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The Death of Decision Making

Anthony Cole Training

There have always been two certainties in life – death and taxes. But I have now become convinced that there is a third certainty if you are a salesperson and that is the slow and painful death of decision making.

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Eliminating Waste and Boosting Efficiency in B2B Sales Strategies in 2024

Iannarino

As your win rates increase, and your team’s ability to win deals also increases, you can add additional opportunities without the cost of the waste of using your team’s time and energy that produces only wasted opportunities.

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Simplification…….

Partners in Excellence

It’s trite to say we live in worlds of growing complexity. The rates of change and disruption seem to be accelerating. Global competition, new technologies, new business models, new market opportunities both create challenge and opportunity. Workloads seem to sky rocket as do demands on our time. Distractions whether device based, app based or self inflicted consume our time.

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Google and world’s largest ad group announce landmark AI collaboration

Search Engine Land

The world’s biggest advertising group announced a major collaboration with Google that will see it utilize Gemini AI to help produce its ads, including: Ad narration. Voiceover script generation. Product image creation. The landmark partnership with WPP means that Google’s robots could potentially end up creating ads for some of the biggest brands in the world, such as the Coca-Cola Company, L’Oréal and Nestlé.

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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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The effectiveness crisis in B2B marketing: Why MOps must shift focus now

Martech

In our zeal to harness the tech part of martech, the ops part of MOps and the automation part of marketing automation, MOps professionals have failed to accomplish the most important part of the equation — marketing. B2B marketing is suffering from an effectiveness crisis, having chased efficiency gains for years. Effectiveness should be mastered and constantly invested in ahead of efficiency.

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Maximizing Personal and Professional Relationships with Dunbar's Number

Iannarino

Robin Dunbar is a British biological anthropologist, evolutionary psychologist, and a specialist in primate behavior. He is known for Dunbar’s number, a measurement of the cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships. The number is 148, often rounded up to 150, but can vary from person to person, ranging from 100 to 250.

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Meta advertisers claim sales are down and costs are up due to glitchy automated system

Search Engine Land

Meta advertisers claim the cost of running campaigns across it platforms has surged due to ongoing issues with its algorithm. Brands report that sales and return-on-ad-spend have both plummeted, while cost-per-click and cost per 1,000 impressions are up by a factor of three in recent months – with no explanation from Meta as to why. Why we care. If the reported ongoing algorithm issues continue to impact ad performance, marketers will need to take action to reduce costs by exploring rival platfo

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ChatGPT vs. Gemini vs. Perplexity: The definitive AI chatbot battle of 2024

Martech

“What marketing technologies should a (fill in the industry) company have in their martech stack?” That’s a question I’m asked regularly, likely because all companies are curious about their competitors. So I thought I’d use it to test Google Gemini, OpenAI ChatGPT and Perplexity AI. Gemini (formerly Bard) and ChatGPT returned similar content in a similar format to my query, “What marketing technologies should a luxury retailer have in their martech stack?

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How To Avoid Being Treated as a Commodity in B2B Sales

Iannarino

Discover how to elevate your B2B sales strategy and turn challenges into opportunities, ensuring clients see you as an irreplaceable asset, not just another commodity.

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“Why I’m So Interested In Selling,” Jill Konrath

Partners in Excellence

Preface : Jill Konrath is one of the most well respected author, speaker, teacher on all things selling. She’s written 4 masterpieces on selling. More importantly, at least to me, Jill is an important mentor to me. She has been a very willing coach, helping me think and execute at higher levels. Very few people care enough to say, “Dave, you can do so much better… ” Jill and I share a common dream, how to make a difference—in the people/companies we work with, in ou

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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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Google updates Merchant Center product data specifications

Search Engine Land

Google’s product data specification requirements guarantee that all product data submitted to the Merchant Center is formatted correctly to optimize success for both Shopping ads and organic Shopping listings. Each year, the search giant updates these specifications in a bid to try and improve shopping on its platform. The updates for 2024 have now been announced – and below is a summary of all the changes you should be aware of.

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Can AI Put an End to Big Data’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams?

Salesforce

Way back in 1914, engineer and data visualization pioneer Willard Brinton observed that while companies went to considerable effort to analyze and catalog their information, most failed to draw useful conclusions from it. “Known facts cannot be marshaled and presented in such [a] manner as to be effective,” he wrote more than 100 years ago. Yes, that’s how long companies have struggled to make sense of and extract value from what’s now called big data — datasets so large they can only be analyze

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B2B Sales with Context Locking: A Game-Changing Strategy for Modern Sales Success

Iannarino

Discover how context locking can revolutionize your sales strategy and outperform the competition in the ever-evolving B2B landscape.

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“Woe Are We,” And Other Hand Wringing Experiences

Partners in Excellence

Every quarter there is the inevitable rush to close deals, to hit our numbers. Yet there are so many challenges and barriers. The global economy/turmoil and continued layoffs/reductions, and shuffling of priorities–both within our customers, markets, and within our own organizations. The simultaneous promise/threat of AI, “Will it help me be more efficient or will it make me unnecessary?

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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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How the Google-Reddit partnership impacts brand management

Search Engine Land

The Google-Reddit partnership is a significant development that is reshaping online brand management. This collaboration allows Google to access Reddit’s data API to enhance its product search results with real-time content from Reddit’s platform. As a result, brands must now navigate this evolving digital landscape with foresight and adaptability to protect their online presence and ensure it thrives.

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Google’s Privacy Sandbox: What you need to know

Martech

Google’s Privacy Sandbox is a space where a series of complex proposals to protect user privacy have been developed and are undergoing (or have undergone) extensive testing. In short, Privacy Sandbox is an attempt to fill in the many gaps that will open up in the advertising ecosystem when third-party cookies are deprecated in the Chrome browser.

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Unlocking Greater Revenue with Consultative Selling

Iannarino

If you are a salesperson, you must do the work to be an expert and an authority in your industry, using your experience to guide your client to the better results they need.

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The “Tolerance Stack Up Error” Problem

Partners in Excellence

Any reader who was trained as an engineer or anyone with experience in assembling machines (or Ikea furniture) will recognize the Tolerance Stack Up Error. But, too often, I see the equivalent of this problem in our GTM strategies and execution efforts. For those of you scratching your heads, let me describe the tolerance tack up error. When we are designing a machine, we specify the dimensions and performance characteristics of each part in the assembly.

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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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TikTok testing virtual influencers for video ads

Search Engine Land

TikTok is reportedly developing AI-powered virtual influencers that will be able to compete against human creators for lucrative advertising contracts. The new AI avatars can allegeldy read scripts for video ads created from prompts submitted by brands and TikTok Shop sellers. However, this feature is still in its testing phase so everything is subject to change, reports The Information.

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Unifying projects and products: The power of program management in martech

Martech

As a supporter of the program perspective for initiatives, I recognize the value of managing related projects, products and activities as a unified entity. While one-off projects have their place, they often involve numerous moving parts and in my experience, using a project-based approach can lead to crucial elements being overlooked. This is particularly true when building a martech stack or developing content, for example, where a program-based approach can ensure that all aspects are conside

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The Secrets to Identifying Your Ideal Dream Clients in Sales

Iannarino

Discover the key attributes that separate dream clients from nightmares in the sales world, and transform your client portfolio today.

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Raising Money After a Rough Patch? At Least Put Up 3 Good Months in a Row

SaaStr

So it may surprise some of you to learn that it’s not >that< hard to raise venture capital after a rough patch. In fact, it’s pretty common. VCs know the vast majority of startups have a tougher time or two. But … but … VCs need some proof you are back to growth. They need at least 3 months of continuous, strong growth.

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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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LinkedIn’s most effective posting strategies unveiled by new study

Search Engine Land

LinkedIn content has been analyzed to identify posting best practices that lead to the highest success rates. A new study conducted by Socialinsider reviewed posts shared by active accounts between January 2022 and December 2023 to determine which content generates the most shares, impressions, and engagement. Key findings. After thorough investigation, researchers concluded that brands and marketers should consider the following to enhance their performance on LinkedIn: Opt for multi-image post

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Martech’s moment of truth: Why product excellence beats slick sales pitches

Martech

The beat drops, the lights flash and a charismatic salesperson struts across the stage, extolling the virtues of their latest martech solution. It’s a scene from a bygone era when companies could woo clients with flashy presentations and empty promises. But those days are over. Today’s consumers are digital detectives with a wealth of information at their fingertips.

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Business Relationships: Key Strategies for Sustaining and Growing Client Partnerships

Iannarino

Discover the delicate balance of professional relationships and strategic client management through real-life business scenarios.

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Don’t Hide in Zero Cost Marketing

SaaStr

So as growth decelerated rapidly for many in SaaS in 2022-2023, one of the first things cut was marketing. It’s not always ideal, but I get it. It’s a variable cost. Cut marketing, you’re often cutting future growth. But it’s a “simple” place to cut to at least stabilize the ship and survive to fight another day.

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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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Google CEO on the evolution of Search and SGE

Search Engine Land

Google Search will continue to evolve in the direction of Search Generative Experience. That’s according to Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who recently spoke about AI, Search and more at the 2024 Business, Government & Society Forum at Stanford University. The future of information and answers. AI has been transforming Google Search for years.

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SAP Emarsys launches AI Product Finder

Martech

Omnichannel customer engagement company Emarsys, which has been part of SAP since 2020, announced the launch of AI Product Finder, a new solution for product recommendations and personalized customer experiences. The move responds to consumer interest in AI for commerce, with Emarsys’ own data showing 64% of consumers believe AI has improved their commerce experiences.

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Where You Lost The Sale, How to Win It Back: Jennica Dixon’s New Book Tells All

Membrain

Most complex sales are lost long before the sales team realizes it. That’s the contention of a new book by the father-daughter duo, Terry Slattery and Jennica Dixon of Slattery Sales. Wimp Junction , released in March, identifies the key places where most sales go wrong, and what sales teams can do to bring them back.

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Dear SaaStr: When You Sold Your Startup, What Were the Downsides?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: When You Sold Your Startup, What Were the Downsides? When you sell: it’s not yours anymore; and your upside is capped. Start with Challenge #1. Ask yourself 4 “Are You OK With” questions: The name being changed? With the business being shut down in 2–5 years, if it isn’t strategic anymore — no matter how successful? With it being further sold to someone else?

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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.