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Using Twitter and Social Selling to Gain Unfair Advantages in the Sales Process

Submitted by: Guest Contributor

July 29, 2015 09:04 AM

This article was submitted by Julio Viskovich, VP of Marketing at rFactr Complex sales involve a number of different people. You will find multiple decision makers, buyers, each having a completely different role and need than the next one. As a sales professional, it is up to you to work within the ranges of expertise and knowledge to present your solution in a compelling manner. This is where social selling helps! Twitter Lists Twitter Lists allow you to filter out all the noise and or...

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Tags: quick tips, sales enablement, social media, technology, tips and tricks

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Overcoming the Prospect Engagement Challenge

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

July 20, 2015 09:31 AM

Getting in touch with prospects these days is tough. While the average sales rep makes fifty two phone calls daily, less than 1% of those calls are actually returned. And email? Less than 24% of sales emails are even OPENED, let alone read. The seemingly insurmountable task of getting and KEEPING prospects' attention is further complicated by the overwhelming availability of information online.  Your competitors are also working REALLY hard to grab your customers’ at...

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Video Marketing Survival Guide: 13 Essentials for Creating Your Next Marketing Video

Submitted by: Ann Lambert , Content & Social Media Marketing Manager, Brainshark

July 07, 2015 09:23 AM

Consider these stats: 80% of senior executives watch more video in 2015 than they did last year 75% of senior executives watch business related videos on a weekly basis 59% of executives would rather watch a video than read an article. There’s no doubt that online video is popular these days. And B2B marketers are adapting their digital marketing strategies accordingly. But for those late to the party, or looking for up-to-date tips on how to navigate the world of B2B ...

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Tags: audio, channels, content marketing, quick tips, social media, technology, video

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Can You Boost CRM Adoption with Sales Enablement?

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

June 29, 2015 09:03 AM

Here’s a stat for you: 63% of CRM initiatives fail. Now, normally this is where I’d expand on the data and try to provide a little more context, but… yikes. 63 percent? That is HIGH. OK – maybe we should back up just a little. Obviously, the definition of “failure” is somewhat subjective, and this particular stat comes from a single 2013 survey. But still, the fact that any study would return such a high number is pretty disturbing. CRMs (like Salesf...

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Spring 2015 User Group Tour Recap, Part 3: Sourcing Media for Your Presentations

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

June 22, 2015 09:10 AM

In the first two blog posts of this series we discussed PowerPoint training resources and how to create a lightwindow for Brainshark videos on your website. Another theme that emerged from the Spring User Groups was sourcing royalty-free images, music and video for presentations. We did the research and held an online Power Hour/User Group meeting on this topic in May. Our guest speakers included a multimedia presentation designer and a marketing project manager, and they covered the foll...

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Tags: audio, quick tips, technology, video

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