On a recent conference call with a prospective client, the Vice President of Sales chimed in with a question: “How many touches do you think it takes before someone becomes a lead?” In the most diplomatic tone I could muster, I responded by stating that I didn’t think there was… Read More
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SiriusDecisions Thinks Websites Will Generate 71% of All B2B Sales Leads by 2015. I Disagree.
SiriusDecisions wrote an insightful article last week about the acquisition by Marketo of Insightera (a Web personalization platform), and included was the following projection: “By 2015, we expect to see 71 percent of b-to-b organizations’ new inquiries coming via the corporate Web site.” The point being made by the article’s… Read More
Content Selling: How Sales Can Better Leverage Marketing Content
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Daniel Chalef, CEO of KnowledgeTree, developers of an intriguing new solution, built for both Salesforce.com and mobile (iOS), that enables sales teams to instantly find, surface, and present the ideal content in any selling situation. I talked with Daniel and his… Read More
Key to Marketing Automation Success: Process First, then Campaigns
In a phone call this week I was swapping war stories with a well-known sales and marketing consultant, who, like us, works with B2B companies to improve their return on marketing automation. Interestingly, our experiences in the rapidly evolving marketing automation category were quite common, especially in one area: A… Read More