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10 Tips for Sales and Marketing Content Alignment

10 Tips for Sales and Marketing Content Alignment

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan May 24, 2019

When organizations think of sales and marketing alignment, they often focus on demand generation. As content continues to grow as a critical component in successful selling, organizations must now take steps to align around content as well. Because buyers are savvier and more educated, they expect salespeople to present them with content that is relevant…

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All Industries, Buyer Engagement, Buyer's Journey, Content Analytics
Mastering Excellence: The Art of Enablement in Consulting (Part 2)

Mastering Excellence: The Art of Enablement in Consulting (Part 2)

Christina Wood
Written by Christina Wood May 17, 2019

Welcome to Part 2 of Seismic’s blog series, Mastering Excellence: The Art of Enablement in Consulting. Once a month we’ll post new trends, insights, and recommendations on business development and marketing enablement in Consulting. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here. Today we’re talking: digital transformation.   According to Forrester Principal Analyst,…

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Consulting, Digital transformation, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
What is Sales Collateral? Examples of Sales Content  for Sales Enablement

What is Sales Collateral? Examples of Sales Content for Sales Enablement

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan May 16, 2019

The true mark of a working sales enablement strategy is a sales force that constantly maintains meaningful conversations with prospects and customers. It doesn’t matter how many documents the sales enablement team puts out or marketing materials they utilize; the important thing is to provide the sales team with collateral that is relevant and helpful…

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All Industries
Financial Services CMOs: It’s Time to Start Proving Revenue

Financial Services CMOs: It’s Time to Start Proving Revenue

Jake Pieruccini
Written by Jake Pieruccini May 15, 2019

Today’s financial services CMOs have a lot on their plates. In addition to traditional marketing functions, they’re expected to wear a variety of other hats, such as owning the customer experience and making critical decisions about technology spend. In asset and wealth management specifically, CMOs face the additional challenges of having to deal with an…

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Wealth Management, Advisor Enablement, Content Analytics
What Wealth Managers Need to Know about Social Security Projections

What Wealth Managers Need to Know about Social Security Projections

Alyssa Drury
Written by Alyssa Drury May 8, 2019

In April, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report, outlining its long-term financial outlook for Social Security. Not surprisingly, it didn’t reveal very good news. Instead, the report confirmed that by 2034, the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund — the part of Social Security that pays the checks that Americans have been…

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Wealth Management
Enablement is a real problem. Why isn't it a real word?

Enablement is a real problem. Why isn’t it a real word?

Matt Lieberson
Written by Matt Lieberson May 3, 2019

Did you know that the word ‘enablement’ is not even recognized by Merriam-Webster, keepers of America’s most prominent dictionary? It’s true – search for enablement on the Merriam-Webster site, and you get this collection of lookalike words: And enablement remains sidelined, even while Merriam-Webster added 640 words to their dictionary just last week. More than 7,000 people…

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Sales Enablement, Trending Topics
The Sales Enablement Chronicles: Insights from the Inside (Q+A)

The Sales Enablement Chronicles: Insights from the Inside (Q+A)

Jess Cody
Written by Jess Cody May 1, 2019

Interviews with sales enablement industry leaders, sharing best practices, strategies, and words of wisdom. For the first post in The Sales Enablement Chronicles: Insight from the Inside series I interviewed Mark Siciliano, Vice President of Sales Productivity & Strategy at Demandbase. Mark has held a variety of positions at Oracle, Marketo, and now Demandbase. He…

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All Industries, Sales Enablement
5 Steps for Building a Business Case for Sales Enablement in Telecom

5 Steps for Building a Business Case for Sales Enablement in Telecom

Christina Wood
Written by Christina Wood April 30, 2019

Over the last decade, competition, margin pressures, and the way IT buyers research and invest in new services has fundamentally changed. In order to stay on top, telecom providers need to prioritize the following: Insight and value-oriented sales engagement Agile and collaborative sales and marketing alignment Engagement across the entire buying committee How can brands…

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Telecommunications, Sales Enablement
Enable a Better Advisor Experience through Feedback & Consistency

Enable a Better Advisor Experience through Feedback & Consistency

Alyssa Drury
Written by Alyssa Drury April 22, 2019

No matter what line of business you’re in, it’s always a good idea to regularly seek feedback from your employees. Asking for their input not only drives engagement but can also reveal critical insights or issues with how your business is operating. Armed with those insights, you can take the appropriate actions to build a…

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Wealth Management
What Game of Thrones' Night King can Teach You About Sales Effectiveness

What Game of Thrones’ Night King can Teach You About Sales Effectiveness

John Rivers
Written by John Rivers April 18, 2019

(Spoilers Ahead – If you are caught up on Season 7, read on!) Game of Thrones season is upon us, and Winter is finally here, and the Night King is proving to be a dominant force to be reckoned with.  But it’s not simply through his mystical powers that he and his Army of the…

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Asset Management, Sales Effectiveness