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How to Track Anonymous Website Visitors - John Cheney of Workbooks

Listen while you work with John Cheney, CEO of Workbooks

It’s nice to have website traffic, but almost useless unless you identify the visitors. 

John Cheney, CEO of Workbooks CRM tackles how he has solved the mystery of the mysterious visitors.  The important...

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Four Must Have Tools Every B2B Marketing Department Needs - Opinion from Jeanne Hopkins

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We interview Jeanne Hopkins  in this first of a series of  debates with top marketers about the four must-have-tools every marketing department needs.

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How Marketing Automation Follows a Long Sales Cycle - Fred Yee ActiveConversion

This is a verbatim transcription of an interview with Fred Yee, CEO of ActiveConversion. You may use quotes from this interview, but please edit Fred Yee or  James Obermayer if required due to the conversational nature of the program.

250-SLMARADIO-20160621-fredyeeLong Sales Cycles are difficult enough for salespeople to keep top of mind, much less gearing up a marketing automation program to do it for you. Too many marketers are so short of content that the longer the sales cycle the more likely that the content and communications may be lacking in specificity for each prospects need.  During this live program, Fred Yee, CEO and founder of ActiveConversion discusses how to use the “smarts” in marketing automation to your advantage for long sales cycles. 

Paul:                      It’s time again for the SLMA Radio Hour brought to you on behalf of our 8000+ members of the SLMA; Sales Lead Management Association. If it has to do with sales lead management or sales lead marketing, it probably starts here with the SLMA Radio Hour.

                                Our host today is Jim Obermayer, executive director and founder of the SLMA and your producer is yours truly Paul Roberts coming to you live from our studios here in kind of sunny Southern California.

                                SLMA Radio is a syndicated show and our archives have over 362 episodes now with an audience reach of close to 90,000 listeners.

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Beat the odds: Double Qualified Leads from Shows - George Rebhan CEO of LeadValu

How to Double Qualified Leads from Trade Shows

Everyone, yes everyone, knows that trade show leads close faster than any other type of lead (fewer steps in less time).  With the fixed cost of a trade show going in, the challenge is how an average company can get the maximum number of qualified leads.
Why it matters:
 
Double the number of qualified leads, (which reduces your lead cost in half) and you will increase sales by 100%. Sounds farfetched but not really; our guest George Rebhan of LeadValu tell us how to do it.  

About our Guest  George Rebhan
George is president and co-founder of LeadValu LLC, and an accomplished entrepreneur and product development expert with over 30 years of experience. He’s been part of the founding or executive management team for a number of start-up or early stage companies. George also played a key role in the acquisition planning/strategy and post-acquisition integration for those companies.

About LeadValu

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Steve Benson of Badger Maps Addresses the Most Serious Failure of Sales Management on SLMA Radio

Steve Benson, CEO of Badger Maps shares his opinion about the most serious failure of sales management and what can be done to fix it.  The enormity of the situation is a threat of strategic damage, both near term and in future, for a company

Benson discusses:

  • How the worst failure of management affects salespeople and management's perception of them
  • Why the same failure affects how the company responds to changing market conditions
  • Why sales management can be the conduit for marketplace changes that the company must be aware of to survive
  • Why the C-Suite stakeholders need to listen carefully to the sales manager 
  • And why the customer is not well served when the sales manager fails 

Our Guest Steve Benson

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The Issue: C-Level Management Resists Revenue Marketing - Qaqish on SLMA Radio

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What is Revenue Marketing™? 
Revenue Marketing™ is the combined set of strategies, processes, people, technologies, customers and results that: Drops sales ready leads into the top of the funnel  Accelerates sales opportunities through the sales pipeline Measures marketing based on the repeatable, predictable and scalable contribution to pipeline and revenue Improves the ROI of the sales and marketing continuum
 
Revenue Marketing, is a term made popular by Debbie Qaqish, of the Pedowitz Group through her weekly radio program, WRMR PowerTalk Radio for Revenue Marketing™Leaders  and her book “Rise of the Revenue Marketer”, is the guest on SLMA Radio to discuss the growth of the Revenue Marketer in B2B.  The host is Jim Obermayer.  Some of the issues they discussed:

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Yes, there is a cost for delaying Predictive Marketing - EverString - White Paper Review

EverString_Logo Slma-recommended-187Title:  The 6 Costs of Delaying Predictive Marketing

Published by/Authors:  EVERSTRING

Gated:  Yes, but with immediate full screen easy-to-read access. 

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Length:  16 Page Flipbook

Highlights:

We liked the immediate full screen access to the “Flipbook.”  This is all about the cost of delaying implementation of a new technology.  It covers six areas and gives a “fix” for each problem.

  1. Targeting the wrong accounts
  2. Sales spends too much time on lead qualification
  3. Your are understaffed and overtasked so you avoid new technology like the plague.
  4. Marketing has trouble proving their value to sales.
  5. It’s hard to sell into a new market
  6. You want to move to an account based model, but don’t know where to start.

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Marketing Automation Quick Wins in 30 Days - Justin Gray CEO LeadMD

Transcript: Interview with Justin Gray of LeadMD.    This is a literal transcript, authentic and unedited.  Or listen here while you work. 

 Jim:                               Welcome to SLMA radio. I am Jim Obermayer the host for Sales Lead Management Radio coming to you on behalf of the 8400 worldwide members of the SLMA. SLMA Radio is a syndicated show and our archives have 357 shows and 400+ executive interviews. Our producer is Paul Roberts and we’re coming to you live from our studio in Costa Mesa California.   SLMA radio is part of the SLMA Live network (now Funnel Media Group) which produces radio programs for business network listeners. You may subscribe to our shows through iTunes and Stitcher radio. We’ve got a special guest today and a special title.

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                                Justin Gray is the CEO and marketing chief evangelist of Lead MD. They are a sponsor of the SLMA and the subject this week is marketing automation, quick wins in 30 days. 

                                Marketing automation has a lot of promise, no doubt about it, it’s a growing but how do you turn promise into definable wins? Justin is going to tackle that today.

                                Mr. Gray has been involved; he’s a strong voice for demand generation, value-based marketing and conversational best practices. He’s a recognized speaker, he’s published over 250 articles in industry publications and meanwhile his marketing blog, The Marketing Evangelist is one of the top marketing blogs.

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Eight Components to Boost Lead to Revenue Results - Chris Ryan on SLMA Radio

In this interview with author Chris Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners we discuss eight significant components to increase the lead to revenue conversion for B2B companies.  The results are based on Fusion Marketing Partners annual research  survey of 1400+ sales and marketing executives.  

 About Christopher Ryan

250-SLMARADIO-20170216-ryan (1)Chris Ryan has 25 years of marketing, technology, and senior management experience, and is a widely known expert in B2B marketing, lead-to-revenue modeling, sales strategy, and business startups. As both a services provider and in-house marketing executive, Chris has played a transformative role in driving marketing and sales programs that achieve the desired results and create alignment and synergy between the sales and marketing operations.

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