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3 Strategies to Boost Sales and Marketing Productivity

Harvard Business Review

A study of B2B companies found that just one in 20 was able to consistently grow sales faster than sales and marketing expenses. As companies seek to cut costs in an uncertain economy, increasing this commercial productivity is a smart strategy.

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Disruption is not a strategy

Idea to Value

The main problem is that companies that deliberately set out to disrupt and industry usually think that being different from the incumbents and aggressive in their marketing is a sound strategy, because they can point to the disruptors above as examples that it works. However, disruption is not a strategy you can plan for yourself.


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Innovations linkages to Strategy is vitally important

Paul Hobcraft

as a conversation between us, where we emphasise the important linkage between innovation and strategy. We need to resolve that issue within any innovation activity, it needs a “tight” linkage to strategy. Making that real alignment of strategy and innovation provides a good base.

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What is Customer Segmentation? Definition, Models, Analysis, Strategy and Examples


Customer segmentation is defined as a marketing strategy that involves dividing a company's target market into distinct groups or segments based on specific criteria or characteristics. Table of Content What is Customer Segmentation?

Strategy 130
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Marketing-Led COVID-19 Growth Strategies: 2022 and Beyond

Businesses are tasked with beating pre-pandemic numbers, making marketing more essential than ever before. In this eBook, you’ll discover what it takes to develop and drive a successful marketing-led growth strategy. You’ll learn the best growth strategies to: Get your sales and marketing teams aligned.

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Our latest research – Accelerating the adoption of solar energy in Nigeria: A market-creation strategy

Christensen Institute

Nigeria’s REA for instance, has spent more than half a billion dollars on solar and other off-grid initiatives, such as the Standalone Solar Home Systems for Households and Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Output Based Fund, and the Market Scale-up Challenge Fund. The process of market creation follows a fairly predictable pattern.

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The Marketing Impact of Content Strategy: A Data-Driven Roadmap to Engage Your Audiences


This is where content strategy comes into play. Instead of guessing what topics to cover and formats to use, you can develop a well-researched content strategy framework, grounded in data, to determine the right channels, the right formats, and the right target audiences for our content. What is content strategy?

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Strategically aligning your systems and teams. Getting consensus on how to define “qualified leads”.

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Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics. Here’s what’s covered: How data-driven marketing drives the customer experience. Understanding marketing strategy & performance. The most challenging obstacles to data-driven marketing success.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

It's quite a process for marketing teams to develop a long-term data management strategy. Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes.

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

47% of marketers said they have a database management strategy in place, but there is room for significant improvement. Marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. New tactics to acquire data to reach marketing goals.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. According to Forrester Research, only 8% of marketing professionals have confidence that their data is 90-100% accurate.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. Well, marketers rely on this grouping to reach their goals.

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What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

Analysts and professionals alike tend to argue that account based marketing (ABM) is not new. However, ABM practitioners have evolved the strategy from development to implementation. Instead of wading through a series of vague “how-to kick-start your ABM strategy!” On the surface, this is an accurate statement.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

Enter conversational marketing — the new paradigm to tackling your business deals and converting prospects in minutes. Studies show the return on investment (ROI) of conversational marketing helps your marketing team drive revenue.