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Guest post by Lee Frederiksen It may sound grandiose, but it’s true – we’re at the dawn of a new era in professional services marketing. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that high-visibility firms enjoy tremendous advantages over their competition. And as the body of research grows, it’s now possible to identify exactly which practices set … Continued

“How I Work” is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker’s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts (including  Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi) participated as well. Periodically moving forward we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard “How I Work” … Continued

Sales and marketing alignment is not a new concept.  In fact, it has been pretty much beaten to death over the last few years with many marketing technology vendors claiming their product was the key to this Zen state. Where has all that attention and investment left us? Pretty much in the same place. Sales … Continued

By William Tyree, CMO of RingDNA One of my favorite quotes about the state of marketing comes from Jason Lemkin’s insightful rant about corporate marketers. If you don’t hire a marketer skilled in demand gen, he writes, you’ll simply “end up with a bunch of blue pens with your logo on them.” The best marketers, … Continued

By Robert Pease, CMO Practice Lead – Heinz Marketing   People can make or break the success of a company so having the right people in the right roles is a strategic imperative. Clearly defined roles and responsibilities for any job help align the employee’s activities with business objectives and set that person up for … Continued

Ever feel like you send an email out for response only to have it disappear into the ether?  Your recipient fails to respond, you fail to follow-up, and something important doesn’t get decided or executed. How do you remember to follow-up? You can use your calendar, sticky notes, a special “waiting for” folder…or you can … Continued

In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week. We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below. In the meantime, here’s some of what we’re reading: Bad … Continued

We live in an on-demand world where we can signal the need for a ride from our mobile devices (Uber), access and use amazing software that is constantly updated and improved behind the scenes (SaaS), and choose from pretty much everything to be delivered to our homes in days if not hours (Amazon). For many … Continued