Miikka Jokela

Miikka Jokela

Vainu's Growth Marketing Manager by day. Songwriter by night. And mountaineer scaling +6000 meter peaks on holidays.

Prospect vs. Lead vs. Buying Signal

The terms prospect, lead and buying signal are all well-known to B2B sales professionals, but their differences can be unclear. In part, the reason is that different CRM and marketing automation providers are using the terms in different ways. That's why we feel a clarification between prospect, lead and buying signal, and their roles in sales process, seems appropriate.

Our definition is very close to the framework used by HubSpot among others, and helps unify the conversation within a sales team, and further enhance sales and marketing alignment, or smarketing. Be sure to clarify sales terminology in your sales playbook!

FinancesOnline awards Vainu with Rising Star and Great User Experience

Autumn 2017 is shaping up to be quite the season for us at Vainu. We've received major praise from influential tech communities across Europe in September for our innovation, user experience and growth trajectory.

State of Prospecting and Lead Generation 2017

HubSpot published its State of Inbound 2017 business report last week. The report gives comprehensive insights to plan your future marketing and sales strategies as the data is collected from over 6,000 respondents! In this blog post, I'll go through the findings relevant to sales prospecting, lead generation and B2B sales in general. For those interested in marketing, I recommend downloading the report as well. But let's dig in!

Vainu Is for Salespeople What Tinder Is for Single People

Helsinki-based sales tech company Vainu expands to the U.S. wih updated software and improved CRM integrations.

Unlocking the Power of Open Data in Lead Generation and Lead Scoring

For years, companies have been using historical market information to obtain a detailed view of potential sales prospects. However, these insights can get skewed by one's own biased viewpoint or include rather general qualifications such as revenue size, number of employees or location, which don't actually tell whether or not an organization needs your service now.

10 Questions and Answers to Help You Expand Your Business to Sweden

We held a webinar on how to expand your business to Sweden - with a focus on Finnish companies planning to enter the market. Due to the abundance of questions from our 100+ attendees, we were unable to answer them all during the session. Instead, we've answered some of the top questions along with the unanswered ones below, in a Top10 Q&A list.

Slush Company Analysis: Technologies in Use - Slush vs. Finland

I can tell you that 70 % of Slush Companies are using Google Analytics, and that 34.7% have built their website on WordPress. But below you can see how Slush companies compare to traditional Finnish companies:

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