The Practical CMO by Chief Outsiders

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What Happens When Sales & Marketing Collaborate, and What Happens When They Don’t?

Bob J Lambert - Founding Partner Samurai Business Group

 

The dual challenges to both understanding the differences between Sales and Marketing and then align them for the benefit of your business don’t seem to be easy to resolve. For years, one of the most downloaded articles offered by Chief Outsiders has been the piece titled “What’s the Difference Between Sales and Marketing?”

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Challenges and Best Practices in Securing Investment Capital - An Investor’s Perspective

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This program is the second of a two-part series where we explore the challenges and best practices in securing the investment capital required to continue growth. We’ve been exploring challenges and best practices from two stakeholder points of view: corporate CEOs and investors. In this podcast, we’re exploring the investor’s point of view. While capital availability is always a timely topic, it is perhaps even more timely today. As the economy recovers, having ready access to expansion capital to take advantage of economic tailwinds will be critical to many businesses.

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Challenges and Best Practices in Securing Investment Capital - A CEO’s Perspective

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This program is part of a two-part series where we explore challenges and best practices in securing investment capital required to continue growth. I thought it would be interesting to explore these challenges and best practices from the perspective of two stakeholders: corporate CEOs and investors. While capital availability is always a timely topic, it is perhaps even more so today as accessing the capital required for business expansion post the current economic crisis will be critical to many businesses.

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EOS® and TRACTION is an excellent management process, but where does the content come from?

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Many consider EOS®/Traction to be a best practice management discipline. Many small- and mid-sized businesses have adopted Traction to beef up their management processes as it provides a structured approach to aligning and prioritizing key initiatives and projects.

Traction only works when you have a mechanism for developing the required content. Traction implementation requires content like a one-page Marketing plan and a ten-year plan. Traction works best when paired with great content like that generated from planning approaches such as Horizon Growth, which is a best practice for planning your future revenue and profit streams.

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A Realistic Evaluation of EOS® - What it does and doesn’t do for your business.

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Many consider EOS®/Traction to be a best practice management discipline. Many small- and mid-sized businesses have adopted Traction to beef up their management processes as it provides a structured approach to aligning and prioritizing key initiatives and projects.

As a process, Traction doesn’t have a mechanism for developing actual content. For example, Traction implementation requires content like a one-page Marketing plan and a ten-year plan. Traction works best when paired with great content like that generated from planning approaches such as Horizon Growth, which is a best practice for planning your future revenue and profit streams.

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Finding ‘Grand Slam’ Clients Using an Ideal Client Profile to Build Your Business

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Ideal Customer Profiles are definitely a “Marketing buzz” term today, and legitimately so, if you understand the power of the concept and apply it to your customer acquisition programs. an Ideal Customer Profile describes the characteristics of the best customer you would like to acquire and maintain over time.

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Four Best Practices to Overcome Marketing-Sales Staffing Challenges in 2020

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What should you plan for if you are looking to add to or upgrade your Marketing or Sales management in 2020? What new challenges might you face as the talent pool changes? We'll address these key staffing questions:

  • How are expectations evolving for both companies and candidates, and are millennials really that different?
  • What will the labor market look like, overall, and what do best practices should you consider to recruit and retain staff effectively?
  • How will you find Marketing talent as Marketing continues to evolve and become more complex?
  • And what are the implications of the new role of “Chief Growth Officer?”

Join Isaac Cheifetz and me for a timely conversation—especially if staffing is on your 2020 agenda!

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High Powered Scope of ABM vs. Splatter Shot of Web Leads

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Sometimes the best way to get to know a host is to hear him as the guest. This special episode originally aired on SLMA Radio. Hosted by Tom Judge, the VP of Strategy at Direct Marketing Partners, Tom and Mark dive into ABM.

If we're going to implement account-based marketing, can it actually yield a healthy sales pipeline? 

Do you need to get a bunch of software and a bunch of staff? No. Use direct marketing methodologies and start a long-term relationship. Hear about the most targeted methodologies.

What can you do to achieve the sales pipeline you want? Mark gives some quick ways to start integrating sales and marketing immediately. Get feedback about the quality of the leads. Ask questions. Tune in to hear the conversation and useful answers.

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Fixing the Sales and Marketing Communications Fundamentals

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What should you plan for if you are looking to add to or upgrade your Marketing or Sales management in 2020? What new challenges might you face as the talent pool changes? We'll address these key staffing questions:

  • How are expectations evolving for both companies and candidates, and are millennials
    really that different
  • Will the labor market look like overall and what do best practices should you consider to
    recruit and retain staff effectively?
  • How will you find Marketing talent as Marketing continues to evolve and become more
    complex?
  • And what are the implications of the new role of “Chief Growth Officer?”

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