Astute B2B marketing and sales professionals have long recognized the importance of having a productive relationship between marketing and sales, and many B2B companies have been working to build such relationships for more than a decade. So it’s understandable that sales-marketing alignment has been a hot topic in B2B marketing and sales circles for the past several years. Overall, there’s no doubt that most companies have made at least some progress toward creating a more productive relationship between marketing and…