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Sales Research- Automate or Else - Velocify and AA-ISP

Why It’s Important:

“Those that explore, adapt, and invest in new sales automation technologies using AI will succeed; those that don’t will know failure, less profitability, higher sales expenses and greater representative turn-over.”

James Obermayer - Reviewer

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  Slma-recommended-187Title:  The Evolving Sales Technology Landscape

Subtitle: Riding the Wave to Revenue

Published by/Authors:  Velocify and AA-ISP

Gated: Yes

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Scott Brinker: 5 Disruptions Facing Marketing Management - ebook Review

Slma-recommended-187Title:  5 Disruptions Reshaping Marketing as We Know It.

Subtitle: A MarTech Conference ebook

Published by/Authors:  Scott Brinker and Emily Fraser

Gated: No

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“Marketing is no longer a hidden occupation managed by people repeating what was done last year.  If  marketing management  doesn’t grow quickly they will be trampled by those who do evolve clamoring for their jobs.  Kudos to Scott Brinker and ChiefMarTech.com”

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When to Call Back Sales Leads - eBook Review published by Velocify

When_To_Call_Sales_Leads_Promos-3Title:  When to Call Sales Leads

Subtitle: Time-of-Day vs. Call Sequence Approach

Published by/Authors:  Velocify

Gated:  Yes

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Length:  9 pages PPT Format

Slma-recommended-187Highlights:  When should a call be returned is an important question and this research of several million calls answers the question.  I won’t spoil the answer entirely, but Velocify authors say the time of the day is less significant than other very important factors.

  • Best and worst times to call is a small percentage.
  • Speed to call is most important
  • They tell you how to more than double the call success rate
  • A call sequence approach is more practical than time of day
  • Great chart on time of day by hour
  • First call attempt chart says it all
  • Surprises in subsequent call attempts
  • How to get a lift in contact rate
  • Tips on implementing the call strategy

SLMA Comments:   Everyone who places a call to prospects and customers’ needs to read this report.  The research is overwhelming in its findings and the consequences for salespeople; think revenue.  

Why It’s Important:

The best time to call inbound leads should be determined by their priority and status, not dictated by a clock on the wall. Waiting to call all leads at the same time every day is virtually impossible and counterproductive.

Velocify

Recommended for: 

  • President
  • CSO
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Managers
  • Sales Operations Management
  • Marketing Management

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ON24 Webinar Benchmarks Report -2017 White Paper Review

Title:  2017 Webinar Benchmarks Report IStock-464267113

Published by/Authors:  ON24

Gated:  Yes

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Length:  18 Pages

Highlights

  • 16,418 webinars were measured in the analysis for Jan-Dec 2016
  • 1,000 organizers
  • Three main sections
    • Pre-webinar Benchmarks: promotional cycle, best days to promote, best days for attendance, and best times. SLMA: We are not sure if they quote the best times or the most common times. 
    • Webinar Benchmarks: average viewing time, registrant to attendee conversion (36% for marketing webinars) training and internal communications is higher, but nothing rises above 56%. Interesting average attendee stats, engagement tools, and use of video.
    • Post Webinar Benchmarks: Live only 66%, live and on-demand 6% and on-demand 33%. There is an increasing percentage of on-demand viewing time from 34 minutes in 2015 to 42 minutes in 2016.

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Is Marketing the New Sales Department?: RO INNOVATIONS Says Yes - White Paper Review

Is-Marketing-the-New-Sales-Deptarment-Cover-231x-300-1Title:  Is Marketing the New Sales Department

Subtitle:  Marketing’s Burden: Winning Today’s Buyers

Published by/Authors:  RO INNOVATION

Gated:  Yes

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Length:  17 Pages

Highlights:  The authors make the case that because marketing engages the buyer through most of the sales cycle they are responsible for more of the revenue to sale cycle.  Like it or not, RO Innovations is right.   This requires marketing to better understand the customer journey. 

“95 of the buyers chose a solution provider that ‘provided them with amply content to help navigate them through each stage of the buying process."

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3.4 Million Lead Research = The Ultimate Contact Strategy for Inside Salespeople - White Paper Velocify

Ucs-3d velocify Slma-recommended-125x125Title:  (The) Ultimate Contact Strategy

Subtitle: How to Use Phone and Email for Contact and Conversion Success – Sales Optimization Study

Published by/Authors:  Velocify

Gated:  Yes

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Length:  10 Pages PPT Format


Highlights

  • The study is derived from the data of 3.5 million sales leads
  • The paper reveals that the right volume and frequency of calls and emails yields optimal results
  • The company visited previous research to refresh data and confirm current results and recommendations
  • Study Methodology page 3

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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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