B2B sales 2020 Sage

The top B2B Marketing objectives for 2020 are sales objectives


Each fall, B2B marketers assess the performance of their prior year’s marketing program and plan for the year ahead. They look at past performance metrics, business goals, competitor initiatives, industry trends, and areas of improvement. The 2020 B2B Marketing Mix Report, published annually by Sagefrog Marketing Group, surveys B2B marketing professionals to uncover the top […]

Press coverage: Your B2B sales team’s secret weapon

Over the past five years, CSO Insights says the percentage of salespeople making quota has dropped from 63% to 53%. In today’s Third Industrial Revolution, nearly every industry is becoming increasingly competitive, entirely new categories are being created to solve emerging problems, and the marketplace is getting more cluttered with promotional materials. Simply put, the […]

TrustRadius 2010 B2B Buyer Disconnect

TrustRadius study shows spike in Millennial buyers and a lot of single decision-maker purchasing

The majority of B2B buying committees are now made up of Millennials, and 49 per cent of buyers never actually talk to a vendor’s sales rep, according to a research report from TrustRadius released this week. In its 2020 version of its B2B Buyer Disconnect study, which is based on a survey of more than […]

How to write job postings that will attract the B2B talent you need

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InsideSales.com Xant rebrand

InsideSales rebrands as Xant to demonstrate focus on transformative AI

InsideSales.com on Monday announced it was changing its name to Xant as part of a marketing campaign that will include a webinar this Thursday to discuss what it calls ‘the new face of sales engagement.” Based in Utah, InsideSales is best known for offering cloud-based tools that assist with sales, marketing and account management. The […]

COOs and PR

COOs – Are you missing the communications factor for success?

As the Chief Operating Officer, your top priority is to ensure that all operations run smoothly for the best results, and a key part of this falls under the area of communications. After all, if processes, guidelines, rules, deadlines, etc. are not communicated correctly, your B2B can waste thousands of dollars in resources and lose […]

LeadMD sales and marketing alignment

LeadMD develops Sales and Marketing Alignment Index based on first-party research

Performance marketing consultancy LeadMD is using data it collected as part of a survey conducted in partnership with Drift to create what it calls a Sales and Marketing Alignment Index that will benchmark how well B2B teams are working together and offer ideas for improvement. The report, which was released on Monday, is based on […]

Arthur W. Page Society CCOs Commtech

CCO group Page studies the evolution of ‘commtech’ and the quest to shape corporate culture

After undertaking the deepest and most global research into the perspectives and actions of the world’s leading chief communications officers, an association known as Page is preparing to build upon its findings with a microsite, case studies and courses to learn how to act on them. Originally known as the Arthur W. Page Society, New […]

Why traditional public relations still reigns supreme

Social media, text messaging, blogs, podcasts, videos… the list of digital communication tools for Chief Communications Officers (CCOs) is constantly growing. It can be overwhelming to ensure you are taking advantage of all the possibilities available to bolster a positive image for your company. But, before you start using a particular medium just because it’s […]

Chief product officers from Box, Zoom, Slack and PagerDuty share their ‘best of breed’ best practices

There are some people who don’t really understand the term “best of breed,” but in the case of one customer, all it took was a botched video call for Jeetu Patel to educate them. The chief product officer at Box recalled the incident during a panel discussion with his peers ahead of BoxWorks, the company’s […]

A B2B industry association takes only 15 seconds of TV time to show the value of its certification

One of the hardest challenges for any industry association is convincing non-members (and even members) to pursue its professional certification program. This often involves a lot of e-mail campaigns, web site landing pages, in-person events and more. The Institute of Management Accountants, on the other hand, managed to make a convincing case in only a […]

IBM CHRO

IBM’s CHRO demonstrates how to position yourself as the voice of HR transformation

This article originally appeared in our bi-weekly newsletter, the B2B Briefing. Sign up using the fields to the right of this page to get this kind of content before anyone else.  It’s not like IBM has a shortage of experts to talk about technology and its impact on the workforce, so the choice of Diane […]

Pearl Collings Contently

Contently’s new CEO Pearl Collings: ‘There’s  room to move in any which way’

Contently’s new CEO Pearl Collings is focusing on moving the firm from break-even to full profitability by deepening its strengths in core subject areas, growing its services business and network of freelancers. Collings, who formerly served as the chief business and sales officer at Time Inc., was formally announced as CEO of Contently last week. […]

2019 Agency Edge research

Agency Edge study shows B2B brands are still ‘playing the field’ with their marketing partners

The majority of brands are still “playing the field” and farming out work to multiple agencies, particularly when they have bigger budgets, according to research from the Agency Management Institute and Audience Audit. Known as the Agency Edge research series, the two firms gave a first look at the results of a study that’s been […]