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Top 3 Ways to Leverage Your Sales Database Better

Top 3 Ways to Leverage Your Sales Database Better

If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t sleep on innovation. The rapid changes in supply chains, business operations, and other shifting dynamics in 2020 highlighted the need to keep up with new tech and strategies to see how you can improve operations.
The same is true for how you’re using your sales database. You can do so much more in your database beyond using it to make a call, send an email, log your actions, and move on.
Among the many sales database innovations out there, we’ve highlighted three to inform outreach, engage prospects, and improve team performance overall.

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The Digital Marketing & Sales Data You Need Right Now

The Digital Marketing & Sales Data You Need Right Now

The year 2020 exposed some of the most fragile parts of businesses. Many found a lack of sales and digital marketing investment was one of those weaknesses.

Those who diversified their sales and marketing with digital tactics could rapidly assess shifting metrics. This allowed them to be nimble, taking action and adjusting to swiftly changing trends.

But those who relied on outdated tools or labor-intensive data gathering practices were left behind. If you felt unprepared for the unexpected in 2020, you need to update your practices to gain, interpret, and act on critical data now. Some of the most valuable data you need includes:

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Buy vs. Build: Which New Business Development Strategy Should You Choose?

Buy vs. Build: Which New Business Development Strategy Should You Choose?

Whether you’ve been in business for a year or a decade, you know industry is fluid. Markets change, tech advances, and customer preferences morph. What worked for years may one day fall short – and you may find you need a new business development strategy.
To stay nimble, think ahead on how you can equip your business to adapt to these changes. When evaluating your need for transformation, you can go in one of two directions: build internally or look outward and partner with a firm that can bring in fresh ideas to energize your business.
Whether you decide to build internally or buy an outsourced solution, there are a few areas to consider before making your choice.

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Building Business Development, the Right Way: Part II

Building Business Development, the Right Way: Part II

In part one of this two-part post on building business development, Director of Business Development Jeff Tillar looked at how to secure a solid development foundation. Quality data and effective tools, along with market intelligence, are the base of a thriving business. But you need to use that data and those tools in the right way to achieve your development goals.
Step 3: Optimize Messaging and KPIs
After you gather the market intelligence you need to understand your target industry, take what you learned and develop multiple outreach campaigns. Each of these campaigns should target a different opportunity segment. Execute these campaigns to validate what you learned from your market research, getting real results to your hypothesis on prospect pain points and preferences.

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