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MHI Global Acquires CSO Insights To Expand Sales Research Offerings

MHI Global CSO Insights placeitMHI Global, a sales performance and customer management company, has acquired CSO Insights, a sales effectiveness research and benchmarking firm. The acquisition intends to provide sales leaders with resources such as benchmark studies, global sales performance research and advisory services to increase revenue.

The acquisition intends to increase CSO Insights' global reach to help MHI Global clients understand the challenges facing sales organizations, why those problems exist and what companies are doing to optimize their performance moving forward.

Sales Enablement Emerging As Top Priority As Reps Struggle To Sustain Dialogue With Changing Buyer

BtoB companies' inability to align sales and marketing teams around the right processes and technologies has cost them upwards of 10% or more of revenue per year, or $100 million for a billion-dollar company, according to IDC.

With BtoB buyer behavior continuing to evolve, industry research points to an emerging skills gap within sales organizations, as reps are finding it more difficult to sustain a dialogue with prospects. These trends have pushed sales enablement to a top priority for BtoB organizations are challenged to empower sales teams to deliver relevant, high-touch interactions.

“Buyers are saying they have critical timeframes that have to be met, and the sales folks they are working with are not meeting these timelines,” noted Michael Gerard, VP Sales Advisory Service, IDC. “It might be the result of sales folks dropping the ball, or a lack of skills. Don’t overlook the fact that it might be a lack of support within the organization. We have to help make those connections.”

Sales Enablement Emerging As Top Priority As Reps Struggle To Sustain Dialogue With Changing Buyer

BtoB companies' inability to align sales and marketing teams around the right processes and technologies has cost them upwards of 10% or more of revenue per year, or $100 million for a billion-dollar company, according to IDC.

With BtoB buyer behavior continuing to evolve, industry research points to an emerging skills gap within sales organizations, as reps are finding it more difficult to sustain a dialogue with prospects. These trends have pushed sales enablement to a top priority for BtoB organizations are challenged to empower sales teams to deliver relevant, high-touch interactions.

“Buyers are saying they have critical timeframes that have to be met, and the sales folks they are working with are not meeting these timelines,” noted Michael Gerard, VP Sales Advisory Service, IDC. “It might be the result of sales folks dropping the ball, or a lack of skills. Don’t overlook the fact that it might be a lack of support within the organization. We have to help make those connections.”

The Importance of Story Telling in Lead Nurturing

By Jeff Ogden, Author, How to Find New Customers

The first rule every marketer must embrace when they look at lead nurturing programs is this:

Companies don’t buy. People do.

Since we’re speaking to people rather than companies, one must engage on an emotional level. You need to build trust and confidence in your company and the very best way to connect in this manner is through the use of stories.

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