Welcome to our guest blog, courtesy of Kim Honjo of Salesforce: Humans have had a fascination with artificial intelligence (AI) for longer than you probably realize. While the term ‘artificial intelligence’ is relatively new, the concept of non-humans or artificial creatures coming to life traces back to Greek mythology and even earlier. By the 19thRead moreRead more
Sometimes technology trends creep into our lives slowly, until they emerge with such prevalence that our business success absolutely depends on them. Take mobile devices, which were once dubbed “car phones” in the 70s because their bulk made them useful only inside a vehicle. Fast forward to today. A recent survey by The Atlantic asked Silicon ValleyRead moreRead more
Sales leads are the lifeblood of any business – after all it’s tough to sell your product or service without having people to sell it to. So it’s important that businesses are working as effectively as possible to leverage their sales leads. But are they?
That’s the question we set out to answer in our 2016 Sales Effectiveness Report on Lead Follow-up. This year, we tested 538 companies across nine industries to see what happens when research meets the real world. The results were both fascinating and alarming, and led to what we’re calling the 1, 2, 3s of Missed Opportunity…Read more
Over the past decade, B2B marketing has undergone a massive transformation. According to Forrester Research, the entire B2B sector represents more than $1 trillion in digital commerce every year, more than double the size of the B2C economy. But what’s next? Read on as guest blogger Aman Naimat of Demandbase explores whether artificial intelligence is the rocket fuel to take us through the next decade of marketing technology.Read more
Hey digital dealers — did you miss last week’s webinar: “Oh the Dollars We Waste!”?
Don’t worry, we have you covered!
The following two steps will help you evaluate how you’re spending your digital lead dollars, and determine which lead providers to use and which you should lose!Read more
It’s been true throughout history – whenever automation is introduced into a profession, people get worried about their jobs. “Whoa, whoa, whoa, what’s this catapult thingy? What the heck, who’s gonna pay me to throw rocks at the enemy now?” It’s a valid concern, and VentureBeat recently published a very thoughtful article on this precise topic.Read more
Dealers today are offered many choices regarding how to spend their advertising dollars. But too many continue to base their decisions upon the wrong thing – close rates!
What really matters is your engagement rate. If this sounds completely foreign to you, you better tune in.Read more
“The biggest challenge business leaders will face is in combining human and automated roles and responsibilities effectively, and giving human employees opportunities to use their own natural strengths.” Leslie Willcocks, co-author or Service Automation: Robots and the Future of Work. It’s hard to miss the words, “Artificial Intelligence” or “AI” in the headlines lately.Read more
It’s almost here! The 2016 CEB Sales and Marking Summit (Oct 18-20th) will be in Las Vegas next week and we have the scoop on which events you don’t want to miss. Tell us your needs, and we’ll show you the way… 1. You want more content, but you want to do it the rightRead more
Every year approximately seven squillion people flock to Dreamforce and, in an unofficial (okay, fine, imaginary) survey, people were asked, “what are your primary reasons for attending?” The top answers were as follows: The SWAG, The SWAG, The SWAG, The SWAG, and The opportunity to better myself and my organization via information gathering and intenseRead more