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Respond to reviews with diplomacy; while you may not change the reviewer’s mind, it will have an impact on other customers that read it Apple Maps, E Commerce, Icones Download, Apps, Address Finder, Location Finder, Google Earth, Such Und Find, Local Seo Services

Your Response to Business Reviews Might Count as Much as the Review Itself

Respond to reviews with diplomacy; while you may not change the reviewer’s mind, it will have an impact on other customers that read it

68% of B2B professionals surveyed say it takes longer to complete B2B sales cycles compared to a year ago Sales Representative, A Year Ago, Old Quotes, Work Today, Head Start, Sword, Work On Yourself, Script, Study

B2B sales cycles get longer [data]

68% of B2B professionals surveyed say it takes longer to complete B2B sales cycles compared to a year ago

Effective thought leadership can improve trust and drive sales a study shows; here's what it takes to be effective in marketing. Deep Thinking, The Script, What It Takes, Leadership Development, Previous Year, Marketing Materials, Consideration, Content Marketing, Thoughts

49% of decision-makers say thought leadership can influence their purchasing decisions

Those decision-makers that were polled also suggest that thought leadership is effective at all the major stages of the sales cycle: 42% said it influenced consideration – just getting invited to the table; 48% said it influenced purchases – an award of business; 53% said it influenced an upsell – more business from existing customers; and 54% said it influenced a cross-sell – buying additional products or services.

Earned Media: 3 PR Studies Quantifying the Impact of Media Relations on Sales [UML] Community Activities, Web Analytics, Sales Tips, Word Of Mouth, Competitor Analysis, Business School, Decision Making, Stage, Presentation

Earned Media: 3 PR Studies Quantifying the Impact of Media Relations on Sales [UML] | Sword and the Script

Three studies show how earned media has a demonstratable effect on sales, helps sales teams and can improve other aspects of marketing.

"At the end of the day, technology shouldn’t be driving decisions. It has to start with the business strategy." Key Marketing Considerations in Choosing a CMS; Off Script Matt Garrepy of Solodev - Sword and the Script The Script, Change Is Good, Consideration, Leadership, Insight, Technology, Marketing, Business, Day

11 Marketing and PR Insights from Savvy Professionals that Will Outlast 2018 | Sword and the Script

These marketing and PR insights are derrived from original interviews published as part of the Off Script Q&A interview series.

On average buyers examine 5 sources in decision making. Compare And Contrast, Differentiation, Free Website, Decision Making, Trends, Marketing, Making Decisions, Beauty Trends

Trust is a Flywheel of B2B Marketing and a Key Point of Differentiation | Sword and the Script

A new study by TrustRadius underscores the importance of trust in B2B marketing. The company recently published a report that compares and contrasts two aligning surveys of 678 B2B respondents, which counts 438 buyers and 240 vendors that found on average buyers examine 5 sources in decision making and buyers are influenced by vendors who are transparent and trustworthy.

There seems to be some pushback against the notion of the buyer's journey. Sure, some models have been excessive, but the core idea of understanding how customers find you and why they buy remains an essential element of sales and marketing. Sales And Marketing, Public Relations, Bar Chart, Journey, Business, Google, Image, Ideas, Bar Graphs

Is the Buyer’s Journey Becoming Passé in Marketing and Sales?

There seems to be some pushback against the notion of the buyer's journey. Sure, some models have been excessive, but the core idea of understanding how customers find you and why they buy remains an essential element of sales and marketing.

A Chief Marketer survey about lead generation underscores why harder to measure marketing initiatives are just as important as lead gen activities. What Type, Lead Generation, Articles, Social Media, Content, Marketing, Image, Social Networks, Social Media Tips

Finding Leads: 6 Takes from the 2018 Chief Marketer B2B Lead Gen Report

A Chief Marketer survey about lead generation underscores why harder to measure marketing initiatives are just as important as B2B lead gen activities.

Half say sales cycles are 3 or more months long. Lead Generation, Activities, Marketing

Finding Leads: 6 Takes from the 2018 Chief Marketer B2B Lead Gen Report

A Chief Marketer survey about lead generation underscores why harder to measure marketing initiatives are just as important as B2B lead gen activities.

Just of marketers are measuring content marketing ROI. Content Marketing, Competition, Inbound Marketing

Survey Analysis: Competition in B2B Content Marketing Heats Up

As more B2B marketing organizations implement content marketing, the requirements to compete and build an audience will rise; here's B2B can get ahead.

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Don't Sell Past the Close: 6 Lessons PR can Learn from Sales

PR pros can learn a lot from sales. For example, if we keep talking, we might just talk someone out of the deal, or a story.

The inherent flaw with data is that you must be able to use it. Lead Generation, You Must, It Works, Flaws, Marketing, Nailed It

Data- Your Sales Lead Generation and Marketing ROI

Know how data can make an impact in your marketing success. In this article I will share how data is critical to Marketing.

The top challenges in generating leads Big Challenge, Lead Generation, Bar Chart, Insight, Challenges, Success, Study, Led, Marketing

Where and How B2B Marketing Generates Leads it Likes [Study]

A survey of B2B marketing by the Chief Marketer publications provides insight as to successes and challenges in B2B lead generation.

It’s a whole lot easier to ask a customer to do a media interview if you’ve already built some trust with them.  A simple way to do this is to request an interview for a corporate blog about their assessment of industry challenges. Corporate Blog, Simple Way, Assessment, Trust, Interview, Challenges, Business Valuation

How to Generate Media Referenceable B2B Customers with a Blog

It’s a whole lot easier to ask a customer to do a media interview if you’ve already built some trust with them. A simple way to do this is to request an interview for a corporate blog about their assessment of industry challenges.

The Most Important Drivers of Corporate Reputation, Ranked - Marketing Charts Success Factors, Reputation Management, Positivity, Instagram Posts, Perception, Walt Disney, Rolex, Canon, Digital Marketing

Corporate Reputation: Buying from Brands We Know, Like and Trust [UML]

This week's Unscripted Marketing post focuses on corporate reputation and calls out a pair of studies that demonstrates the impact on purchasing behavior.

2017 Guide for Effective Lead Follow-Up Three's Company, Number, Make It Yourself

2017 Guide for Effective Lead Follow-Up

Did you know that one in three companies actually fail to follow up on their inbound leads? Or that two out of three companies give up after two or fewer tries, even when research indicates that the optimum number of contacts should be five to eight? These results, and others from our recent survey on sales effectiveness and lead follow-up, will be shocking to many. Does this make you wonder about your team’s lead follow-up strategy and implementation? What can you do now to improve? The…