Marketing and Sales

Marketing and Sales Acceleration: Step 3 to Power Revenue Growth

In two previous posts, I covered the first two steps in driving B2B revenue growth, assessing your current state, and achieving marketing and sales alignment. Both articles, and this one, are based on the  BrightTALK Sales Expert Channel webinar, Assess, Align and Accelerate – 3 Steps to Power Revenue Growth that I did last month with […]

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Marketing and Sales Alignment

Marketing and Sales Alignment – 5 Steps to Get it Right

The relationship between marketing and sales is so crucial to a company’s success yet it is often less than ideal. In my company, we get to work with a fair number of CMOs and CSOs and while they are usually great at their individual jobs, they need to work together well to drive the revenue […]

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How CEOs Can Improve the Value of Sales and Marketing Efforts

CEOs have likely already conferred with their leadership teams about how they will deliver sales- and marketing-fueled growth for this year and beyond. Yet while no successful leader submerges him or herself in the nuts and bolts, you must have a dashboard, even an informal one, for guiding your team, asking the right questions and […]

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B2B Pull Marketing Takes the Guesswork Out of Timing

One of my favorite bloggers, Paul Castain, posted an excellent article titled The Patience/Urgency Conundrum in Sales on his Sales Playbook website. Using the “courtship” metaphor, Paul explains that sales relationships, just like romantic relationships, have a natural timing, and that it can sometimes be counterproductive to disrupt that timing by forcing the issue during […]

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Are you Generating Qualified Leads or Wasting Marketing Dollars?

If you ask a dozen marketers and sales people for their definition of a qualified lead, you might hear answers ranging from “anyone that’s breathing” to “someone ready to buy today.”  Obviously, there is a wide gulf between these two extremes, especially if the definitions come from people working at the same company.  This issue […]

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