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What are the five key marketing metrics you need to track?

The executive team expects Marketing and Sales to produce consistent streams of revenue at a low cost. They don’t want surprises. They not only need to see a revenue forecast, they also need to see the factors that produce the revenue. These five metrics from David Raab will give them the confidence that Marketing and Sales can deliver on their forecast.

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Can You Avoid the Trials of Hiring the Wrong Salesperson?

Most companies screen and hire candidates based on “gut feel.” They have no way to quantifiably tie their observations during the interview to the future performance of the candidate. But you don’t have to be like most companies. In this article you’ll learn how to use the process that Mark Roberge of Hubspot developed to find the right salespeople for your company.

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Use educational content marketing to increase customer retention.

Increase Customer Retention with Relevant Ideas and Education

Both buyers and sellers have a stake in customer retention. Buyers invested time and energy when they decided to solve their problem, select you, and become your customer. They aren’t interested in a transaction. They want a relationship that will continue to deliver value. And you have a stake too. You’ve invested resources to acquire […]

How to Remain Buoyant in the Face of Rejection

Here’s a harsh fact if you work in online marketing: Most people will not respond to your offer. Very few buyers move from one stage of their lifecycle to the next. You work hard to create an article, an e-book, or an email series. You publish it on your site. Hundreds of people, maybe thousands […]

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Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?

What’s the point of innovation? To satisfy? To delight? Or is it is to transform customers? Successful innovators reinvent their customers as well as their businesses.

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What Can Enterprise Software Companies Learn from Growth Hackers?

What Can Enterprise Software Companies Learn from Growth Hackers?

When we read about fast-growing software startups, the question immediately arises, how did they do it? Why do a few companies achieve rapid growth and others don’t? And are there skills or techniques that a larger software company could learn from these successful startups? Let’s start with the first question.

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Can You Avoid the Trials of Hiring the Wrong Salesperson?

Most companies screen and hire candidates based on “gut feel.” They have no way to quantifiably tie their observations during the interview to the future performance of the candidate. But you don’t have to be like most companies. In this article you’ll learn how to use the process that Mark Roberge of Hubspot developed to find the right salespeople for your company.

Email and Acquisition versus Retention

Kevin Hillstrom wrote a post last year about email and acquisition versus retention. With his catalog clients, Hillstrom uses the metric “percentage of demand sourced through email marketing.” It shows the percentage of demand which you can attribute to email at each stage in the customer lifecycle.