Eighteen years ago we wrote a bestselling book on Go-to-Market strategy. Almost everything in that book is now totally obsolete. The Channel Advantage (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999) outlined how to build and manage multiple sales channels from field sales to inside sales to channel partners to …Read More
By now, everyone knows that cross-selling (including upselling/cross-selling a new product) is an unbelievable source of profitable revenue growth. Yet, there is a challenge. To be successful, a cross-sell sales play or marketing campaign must provide highly targeted, very tailored offers to each prospect. “Carpet …Read More
Cross-selling is the fastest, most profitable path to incremental revenue growth, period. With existing accounts and existing buyers, companies already have contracts in place, relationships established, and the data needed to identify new revenue opportunities. Assuming a vendor only has a 30% share of the …Read More
Ok, forget the lofty title. The last thing most companies need is another new C-level position. Nevertheless, every company from a Fortune 500 titan to a 20-person law firm needs the equivalent of CAO. Why? And what is the role of a Chief Analytics Officer? …Read More
Image: Hunter Haley As both topics of AI and Facebook data usage gain greater attention from the media, customers, investors, and regulators, it’s time for CEOs to get deeply engaged in an Applied Analytics Strategy. So what is an Applied Analytics Strategy? Applied analytics is …Read More
Get ready for the disruptive change coming to Sales & Marketing budgets… Most B2B revenue funnels are built under the assumption that 99% of sales and marketing efforts are wasted on leads that never close (Forrester). Many companies have built expensive “demand waterfall” management software …Read More
As nearly every company aspires to have recurring revenue business model, investors and analysts are increasingly focused on two “magic number” metrics: ARR/CAC and NRR. More importantly, every Sales & Marketing executive and employee should be fully aware of these numbers. Customer Acquisition Payback (ARR/CAC): …Read More
For most companies, go-to-market plans and quotas for new 2017 products are just being finalized. The question now becomes “how can you make sure these products are successfully pushed by your sales channels?” Sales reps – whether they are in inside sales, field sales, or …Read More
The demand for “big data” and “big content” to better acquire, retain, and cross-sell B2B customers is growing rapidly. Since 2010, most B2B companies have made significant investments in four core types of customer engagement platforms: CRM (e.g. Salesforce) Marketing automation (e.g. Eloqua, Marketo) Content …Read More
There is no better way for B2B organizations to drive growth than through selling to their existing accounts. Despite the potential returns, most organizations leave this strategy almost entirely in the hands of their sales teams without putting the rigor and discipline to be really …Read More
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