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Sales Lead Management Association Radio

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 »

3
Apr

Does Marketing or Sales Own the Sales Pipeline?

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With the advent of more sophisticated CRM systems, marketing automation software, some AI applications and years of frustration on the part of Marketing, the uncomfortable question is now being posed: Does marketing own the sales funnel, aka the sales pipeline?
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27
Mar

Who Owns the Pipeline? Marketing or Sales? – Matt Heinz on SLMA Live Radio

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Who Owns the Pipeline? Marketing or Sales? – Matt Heinz on SLMA Live Radio

Traditionally, the pipeline has been called the sales pipeline and it has been owned by the salespeople. But is this a true statement today?   With the advent of new marketing automation capabilities, and artificial intelligence applications, marketing is relentlessly inserting itself deeper into the pipeline at almost every level.  To answer this question, we have gone to Matt Heinz, the expert’s expert on the pipeline question. 

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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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6
Mar

Katie Bullard on Why DiscoverOrg is Different - 3 Minutes +

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This is a 3 minute and 57 second excerpt from an interview with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer at DiscoverORG.  We asked her what makes the DiscoverOrg approach to database management, a database platform,  different and this is her response.

You can hear the full interview here:

Do you need an Intelligence Platform?

 

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Marketing Intelligence Software: How it Improves Marketing ROI

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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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12
Feb

5 Things Dan McDade has Learned in Business and Life

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This interviewi is part of a series we are doing to find out what makes entrepreneurs tick.   We ask about the things that have made a difference in their lives.  Sometimes we hear about how they run their company, sometimes the things that were important milestones in their lives.  In this episode we hear Dan McDade talk about authors that made a difference and his own philosophy of management.  He discusses:

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