May, 2024

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3 Barriers to Connecting with Prospects

Anthony Cole Training

In today’s world of banking and insurance, it is increasingly more difficult to get the attention of a prospective buyer after only a few outreach attempts. We are all busier than ever before with multi-media coming from every direction. So, how do you stay consistent (and persistent) in your outreach with a prospect while remaining sensitive to their daily lives and the distractions they face?

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Rethinking Digital Connectivity: A Family Perspective

Iannarino

Last weekend we celebrated Mother's Day with our three adult Gen-Z children at Claudiana Italian Restaurant. The children came bearing flowers and presents. After ordering our food, we sat for more than half an hour, until our server reported that the kitchen had lost our ticket. We spent the time talking about our children’s work, their friends, and all sorts of topics, including my youngest's wedding this September.

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Why advertisers can no longer trust Google

Search Engine Land

The Department of Justice’s laid out a damning case against Google in the antitrust lawsuit closing argument. Search Engine Land Managing Editor Danny Goodwin highlighted some of the damaging evidence – including how Google has been increasing costs for advertisers – in How Google harms search advertisers in 20 slides In light of the revelations, I contacted search marketers to get their thoughts on Google Ads to evaluate the current confidence level.

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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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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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6 Ways To Try Out the Latest AI and Data Innovations From Salesforce

Salesforce

Learn to unlock data and build with AI Show off your AI innovations with the #BuiltWithEinstein Quest Join an AI + Data Community Tour stop Attend the AI NOW Tour Participate in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Salesforce Developers Attend a World Tour in your city We are in the midst of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, which is creating the most significant shifts and opportunities for Salesforce Admins and Developers in decades.

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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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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.

Trust 259
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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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Cold Calling Was Never “Alive!”

Partners in Excellence

For years, the fashion has been to declare, “Cold calling is dead!” It always comes from people with a specific agenda. Those who believe inbound is the only thing that works. Or a newer fashion, espousing inbound generated outbound. Others promoting social engagement. Or any other engagement approach where “cold calling,” is the obvious foil.

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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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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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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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Cutting through the hype: Generative AI adoption in B2B

Martech

Ah, there it is again — the genAI buzz. It’s going to transform B2B sales and marketing, right? You’ve been on LinkedIn. Like me, you’ve come across a flood of posts waving hands in the air — AI is a magic pill promising to skyrocket productivity, slash costs and practically do your laundry. But here’s the wet blanket: If AI adoption was as straightforward as these posts suggest, why does nearly everyone find themselves with a case of the hives when they think about it?

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The Evolution of B2B Sales: Key Strategies Through the Decades

Iannarino

Explore how B2B buying changes have reshaped sales strategies over the years, and what it means for your business today.

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Google begins enforcement of site reputation abuse policy with portions of sites being delisted

Search Engine Land

Google has started its enforcement of the new site reputation abuse policy by deranking or deindexing portions of websites from the Google Search index. This seems to have launched in the past hour or so, where sites as large as CNN, USA Today, Fortune, and LA Times are seeing their coupon directories no longer ranking for coupon-related keyword phrases.

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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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What Our Leaders “Owe” Us

Partners in Excellence

As individual contributors, we are conditioned to think about what we owe our managers and leaders. Are we getting all our tasks done–making the calls, doing the outreach, meeting with customers, progressing deals, keeping our reporting updated. We are conditioned to think about hitting our goals and numbers, keeping our performance up, perhaps to keep our managers off our backs.

Trust 129
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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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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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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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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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The Impending Demographic Shift and Its Impact on Global Demand

Iannarino

Discover how the dramatic demographic shifts of the 21st century are reshaping economic landscapes worldwide.

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6 unpopular SEO opinions you need to consider

Search Engine Land

It seems like the search algorithm changes have been hitting harder than a Taylor Swift breakup song. There’s been much talk about core updates , helpful content , reputation abuse , etc. OpenAI is building a search engine , and Google’s Search Generative Experience is likely expanding soon. It’s getting hard to keep up, and many SEOs are having some serious FOMO.

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Consistently High Performing Organizations

Partners in Excellence

I suspect it’s trite to say, every leader wants to create a high performance organization or that people want to be part of high performing organizations. But what does it mean to be a high performing organization? In selling, is high performance “hitting our numbers?” Is it max’ing our comp plans? Is it about our personal success?

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AI Podcast – The Marriage of AI and Messy Humans

Closing Bigger

This week’s weeks podcast episode is part one of a podcast series on using AI and Emotional Intelligence for Business Success. Joining me is Nick Usborne from BeMoreHuman.ai. Unlike our regular sessions, these podcasts are a collaborative exploration rather than a conventional interview, focusing on how AI impacts sales and marketing through emotional intelligence.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Are You Ready For An AI Audit?

Salesforce

Is your business ready for an audit? No, not the kind involving accountants and IRS agents. We’re talking about an AI audit, a kind of check-up on your AI systems to ensure they’re operating ethically, transparently, and within regulatory guidelines, with an eye toward understanding how they make decisions. As generative artificial intelligence (AI) has proliferated, ethics and transparency have quickly emerged as key considerations among regulators, consumers, academics, and even private compan

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Human + machine = marketing powerhouse: How AI empowers the marketing generalist

Martech

AI will soon be able to handle up to 95% of the work currently done by marketing agencies, creative professionals and specialists, according to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. Here’s how this shift could lead to the rise of the “marketing generalist” — a new type of marketer who uses AI tools to rapidly execute campaigns across various disciplines, such as content, digital, branding and more.

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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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Google CEO is ’empathetic’ to content creators Search has wiped out

Search Engine Land

We’re in a disruptive moment, according to Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Although he is optimistic that Google AI Overviews and Search will drive more traffic and engagement, that is zero comfort for the many content creators who have seen their websites obliterated by Google in recent months. In a new interview, Pichai discussed concerns about Google hurting websites and businesses, as well as the future of Search, content and the web. ‘These are disruptive moments.’

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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Maybe We Are Looking At Sales Productivity Incorrectly….

Partners in Excellence

It seems like everything I read about sales productivity is focused on doing more. I see all sorts of insights, sage advice, and technology that helps improve our productivity and efficiency. These offer the potential of freeing up time. But it’s interesting how we fill the time we theoretically gain. It seems we fill the time doing more of that same stuff, rather than doing other things that may be neglected, or for which we have not enough time.

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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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Usercentrics’ Adelina Peltea on the Emerging Trend of Privacy-Led Marketing

G2

For decades, marketers have thrived on a seemingly endless supply of user data. Third-party cookies, once the cornerstone of targeted advertising, are crumbling under growing privacy concerns and stricter regulations.

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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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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