Sep 13

Why customer advocacy should be at the heart of your marketing

By Brian Carroll | Empathy-based Marketing

Are you connecting with and empowering your customer advocates? If not, you should. Here’s why. Customer advocacy marketing programs help you increase revenue by improving customer acquisition and retention (and they’re your bes source of leads). How? Because you’re helping to encourage and motivate happy customers to speak about you positively to others. And delighted customers […]

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Aug 29

How to Attract B2B Buyers with Amazing Content

By J. David Green | Content Marketing

Content marketing is booming. According to the 2017 B2B Content Marketing Trends, 39% of companies are increasing investment in content marketing. And yet most companies are not creating effective content.  Want proof? Two of the leaders in B2B funnel benchmarking, SiriusDecisions and Forrester, will tell you that inquiry-to-closed-won conversion ratios are often below two percent […]

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Aug 01

How customer-hero stories help you connect better

By Brian Carroll | Empathy-based Sales

Do you focus on capturing product stories or customer-hero stories? The answer can make a huge difference in your sales and marketing results. Let me explain. Despite all the time, money, resources spent on improving sales productivity, just 13% of sales people produce 87% of revenue in a typical organization according to the Sales Benchmark Index. […]

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Jul 25

Stuck on words: how can marketing connect with customers better?

By Brian Carroll | Empathy-based Marketing

How can marketers better connect with people we hope will become our customers? Over the past year, I’ve been researching why there’s such a disconnect between marketing and customers so I can understand how to bridge that gap. Why? Because right now, the trust gap between marketers and customers has never been bigger. For example, […]

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Jul 06

How to do lead management that improves conversion

By Brian Carroll | Customer Experience

Have you looked at your lead management approach from the perspective of customer experience? If not, you may want to start now. Here’s why: The average conversion rate of marketing qualified leads to customers is low. You may be wondering: how low? According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of marketing qualified leads to revenue. […]

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Jun 13

Who should own lead generation for a complex sale?

By Brian Carroll | Customer Experience

Who should own B2B lead generation: sales, marketing or both? You might be thinking, “isn’t the answer obvious?” It’s not. Let me explain. I hear the same problem over and over. Sales and marketing aren’t doing a great job of executing lead generation because they both believe it’s the others job. And you know what? […]

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May 30

New B2B Persona Research From Salesforce and LinkedIn Study

By Brian Carroll | Content Marketing

When was the last time you looked at the quality and accuracy of your B2B persona and contact data? Getting the right content to the right people continues to be a challenge in B2B marketing and lead generation. Starting in the fall of 2014, Salesforce started to analyze more than 15 million data points, spanning […]

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May 22

How to Improve Lead Routing to Skyrocket Sales Results

By Brian Carroll | Customer Experience

Have you intentionally managed and optimized your sales lead routing and assignment process? If not, you could be leaking sales, marketing ROI and not realize it. Let me explain. LeadData’s new report, The State of Lead Management, based on a survey of 527 B2B sellers and marketers found an average 25.5 % of marketing-generated leads […]

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