B2B sales


4 Sales Lead Generation Techniques for the B2B Digital Funnel

Generating sales leads is clearly of great interest to both your marketing and sales teams. The definition of a sales lead is different to every company, but as a common definition, a sales lead has “raised a hand” by freely …

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3 Marketing Mistakes That Stop Sales Leads from Becoming Customers

To build a sales funnel that really works, sales and marketing teams need to set objective goals and agree on consistent lead qualification criteria that will define each phase of the buyer’s journey.  Organizations that don’t get departments on the …

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Nurturing Sales Leads 101

Sales leads are often expensive to generate, so when you have a lead ready for outreach, you need to nail down the nurture strategy. It’s often not as simple as sending a single generic email asking for time on someone’s …

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Why ABM is the Best Marketing Strategy for IoT Companies

By its nature, IoT is a decentralized investment. It crosses traditional organizational barriers and breaks down silos. As a result, IoT often impacts several different departments, ranging from executives to IT and operations. Each stakeholder needs to understand their individual …

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6 Smart Account Based Marketing Examples for B2B Companies

Account based marketing covers a set of strategic tactics to bring in very specific leads and accounts into your sales funnel. ABM allows you to optimize your marketing spend and resources towards a smaller net of leads, increasing your chance …

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Where Does Content Fit into My B2B Marketing Funnel?

A great content marketing strategy requires an investment into copywriting, research, editing, and oftentimes design and marketing distribution. Content marketing generates over three times as many leads as outbound marketing and costs 62% less, according to DemandMetric. So it makes …

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Key Stages + Stats for the B2B Customer Journey

The “old way of sales” for B2B on its way out—prospect, cold call, email repeatedly, hiding pricing info, and pressure to close. If you don’t believe me, consider this statistic:   The vast majority of B2B buyers do research online …

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How to Drive B2B Sales Leads with Problem-Focused Content Marketing

Article by the Ironpaper team. Content marketers, beware: The people who buy technology products and services don’t care how many awards your company has won or how long you’ve been in business. Buyers crave valuable, educational content that helps them …

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Shorter Isn’t Always Better — How to Boost Conversions Without Cutting Content

By Arielle Hurst We hate to break it to you, but there are aren’t any universal silver bullets that will instantly improve your conversion rates. Although some marketers may strike gold during an A/B test and announce, “Orange buttons tripled …

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15 Types of Content Marketing (Including Some You Haven’t Thought of Yet)

While there are many types of content marketing imaginable and you are only limited by your creativity, sometimes it can help to start with ideas for inspiration. Content marketing doesn’t need to refer to just the written word (although “crawlable” …

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6 Ways to Automate Your Marketing and Sales Alignment With HubSpot

Marketing and sales teams are understanding that they need to align their KPIs and goals to be successful.   In fact, when sales and marketing teams work together, companies see 36% higher customer retention and 38% higher sales win rates, …

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Tips for More Digital Marketing Conversions

If you’re thinking about digital marketing conversions, your head is already in the right place. More than just a static brochure for your business, a business website can convert new leads and bring in business to your sales funnel. And …

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4 SaaS Marketing Strategies to Generate and Retain Users

SaaS marketing should be used to generate leads and new users who are a qualified fit for your business. Unlike shorter term sales, SaaS companies need to generate a large pool of leads who have a clear problem that can …

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5 Ways Content Can Aid the B2B Sales Process

40% of salespeople say earning a response from prospects is getting harder, according to HubSpot.   In part, this is because buyers have more research and insight available online without talking to a salesperson. So how can sales reps bridge …

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How to Build Your Own Business Email List

Over 700 people per month search “business email list” into Google, with many others searching variations on the term. Clearly, marketers and salespeople are still trying to purchase their way into building a contact database.   But purchasing a business …

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How to Gather Lead Intel With Progressive Profiling

As B2B marketing teams adopt better CRM technology, they can do more advanced things to manage and convert business leads. Read more: What is Progressive Profiling? Progressive profiling is a great tool for growth teams. It allows marketers and sales …

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Creating Value With B2B Sales Enablement

Sales is changing rapidly, with a new focus on providing value for buyers. Sales reps of old focused on hitting daily quotas for outreach. They didn’t seek to truly connect with their prospects or providing individualized value. And they didn’t …

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How B2B Marketers Can Use HubSpot for ABM

HubSpot is not often advertised as a platform to support account-based marketing. Therefore many businesses don’t consider it when they transition into ABM strategies — that is, targeting specific accounts rather than casting a wide net. But did you know …

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes B2B Marketers Make with Lead Nurturing Emails

Author: Nikki Pacitti B2B email marketing is an effective tool for improving lead to sales conversion rates, and lead nurturing improves buyer readiness by sending targeted communications to different audience segments. When companies understand how to effectively nurture marketing leads …

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How to Succeed With Account Based Marketing on LinkedIn

More B2B marketing teams are turning to account-based marketing for lead generation, especially as GDPR and privacy concerns make cold outreach harder and potentially legally risky, too. With account-based marketing, you push marketing campaigns to specific audiences and accounts rather …

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13 Critical Inbound Marketing Statistics for B2B in 2019

While the methodology behind inbound marketing is evergreen, the tactics used to grow and stay relevant are always evolving year to year. It’s important to follow the data and see where customers — and competitors — are heading. Here are …

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What is a Qualified Lead? How to Set Criteria

At some point in an advanced lead generation strategy you will come across the question: What is a qualified lead? A qualified lead is someone who could become a potential customer to you, based on criteria and identifying information that …

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Must-Have B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2019

Did you meet your lead generation goals for 2018? Whether you were right on, above, or just below the bar, 2019 can be a year of even greater growth. You may need to get back to basics while also trying …

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Marketing Goals Examples for B2B Marketing Teams

In the past, marketing teams were concerned with softer metrics like social media shares, video views, and webpage visits. These metrics spoke to marketing value, but not business value i.e. revenue, and it was hard to convince stakeholders to invest …

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Creating a Great Landing Page for Sales Leads

Sales leads are new contacts who have opted in to be contacted and have a high likelihood of being ready for a sales outreach. Capturing sales-ready leads is one of the most rewarding benefits of digital marketing. While it’s great …

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Customer Lifecycle Management: Tips for B2B Tech Companies

As a B2B tech company, your sales process is often several months to even a year long (or more!). It’s also usually a winding pathway, filled with education and deliberation. For tech companies especially, there are often multiple buyers and …

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Downloadable B2B Content for Sales Leads

The average person consumes 11.4 pieces of content before making a purchasing decision, according to Forrester.   Clearly, content matters for the sales process. Content marketing can help give context, or it can show thought leadership. It can be the …

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The Top 6 Most Common Account-Based Marketing Challenges and Obstacles

The road to success in account-based marketing (ABM) can be fraught with challenges and obstacles that each agency has to overcome. While some of these issues may be specific to the agency and its method of operating, some recurring problems …

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Using Content in the Sales Process

Tips For Using Content in the Sales Process Successfully We feel that content is just as important in the sales process as it is in marketing. Content in the sales process is an excellent way to nurture prospects down the …

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The seven most effective account-based marketing activities

As your marketing efforts become more complex, they can also become more time-consuming. One of the reasons some organizations remain loyal to an ineffective sales approach is because making the leap to an inbound marketing, account-based marketing, and agile marketing …

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