Sales Lead Management Association Radio header image 1

Sales Lead Management Association Radio

27
Jun

Will AI Replace Salespeople?

20170729-tweet-perkins.jpg

Some say, it isn’t a matter of if, but when salespeople will be replaced by algorithms (Artificial Intelligence) interacting with buyers.  Some say is happening already at an ever increasing pace.    In this interview with Bob Perkins, founder and chairman of the American Association of Inside Professionals we discuss his opinions and recent research sponsored by Velocify and AA-ISP: The Evolving Sales Technology Landscape.   The host is Jim Obermayer.

About Bob Perkins

A nationally-recognized Inside Sales innovator, Bob Perkins has extensive executive experience building and leading highly successful inside sales organizations. During his career he has created unique Inside Sales systems and structures, including team selling models, compensation plans, rewards and recognition programs, performance management tools, and sales campaigns which have been adopted by many of the nation's largest companies. His 25 years Inside Sales experience includes positions as Vice President or Director with Unisys, Silicon Graphics, United Health Group and Merrill Corporation.

Bob has benchmarked and worked with many of the country's major corporations to implement or improve their Inside Sales channels. A popular conference speaker, Bob has presented keynote addresses at industry forums and corporate sales conferences nationwide; he also maintains a video channel, Inside Sales Studio, that discusses trends and tactics specifically relevant to Inside Sales leaders and today’s digital transformation.

His proven expertise with the interrelated aspects of leadership development, motivation, and sales strategy has made him one of the top Inside Sales authorities in the United States. Bob holds a Master of Science degree in education from Nazareth College, Rochester, New York.

About AA-ISP

The American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) is an international association dedicated exclusively to advancing the profession of Inside/Digital Sales. The association engages in research studies, organizational benchmarking and leadership round tables to better understand and analyze the trends, challenges, and key components of the growth and development of the Digital Sales industry. Our mission is to help sales representatives and leaders to leverage our information and resources through published content, local community chapters, national conferences, career development, and an Inside Sales accreditation program.  www.aa-isp.org

Related:

Sales Research- Automate or Else - Velocify and AA-ISP

Will AI Replace Marketing Jobs?

AI for Sales Training a Prophecy Come True

SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 adView.cfm?id=396Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

19
Jun

Will AI Replace Marketing Jobs?

00:0000:00

20170622-tweet-teshima.jpg

This is part of a series of interviews with industry leaders about artificial intelligence’s impact on the marketing and sales departments current and future head count. We interview Paul Teshima, a former Eloqua executive and CEO of Nudge.ai. The executives interviewed so far seem to believe that AI will create jobs while also changing the job description of those in both sales and marketing. Paul may have a different opinion. The host is Jim Obermayer

About Paul Teshima

Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of Nudge.ai, a modern sales platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide sales teams with actionable insights on their target customers.

He is a successful technology executive who has run Services, Customer Success, Account Management, Support and Product Management teams.

As part of Eloqua’s executive team, Paul helped lead the company from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and a successful acquisition for $957 million by Oracle.

He’s a firm believer that company culture trumps strategy every time, and that storytelling is an essential part of creating a business. He has a successful track record as a leader with a strong focus on sales and customer engagement.

About Nudge

Nudge was co-founded in 2014 by former Eloqua executives, Paul Teshima and Steve Woods. After having successfully guided Eloqua to a market leading position in marketing automation from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and acquisition by Oracle for $957 million, Teshima and Woods recognized another massive challenge to solve – this time, however, it was on the sales side.

The best sales professionals understand that people buy from people they know, like and trust. In a world that’s becoming overloaded with information, it’s becoming harder to build trusted, authentic relationships with buyers and existing customers. This is where Teshima and Woods saw the biggest challenge, and the biggest opportunity yet to be solved.  www.nudge.ai

Paul recently appeared on our sister program Sales Pipeline Radio with Matt Heinz:

The Power of Relationship Marketing in a Distracted World.

SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 adView.cfm?id=396Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

13
Jun

Fixing Mid-Funnel Marketing Breakdown

00:0000:00

20170615-tweet-judge.jpg

Lead generation teams have been hard at work filling the top of the funnel, however research shows that very few are actually impacting the bottom-funnel sales pipeline! Leads are not making it through the marketing mid-funnel into the sales pipeline at the rates needed to hit sales targets. This has become a new problem child both for marketing and sales!

Join us on SLMA Radio, as Tom Judge from DMP will be discussing his research findings on the subject of lead generation mid-funnel breakdowns, the severe problems they're causing to sales, and how to fix them.   He will tell us how to diagnose and fix mid-funnel failure and drive more sales leads into the pipeline. He’ll have several contrasting examples so listeners can compare how they’re doing.  The host is Jim Obermayer

 

About Tom Judge

Tom Judge is passionate about the science and art of the lead-to-sales funnel process. Aa a 20 year industry veteran he is responsible for heading up the strategic assessment and planning services unit at DMP and has presented research and best practices on the “The Mid-Funnel” at sales & marketing industry events. Tom is an Alumni of the Sales Lead Management Association’s list of - Top 50 Most Influential in Lead Management.

About Direct Marketing Partners

DMP is a lead-to-sales services company helping B2B firms strategically plan, build out data bases, and perform lead generation and inside sales tele-qualification campaigns to improve sales funnels and revenues for client companies. Major firms in technology, manufacturing and life sciences industries use DMP services to fix and build their lead funnels.

SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 adView.cfm?id=396Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

5
Jun

Applying AI to Content Marketing

00:0000:00

20170608-tweet-deshpande.jpg

Witnessing the birth of Content Intelligence

There are two messages pounding into the marketing departments today:

  1. Content Management is king
  2. Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) is changing the way we market and sell Read the rest of this entry »

30
May

Best Practices for Turning Leads into Customers - Chris Smith

00:0000:00

20170601-tweet-smith.jpg

From Chris Smith, author of The Conversion Code, we will learn about a salesman’s approach to a marketing problem: capturing and converting online leads into closed sales. The host is Jim Obermayer.

About our guest: Chris Smith Read the rest of this entry »

23
May

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Marketing Departments?

00:0000:00

 

20170525-tweet-huff.jpg

Dozens of companies are starting up, it seems almost every day, to apply artificial intelligence and the connecting technology of machine learning to provide new ways to market, find prospects, and qualify leads. 

Existing companies are racing to use new AI applications in their own technology to compete by increa Read the rest of this entry »

22
May

Defining the Benefits of Revenue Intelligence

Marketing is all about Connecting marketing investments to revenue… and making sense of attribution data is even harder”, so says BrightFunnel and we agree it should always have been this way.  In the episode we interview BrightFiunnel's CMO Dayna Rothman to understand how this is done in the prospects journey and why it can apply to every marketing department.  The host is Jim Obermayer.

About Our Guest Dayna Rothman

Dayna Rothman is BrightFunnel’s VP of Marketing and Sales Development. She has almost a decade of experience in B2B marketing technology, authored Lead Generation for Dummies, and has won industry awards for her work in marketing. Previously, Dayna was VP of Marketing at EverString and also led content marketing at Marketo for over three years. She has a BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. 

Rothman was interviewed on DemandGen Radio (on the Funnel Radio Channel) with the host David Lewis:  I Have a Super Power

About BrightFunnel

BrightFunnel shows marketers a connected view of the customer journey. By gaining insight into how every marketing activity influences a closed customer, marketers can show true impact on revenue. Through BrightFunnel’s easy, full-funnel reporting suite, your whole marketing team has visibility into what moves the needle—so they can more effectively orchestrate the entire customer journey from lead to close.  

SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 adView.cfm?id=396Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

15
May

AI for Sales Training a Prophecy Come True

00:0000:00

20170518-tweet-aeniza.jpg 

AI for everything is becoming the AI for anything…to hear some wags tell it; but the reality is different from the dreams and marketing hype. The reality is this instance is the use of AI for sales training representatives to become more methodical in their approach to sales is real, over-due and  enormously useful. "This has great rewards," says Sabrina, "And no downside.”  Sabrina was on CRM Radio in April: The Future of Artificial Intelligence for Salespeople

The host is Jim Obermayer

About Sabrina Ateniza Read the rest of this entry »

9
May

How to track Mysterious (Anonymous) Website Traffic within your CRM System

00:0000:00

 20170511-tweet-cheney.jpg

It’s lovely to have website traffic, but almost useless unless you know who the visitors are. The key element is to combine your web analytics and CRM data to turn anonymous visitors into real people.  John Cheney, CEO of Workbooks CRM tackles how he has solved the mystery of the mysterious visitors.  The host is Jim Obermayer. Read the rest of this entry »

1
May

The Four Must-Have-Tools Every B2B Marketing Department Needs

00:0000:00

20170504-tweet-hopkins.jpg

In this first of a series of interviews we interview Jeanne Hopkins about the four must-have-tools every marketing department needs. With the proliferation of software programs, processes and web-based tools marketing is no longer as simple and straight forward as it once was. Hopkins is the Senior Executive VP/CMO of Ipswich. The host is Jim Obermayer.

About our guest, Jeanne Hopkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Ipswitch Read the rest of this entry »

26
Apr

Was that Show Worth It? How to Measure Revenue for Trade Show Investments

00:0000:00

20170427-tweet-kippes.jpg

We know that trade shows are a must-have marketing campaign, but each has the cost of the show and the people (people are often 2X the cost of the show).  The good news is that trade show leads take fewer touches to close, but shows are often not measured by their revenue contribution.  In our interview with Victor Kippes, founder and CEO of Validar, he explains how to measure the revenue contribution and how to avoid cutting shows from the schedule because no one can answer, “Was that show worth it?”  The host is Jim Obermayer Read the rest of this entry »

17
Apr

How AI is Affecting Natural Language Searches for First Time Results

00:0000:00

20170420-tweet-torras.jpg

Inbenta believes key word searches are out as AI is being used for natural Language searches (aka as NLP-natural language processing).  The Inbenta program understands the nuances of human conversation, so it answers a query based on meaning, not individual keywords.  What this means in the world of customer service, e-commerce searches, and cross selling, to name a few applications, is substantially more satisfied users.   We’ll learn more in our discussion with Inbenta founder Jordi Torras.  And yes, Avarta’s can be part of your solution. The host is Jim Obermayer. Read the rest of this entry »

11
Apr

Is Buying an Appointment the right thing to do?

00:0000:00

20170413-tweet-vanella.jpg

When asked, salespeople will always, always say that what they need is a qualified lead.  No one can deny that there is no better qualified lead than an appointment with the right person that is considering purchasing a product in their space.  In this interview with Mari Anne Vanella, CEO of the Vanella Group, we discuss how an outside service can be so effective in getting an appointment with the right person.  The host is Jim Obermayer. Read the rest of this entry »

4
Apr

7 Ways to Lead Your Team When You Don’t Have the Answers

00:0000:00

20170405-tweet-dewell.jpg

Don’t wait till you’re at the end of your rope.  Take steps to avoid burnout, and align your everyday tasks to your business goals.  In this interview with Jessica Dewell we discuss her 7 ways to lead a team how to avoid brain clutter, how to respect your intuition and when is too much time management really too much.  The host is Jim Obermayer Read the rest of this entry »

27
Mar

How Badger Maps increases Sales Rep’s Productivity by 25%

00:0000:00

20170330-tweet-benson.jpg

How outside sales representatives spend their time is always in question, but the sales manager seldom looks to mapping software as a way to solve the time on-the-road AND productivity issues.  During our program with Badger Map’s CEO Steve Benson, he explains how mapping software is so much more than a route planner when it comes crushing sales quotas.  The host is Jim Obermayer.  Read the rest of this entry »

20
Mar

How to Double Qualified Leads from Trade Shows

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170323-rebhan.jpgEveryone, yes everyone, knows that trade show leads close faster than any other type of lead (fewer steps in less time).  With the fixed cost of a trade show going in, the challenge is how an average company can get the maximum number of qualified leads. Double the number of qualified leads, (which reduces your lead cost in half) and you will increase sales by 100%. Sounds farfetched but not really; our guest George Rebhan of LeadValu will tell us how to do it.  The host is Jim Obermayer.

About our Guest  George Rebhan
George is president and co-founder of LeadValu LLC, and an accomplished entrepreneur and product development expert with over 30 years of experience. He’s been part of the founding or executive management team for a number of start-up or early stage companies. George also played a key role in the acquisition planning/strategy and post-acquisition integration for those companies. Read the rest of this entry »

14
Mar

The Greatest Number One, Worst of All time, Failure of Sales Management

00:0000:00

 

250-SLMARADIO-20170316-benson.jpgSales management takes its lumps and everyone has an opinion about the failure of sales management.  In this program, Steve Benson, CEO of Badger Maps shares his opinion about the number one failure of sales management and what can be done to fix it.  The host is Jim Obermayer.

Our Guest Steve Benson

Steve is the Founder and CEO of Badger Maps. After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steve worked in Outside Sales and Sales Management at IBM, HP and Google where he worked in the enterprise sales group. Steve was Google Enterprise's Top Sales Executive in 2009. In 2012 Steve founded Badger Maps, the #1 Sales App in the Apple App Store, which helps Field Sales People be more successful.

About Badger Maps, Inc Read the rest of this entry »

6
Mar

The Growing Value of Podcasting for B2B Marketing

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170309-andypaul.jpgOur guest today, Andy Paul will talk about the Growing Value of Podcasting for B2B Marketing.  He is an author, consultant and podcaster.  In the past 18 months Andy’s podcast series called Accelerate has had 394 episodes (averaging six programs a week).  In this time he has learned a lot about podcasting, what works and what doesn’t and how import this medium can be for B2B  marketers.  The host is James Obermayer, Publisher for the Funnel Media Group and Founder of the Sales Lead Management Association. Read the rest of this entry »

1
Mar

How to get Targeted Leads at Targeted Accounts Near the Bottom of the Funnel

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170302-mosenson.jpgHear Paul Mosenson, president of NuSpark Marketing defines ABM while truthfully dispelling misconceptions of ABM potential for small and large companies.

Answering:

  1. How can SMB’s take advantage of Account Based Marketing?
  2. How do you measure account-based marketing?
  3. How do firms identify target accounts?
  4. How does ABM use predictive marketing tools?
  5. What is a technology stack, do you already have it and how do you manage it?
  6. What is exactly is an ABM ad platform and how do they work?
  7. A key element of ABM is content personalization.  How is that managed?
  8. Can traditional top of funnel lead generation and lead nurturing still work?
  9. Why does it take so long to get started with Account Based Marketing?
  10. What is the single greatest hurtle to a quick ABM startup?

About Paul Mosenson Read the rest of this entry »

20
Feb

Tips for Leading an Organization through Change

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170223-dordar.jpgChange can be met with eagerness or dread and the last is most common.  We are met with accelerating, bewildering change almost daily and our guest this week, the CEO of PerfectMind, Farid Dordar discusses one of his favorite subjects, tips for dealing with change.   The host is Jim Obemayer. Read the rest of this entry »

14
Feb

8 Components to Boost Lead to Revenue Results based on Research from 1400 Executives

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170216-ryan.jpgIn this interview with Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners we cover the 8 significant components to increase the lead to revenue conversion for B2B companies.  The results are based on Fusion Marketing Partners annual research  survey of 1400+ sales and marketing executives.   The host is Jim Obermayer. Show airs Thurs January 19 10:30 am.

About Christopher Ryan

Chris Ryan has 25 years of marketing, technology, and senior management experience, and is a widely known expert in B2B marketing, lead-to-revenue modeling, sales strategy, and business startups. As both a services provider and in-house marketing executive, Chris has played a transformative role in driving marketing and sales programs that achieve the desired results and create alignment and synergy between the sales and marketing operations.

Chris is known as an outstanding communicator and has presented keynote addresses and breakout sessions at numerous conferences on marketing and technology. For three years, Target Marketing magazine named Chris as one of the Top 100 U.S. Marketers. Chris has written four books on marketing and information technology, including the recently published Winning B2B Marketing.

About Fusion Marketing Partners Read the rest of this entry »

9
Feb

How Predictive Marketing Leads to those Likely to Buy From You

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170209-amundsonjpg.jpgLead Gen will never be the same again!

On the surface predictive marketing sounds like a gamble on the future with a little bit of fortune telling thrown in, but that would be a wrong assumption.  In this interview with Matt Amundson Vice President at EverString, we explore the scientific (yes we have used the “S” word) roots of using artificial intelligence to guide marketing to those most likely to buy.  Lead generation will never be the same again.  The host is Jim Obermayer

About our guest Matt Amundson

Vice President of Sales Development & Field Marketing at EverString. With more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience, Matt has held roles in Demand Generation and Sales Development at TIBCO, Marketo, Foster Grant and Red Bull. His primary focus is on creating processes that generate consistent, closable pipeline. Matt is a graduate of UCLA and also participated on the football team, so expect plenty of references to sport, teamwork and the power of coaching.

About EverString Read the rest of this entry »

1
Feb

How to Increase Sales by Automating the Lead Management Process

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170202-delacruz.jpgGuy De La Cruz reprises his appearance on SLMA Radio as we tackle the ever evasive end game of automating the sales lead process.  In his last program on July 26,  2016, Guy discussed the subject  Why Sales Lead Management Workflow Can Increase Sales 30%.  This time we delve deeper into the subject to discuss the 5-6 actions marketing can take to painlessly automate sales lead management.   The host is Jim Obermayer.

About our guest Guy De La Cruz Read the rest of this entry »

24
Jan

How to Increase Referrals in a Digital Dominated World

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170126-gay.jpgWord of mouth is alive and well in this digital world as marketers and salespeople alike again learn to tap into the most powerful of all human interactions, referrals.  The software field for this application is dramatically expanding and our guest Tom Gay, CEO of Refer.com explains why referrals are an advantage in a digitally dominated marketplace.  The host is Jim Obermayer

About Thomas Gay

Read the rest of this entry »

17
Jan

Trends in B2B Marketing and Lead-to-Revenue Research Report - 2017

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170119-ryan.jpgChristopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion marketing Partners will review the most significant findings in their annual survey of 1400+ sales and marketing executives.  There are substantial surprises which gives us hope for sales and marketing and yet some results which dash our dreams of change.  The host is Jim Obermayer. Show airs Thurs January 19 10:30 am. Read the rest of this entry »

10
Jan

How Leading Companies Increase Revenue in today’s Hyper Competitive Environment!

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170112-morgan.jpgIn this interview with Rhoan Morgan, recent winner in the category of most inspiring leader of B2B and B2C C-Level Executives, she reveals what leading companies are doing that those that want to be leading companies aren’t doing.  The host is Jim Obermayer

About Rhoan Morgan

As CEO of DemandLab, Rhoan sets the direction for the technologies, strategies, and partnerships that drive success for the agency’s clients. An early proponent of marketing automation, Rhoan continues to explore the next wave of technologies and analytics that support engaging customer journeys, and deliver valuable customer insights that advance business goals and accelerate revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

29
Dec

Content – What Role Should it Play in the Sales Process?

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20170105-hodgesmace.jpg

 This is a third in a series of programs that discusses how a new CMO introduces Revenue Marketing to her new company. It will air live Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:30 am Pacific.

In the first interview on SLMA Radio we interviewed Liz Sophia and her CFO Ron Shah with the program title of: How a CFO and VP of Marketing fell in Love with Revenue Marketing. Ron seemed to be impressed with the concept that marketing can create measurable revenue. The relationship had gotten off to a great start, but both parties said it was still too early to measure a tangible success.

Read the rest of this entry »

7
Dec

How PR Fuels Marketing and Drives Sales

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20161208-fairleigh.jpgSLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews Elizabeth Fairleigh founder of thE Connection. They will discuss the power of PR to fuel marketing initiatives and drive sales. Fairleigh says PR has grown in importance to shape opinions as the point of the spear in high tech companies. Plus, she contends that PR is no longer just skill based word-smithing; it is an ability to create strategy as companies shape the playing field for their products. And yes, as Elizabeth Fairleigh discusses how PR drives sales. Then Program covers:

Read the rest of this entry »

5
Dec

Marketing Enablement? Buzz Words or Facing Reality In a Changing Marketing Environment?

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20161208-caretsky.jpgMarketing Enablement appears to be a recent twist on sales enablement discussions.   Sirius Decisions, Seismic Solutions and others have written about the subject and there is mounting evidence that marketing must first address its own issue of marketing enablement before offering solutions to sales enablement.  In our interview with week, Larry Caretsky, CEO of Commence Corporation offers his opinion on the state of Marketing Enablement. The host is Jim Obermayer.

Caretsky offered his Predictions for 2017 on the SLM Blog and was recently interviewed on CRM Radio Sales Enablement: Clearing up the confusion.  November 8, 2016

Read the rest of this entry »

30
Nov

Why PR is More Accountable in a Perplexing Digital World

00:0000:00

250-SLMARADIO-20161201-wincko.jpgSome say that public relations is more important than ever before.  Others contend it is losing ground in a digital world obsessed with accountability (read as sales results for every dollar spent in marketing).  Is PR more accountable than other forms of marketing?  Let’s hear it from Cision SVP of Marketing Ken WIncko.  We may also get a review of their new Cision Communication Cloud™. The host is Jim Obermayer

Read the rest of this entry »