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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

The Hidden Messages in Business Logos

Posted October 15th by Ed Trachier

I find the concept of business logos with hidden meanings very intriguing.  You know what I mean – The FedEx logo with the arrow.  The Amazon logo with the smile from A to Z. The creativity behind these logos is one thing to be admired.  Great marketing requires the ability to meld art with reality. … Continue reading

On the Frontlines of B2B Lead Generation

Posted June 17th by Ed Trachier

By: Ed Trachier – February 17, 2014 We at OnTarget Partners have a unique perspective on B2B Lead Generation. Because we conduct outsourced marketing for thirty-some B2B companies, most of them large, well-respected leaders in their industry, we see examples of what works, and what doesn't, from the front lines. Every B2B CMO understands that our market… Continue reading

Crossing the Chasm: The New Obstacle for B2B Buyers – Marketing Interactions Blog

Posted April 1st by Peter Blute

I’ve come to the conclusion that evolution is lopsided. Especially when it comes to B2B marketing vs. sales. It seems to me that either one or the other is evolving, but much of the time it doesn’t seem to be both. At least not within the same organization. The best marketers are on a quest… 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

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