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.
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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
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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 »
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.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Everyone, 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 »
Sales 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.
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Our 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 »
Hear Paul Mosenson, president of NuSpark Marketing defines ABM while truthfully dispelling misconceptions of ABM potential for small and large companies.
- How can SMB’s take advantage of Account Based Marketing?
- How do you measure account-based marketing?
- How do firms identify target accounts?
- How does ABM use predictive marketing tools?
- What is a technology stack, do you already have it and how do you manage it?
- What is exactly is an ABM ad platform and how do they work?
- A key element of ABM is content personalization. How is that managed?
- Can traditional top of funnel lead generation and lead nurturing still work?
- Why does it take so long to get started with Account Based Marketing?
- What is the single greatest hurtle to a quick ABM startup?
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Change 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 »
In 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.
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Lead 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.
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Guy 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.
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Word 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
Christopher 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 »
In 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 »
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.
How technology and outbound calling over-comes quota failure and turns losers into winners!
Failure to make quota is sad. Sad for the reps that fail, sad for the CFO that has to figure out how to pay the employees and Sad for the sales manager that will be fired after he or she fires those that fail. It’s a losing situation unless it can be turned around. During this program, Peter Gracey, CEO of QuotaFactory tells us how to use technology and outbound calling to turn losers into winners. The host is Jim Obermayer.
SLMA 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:
Marketing 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
Some 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