MARKETING AND SALES STRATEGIES

A Visual Representation of The New Rules of Selling

At my presentation at HubSpot’s Inbound conference this September, I delivered a talk titled The New Rules of Selling.

Fortunately, HubSpot had Kelly Kingman sit in on the presentation to create a wonderful graphic recording of my talk.

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The Hidden Dangers of CRM Systems and Sales Force Automation Platforms

Today buyers are in charge.

As you consider real-time technology to help you with agile, social selling, you’ll need to be very careful about the role of your Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) and Sales Force Automation (SFA) Platform because it is unlikely that agile, real-time social selling is optimized by software products designed before social networking was mainstream.

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Sales Benchmark Index lists its competitors on its new site

Posted by David Meerman Scott 05:59 AM on July 22, 2014

Sales Benchmark Index, a sales and marketing consultancy focused on helping B2B companies make the number, recently updated their site.

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Video of my BMA keynote Marketing the Moon

Posted by David Meerman Scott 10:25 AM on June 04, 2014

Last week, I delivered the closing keynote at the Business Marketing Association 2014 annual conference, the largest business-to-business marketing conference in the world.

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Not so new: Apps and infographics from 45 years ago

When discussing the world of web content and social media, many people like to say how everything is new and different and untested: Smartphone apps! Infographics! Content marketing!

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Successful salespeople educate and inform

Our ongoing communications revolution has profoundly affected how salespeople achieve success.

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Building inbound marketing assets are not marketing expenses

I get pushback from many entrepreneurs and business owners as well as CMOs in larger businesses about the idea of using inbound marketing because they see the investment in people to create content as a barrier. They say things like: "I cannot find money in my budget to spend $5,000 a month (or whatever the number) on content creation."

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The marketing one hundred is now the marketing ten thousand

Posted by David Meerman Scott 09:40 AM on March 05, 2013

When I was a B2B marketing executive in the 1990s, we ran marketing "campaigns".

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Metrics to Show How a Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Drives New Business

This is the third in a three part series on how professional services firm Sales Benchmark Index has made the transition from traditional outbound marketing like cold calls to a content-driven marketing approach using blogs, twitter, ebooks, and videos. I conduced several lengthy interviews with I love the approach Greg Alexander, CEO of the company to learn the inside scoop. If you haven’t done so, read the first installment Professional Services Firm Grows 50% through Switch from Outbound to Inbound Marketing and the second How to Target Buyer Personas with the Right Content Created Especially for Them.

Content based on the buyers' business

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How to Target Buyer Personas with the Right Content Created Especially for Them

This is the second in a three part series on how professional services firm Sales Benchmark Index has made the transition from traditional outbound marketing like cold calls to a content-driven marketing approach using blogs, twitter, ebooks, and videos. If you haven’t done so, read the first installment Professional Services Firm Grows 50% through Switch from Outbound to Inbound Marketing.

Subject matter experts

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David Meerman Scott

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