The channel universe is evolving at a rapid pace. In an effort to hone in on key trends and expectations for 2013, we decided to ask some key executives from leading agencies, consultancies, and even solution provider companies to share their insights on channel sales and marketing trends. Each executive has a breadth of experience working […]
B2B organizations are furthering sales and marketing success by aligning their CRM databases with marketing automation to ensure more effective lead nurturing and optimal sales results. The promise of these more efficient business processes has caused a surge in marketing automation adoption. Benchmark research from SiriusDecisions indicates that while 18% of B2B organizations utilize a […]
The constant conflict between sales and marketing can be solved by both teams establishing a solid set of characteristics or qualifications that make a lead. However, how does an organization go about setting these guidelines? This infographic from The ALEA Group helps B2B companies understand what makes the ideal lead.
Today’s time-starved executives are spending less time with content. As a result, organizations must implement quick-hitting strategies to educate partners and prospects, and effectively address buyer pain points. To address this time crunch, innovative marketers are utilizing video to educate prospects and customers, as well as optimize demand and lead generation.
More than 1,000 B2B professionals, including marketing and sales executives, will attend next week’s SiriusDecisions Summit, to be held May 22-24, 2012 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The sold out, three-day conference will highlight the latest trends and developments in demand generation, marketing automation, sales enablement and operations, and channel marketing will […]
Research from SiriusDecisions indicates that average partner program adoption averages 40%, but can be as low as 20%. Although recent research points to a need for deeper partner analysis, vendors are also faced with the obstacle of encouraging partner participation in reporting sales and marketing progress. “The key concept is whenever you ask for something, […]
Although SMBs are becoming more conscious of the benefits of adopting IT solutions, cost is a key factor hindering companies from finding optimal hardware. According to a study conducted by Wakefield Research in partnership with HP, companies have noted that hardware performance has not matched up to the price of implementation. The study, which surveyed […]