Growing B2B relationships with trust and empathy

We have more sales and marketing technology and channels to reach our customers, but they’re increasingly tuning us out. In short: we’re getting more disconnected from customers. Something is missing. Even though our tools have become smarter with AI and machine learning, connecting and building B2B relationships has never been harder. The question is: How […]

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Transform Your Customer Journey and Accelerate Growth

Growth for B2B is hard. It used to be that you could accelerate growth with huge customer acquisition. Ramping up your sales and marketing is not enough to sustain growth. Today, the best companies are growing through customer success. That’s why I interviewed Kia Puhm (@kiapuhm), CEO at K!A CX Consulting to talk about customer success. […]

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Putting Empathy in Account Based Marketing

At its core, ABM is about building relationships but there is one crucial thing often missing. I was reminded of this while talking with a VP of Marketing who stopped their account based marketing campaigns to “go deep” in a few segments. The reason? They wanted to focus on building stronger connections with customers on […]

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How sales hustle and automation can hurt customer experience

To drive growth, the mandate for sales organizations is to make more calls, send more cold emails. Sales reps are hustling and using automated tools to move faster. But sales hustle and automation have a downside: they can hurt customer experience. Here’s what I mean: B2B companies are now hiring more people to do this. […]

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New research: Customer empathy and how to solve buying problems

Are you applying empathy as part of your sales and marketing approach? Why? Because according to Brent Adamson, “empathy” is the one word that matters most to sales [and marketing] success. It’s tough to buy. B2B customers are overwhelmed with too much information, too many choices, trying to getting their colleagues to agree, not to […]

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Gartner Research: Boost your growth from existing customers

CEOs and sales leaders have long wondered: how can we drive organic growth and increase sales from existing customers? But it’s elusive. In fact, the traditional approach is no longer working. According to CEB, now Gartner, “Only 28% of sales leaders report that account management channels regularly meet their cross-selling and account growth targets.” That’s […]

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10 Most Popular B2B Lead Generation Blog Posts of 2017

Do you feel excited about your 2018 plan? I hope so. If not, you’re not alone. Why? Because dealing with change, staying motivated, and building momentum is hard. That’s why business plans often change February 1st (just like personal goals). To help, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 most useful (and favorite) posts on […]

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Empathy, Web & People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

Some businesses make it hard to work with them. It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution.As connected consumers, we want ease, we want a good experience, we have an expectation of those with whom we spend our money. We have seen this with 1-click ordering, same-day delivery and improved e-commerce experiences

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