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The Data Behind an Effective Sales Process [infographic]

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An effective sales process is the key to increasing revenue and growing your company. But what makes the sales process effective?

  • Lead response time: You’re 7x more likely to have a meaningful conversation within the first hour of responding to a lead
  • Lead nurturing: Companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales ready leads at a 33% lower cost per lead (CPL), however 65% of companies still haven’t established lead nurturing programs
  • The best sales people: The best sales reps are 205% better at qualifying leads and are able to reach decision makers faster
  • Sales and marketing alignment: Companies where sales and marketing are aligned achieve 25% more revenue
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    What Your B2B Data Can Tell You

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    b2b-dataLying deep within the thousands of contact records in your CRM and marketing automation are treasure troves of data on the people who interact with your brand, and more importantly those who buy. This data can help you generate more leads, shorten the sales cycle, and increase revenue.

    In order to run successful campaigns, you need to make sure you’re not making non-data driven (“guessing”) decisions. If you’re making data-driven decisions, it’s important that your data is complete and accurate.

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    6 Types of Email Addresses to Remove From Your CRM

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    healthy-databaseWhen was the last time you cleansed and scrubbed your database? If it’s been a while or you don’t actually know, you could be in trouble. The health of your database is not something to ignore. By emailing unengaged, unverified contacts, you’re putting your organization’s Sender Score at risk, which could lead to your IP address being blacklisted.

    Check out the types of email addresses you should remove from your CRM immediately:

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    5 Deadly Marketing Data Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

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    ZoomInfo and Webmarketing123 recently held a webinar, “5 Deadly Marketing Data Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them).”

    Check out the webinar and learn how to:

    • Deliver accurate reporting with a foolproof data hygiene system
    • Drive more leads with progressive profiling and smart data segmentation
    • Finally tie marketing performance to revenue

    You can view the webinar slides below or listen to the recording here.

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    Going Beyond the Business Card

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    Marketers and sales people have depended on business cards for too long! You collect piles of contacts from trade shows, conferences, and other business events, which you have to manually input into a CRM. You keep the cards in heaping piles in case you need to refer back to them, but would you even be able to find the one you’re looking for?

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    The Value Of Big Data

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    value-of-big-dataWhat is Big Data?

    Big Data encompasses all of the structured and unstructured data that can be found, measured, and analyzed. Where is this data coming from? It can be found through transactions, social media, sensor and M2M data, federal, state, local, and public records, and a variety of other sources. Big data includes all of the information people populate manually as well as the information that can be found about people and businesses. The amount of personal and enterprise information available is growing exponentially in an increasingly technologically-driven world. So what’s the big deal about big data? It isn’t just about dealing with more data than before – big data is characterized by velocity, variety, and variability (the 3 V’s). Continue reading

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