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How Dissatisfied CEOs Push Marketers into the Future

According to a MarketingWeek article, 70% of CEOs have lost trust in marketers. However, CEOs have just woken up to a new trend in marketing: aligning key performance indicators (KPIs) with clear marketing objectives. This disappointment is merely a snapshot of what is happening right now. Read on to learn how marketers are making it a goal to improve acting on data to boost performance.

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Sales and Marketing: The technology behind CRM

For a complex sale, CRM technology can make the difference between a customer moving up through the marketing-sales funnel to completely falling out. Many companies use more than one vendor for their CRM needs, as sometimes Marketing and Sales can require different specific needs. See how marketing automation technologies may offer some companies another option if they are working with multiple CRM software pieces.

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Why 75% of Marketers Are Experiencing Lead Generation Pain and How to Stop It Before It’s Too Late

The precursor of change is always pain. For most of us over the past four years, our marketplace has inflicted varying levels of it as we have slogged through the most challenging economic climate since the Great Depression. This is apparently not enough to make marketers and sales professionals embrace change and develop a formal […]

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Lead Generation: Phone calls turn first-time webinar into million-dollar leads

What’s a marketer to do when leadership dismisses marketing and insists that a superior product will sell itself? Follow the lead of Jeremy Scully and take a high-stakes gamble: Put your reputation on the line to prove marketing’s value. Scully, the Business Development Manager for Planisware, a leading provider of project and portfolio management solutions, […]

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How to Get the CEO to Support Your Next Marketing Plan

Do you feel you have the full support of your CEO for your marketing plan? I caught up with with a colleague who coaches marketers. He has a lot of experience to offer but he often feels like his hands are tied. He voiced his frustration to me: “Nearly everyone I talked to say they […]

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