Process Optimization

The Importance of Efficient Processes in Revenue Growth

You can read lots of articles and white papers about the various technology options – CRM, marketing automation, sales enablement etc., but in my experience, unless you get the processes right, even the best people and technology will just help you fail faster and more expensively. This is why we always recommend that our clients start with […]

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Is Your 2018 Lead-to-Revenue Plan Missing This Critical Ingredient?

Marketing and sales professionals talk about awareness, leads, opportunities and revenue. They do this because their ability to achieve positive and measurable results in these categories defines job performance. However, many companies would benefit from a taking a step back to gain a holistic and top-down view of the entire lead-to-revenue (L2R) process. The lead-to-revenue […]

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Sales Model

How to Choose the Right B2B Sales Model

A big factor in the entire lead-to-revenue (L2R) process is making sure that you start with the right marketing and sales model. In our initial engagements with B2B clients, we are sure to ask them the types of questions that let us know whether their go-to-market model needs just a tune-up or a complete overhaul. […]

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Marketing Technology Barrier

Six Problems that can’t be Solved with Marketing Technology

In my column for CustomerThink last month titled, My Love/Hate Relationship With Sales and Marketing Technology: 6 Lessons Learned, I talked about the reasons why so many of us have been frustrated with sales and marketing technology. One of the primary reasons is the huge imbalance about what is promised and what is delivered. This […]

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B2B Marketing Questions

8 Essential B2B Marketing Questions: Ignore these at your peril

“Good questions outrank easy answers” – Paul Samuelson Asking the right questions is crucial to your ability to optimize or turnaround your B2B marketing and sales operations. But even if things are going well, it is a good idea to periodically test your assumptions. Competitors are not standing idle and technologies, channels and customer needs […]

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The Importance of Processes in Effective Lead-to-Revenue

Component 3 in our recent eBook The Essential Guide to Building Your Lead-to-Revenue Machine is optimized marketing and sales processes. You can read lots of articles and white papers about the various technology options – CRM, marketing automation, sales enablement etc., but in my experience, unless you get the processes right,  even the best people and […]

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Criteria of Efficient B2B Lead Generation Processes

My team and I are always preaching the doctrine of the consistent and predictable lead generation engine as a key part of the Lead-to-Revenue Machine. In my recent book, The Essential Guide to Building Your Lead-to-Revenue (L2R) Machine™, I included a chapter on how to build efficient lead generation processes as a key component of L2R […]

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Why a Powerful Brand Strategy is Crucial to Your Lead-to-Revenue Plan

When I published my recent book, The Essential Guide to Building Your Lead-to-Revenue (L2R) Machine™, I chose brand strategy as the first key component of the framework because of its extreme importance to L2R success. Building the rest of your marketing and sales initiatives on top of a weak brand is akin to building a […]

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Does Your B2B Sales Model Need an Overhaul or a Tune-up?

When designing a new, or optimizing an existing, sales model, you will be faced with some tough but extremely important decisions. The lifeblood of your business is not only in creating valued products and services, but also the ability to acquire new customers at a low cost relative to the average transaction amount. When you […]

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