The B2B Sales and Marketing Blog by Vainu

Eduardo Alonso

Eduardo Alonso

Scribbler at Vainu’s Marketing team. Taco enthusiast and obsessive record collector. Straight outta Madrid.

No, Salespeople Shouldn’t Update Their CRM

It may be stating the obvious, but data is an indispensable component of a modern, successful sales team. Data-driven sales pros can avoid pursuing bad-fit prospects, and at the same time, identify new opportunities that would otherwise go unnoticed.

It’s also obvious to say there’s no shortage of information on pretty much any company in the world today. In theory, any. B2B sales organization is flooding with data. Their databases are filled with data on companies and customers. But.. is this really true? Is your CRM filled with relevant data? Do your salespeople have easy access to the data most relevant to them? And, are you sure that the data they’re acting on is accurate and up to date?

How To Personalize Your Website To Increase Conversions

Go to Amazon, and you’ll see a long list of personalized websites with recommendations just for you. Open the Netflix app, and you’ll find suggestions for your next binge based on your previous viewing activity. When you walk into a store, a good salesperson will personalize your experience by asking you questions and getting to know you. Now, go to your average B2B website, and you’ll read a dull, unimaginative, generic marketing message. See something wrong there?

7 Cold Calling Mistakes To Avoid in 2021

Do cold calls still work in 2021? The truth is sales calls are unavoidable. To grow a business, people need to approach different organizations to offer their products and services. As a result, cold calls happen all the time.

Is your organization ready to land the biggest deals in 2021?

Many things have changed this year. The pandemic has forced many sales organizations to rethink their strategies, tactics, and goals. Now that you’re busy setting goals for the new year, it’s a good time to go back to basics and ensure your foundation is solid for the months to come.

In this article, we’re going through the essential elements you should review and always keep updated to succeed in real-time sales and marketing. Plus, consider these B2B sales trends to stay ahead of the game.

How To Use Company Information To Create Targeted Ads That Convert

Nobody likes ads. And yet, we’ve never seen—and created— as many ads as we do today. If nothing else, the internet gave us the omnipresence of targeted ads.

Technology made it possible to create ads so personal and hyper-targeted that we tend to believe our devices listen to us at all times. The truth is algorithms know us better than we know ourselves. They’ve learned from the websites we visit, the articles we read, the people we follow, the products we purchase. All that data combined drives the ads we see in our social feeds every day.

In business-to-business, a similar experience is not that simple. For starters, in B2B there isn’t a single individual buyer. What a person reads, sees, or does in your website and social channels is only one piece of the puzzle. Behind every employee, there’s a company with its own challenges, needs, and decision-making processes.

Actionable Insights: Turning Raw Data Into Automated Workflows

It's a sign of the times. Everyone has easy access to data on pretty much any company (and anything) in the world today. That's not the problem. The real problem with data is knowing what to do with data. What everybody needs is… actionable insights.

Without insight, sales and marketing efforts are a shot in the dark, no better than cold calling. When your teams can consistently act on hard-earned insights, they can create relevant messages and content to build relationships with the right people.

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Useful Resources For Selling The Right Way

What do top salespeople want? Besides success and eternal glory, that’s it. Salespeople want to know who they should be selling to, what they should be talking about, and what’s the right time to do so. Simple, isn’t it?

To answer those questions, we regularly create different types of content that explain how to become relevant through the use of real-time company information when prospecting, calling, and meeting. For beginners and experts.

In this article, we’ve compiled our most popular resources. Our greatest hits if you will. Download these resources to have a complete toolkit to master real-time sales.

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4 Quick Marketing Tactics To Increase Conversions With The Right Information

Data has become a commodity. For marketers, too. If that’s the case, how can marketing pros wear their data expert’s hat for five minutes and be better marketers? Read on and learn four ways marketers can increase conversions by using real-time company information.

3 Easy Steps To Integrate Your CRM Platform With A Company Information Provider

Love them or hate them, customer relationship management (CRM) platforms have matured into incredibly complex systems. Countless features and options help companies and salespeople track and optimize their entire sales process, making CRM systems today the backbone of any sales organization.

However, while CRM software is powerful on its own, integrating your CRM with other tools across your sales stack will unlock its full potential. Only when you connect to other tools, you’ll achieve a seamless workflow without having to go back and forth between multiple systems.

In this article, we’ll explain why you expand your system’s functionality with CRM integrations. As an example, we’ll go through the three steps you need to take to integrate your CRM platform with a sales intelligence tool.
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