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Why can’t I get sales to call these leads?

Posted February 17th by Ed Trachier

Some questions that often comes up in discussions with clients and prospects at OnTarget Partners are from the CMO or other B2B marketing executive:  “Why can’t I get sales to call these leads?” or “Why can’t I get my sales team to follow-up on my leads?” Marketing creates leads via online, tradeshow, conference, research or… Continue reading

Dollar Cost B2B Marketing

Posted February 9th by Ed Trachier

Dollar Cost Averaging is defined as an investment strategy which "reduces the risk of incurring a substantial loss resulting from investing (an) entire 'lump sum'" by "dividing the total sum to be invested in the market into equal amounts put into the market at regular intervals." (Wikipedia)  In essence, the technique works in markets undergoing temporary… Continue reading

Superbowl Winning B2B Marketing

Posted February 1st by Ed Trachier

Before Jimmy Johnson was a football commentator, he was a football coach; a pretty good one, too. Jimmy led the Dallas Cowboys to two consecutive Superbowl wins, and he built the team that won its third in four years during the 90’s.  He was well respected, if not all that well liked. Part of the… Continue reading

Docurated names OnTaget Partners top sales management blog

Posted November 10th by Ed Trachier

OnTarget was recently named one of the top blogs for sales management by Docurated.  We are very proud of this accomplishment!  -Ed http://www.docurated.com/all-things-productivity/top-50-sales-management-blogs/ Managing a sales force of any size is never a simple endeavor. Whether your sales reps are in-house, in-the-field, all within the same 100-mile radius, or spanning several continents, your job as… Continue reading

When Should B2B Marketing Hand Leads Over to Sales?

Posted July 28th by Ed Trachier

By: Ed Trachier – July 28, 2014 Handing a lead over to sales can be a bit tricky in B2B marketing. As the old cliché goes – timing is everything! There are several factors to examine when deciding the timing of handing off a lead. These include: – The amount of time the sales team has available… Continue reading

Lead Nurturing in B2B

Posted September 24th by Ed Trachier

By: Ed Trachier – September 24, 2013 Lead nurturing in B2B marketing‚ is important. It’s always great to get a referral, phone call or email with an inquiry from a qualified prospect, and a few days/weeks/months later have a signed agreement¢â‚¬” but it doesn't always happen that way. In many instances, a lead isn’t converted into a client… Continue reading

The Importance of Mapping Accounts in B2B

Posted September 17th by Ed Trachier

Every B2B‚ marketer and salesperson has the requirement of mapping their accounts.‚  By mapping accounts, we understand the decision makers, champions, and influencers that can motivate and purchase from us. Account mapping allows the clear delineation of the “who” in the purchasing decision:‚  “Who is involved in making things happen with regard to the solution I… Continue reading

What’s so special about B2B sales?

Posted May 23rd by Ed Trachier

The terms B2B and B2C are short forms for Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C). Both describe the nature and selling process of goods and services. While B2B products and services are sold from one company to another, B2C products are sold from a company to the end user. – Wikipedia B2B sales are significantly different… Continue reading

CEO Marketing

Posted April 24th by Ed Trachier

By: Ed Trachier – April 24, 2013 Marketing to the top is not easy. CEO marketing requires unrelenting patience and tenacity. It also forces marketers to be at the top of their game at all times, understanding that powerful executives expect nothing less and often demand more. I have been in the CEO marketing business for over… Continue reading

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