How and When to Communicate with Buyers [Infographic]
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How and When to Communicate with Buyers [Infographic]

When do buyers like to hear from you during the sales process? Early on or later? Email or direct mail? A phone call or text? When and how you connect with your customers during the sales process is critical. According to the RAIN Group’s “5 Sales Prospecting Myths Debunked” survey, 71 percent of B2B buyers...

Posted by August 7, 2018August 7, 2018
How Marketing Automation Helps Achieve Business Objectives
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How Marketing Automation Helps Achieve Business Objectives

No matter how big or how small your business is, it can often seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Inventory, sales, shipping, payroll, marketing, customer service… the wheel of time never stops turning. Time doesn’t have to be your enemy, however. It can be tamed and managed. You...

Posted by July 30, 2018July 31, 2018
5 Barriers to Growth Facing Every B2B Marketer
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5 Barriers to Growth Facing Every B2B Marketer

What do you see when you look at the opportunities ahead in today’s marketing landscape? Did you plan your strategies accordingly? How about your budgets? According to a recent B2B International survey, marketers are optimistic about their growth prospects but face numerous challenges that could hold them back. Here’s a look at five tests that...

Posted by July 17, 2018July 17, 2018
How to Happily Balance Creativity and Nonconformity
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How to Happily Balance Creativity and Nonconformity

The World Needs Outliers Think about Elvis Presley. Before he was lauded as the “King of Rock and Roll,” the police told him that he could not swing his hips onstage. His dance moves were so offensive that 1956 newspaper headlines announced that he would have to clean up his act if he wanted to...

Posted by July 10, 2018July 10, 2018
Why Customer Experience Matters More Than Selling
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Why Customer Experience Matters More Than Selling

Stuff Happens and Happens Some More We’re inundated with a never-ending barrage of products. We have sold, promoted and bought products like it was part of our DNA. Some would argue that our entire consumerist economy is built on the idea of shoving products down our collective throats. While selling may seem like second nature...

Posted by June 29, 2018July 9, 2018
5 Myths About Millennials and Mail
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5 Myths About Millennials and Mail

With millennials poised to become the dominant force in the economy, companies must learn how to reach this demographic. US consumers ages 18 to 34 engage with brands far more extensively than their older counterparts. It’s natural to assume this generation is only susceptible to digital media. It was born and raised on the Internet....

Posted by June 28, 2018June 28, 2018
The 4 Most Popular Formats of Direct Mail
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The 4 Most Popular Formats of Direct Mail

With so many ways to get your message into a customer’s mailbox, how do you choose? The key to selecting a format is to make sure the direct mail’s presentation squares with your content. You’re not going to announce a one-day sale in a copious catalog—just as there’s no way a postcard is going to...

Posted by June 21, 2018June 22, 2018
How Prospects Seek Out Relevant Content [Infographic]
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How Prospects Seek Out Relevant Content [Infographic]

80 percent of B2B marketers say they are focused on building audiences through content marketing initiatives. In addition, 78 percent of marketers credit the content creation process while 72 percent cite strategy for increasing their continued success in such initiatives. How do you engage with your prospects, and then how do you convert them? It’s...

Posted by June 14, 2018July 9, 2018
Why Timing is Everything in the Workplace
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Why Timing is Everything in the Workplace

The sales manager asks each member of his sales team to create a presentation for a big pitch scheduled for a key client. The best presentation wins – period. So, do you go first or let somebody else do the honors? In an eight-country study of American Idol-like contests, research shows that later singers advanced...

Posted by May 22, 2018July 9, 2018
Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands
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Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands

Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can give the marketer nine lives. That’s how Harish Bhat, author of “The Curious Marketer,” sees it. And he’s right: When trying to market your product or services, the bare minimum can be a death sentence. With so many forms of media presenting new opportunities to reach your...

Posted by May 14, 2018July 9, 2018