Do You Need a Service Level Agreement Between Marketing and Sales? – by Christopher Ryan

I have written a lot about the gap between marketing and sales in B2B companies and you can download my whitepaper about this subject here.  One of the trickiest aspects of the relationship is establishing the marketing and sales metrics.  Once you do this, you then need to agree on who is responsible for which […]

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A Dose of Reality in B2B Marketing – by Christopher Ryan

Napoleon once remarked, “A general should consider himself successful if half of what he plans comes to pass.”  This is not to say that you shouldn’t carefully plan.  But the fact is that things don’t always turn out the way you plan (just ask Napoleon about a place called Waterloo).  For example, the list is […]

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Bridge the Gap in B2B Marketing and Sales

When I reflect on the various talks and presentations I have done about B2B marketing and sales, perhaps my favorite is called How to Bridge the Gap Between Sales and Marketing. This is a subject that resonates with both the marketing and sales audiences, as well as CEOs and business owners. We may have some […]

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