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Improving the Buyer/Seller Relationship: Recap of the B2B Sales Show Podcast with Ed Calnan and John Boucher

Improving the Buyer/Seller Relationship: Recap of the B2B Sales Show Podcast with Ed Calnan and John Boucher

Stephanie Jackman
Written by Stephanie Jackman June 18, 2019

Fifty-seven percent of the information buyers need they gather on their own before they’re even in touch with a salesperson, meaning it’s more important than ever for salespeople to be sharp, prepared, and add new value. Sellers are not only wasting time, but annoying buyers, by pushing content and messages on them that are irrelevant…

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Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
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
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
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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All Industries, Sales Enablement, Trending Topics
The Sales Enablement Chronicles: Insights from the Inside (Q+A Interview, Part 1)

The Sales Enablement Chronicles: Insights from the Inside (Q+A Interview, Part 1)

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
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