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  • Three Reasons Your E-Learning Doesn't Work

    Three Reasons Your E-Learning Doesn't Work

    E-learning is often seen as a magic solution that fixes skills gaps with little effort from managers. Effective training of any kind requires good planning, content and accountability. E-learning...

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  • Five Priorities for Account-Based Marketing Leaders

    Five Priorities for Account-Based Marketing Leaders

    Account-based marketing leaders have five priorities that keep up awake at night – they include considerations for strategy, alignment, planning and functional design. These priorities guide the...

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  • From Kickoff to Touchdown, Every Minute Counts

    From Kickoff to Touchdown, Every Minute Counts

    Sales enablement professionals cannot look at the annual sales kickoff as a one-and-done event. The objectives of kickoff are to motivate reps, recognize top performers, drive specific behaviors...

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  • ABM Roundtable in London: The Importance of Interlock and Actionable Data

    ABM Roundtable in London: The Importance of Interlock and Actionable Data

    Matt Senatore and Nicky Briggs recently met with some of Europe’s leading b-to-b marketers to talk about the state of their account-based marketing programs and gain their insights on how ABM is...

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  • How SEO at Emerging Companies Is Like Skipping Stones

    How SEO at Emerging Companies Is Like Skipping Stones

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a good source of organic growth that some emerging companies don’t rank high enough on their priority list.

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  • What’s the Cost of a Bad Sales Hire?

    What’s the Cost of a Bad Sales Hire?

    Have you ever calculated the cost of a bad hire to your organization? Or, for that matter, the cost of a GOOD hire? Considering that all the time and money resources you invested in hiring one rep...

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  • Localization vs. Translation: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

    Localization vs. Translation: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

    The targeted and personalized nature of b-to-b marketing underscores the need for a localization strategy. Consistency in a localized customer experience is critical to success, and requires...

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  • Five Easy Steps to Analyze Any Problem

    Five Easy Steps to Analyze Any Problem

    Alan Gonsenhauser shares his five-step approach to problem solving.

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  • Do You Know Your Sales Solstice From Its Equinox?

    Do You Know Your Sales Solstice From Its Equinox?

    Data science efforts mean nothing if sales operations can’t figure out how to present data in more intuitive and insightful ways. Dana Therrien suggests trying a variety of visual presentation...

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  • Three Obstacles That Could Be Holding Your Organization Back From Audience-Centricity

    Three Obstacles That Could Be Holding Your Organization Back From Audience-Centricity

    Over the last 10 years, we have watched b-to-b organizations of all sizes and industries transition from product to solution strategy. But that era is waning. Today, the journey is about...

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  • When Content Marketing Goes to the Dogs

    When Content Marketing Goes to the Dogs

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a dog. After some initial online searching, I settled on PuppySpot (puppyspot.com), and from my first inquiry to my puppy purchase and beyond, they used...

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  • Demand Centers: The Non-Financial Benefits (Part Two)

    Demand Centers: The Non-Financial Benefits (Part Two)

    In my previous blog post, “Demand Centers: The Financial Benefits (Part One),” I shared some of the financial benefits that organizations can gain from adopting a demand center strategy. Demand...

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  • Four Critical Steps for Establishing a Product Management Function

    Four Critical Steps for Establishing a Product Management Function

    Most of the work we do in the Product Management Strategies service at SiriusDecisions is with b-to-b organizations that are trying to improve the maturity and effectiveness of an existing product...

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  • Summit Sponsor Essentials: A Couple Questions for Georgie Donahue

    Summit Sponsor Essentials: A Couple Questions for Georgie Donahue

    As someone who’s been on the floor at nearly every Summit, Georgie Donahue has played an integral role in the evolution of this premiere b-to-b event. Here's a couple updates for our sponsors.

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  • The Three Facets of Event Sponsorship: Customer Engagement, New Business and Brand Awareness

    The Three Facets of Event Sponsorship: Customer Engagement, New Business and Brand Awareness

    As someone whose career spans more than 15 years in event management, Laura Vogel, SiriusDecisions’ senior director of events, is well versed in the challenges that events teams continually face.

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  • Sales Learning: Your Reps Don’t Come With an Instruction Manual, Part 2

    Sales Learning: Your Reps Don’t Come With an Instruction Manual, Part 2

    The initial installment of this blog series detailed the first two sales rep-friendly characteristics that sales learning environments must include: learning must be asynchronous and self-paced....

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  • Six Ways to Prepare Your B-to-B Company Spokesperson for Media Interviews

    Six Ways to Prepare Your B-to-B Company Spokesperson for Media Interviews

    A strong communications professional helps cultivate relationships between influencers and spokespeople. The more prepared the spokesperson is for the media interview, the more likely the outcome...

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  • Sales Learning: Your Reps Don’t Come With an Instruction Manual, Part 1

    Sales Learning: Your Reps Don’t Come With an Instruction Manual, Part 1

    As the popular saying goes, one can bring a horse to water but not make it drink. Similarly, it is not enough for b-to-b sales enablement teams to simply launch learning content toward sales reps....

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  • Sales Leadership Exchange 2017 Preview: Four Secrets to Achieving Balance in Your Sales Organization

    Sales Leadership Exchange 2017 Preview: Four Secrets to Achieving Balance in Your Sales Organization

    This year’s theme at SLE – “The Art and Science of Sales: Achieving Balance” – focuses on teaching sales leaders how to blend intuition and intellect to create the best strategy and apply...

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  • Sales Leadership Exchange 2017 Preview: Four Secrets to Achieving Balance in Your Sales Organization

    Sales Leadership Exchange 2017 Preview: Four Secrets to Achieving Balance in Your Sales Organization

    This year’s theme at SLE – “The Art and Science of Sales: Achieving Balance” – focuses on teaching sales leaders how to blend intuition and intellect to create the best strategy and apply...

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