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Upsell And Cross-Sell Your Way To Success

The goal of every sales organization and salesperson is to sell a product or service. However, while selling one product is great, selling more than one—or one that carries a slightly higher price tag or margin—is the key to profitability and should be part of your corporate sales strategy.

How To Build A Database From Scratch

If you need to create a B2B marketing database but are having trouble doing so, it may be because you have too many options. There are many approaches you can take, from building your marketing database list from scratch, buying a list, or even renting one to uncover potential leads for your product(s).  Read on to learn how to figure out if you should build, buy or rent your marketing list—or if a hybrid approach is best for you. 

How To Manage Your B2B Marketing Database

As a B2B marketer, your bread and butter is leads—you’re either trying to generate new leads or trying to convert your current leads into customers. And once you have those customers, your job is to keep them happy and hopefully convert them further into being advocates of your products. So, where do you keep the information on these leads? The answer is your B2B marketing database.

Do You Have A Digital Marketing Plan?

That may seem like a question with either a “yes” or “no” response, but it’s not. Having one big marketing campaign that you use to market to customers and potential customers across all channels does not mean you have a digital marketing plan. It simply means that you have an overall marketing plan. Here’s why you need to separate digital from your other marketing plans. 

Website Design Best Practices

You may think that website design is something you only need to think about when you’re creating your company’s website for the first time. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Best practices for website design change all the time, so you should be continually testing and evaluating your site for the best user experience possible. Read on to learn what your website should look like and, more important, what it shouldn’t.

How to Create a Winning B2B Marketing Budget

With the new year upon us, thoughts are turning–if they haven’t already–to the creation of B2B marketing budgets. Fifty-seven percent of marketing leaders surveyed expect their budgets will increase further this year in 2017. Just how much are people expecting to spend on marketing this year and how do you go about creating your own budgets to maximize return on your marketing investments? 

3 Tips for producing valuable marketing collateral for sales teams

Providing your sales organization with compelling collateral and helpful solutions should give them the boost needed to increase conversions and keep their sales funnel full.

So, why aren’t they using them?

Implementing an effective lead capture strategy

57% of B2B organizations say “converting qualified leads into paying customers” is a top priority, according to Marketing Sherpa. Capturing prospect data is essential for B2B marketers to drive sales and measure return on investment (ROI).

How to Measure the Success of Your Social Media Marketing

Like all marketing channels, social media must prove its viability to receive continued budget. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of your social media program can be challenging, but it can also illustrate the effectiveness of your social media strategy.

Start by following these steps to enable you to better measure the effectiveness of your programs.


What Role Should Public Relations Play in Your Marketing Mix?

If you are having a hard time deciding how to integrate public relations strategies into your marketing plan, you are not alone. The lines have become so blurred in this age of integrated marketing that PR and marketing tactics are consistently crossing paths—but are typically not coordinated in advance.