team Give More Impactful Product Demos

Force Management

The product demo is an important part of any sales process, but they can also be a tricky stage to navigate while maintaining a value selling approach. We often advocate for sellers to move away from the 'features and functions' conversation in favor of discussing business problems and solutions. The demo is a time to discuss both. That can be a difficult balance to strike, especially when selling complex technical solutions.

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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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How to Win Deals in B2B Sales: Strategies for Creating Value and Becoming Consultative

Iannarino

Unlock the secrets to winning more B2B sales deals by mastering the art of creating value and adopting a consultative approach.

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Dynamic Email Content is What Customers Crave: Here’s How To Deliver

Salesforce

What you’ll learn What is dynamic email content? First- and zero-party data is more important than ever Popular types of dynamic email content Dynamic email content can be done simply How to give email subscribers what they want Customers don’t want to feel like just another number to your brand. Going with a generic “ batch and blast ” email marketing strategy is sure to land you in the customer’s filters — or worse, having them unsubscribe.

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The Power of Cohesion: Building the Ideal B2B Customer Experience

Heinz Marketing

By Maria Geokezas , Chief Operating Officer at Heinz Marketing Do you ever feel like your sales, marketing, and customer success teams work from different playbooks? Imagine how your customer feels if they encounter inconsistent messaging, a clunky onboarding process, or a lack of post-purchase support. It’s certainly not an ideal B2B customer experience.

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Why Outdated Sales Tactics Fail in 2024 and How to Build Trust Instead

Iannarino

Discover why manipulative sales tactics are failing and how trust-based strategies can transform your approach in 2024.

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Marketing Trends: 3 Things to Know for 2024

Salesforce

We surveyed thousands of marketing leaders about today’s marketing trends. What did we find? Marketers ranked artificial intelligence (AI) implementation as both their number one priority and number one headache — highlighting its pivotal role as both a beacon of promise and a daunting challenge. What’s top of mind for marketers? We asked more than 4,800 marketers about how they’re using new data and AI tools.

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How important are backlinks for SEO in 2024?

Search Engine Land

SEO today is more complex and challenging than at any other point. Once upon a time, not too long ago, links were the most important thing in SEO. But is that still true? This article will examine the significance of link SEO today. It will include various perspectives within the industry, analyze empirical evidence and consider Google’s recent statements and updates on the role of links in their ranking algorithms.

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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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Emergence: Top Quartile Startups Are Still Growing 100% at $10m in ARR

SaaStr

So Emergence Capital put together a great report here on B2B startups, “Beyond Benchmarks 2024” , with a ton of great data across 664 software startups. One piece I loved is how 2023 growth rates compared to 2022 for Top Quartile Software Startups. Now to be clear, and I know this is a bit brutal — “Top Quartile” isn’t in general enough to get funded by VCs.

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Reviving the Power of B2B Sales Presentations: Strategies for 2024

Iannarino

Elevate your B2B sales strategy by mastering the art of the impactful presentation.

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Stop! Or go directly to email jail

Martech

I live in Texas, where the highway speed limits are more like minimums than maximums. Our interstates could pass for the Indianapolis 500 (AKA the “Idiot 500” here in Dallas). I contribute to this fast-moving culture because if you obey the law, you’ll get run over. The other day, I was cruising down the highway at traffic speed (at least 20 MPH over the posted limit), and I got pulled over.

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Google is testing special snippet treatment for Reddit search results

Search Engine Land

Google is testing a special treatment for Reddit snippets within the Google search results. Google is adding upvote and comment counts in various styles, in an effort to provide more information to the searcher about the Reddit thread. What it looks like. I was sent screenshots from both Shubham Khatwani and Brodie Clark of this in action – here are some of those screenshots: Why special treatment.

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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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Problem-Market Fit….

Partners in Excellence

We, including me, have always focused much of our product development and GTM strategies around the concept of “Product-Market Fit.” Suddenly, I realized there is a much better way to look at this. The challenge with the concept of Product-Market fit is that it biases the way we look at things. As a result, it biases the solutions we create, the way we bring them and present them to market, and how we position ourselves in the markets.

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Master the Art of Increasing Your Focus and Attention Span

Iannarino

Struggling to stay focused in a world full of distractions? Here’s how to reclaim your attention.

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Every Top Founder Ever: “I Should Have Acted on Bad Trends Earlier”

SaaStr

So there are times in startup life when it seems like a wave is just overpowering you, that there is only so much you can do. And so many times, you may quietly feel limited by the team you have. There’s only so much you can do, just so quickly. So many times you’ll default, partially, to Doing Nothing. For now. This works better at Bigger Companies, where real change is often measured in 5+ year chunks.

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Niche blogging in the new Google reality: 5 strategies to thrive or die

Search Engine Land

If you are a niche blogger focused on building a site on which the majority source of your income is display ads from Google, 2024 has not been kind to you. From Facebook to Reddit to X, the talk of the Internet in blogging has been the utter wasteland of decimated traffic patterns caused by Google updates. Thousands of blogs from every possible niche are down as much as 90% in traffic, with no recovery in sight.

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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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On Disagreement

Partners in Excellence

Disagreement is part of life and business. Disagreement is, probably, a fundamental to change and growth. After all, if we are always in agreement, we would never challenge ourselves and others to think differently, to consider something new. But we struggle with disagreement, too often we deal with it poorly. We may seek to avoid it, burying our heads in the sand, never considering a different point of view.

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The Art of One-Up Sales: Why You Must Be One-Up Now and In the Future

Iannarino

My mission is to convince you that what matters now is whether you are One-Up or One-Down. But before we move forward, let’s define what makes you One-Up or One-Down.

Sales 139
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HubSpot’s Content Hub: How does it impact marketing’s future?

Martech

Having spent more than a decade working with tools like HubSpot, I’ve seen how powerful these platforms can be for marketing and sales growth. But the launch of HubSpot’s Content Hub in April 2024 brings some new things to the forefront. This new platform component packs a lot of opportunity into one area — in theory, it makes creating and managing content easier.

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Google Analytics GA4 shows real-time users in the last 5 minutes

Search Engine Land

Google has upgraded its Google Analytics, GA4, real time reports to show users in last 5 minutes. It previously showed users in last 30 minutes and now it shows both users in last 5 minutes and users in last 30 minutes. The old Universal Analytics tool showed real-time metrics based on the last 5 minutes, and now GA4 does it too. What it looks like.

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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 I’m So Interested In Selling,” George Bronten

Partners in Excellence

Preface : George Bronten and I have been friends for years. I first met him because I was intrigued by the capabilities of Membrain. It’s one of the most interesting technologies, I’ve seen. I think George and I recognized similar passions with technology, business and selling. Since that introductory meeting, we continue to have conversations about the state of our profession and its future.

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How to Get B2B Sales Experience: Tips for Breaking into the Industry

Iannarino

If you truly want to become a salesperson, the first thing you need to do is to take action.

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Google unveils AI-powered advertising tools at Google Marketing Live

Martech

Today, Google introduced new creative tools and ad experiences at its annual Google Marketing Live event, held in New York. Here’s what marketers can expect to see at Google, either now or in the coming months. Search ad experience. Among the most inventive improvements to search is a new ad experience currently in testing and slated to become more widely available later in the year.

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Ex-Googler: Google’s AI projects are driven by ‘stone cold panic’

Search Engine Land

Google is afraid of being left behind and thinks the solution is to put AI in everything – regardless of whether users want or need it. That’s according to a LinkedIn post by Scott Jenson, a former Google employee of more than 15 years who left his role as a part-time senior UX designer last month. Why we care. Google is rapidly losing the trust of users, SEOs, advertisers , brands and content creators in its relentless AI push – even though AI is clearly not yet able to deliver on its pot

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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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AI Podcast – Collaborating with AI to Enhance Human Capabilities in Sales and Marketing

Closing Bigger

This is episode 2 of 3 for the “AI and EI for Business Success” series with Keynote AI Speaker and sales author Shane Gibson and Nick Usborne of Nickusborne.com and BeMoreHuman.ai. This podcast is formatted as a collaborative discussion where we delve into the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and emotional intelligence (EI) in business.

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The Official, Unofficial and Rogue SaaStr Europa 2024 Parties

SaaStr

We’re almost there!! SaaStr Europa 2024 !! And half the fun is meeting new work friends and colleagues. We’ll do 100s and 100s of braindates, roundtables and more at the venue, but parties after are another great chance to meet new friends. A current list: June 3 : VIP Opening Reception at Il Bacino Across The Street From The Venue This is a great outdoor venue literally across the street from the venue.

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“Will AI Replace Buyers?”

Partners in Excellence

There’s a certain comic arrogance in the discussion, “Will AI Replace (or Augment) Sellers?” As usual, it’s the self centered focus too many have about selling. Somehow, we never take time to think about whether AI will replace buyers. The degree to which AI replaces buyers will have a greater impact on sellers than AI taking sales related tasks, consequently reducing the need for sellers.

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Google testing blue visit button for search result snippets

Search Engine Land

Google is testing a large blue visit button under some of the search results in the mobile search interface. The button says “visit” and takes you to the website listed in the search results. What it looks like. Here is a screenshot of this button, which Shameem Adhikarath shared with me on X : Why we care. If Google does roll this new visit button out, and that is a big if, this might drive a higher click-through rate to search result snippet in the search results.

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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.