Hello everyone, I have exciting news to share with you today. On behalf of the whole Conversica team, I’m pleased to announce that we have raised $34 million in our latest round of funding, one of the largest investments in an AI company this year.
There’s been a lot of hoopla recently in AI investments. So given all this activity, you might wonder, what made Conversica stand out? Let’s review what led our investors to decide we were the smart bet to place in this growing space…Read more
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
Would you believe that one-third of companies completely ignore their inbound leads? Or that two-thirds simply give up after two or fewer attempts to reach them? It’s true! The 2016 edition Sales Effectiveness Report on Lead Follow-Up reveals how effectively (or not) companies are at managing their inbound leads. This innovative report saw over 500 companies across nine industries secret-shopped, and the results were both encouraging and alarming. How’d they fare? How do you compare? Join VP of Sales Erroin Martin and CMO Carl Landers, as they present the findings and explain what practices are strong predictors of success or failure with inbound leads.Read 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
Before we get into that, let’s first talk about how Netflix became the hot girl in the room while Blockbuster got pushed to the nosebleed section. Or how Facebook excitedly jumped on the social bandwagon and took off with flying colors, buggy whip in hand…as Friendster quickly became an artifact on the web? Or howRead more
Organizations have long recognized the importance of arming their sales teams for battle with tools such as playbooks, case studies, battlesheets, etc. But surprisingly, until relatively recently technological tools have been somewhat scarce, the focus being more on automating Marketing functions rather than Sales. But that tide is turning rapidly – welcome to the era of the Sales Stack. Come join Nancy Nardin of Smart Selling Tools in an exciting webinar where she’ll delve into the most amazing example of new Sales Stack technology: the emergence of customer-facing AI!Read more
Most organizations spend substantial resources obtaining sales leads. That amounts to a lot of dollars and a lot of time spent on something that is critical to the organization’s success. And yet… how much of that spend is actually guided by best practices? Perhaps more to the point, do most organizations even know what those best practices are? Does yours? Now’s your chance to find out.Read more
Eddie Stivers is a smart guy. A really smart guy. In fact he’s so really smart, that he figured out how to deploy artificial smartness to help his sales team succeed. And boy did it work: Sales boosted 36 percent on the new-vehicle side and 25 percent on the used-vehicle lot since January 2015. Now that’s downright brilliant.Read more
The ability to engage service customers is critical to a dealership’s revenue and, even more important, its ability to retain those customers through to the next buying cycle. But that takes time most service teams simply don’t have. Conversica to the rescue! Our new auto service assistant takes over that engagement process, freeing service people to do what they do best – provide excellent service.Read more
Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. According to the History Channel, “what began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.” And of course when many people think of St. Patrick’s Day, they think of luck.Read more