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Challenges with Cross-Selling in Commercial Banking and how Technology can Help

Challenges with Cross-Selling in Commercial Banking and how Technology can Help

Jake Pieruccini
Written by Jake Pieruccini July 15, 2019

For banks, lending is getting less profitable and funding has gotten more costly. According to David O’Connell of the AITE Group, this means banks need to embrace lending as the “tip of the spear” and field new opportunities to acquire deposits. Maximizing collaboration between lenders and treasury management and “treating all products and services as…

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Banking, Advisor Enablement, Buyer Engagement, Technology & Data
The Shift From Sales Reps to Trusted Advisors

The Shift From Sales Reps to Trusted Advisors

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan July 2, 2019

State of buyer engagement in 2019 Buyers today can obtain product information and read reviews without ever talking to a salesperson, embarking on as much as 57% of the buyer’s journey alone. Because prospects and buyers are more educated their expectations have also increased. Customers today expect salespeople to act as trusted advisors. When buyers…

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Buyer Engagement, Buyer's Journey, Sales Effectiveness
Pitch Perfect: How Sales Enablement Can Optimize  Your Bank’s Competitive Differentiation Strategy

Pitch Perfect: How Sales Enablement Can Optimize Your Bank’s Competitive Differentiation Strategy

Shaalin Parekh
Written by Shaalin Parekh June 3, 2019

It’s no secret that B2B banking is becoming increasingly commoditized. These days, small- and medium-sized companies are using far more banks than even just a few years ago: according to Gartner’s 2016 Study: “A New Basis for Competitive Advantage,” 53 percent of companies use four or more financial providers. Meanwhile, Fintech competition is also ramping…

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Banking, Buyer Engagement, Digital transformation, Sales Enablement
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
Why being a CMO is better than being a CEO

Why being a CMO is better than being a CEO

John Raguin
Written by John Raguin April 11, 2019

I always find it amusing when I read about the gloom-and-doom over the Chief Marketing Officer role being the “most precarious position in the C-suite.” The struggles behind how to attribute credit to marketing, high rates of turnover in the position, and difficulty creating proper expectations lead to the belief that being a CMO is a shaky ground to stand…

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Buyer Engagement, Buyer's Journey, Content Analytics
Mastering Excellence: The Art of Enablement in Consulting (Part 1)

Mastering Excellence: The Art of Enablement in Consulting (Part 1)

Christina Wood
Written by Christina Wood April 5, 2019

There’s not one equation to success in consulting. Teams and organizations can operate differently, and still be successful; however, as competition evolves, differentiation is paramount. How can you pull your consulting services apart? Seismic believes the answer is enablement. With that, we welcome you to Seismic’s blog series Mastering Excellence: The Art of Enablement in Consulting,…

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Consulting, Buyer Engagement, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
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Lessons from the Smarter Selling Campaign – Keys to Being a Better Seller, From the Sellers themselves

Matt Lieberson
Written by Matt Lieberson September 11, 2018

With Seismic’s new, truly personalized platform, the Era of the Smarter Seller is here. Our product is chock full of capabilities focused on making the platform as individualized as possible, such as predictive search, personalized content recommendations, and increased data to best engage buyers. Industry leaders such as Nancy Nardin of Smarter Selling Tools, Steven…

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Asset Management, Buyer Engagement, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
wealth-management-productivity

Is Automation the Key to Unlocking Your Wealth Managers’ Time?

Shaalin Parekh
Written by Shaalin Parekh July 24, 2018

Being a successful wealth manager isn’t just about producing great financial results for your clients. It also means creating the best customer experiences possible. That’s because in a highly competitive industry, it’s what discerning customers have come to expect. As a result, it’s critical for not only expanding existing relationships, but also forging new ones.…

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Wealth Management, Buyer Engagement, Sales Enablement, Technology & Data
3 Ways Sellers Fail Buyers

3 Ways Sellers Fail Buyers

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis September 21, 2017

Decision-makers are smarter than ever and enter the buying process equipped with knowledge about exactly what pains they are feeling and what solutions they are seeking out. In fact, CEB reports “Customers are already 57% through the purchase process before they approach a supplier.” This means when buyers do begin outreach to vendors, they are…

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Buyer Engagement, Marketing Performance, Sales Enablement