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  • In 2020, the limitations on travel and face-to-face meetings have brought about the switch to virtual-only selling. Nevertheless, the fundamentals of needs discovery remain, even if in some ways it has become more difficult. But the shift to virtual has given organized sellers an even greater advantage.

  • With inaccurate, incomplete, or unenriched data, the campaigns you're running are akin to throwing darts—while blindfolded—in a crowded room. You might hit something, but likely not the growth target you were aiming for. In a digital era, here's what data hygiene can do for you.

  • In B2B marketing, it's just as important to keep a customer happy as it is to convince a new prospect to buy. Customer marketing programs help to grow customer advocacy and build long-lasting relationships. Here are five easy tactics you can use.

  • To address modern buyers' needs and concerns—and keep target accounts moving down the sales funnel—organizations have been adopting account-based marketing (ABM) approaches. But getting and keeping buyers' attention is harder than ever. Start with understanding their intent and communicating in context. Sponsored by RollWorks.

  • Every company wants to stand out and attract meaningful attention. But there's more to it than ads or dimensional mailers. How can you create quality moments with your target audience and spur them to action? It starts with understanding direct mail's evolution and the ways it can work with ABM. Sponsored by ZoomInfo.

  • Is your organization struggling to get Sales and Marketing to work in unison, especially in the virtual environment? Alignment might feel like a struggle, but it's more important than ever. Now's the time for a Sales-and-Marketing makeover and a renewed focus on predictable pipeline. Sponsored by LeanData.

  • In today's competitive landscape, many B2B companies are reviewing their strategies, and that often includes a more careful segmentation of target audiences—both to sell more accurately and to budget more efficiently for marketing. Find out how to best segment your target audiences.

  • Sales and marketing teams can often seem aligned—even when they aren't really. In fact, alignment levels have been decreasing. Take the three steps discussed in this article to ensure Sales and Marketing are communicating, collaborating, and working harmoniously.

  • This infographic from Spear and Uberflip explores effective content types for each stage of the sales funnel (early, mid, late) and provides tips for connecting with target audiences throughout the buyer's journey.

  • See Kenda Macdonald, CEO of Automation Ninjas and bestselling author of "Hack The Buyer Brain," Backstage (on-demand) to learn how the human brain works when making a purchasing decision—and how you can use that knowledge to create the perfect sales pipeline.

  • How can B2B firms tell when it's finally time to invest in a customer relationship management (CRM) system? The signs tend to vary among internal groups.

  • B2B sellers have relied heavily on tradeshows, user conferences, and other in-person interactions to launch products and services, generate leads, and nurture relationships. But B2B marketers must now replicate the impact of in-person events online. These 12 tactics will ensure you succeed.

  • Salespeople and marketers have long been told that to succeed it is essential to ABC: Always Be Closing. But what exactly does that mean? Which tactics and strategies consistently encourage leads to say "yes"?

  • Like chefs, marketers regularly combine a variety of "ingredients" to achieve a desirable result. Unfortunately, two of those ingredients—inbound and outbound marketing—are routinely set up as competitors even though, like salt and pepper, they're actually complementary.

  • We all want warm leads—those who already know us and our company—because they always out-convert cold leads. So how do you find more of those already-warm leads? Find the buyers who've moved on from current clients.

  • Effective lead qualification—the process of scoring prospects to determine how well they fit the profile of a valuable customer likely to convert—can deliver a big payoff for B2B firms.

  • The abrupt changes caused by Covid-19 have shocked our personal and work lives, forcing us to rethink how we do business. But some things have not changed—like knowing what the most important metrics are... yet not being able to improve in those areas. However, you can bridge that gap and drive revenue.

  • Particularly when you're dealing with B2B prospects and clients, product videos provide a direct and effective form of communication that can speed up the decision-making process. If you do them right.

  • Rumors that the CMO role is going the way of the dodo bird have been circulating for years. The devaluation of the role is partly the consequence of outdated notions of what CMOs do and misconceptions about the scope of the job. But the current crisis is proving the CMO role is vital.

  • Account-based programs demonstrate higher conversion and close rates than traditional demand programs. So, companies of course want to focus on winning and growing target accounts in the year ahead. But there are ways you can make ABM even more successful and maximize ROI.