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14
Jun

Ready, Set, Grow! with Guest JT McCormick

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Host, Laura Patterson interviews JT McCormick, CEO/President of Book in a Box for her new monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! LIVE Thursday, 6/21.  Ready, Set, Grow! is to provide a venue for CXOs to share their insights on what it takes to successfully achieve organic growth, lessons learned, the role they believe Marketing needs to play in growth and how they measure Marketing’s contribution beyond this “quarters” revenue. 

"JT McCormick is currently the President and CEO of Book In A Box, a publishing company that’s created an entirely new way for you to write a book. The company has worked with more than 750 authors and was recently ranked in their category as the #2 best company to work for in Austin.

Previously he was the President of Headspring Software, and helped grow it to a multi-million dollar 100+ person company which was repeatedly ranked as one the best places to work in all of Texas. JT is also the author of "I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream." His book tells the story of how he worked his way out of poverty, starting his career cleaning toilets and eventually becoming the President of multiple companies.

Over the past five years, JT has mentored at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system as well as youth within low economic communities. He has also coordinated Backpack Drives for numerous elementary schools in low economic communities, providing over 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for students.

JT’s work has been featured on CNBC, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc and many others. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, and their three children Ava, Jaxon and Elle."

6
Jun

CEO’s: Will You Win or Lose the Revenue Acceleration War?

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SLMA guest host and board member Dan McDade (CEO of PointClear) interviews Karen Hayward a managing partner of Chief Outsiders on the subject of what separates winners and losers in the revenue wars. The interview covers three tactical areas that winners use, and loses fail to implement. Very interesting.

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30
May

New Book on Sales Enablement from Co-Author Byron Matthews

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Sales Enablement has the promise and research behind it to explain why this book is more than a new just a sales process. Book co-author Byron Matthews discusses why he and co-author Tamara Schenk set out to define the many facets of sales enablement into an understandable framework for success.  The host is jim Obermayer.   We discuss:

  1. The many facets of Sales Enablement
  2. Define the Sales Enablement Charter
  3. Enablement Operations
  4. Measuring Results

About the Author Byron Matthews

Byron Matthews, President and CEO, leads Miller Heiman Group’s commitment to championing customer-management excellence throughout the customer life cycle and across the enterprise from one source. Byron brings to bear in his role a firm grasp of providing organizations worldwide with an expanded, holistic approach for developing and managing, and sustaining, long-term customer relationships.

Byron’s depth and breadth of prior experiences include serving as Senior Vice President of Sales at Aflac, where he led over 30,000 sales professionals across multiple channels, and over five years at Mercer as Global Sales Leader and Global Head of the Sales Performance Practice, where he grew revenue over 30 percent.

About Miller Heiman Group

Miller Heiman Group is the global leader in providing organizations the sales methodology plus technology to drive revenue. The organization consults with successful brands, both large and small, to implement training, technology and coaching that drastically changes business outcomes. Through a combination of system innovation, unique industry research and proven learning approaches, Miller Heiman Group is future-proofing clients through the next wave of sales disruption. For more information, visit www.millerheimangroup.com.

About CSO Insights
CSO Insights is the research division of Miller Heiman Group, dedicated to improving the performance and productivity of complex B2B sales. The CSO Insights team of respected analysts provides sales leaders with the research, data, expertise, and best practices required to build sustainable strategies for sales performance improvement. CSO Insights’ annual sales effectiveness studies, along with its benchmarking capabilities, are industry standards for sales leaders seeking operational and behavioral insights into how to improve their sales performance and to gain holistic assessments of their selling and sales management efficacy. Annual research studies address sales and service best practices, sales enablement and sales performance optimization. For more information, visit www.csoinsights.com.

 

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21
May

Who Owns the Pipeline, Marketing or Sales?

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In our on-going series of asking the question, “Who Owns the Pipeline?" we are getting very interesting opinions from a wide variety of executives.  This week Rhoan Morgan of DemandLab offers her insight.  Her answers might surprise you and change how you do business. Read the rest of this entry »

15
May

How to Shorten the Sales Cycle

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Shortening a company’s sales cycle has an outsized impact on the business. It reduces a competitors market share, increases cash flow, reduces sales territory turn-over, and reinforces sales forecast accuracy,  but how to do it consistently is always the conundrum. Our host today on SLMA Radio is Dan Perry of the Brevet Group and his guest is a founding partner of the Brevet Group Brian Williams.  

They discuss:

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7
May

Using CRM for Fun and Profit: How Sales Reps can use their CRM to Hit Quota

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This episode has personal stories from GoldMine GM Paul Petersen, sometimes referred to as Mr. GoldMine because of his 19 years of experience with GoldMine Software.  Paul discusses how sales reps can benefit from using a CRM system, plus he talks about the "Three Builds Concept" which has guided his career and those of his sales reps:

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7
May
1
May

When Corporate Arrogance Bulldozes Marketing’s Good Judgement

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A little bit of success, can breed arrogance and poor judgment in many fast growing

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1
May

Warning About the EU’s GDPR Taking Effect May 25, 2018 and the new E-Privacy Acts

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In this interview, Debra da Costa of Direct Marketing Partners in the U.S. interviews Naomi Campbell, of the B2B Lead Agency in the UK to discuss the GDPR ramifications (including large monetary fines for non-compliance) for any company that wants to do business in the EU.   The host is Debra da Costa.

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a (law) standard for data protection of people in the European Union (EU). The GDPR applies to companies worldwide that promote their products (and services) to European citizens.

Companies face large fines for not complying with the standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which

  • Provides greater predictability and efficiency for organizations that do business in the EU
  • Offers residents increased data protection rights.

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25
Apr

Three Biggest Mistakes Sales Managers Make and How to fix Them – McClelland

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When revenue slumps everyone looks to the salespeople as not having performed, and yet the reasons are often deeper and have more to do with how the salespeople are managed. 

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24
Apr

Time Waits for No Marketer: A GDRP Compliance List

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From David Fowler Digital Compliance Head at Act-On

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It’s about 5 weeks and counting for every marketing department world-wide to comply with the EU’s GDRP legislation. It isn’t too late, but time waits for no marketer. In this program David Fowler, of Act-On’s digital compliance department gives us a list of his top compliance recommendations. 

About David Fowler

David Fowler serves as Act-On Software's Head of Digital Compliance. He has over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry, including the last twelve years strictly focused on the issues associated with regulatory compliance, digital privacy compliance, email marketing, deliverability, social media, mobile, integrated marketing, and marketing automation. David is a seasoned speaker, and email deliverability and privacy consultant with national and international engagements that include: Online Trust Alliance (OTA and Board Member), Email Services and Provider Coalition (ESPC and Board Member), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), InBox East and West, Inbox/Outbox – London, American Marketing Association, Messaging and Anti Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) – US and EU, TRUSTe, Privacy and American Business and the Email Insider Summit. Prior to joining Act-On, David held US- and European-based senior management positions focused on Deliverability, Email Privacy, Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Product Management with such companies as MarketFish, Lyris Technologies, Blue Hornet / Digital River, Yesmail, XO Communications, KPNQwest, Qwest Communications, Electric Lightwave, GST Telecom and MCI. Reach him on Twitter: @oregonlimey

About Act-On Software
Act-On Software is the leader in adaptive marketing solutions that enable marketers to create Adaptive Journeys™ using customer behaviors, preferences and data to intelligently guide the engagement strategy. With Act-On, marketers can drive better business outcomes and see higher customer lifetime value. www.act-on.com; @ActOnSoftware

 

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18
Apr

Who Owns the Pipeline. The Creators or the Closers

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The pipeline or sales funnel is evolving as marketing becomes more aggressive and sophisticated in the creation of not only sales leads, but qualified leads.  It only takes a view of sales funnel models to see that marketing has evolved from top of the funnel suppliers to active participants in many stages of the customer journey.  The question is, who owns the pipeline?   The creators or the closers?  Sometimes marketing is assuming both duties.  In B2C marketing is called upon to do both, in B2B not so much. 

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18
Apr

Author David Cook: How to Be A GREAT Salesperson…by Monday Morning!

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Sounds too good to be true, and yet it appears it isn’t as I have already tried some of David’s techniques and been rewarded.  In his book, How To Be A GREAT Salesperson…by Monday Morning!

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10
Apr

The Five Most Important Things Cyndi Greenglass has Learned in Business and Life

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This interview is part of an on-going series to hear from successful people about what they have learned in business and life. Cyndi Greenglass, a business founder and marketing expert shares with us the 5 Most Important Things She has Learned:

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9
Apr

Pipeline Ownership is a Growing Question - Dan McDade

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Why It Matters:

Dan McDade says, "Scoring algorithms are allowing more poor-quality leads to go to sales faster than ever before!"

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3
Apr

Is Pipeline Ownership in Question? Hear from Jen Spencer

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Some say it is starting to get confusing as marketing assumes an ever increasing responsibility for parts of the sales pipeline; sales it seems is relinquishing areas it wants help with or doesn’t want to deal with. In this episode with Jen Spencer, Vice President of Smartbug Media, we try to understand the changing nature of these two departments which serve the prospect that holds the purse strings. The host is Jim Obermayer. Read the rest of this entry »

19
Mar

An Agency willing to Stand Behind the Moniker: Performance Marketing

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A Defintion of Performance Marketing

For the past two years’ proving ROI for marketing was all the rage in every conference (as if it was suddenly new) but it surely became more popular. In this interview with one of the nominees for the SLMA’s annual 20 Women Leaders in Business, Rachel Schulties, we discuss the definition of Performance Marketing which we suspect is entrails a broader definition that just measuring ROI.

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14
Mar

What It Means to Internalize a Data First Mentality

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Data is the lifeblood of all sales and marketing initiatives (or the electricity that powers them) – but we’re not referring to just any data; for this discussion, we’re talking about quality contact and account data; the data that every sales and marketing person depends on. The guest is Ned Leutz Director of new business at ZoomInfo.  The host is Anna Fisher.

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7
Mar

The Evolution of Sales - Reflections on Many Decades in the Trenches

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While sales functions have changed its evolution has been just as dramatic as its sister discipline of marketing.  In this program, host Mark Godley, CEO of  LeadGenuis will interview Mike D'Onofrio Chief Revenue Officer of LeanData. Mark explores with Mike why today is the best of times to be in sales and the expected future of the sales profession. The program guest host is Mark Godley.

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28
Feb

The Argument: Does Marketing Now Own the Pipeline?

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The sales pipeline, aka the sales funnel is the long-standing measurement of the past, present and future for a company.  In the not too distant past marketing dumped demand into the beginning (top) of the pipeline and sales took responsibility for the rest of the process.

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21
Feb

5 Most Important Things Marylou Tyler has Learned in Business and Life

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Author and Consultant Marylou Tyler shares the processes in her life which have served her well.  She joins a list of executives that have opined on what has helped them on the pathways of life.  She discusses:

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12
Feb

Why CEO’s and CFO’s are still beggars when it comes to marketing ROI

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Flushed with Data and Metrics: Why is it Still Hard to Prove Marketing ROI?

The data is there, or at least available; that excuse for proving the ROI of marketing is dead and isn’t valid.  If the Chief Financial Officer for a company is asked to show the ROI for the company, it would be impossible for him or her to simply say, “AH, we can’t do that.”  So, what is it that is makes beggars out of CEO’s that want to know the ROI for marketing? Why isn’t marketing ROI a written part of every CMO’s job description? Author Laura Patterson of VisionEdge Marketing has opinions about why this is still an evasive goal for most corporations. 

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30
Jan

Sales 3.0 - What’s it all about?

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This is a continuation of the interview with Jonathan Farrington from last month when the host Peter Gillett and Jonathan Farrington, CEO of Top Sales World discuss how technology is changing the way we sell.  These two experts don’t always agree, but they do agree that changes are tsunami-like with few sales or marketing people aware of what’s coming. No it isn‘t business as usual.

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24
Jan

Why Account Planning Delivers Outsized Revenue Results

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Account planning is undoubtedly successful in the companies that employ it but its success depends on changes in attitude and processes that salespeople seem to loath.  While the results are invariably stunning, but the adoption in the short term is sometimes slow and in the long term difficult to sustain. - In this interview multiple book author and Mark Donnolo discusses his recent book,Essential Account Planning

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17
Jan

Does your Martech Stack up?

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Tips and tricks from the field, Rhoan Morgan, your host and CEO of DemandLab chats with Delinda Tinkey, Sr. Sales and Marketing Automation Manager at Evolve IP. 

With over 5,000 martech solutions available today, it’s no surprise that marketers are outspending IT on technology investments, or that they’re using an average of 91 technology systems to support their marketing strategies. In this program, DemandLab CEO Rhoan Morgan interviews Delinda Tinkey, Sr. Sales and Marketing Automation Manager at Evolve IP who provides tips on how to:

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9
Jan

Bill Walker of Unison Reveals How to Implement Voice of the Customer Programs

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Voice of the Customer sounds wonderful, and doable, and gee whiz why not do it? And yet, as many have found, implementation takes more than wanting and writing a check.  In this program we talk about VOC with Bill Walker, Chief Revenue Officer at Unison.  Walker has successfully implemented a VOC process for collecting and implementing direct customer feedback. He believes that this is the most important thing you can do as a corporation and that it is more productive than leveraging outside agencies, focus groups, or executive voices. The host in Jim Obermayer.

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3
Jan

Sales 2.0 and what that means for Sales Lead Management!

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When sales processes change, the need for sales lead management processes are also under the gun to change.  In this interview with sales expert Jonathan Farrington. Sales Lead Management host Peter Gillett asks where sales as a process is going and why marketing automation is still lagging.  They discuss how technology is changing the way we sell and yet sales seem slower to change than ever before.  The technology stack is changing the way sales leads are managed, or at least it is supposed to.  This is an interesting interview from a sales expert.

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19
Dec

Marketing Intelligence Software: How it Improves Marketing ROI

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Marketing Intelligence and software may be the rage right now, which isn’t a surprise for anyone in thedatabase business, and yet few companies have stepped forward with hardcore proof of how MI and its application with accurate data sets is improving the life of the salesperson.  Fewer still are able to claim how it improves the ROI for marketing.  In this interview with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Office at DiscoverORG,  Bullard shows exactly how a marketing intelligence platform is currently giving users a dramatic ROI for salespeople and marketing operations.

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12
Dec

How Companies Are Using Databases to Improve Sales & Marketing Productivity

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The competitive edge of success for B2B and B2C marketing and sales departments today is undoubtedlythe databases the company uses, maintains and accesses.  It isn’t an understatement to say it’s all about the database.  Good databases save marketing budgets, increase salespeople’s measurable productivity and lower the cost of customer acquisition.  Our guest to discuss how this is accomplished is Anna Fisher, Senior Director of Marketing at ZoomInfo.  Anna, who has been voted the most inspirational leader in the Lead Generation category of the Sales Lead Management Association’s annual 40 Inspiring Leaders election tells us why the database you use can make a difference between success and failure. The host is Jim Obermayer.

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4
Dec

GDPR: What you don’t know will hurt you.

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Tune into SLMA Radio for a lively discussion with Peter Gillet and Ian Gotts about the upcoming GDPR laws that will go into affect in May 2018. Although started in the UK, the passage of GDPR has dramatic implications for US-based companies. It’s imperative for marketers to get a handle on this forthcoming mandate now. Join Peter and Ian and learn what you can do to mitigate risk and protect your company.

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