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The Benefits of a Defined Sales Process

Posted by Brian Hasenbauer

January 16, 2017

 

As an inbound marketing agency that’s part of a company that has 30 years of sales training experience, we know a lot about sales and the importance of having a defined sales process. That’s one of the reasons we are so excited about what HubSpot is doing in the CRM and sales enablement space. As experts in sales training, we are regularly approached by companies to review their sales processes or to help them develop a sales process in order to generate more leads for their sales teams.

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Topics: Sales, brianhasenbauer, sales process

3 Resources to Help You Get Sales and Marketing Working Together Seamlessly

Posted by Laura MacPherson

January 13, 2017

If you work in Marketing, you're probably consumed with generating leads. If you work in Sales, you're probably concerned with closing deals. Because the two departments are usually siloed, it can be challenging to get them working together seamlessly. These three free resources will help you.

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Topics: sales and marketing alignment

5 Reasons Salespeople Aren’t Using CRMs Effectively

Posted by Dani Buckley

January 11, 2017

Ask any sales manager, salesperson, or business leader about CRMs and you’re likely to get mixed reviews. Most agree they are a necessary piece of technology, but that’s about all they might agree on. Managers tend to feel like they must have a CRM for proper reporting, but they've likely had a bad experience in the past due to lack of adoption by sellers. At the same time, many salespeople have had at least one poor experience with a CRM in their career. Meanwhile, a lucky few have found the key to effective and successful CRM adoption and usage.

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Topics: Sales, danibuckley, crm

The Top 5 Challenges Companies are Trying to Solve with Inbound Marketing

Posted by Brian Hasenbauer

January 9, 2017

Over the past five and half years, LeadG2 has worked with over 100 companies to learn about their top sales and marketing challenges. While not every company has identical challenges, there are certain challenges that seem to be a constant theme. Some of these challenges deal with basic marketing needs such as better marketing and branding and developing an online presence, while others are challenged by not having a sales funnel full of new leads.   

We recently analyzed the responses to our Sales and Marketing Discovery Questionnaire, which we give to each client before we start working with them. Here's what we learned about the top five challenges that companies say they're facing in today's business environment.

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Topics: inbound marketing, Sales

The Inbound Marketing Process that Produces Sales Results

Posted by Matt Sunshine

January 6, 2017


Many books and articles have been written on why inbound marketing is one of the most effective ways to attract prospects. It all makes perfect sense that you would want to put your business in the position to be the thought leader in your category, and at the same time give those same prospects an opportunity to raise their hand and let you know that they are interested. This concept is really catching on and smart business leaders are starting to take notice.
 

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Topics: lead generation, mattsunshine

How to Speak Your Prospects' Language

Posted by Laura MacPherson

January 4, 2017

David Ogilvy, called The Father of Advertising, said, “If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.” 

How many times have you landed on a website that made your eyes glaze over and your brain turn to mush because the writing was full of jargon or just felt like it wasn't directed toward you? How long did you spend on that site?

To make your prospect stick around long enough to hear what you have to say, you’ve got to speak their language. Here’s how to learn the language your prospects speak.

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Topics: websites, inbound marketing, blogging

How to Sell Inbound Marketing to Your Boss — So You Can Get Better Leads

Posted by Brian Hasenbauer

January 2, 2017

If you know anything about inbound marketing, you know how powerful it can be in generating quality,interested leads. You're probably sold on the idea of implementing inbound marketing. But there’s one problem: You can’t get your boss to sign off on starting an inbound marketing program.

Maybe it’s because your boss is unfamiliar with the terminology, or worried about the amount of work it’ll add to your already-full plate. Maybe he or she needs more information about the benefits of inbound marketing. Maybe he or she just doesn't know how inbound marketing works.

This post is for you, to show your boss. It’ll walk through the foundations of inbound marketing, and show the benefits. It’ll detail the level of work involved, and offer tips on how to streamline the process.

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Topics: content marketing, inbound marketing, brianhasenbauer

7 Types of Content and 4 Brain Boosts Staffing Firms & Recruiters Need for Sales

Posted by Alan Vitberg

December 30, 2016

Are You Prepared to Close More Business Like Crazy in 2017? 

When you get a query from a prospect in 2017 about having your staffing agency or recruiting firm offer a candidate for consideration, how prepared are you to turn that phone call (or email) into a new account, and how fast can you make that happen?

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Topics: Sales, staffing+recruiting agencies, professional services marketing

How Often Should You Publish A Blog Post?

Posted by Matt Sunshine

December 28, 2016


Here’s a question that we've received a few times from regular readers of our blog:

What would you say is the right number of blog posts a business should post each week?

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Topics: content strategy, mattsunshine

Anatomy of an Effective Sales Voicemail

Posted by Dean Moothart

December 26, 2016

For anyone who spends any time at all prospecting for new business it’s no secret that it’s getting more and more difficult to get a decision-maker to answer a call.

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Topics: deanmoothart, inbound sales

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