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The Benefits of Converting Your Offerings From Products to Platforms

Your company’s product—no matter how unique or superior to a competing product, no matter how affordable or cost-agnostic—isn’t enough anymore. Winning the war for customer acquisition and retention is no longer a product game, it’s a relationship game. The battleground is omni-channel consumer engagement. This requires a holistic view, which can only be achieved by having a complete customer platform.

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5 Tried-and-True Sales Methods You Should Still Be Using in the 21st Century

Make no mistake; the world of sales is changing. Technology seems to be driving the sales vehicle in today’s society, but it’s the old school, tried and true, consultative techniques that separate the good from the great sales professional.

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6 Ways to Sell Millennials on Joining Your Sales Team

Millennials live in a world that is increasingly virtual. They text, Snapchat, and tweet instead of picking up the phone and calling one another, and Skype instead of going out for coffee. That is part of the reason companies are having a hard time filling a growing number of open sales positions, a profession that requires a great deal of personal, face-to-face connections.

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Your CMOs and CTOs Need to Connect Better to Forge Effective Digital Strategies

In a modern economy dominated by all things digital, it’s imperative that the people in charge of the data that comes from the customer value chain and the people who are selling the goods and services to those customers are in full alignment. But according to a new study, in most companies, connections between these two C-suite executives is weak at best.

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Chief Revenue Officer

In late July, Yahoo released a disappointing sales forecast for the third quarter and, just days later, announced the appointment of Lisa Utzschneider as chief revenue officer. After integrating all of the company’s disparate sales teams together, CEO Marissa Mayer was hoping Utzschneider could uncover new ad revenue streams. Should you be doing the same?

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5 Ways CEOS Can Help Their Company Get Back its Sales Swagger

Tales of struggling heroes or teams who were broken down yet overcame obstacles to win always seem to capture our attention. All blockbuster superhero movies have a pivotal moment when the invincible character is vulnerable, and that is not unlike what your sales team might experience.

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