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Why marketing fails and what to do about it – B2B Marketing Article

Eleanor, a key marketing executive at a middle-market company in the Southeast, sat at her desk and studied the numbers. Over the past few years, pressure had been ramping up, and leadership team meetings were an hour of the week that she dreaded. More questions, more demands for answers, more weight on her shoulders. The pressure to produce the revenue that the company needed to hit its quarterly number was unrelenting.

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Making Sales Prospecting Fun & Easy For Introverts – B2B Marketing Article

Recently I was invited to join John Jantsch on his Duct Tape Marketing podcast to talk about Sales Prospecting in a digitally centric world. We covered a ton of ground and I wanted to share the podcast and transcript (for you folks that prefer to read) here on the Converse Digital Blog. Questions we covered: What you’ll learn if you give a listen: How being fully present can help you win business. Why content should feel like it was written…

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Your Secret Superpower for SaaS Customer Retention – B2B Marketing Article

Keeping customers is the most cost-effective way for B2B companies like yours to grow and thrive. A mere 5% increase in retention can increase company revenue by 25-95%. Your company’s efforts to retain customers should include the marketing team throughout the customer journey.

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B2B Reads: Learning Styles, Company Cultures, and Leadership Transparency – Marketing Article

In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week. We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below. The Myth of ‘Learning Styles’A look at why the theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked. Great article, Olga Khazan. The 7 Fastest Ways Leaders Kill Company Cultures Without Realizing…

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Imagine A World Without Any Sales Prospects – B2B Marketing Article

Imagine waking up one morning, the owner of a small, but growing ad agency, and finding out your entire client base just fired you within the last hour. And just to make it more fun, every sales prospect in your database… all look just like the clients who just fired you. What would you do next? How would you begin the challenge of sales prospecting in a world in which you had no sales prospects? For me that day was…

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Father’s Day Emails You’ll Want to Steal | WhatCounts – Email Marketing Article

One note of caution, while Father’s Day is generally a well-received holiday, not everyone will want to be reminded of it. For some, it is an extremely emotional and difficult day. Before letting loose with your Father’s Day promotions, think about sending an email allowing subscribers to opt-out of Father’s Day emails without unsubscribing from your entire list. Not only will this show your subscribers that you have their best interests at heart, it will ensure you’re not seeing unsubscribes…

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How Do You Overcome Sales Objections To Close More Deals – B2B Marketing Article

In the movie Wall Street, there is a scene where Hal Holbrook’s character tells Charlie Sheen’s character, “There comes a time in every man’s life when man looks in the abyss, there’s nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.” I love that quote because I think it is so honest and true. There does come not just a time, but often many times, in a…

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Sales Strategy Mistakes and How to Fix Them – Email Marketing Article

  Your sales strategy is as much science as art. The secret is to understand how to improve the way customers buy, renew, and get retained. Jeremy Donovan, Senior Vice President of Sales Strategy at SalesLoft, the sales engagement platform that helps you understand your customers’ needs and respond in meaningful ways, is an expert in sales strategy. His top level priority, especially in B2B, is all about the customer’s return on investment. A prospect needs to trust that you…

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How to Increase Conversions by Providing an Excellent Customer Experience – B2B Marketing Article

Marketers are all about numbers, and brands are all about people. Focusing on both can result in better profits, while elevating company reputation in the process. It’s the hand-written note that comes with a shipment that tips the scales in your favor to go back to your online store, and the freebie flash drive with your logo that makes customers and prospects talk about your brand after the event is over. It all boils down to delivering on your brand’s…

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Five Psychological Studies to Help You Shape Your Buyer Personas – B2B Marketing Article

Sales is hard and getting harder all the time. The B2B market is flooded with competition. The number of decision makers in the buying process is increasing; they all want different things, they’re getting younger, and your marketing strategy must cover all the bases. It’s easy to ignore the current state of the market and keep forging ahead following the same game plan. But you want to grow sales; you want to really reach your buyers and thrive in the…

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