Showpad: Sales Content, Training, Buyer Engagement and Measurement

As your business rolls out sales teams, you’ll find that the search for effective content becomes an overnight necessity. Business development teams search for white papers, case studies, package documentation, product and service overviews… and they want them customized by industry, client maturity, and client size. What is Sales Enablement? Sales Enablement is the strategic process of equipping sales organizations with the right tools, content, and information to sell successfully. It empowers Sales reps to

The Importance of Sales Enablement

While sales enablement technology is proven to increase revenue by 66%, 93% of companies have yet to implement a sales enablement platform. This is often due to the myths of sales enablement being expensive, complex to deploy and having low adoption rates. Before diving into the benefits of a sales enablement platform and what it does, let’s first dive into what sales enablement is and why it’s important.  What Is Sales Enablement?  According to Forrester Consulting,

8 Ways for You to Create Content that Creates Customers

These last few weeks, we’ve been analyzing all of our clients’ content to identify the content that’s driving the most awareness, engagement, and conversions. Every company that hopes to acquire leads or to grow their business online has to have content. With trust and authority being two keys to any purchase decision and content drives those decisions online. That said, it only requires a quick look at your analytics before you figure out that the

11 Ways to Increase the ROI of Your Content Marketing

Maybe this should infographic could have been one giant recommendation… get readers to convert! Seriously, we’re a bit confounded on how many companies are writing mediocre content, not analyzing their customer base, and not developing longer term strategies to drive readers into customers. My go to research on this is from Jay Baer who identified that a single blog post costs a company $900 on average. Compound this with the fact that 80-90% of all

5 Misperceptions of Marketing and the Reality

We’re working on a proposal right now where the prospect stated they wanted to move quick. Most salespeople would salivate with the opportunity to get a quick signature, but I view it now as a warning sign. Moving quickly typically leads to an expectation of getting leads quickly. While that may be possible until we thoroughly analyze the client, the competition, and the opportunity, we’re not sure how quickly we can get the results. Is

Storyworks1: A Location-Aware Digital Sales Content Delivery Platform

Storyworks1 provides an interactive mobile presentation platform to arm your field team with tools to help boost credibility, align marketing strategy with sales execution, and grow business relationships with real-time insights and actionable data. Storyworks1’s new Opportunity Locator provides field sales personnel with the ability to sync their current location with a CRM via mobile device in order to map nearby prospect and client locations and profiles. The Opportunity Locator customizes information based on the

How to Select a Sales Automation Solution

While marketers may have the most options available at this point, other industries are delving into the automation space to make lives and jobs easier. In a multi-channel world, we can’t manage everything and that also means simple administrative tasks that once accounted for 20% of our day. A primary example of one of the industries that are taking a big leap into the automation space is inside sales; obviously, Salesforce.com has been a big