J. David Green

Author Archives: J. David Green

J. David Green is the CEO of PipeAlign, a company that helps B2B companies tell a winning story, scale that story across sales and marketing, and measure and improve what matters most. Among other accomplishments, Dave generated a billion dollar sales pipeline in 20 months for Avaya, increased SMB revenue for Symantec from $2MM a year to $25M a year in twelve months, wrote a book on scalable lead generation, and has spoken at the DMA, MarketingSherpa, the BMA, the AMA, and many other events.

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The Domino Theory of B2B Content Marketing

Too often, marketers think of content marketing as only text and graphics. But, content marketing is the entire customer experience across your customer-facing brand touchpoints. In this blog post, learn about how the “domino theory” of content marketing is a perfect metaphor for engaging prospects, not just within the buying cycle, but across the lifecycle of a customer.

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B2B Marketing: Why Marketing shouldn’t promise BANT qualified leads for Sales

Many marketers use a model for lead qualification based on these four key characteristics called BANT. However, we should focus more on building bridges of understanding between these two departments. Let’s start by creating a common language for lead qualification that makes more sense than BANT.

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Trade Show Marketing: Tips for increasing prospect engagement

At MarketingSherpa Summits, such as the recent Email Summit 2013, sponsors had the opportunity to engage prospects in hour-long roundtable sessions. By holding discussions with attendees, sponsors were able to build rapport and marketers were able to network with other professionals in the group. Read on to learn more about the positive aspects of holding roundtable sessions with sponsors at trade shows.

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How Technology on the Trade Show Floor Can Help Your Sales Team Work Smarter and Sell More

Trade shows and conferences are still the biggest areas of investment for marketers, according to the most recent MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. And, as we marketers have embraced digital, the value of face-to-face interactions has increased. There really isn’t a digital replacement for shaking someone’s hand or reading their body language and all the […]

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How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment

In the B2B Marketing Benchmark Report, 1,745 marketing organizations revealed that trade shows took up the biggest chunk of their marketing budget – over 21%. Yet, they only ranked fourth in marketing effectiveness, under websites, SEOs, and emails. I suspect that part of the ROI problem may be due to improper prioritization. Smart marketers apply […]

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Why Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) Create Confusion

SiriusDecisions made a brilliant contribution to B2B marketing several years ago when they created their Demand Waterfall. That “waterfall” is a metaphor for key funnel stages. It seems like everyone I talk to who works in the technology industry, which is an early adopter of marketing innovations, uses the Demand Waterfall framework. The concept is […]

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