One constant exists today in B2B tech sales: people buy from people. Most importantly, people buy from people they trust. In fact, LinkedIn’s State of Sales reports consistently find trust to be the most influential factor in buying decisions. In the last 10 years, companies have invested heavily in marketing technology to deliver an educational and personalized buying experience. Delivering this value to buyers builds trust with the company brand; but for B2B tech sales, that’s just the beginning.
Sales enablement platform provider Seismic has acquired Percolate, a marketing campaign orchestration and content management platform. Through the acquisition, the company is positioned to deliver personalized content throughout the customer journey and across multiple channels, via customer-facing teams including sellers, customer success reps and partners.
Reply is the multichannel sales engagement platform that automates personal email outreach, calls and tasks, so sales is positioned to focus on what really matters: closing deals. The solution aims to provide users with a mix of automated and manual communication touchpoints to enable a personalized journey for the prospect.
In this era of digital transformation, it has become clear that people buy experiences, not products. Account-based marketing (ABM), a method traditionally focused on the accounts that will drive the most revenue, is picking up steam, and it’s proving to be an effective B2B marketing strategy to generate revenue and increase ROI.
Engagio has launched Orchestrate, a solution designed to enable automated, high-impact plays across advertising, sales engagement, direct mail, CRM and marketing automation channels. The account-based marketing solution aims to help teams target accounts at each point of the buying journey to build audiences for personalized campaign efforts.
It happens all the time — in search of a new front-line sales manager, leadership looks to the high performers on the sales team and promotes the best to the new management position. After all, a great sales representative is the perfect person to lead a team of sales reps, right? Not quite.