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Author: Brendan Cournoyer

The Sales Enablement Content Path [Infographic]

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 25, 2013 09:42 AM

There’s no denying that quality content and sales enablement go hand-in-hand. The fact is, from the moment a new rep walks through the door, content plays a critical role in their productivity and effectiveness. Think about it… Employee onboarding requires training content and materials. So does continuous updates and just-in-time learning for existing reps. Then you have the resources required for effective demand generation and lead nurturing. And what about live meetings? It...

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What Marketers Are Saying About Sales Enablement

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 22, 2013 09:46 AM

Our recent Sales Enablement eBook states that ultimately, it’s the responsibility of everyone at an organization to help enable sales teams to sell. And while that’s true, some business functions still have a more direct impact on sales effectiveness than others – and marketing definitely falls into that category. If content is the key to increasing sales productivity, than it’s up to marketing to provide the resources and communications necessary to enable their reps...

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How Is Sales Enablement Measured?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 18, 2013 10:00 AM

Calculating return on investment (ROI) can be a challenge for marketers, especially when it comes to strategies around content marketing and social media. Sales? That’s a lot easier, since primary goals are tied directly to revenue. That being said, there’s a difference between sales and sales enablement, and as the folks at SiruisDecisions point out in a recent report, the success of the latter is about more than just the bottom line. The research brief, titled Sirius Data...

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3 Ideas to Improve Content Relevance for Sales

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 15, 2013 09:33 AM

New research shows that reps prefer content relevance over frequency when it comes to enabling sales. While I believe content is one of the keys to increasing sales productivity, not all marketing content serves the same purpose. Some content resources are geared toward brand awareness, SEO, demand/lead generation – and on and on it goes. When it comes to sales enablement, however, reps are most interested in the content that is specifically relevant to them. The question is – wha...

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Is Video the Most ‘Precious’ Content for Prospect Engagement?

Submitted by: Brendan Cournoyer , Director of Content Marketing, Brainshark

July 09, 2013 09:35 AM

What types of content delivers the highest ROI? That’s the focus of an inforgraphic I came across recently from the folks at Content Crossroads, which looks at the wealthiest content in B2B marketing. While some of the data is expected (Did you know lots of companies have blogs these days?), it’s always interesting to see how marketers are taking advantage of online video content. For example, the infographic lists video among its most “precious” content assets, noting...

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Tags: content marketing, sales enablement, video

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