August 23, 2016 by
The following is an excerpt from a brand new eBook from Ambition, PersistIQ and LeadGenius: Bridging the Gap: The Basics of Account Based Marketing and Selling.
Account based strategies work because they incorporate everything B2B marketing and sales teams do to target, close, and grow the best possible accounts. Account based strategies are not only personalized, they leverage basic human emotions and group dynamics for more effective selling.
Account-based marketing has boomed in the last two years, in large part because technology now automates the process of decision maker identification. With an account-based approach, every buyer can feel that the sales process is customized specifically for them. (more…)
August 18, 2016 by
According to marketing automation leader Marketo, “Lead scoring is a shared sales and marketing methodology for ranking leads in order to determine their sales-readiness.” Yes, lead scoring helps companies prioritize leads based on their stages in the buying cycle. But when done correctly, lead scoring can also help businesses actively seek out prospects that are likely to bring the most value based on their similarities with previously won deals.
August 16, 2016 by
As renowned physicist Lord Kelvin once said, “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” With sales leaders struggling to stand out in today’s increasingly demanding market and overcome decades of “art of sales” ideology, these words could not ring more true in the sales industry.
Having seen the growing importance of “big data,” some sales teams have begun haphazardly collecting and storing data within their CRMs and other sales platforms. Of course, this comes with its own set of problems, with 38% of sales leaders admitting that they simply don’t know what to do with their data.
To quote Facebook’s VP of Engineering Jay Parikh, “If you aren’t taking advantage of the data you’re collecting, then you just have a pile of data.” To start capturing data in a meaningful way that can be measured and make a true impact on your business, you must have a plan in place. (more…)
August 11, 2016 by
The Base Customer Success team is packing up and heading to New York City for the Base Sales Productivity Summit on August 25th! Current Base customers are invited to join us for a full day of informational sessions, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities that you don’t want to miss.
Who, What, Where?
The event will be hosted in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square at the beautiful New York Hilton Midtown. If you’re a current Base customer looking to grow your sales in a measurable and repeatable way, this event is for you. (more…)
This is the first post in a new blog series written by Base Sales Manager Kathleen Osgood around the metrics sales leaders need to enhance sales performance.
If you scroll through LinkedIn or even perform a quick Google search on building sales teams, you will come across articles with titles like, “Sales Strategies to Build your Team,” or “KPIs of the Best Sales Organizations.” There is A LOT of content out there, and while some of it is compelling, most of it is fluff. It seems much of what you find is positioned from a very high level and it feels theoretical rather than real and actionable.
August 9, 2016 by
Night Lion Security is a cyber security and IT risk management firm dedicated to helping businesses identify and manage critical vulnerabilities within their networks, websites and IT infrastructure. Night Lion Security’s team of certified ethical hackers is among the best in the country and provides detailed IT risk assessments, advanced penetration testing, digital forensics and security audit preparation for companies that wish keep up with their industries’ rapidly evolving regulatory compliance standards. (more…)
August 3, 2016 by
Businesses today have access to heaps of sales data that offer the ability to measure a lot more than revenue. A set of new sales metrics is emerging that enables sales leaders to not only gain a deeper understanding of their sales performance, but to also identify the specific steps that can be taken to impact growth.
August 2, 2016 by
As a sales leader, you’ve probably realized that coaching your reps can make a difference in their performance. However, you may not realize exactly how much of a difference it can make. According to the Corporate Executive Board Company, reps who receive just 3 hours of sales coaching per month exceed their goals by 7%, boosting revenue by 25% and increasing the average close rate by 70%. (more…)
July 28, 2016 by
In its most basic form, a sales pipeline is a visual framework that illustrates how deals move through the sales cycle. A quick glance at a company’s sales pipeline should illustrate all of the business it’s currently working to close and expecting to win over a period of time.
Seems simple, right? However, in a recent study conducted by Vantage Point Performance and the Sales Management Association, 44% of executives revealed that they believe their organizations are ineffective at managing their sales pipelines. This is because effectively building, maintaining and optimizing a sales pipeline is a lot more complicated than pouring leads in and getting wins out. Doing it right requires taking a scientific approach.
July 27, 2016 by
You’ve done it – you’ve searched through the thousands of sales solutions on the market today and chosen what you believe to be the perfect platform for your business. You’ve pumped your team up about getting this new and improved solution in place, but just a week into the implementation process, you hit your first roadblock: what do they mean you have to pay extra for a sandbox environment!?