Dale Rensing

Yes. You Need Customer References, and Here Are the Top 4 Reasons Why

Marketing managers use several tools for converting prospects into buyers.  If your business is not using customers to tell compelling stories about your products or services, you are missing out on one of the best tools you have. Four reasons why customer references are indispensable in today’s sales environment: References build your credibility Customer references …

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Applying the Principle of the Fast Fail in the Sales Process

Everyone wants a full pipeline. A full pipeline means more opportunities, and all things being equal, more closed business. But – are all things equal? Is your pipeline stuffed with wheat or chaff? From a marketers point of view, we need to do everything we can to help sales winnow the chaff quickly, consistently and positively. …

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Has Social Media Failed SMB B2B Businesses? Part 2 – How a “killer app” could come to the rescue

In my blog, Has Social Media Failed SMB B2B Businesses? Part 1 – The ROI Problem, I shared an issue we hear a lot – How do small-to-medium (SMB) sized B2B businesses show a dollar-based return on investment (ROI) with social media? Until social platforms mature to the point where these companies can make predictable …

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Has Social Media Failed SMB B2B Businesses? Part 1 – The ROI Problem

We hear this question often: Can you show me the return on investment (ROI) of social media? With so many articles on the internet espousing the need for companies to invest in social media marketing, you’d think the answer would be “yes, and here’s how you do it.” As a matter of fact, if you …

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Four 2019 Technology Trends That Will Impact Your Sales and Marketing

Given the push by many companies toward digital transformation, few should be surprised by what’s coming next. Enterprises are gathering as much data as possible regarding business, consumer, and personal activities.  Many are wondering how they can capitalize on this and the more intimate portrait of their customers that it generates. From C-level executives looking …

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Scalable Marketing Models

In my article 6 Reasons to Partner with a Marketing Agency, I discuss how today’s digital transformation touches all business processes – from engineering and services to manufacturing and marketing – affecting not only the product delivery model, but also the Buyer’s Journey. This article delves into the product delivery model (with marketing being the …

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