Category Archives: Sales Enablement
Creating and maintaining pitchbooks can be the bane of a marketing team’s existence. Product managers are always finding new ways to spin or illustrate their products. Sales teams and firm partners are always insisting that one more chart or illustration is absolutely critical to their pitch. And of course, there is the simple drudgery of making sure the standard data, disclosures, and charts are up-to-date and refreshed on time.
Changing regulation, customer behavior, and competition are changing the way financial brands conduct marketing, and new technologies have become a vital part of the plan.
From marketing automation and sales enablement to data management and reporting platforms, there is an abundance of financial marketing technology available to help marketers take their brands to the top.Read More
Despite having the same end goal, marketers and sales departments tend to be in conflict because their short-term objectives differ. Marketers are focused on creating campaigns that will generate new leads, and sales teams concentrate on making sales. In a controversial article for CBS News about why sales teams get annoyed by their marketing colleagues, industry expert Geoffrey James lists several top frustrations for sales reps, including:Read More
Email is an increasingly vital means of communication for sales and marketing teams, and it’s still the No. 1 way businesses connect with clients and prospects, according to Exact Target. However, as more and more emails are being sent, marketers need additional ways to get their messages seen. Some companies send emails at strategic times while others send automated messages based on certain events and triggers, hoping to break through. Increasingly, companies are turning toward personalization to make sure their messages cut through cluttered inboxes.